50 Cent is a popular American Hip-Hop artist and rapper, who is known for making music in gangsta rap and Hip Hop genres. 50 Cent is also an entrepreneur and is the founder of companies like ‘G-Unity Foundation Inc,’ ‘SMS Audio,’ ‘SK Energy,’ and ‘SMS Promotions.’ Some of his popular songs include ‘Candy Shop,’ ‘Inferno,’ ‘In Da Club’ and ’21 Questions’. Here is a quick summary of 50 Cent’s net worth in 2018, career and earnings.
50 Cent was born as Curtis James Jackson III in 1975 on 6th July to Sabrina Jackson in South Jamaica, New York. He was raised by a single mother. However, his mother died when he was 8 in a fire. The cause of the fire was not discovered. But this brought 50 Cent to the streets. Later he had to swift between several foster houses, which drowned him into the dark world of selling drugs.
50 Cent credits his success to his son, whose birth changed his perspective on life and his profession. He became more serious about his music and art after the birth of his first son.
In 1994, 50 Cent was arrested for selling cocaine to an undercover cop. Later he was sentenced to 3 -9-year jail, where he attended boot camp.
In 2005, he was sentenced to two-year probation, for jumping into the audience and assaulting them when he was hit by a water bottle.
50 Cent hasn’t been married yet, but he has two sons named Marquise Jackson and Sire Jackson (whom he had with a model, Daphne Joy). He had Marquise with his ex-girlfriend, Shaniqua Tompkins. The couple had a very sour separation, where Tompkins dragged 50 Cent to the court. She accused 50 Cent of manipulating her into having a relationship with him.
50 Cent started his rap career in 1998. However, he released his debut album ‘Get Rich or Die Tryin’ in 2003. In 2002, Eminem discovered 50 Cent, who then signed him with his record label shady records.
50 Cent later released five more solo albums, ‘The Massacre,’ ‘Curtis,’ ‘Before I Self Destruct,’ ‘Street King Immortal,’ and ‘Animal Ambition.’
He has also tried his hand in acting doing movies like ‘Righteous Kill,’ ‘Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping,’ ‘Spy,’ ‘Morning Glory,’ ‘13’, ‘Twelve,’ ‘Escape Plan,’ and ‘Last Vegas.’
He has worked with record labels like G Unit, Capitol, Caroline, Jam Master Jay, Aftermath Interscope, and Columbia.
50 Cent has also given his voice in three video games ‘Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2’, ’50 Cent: Bulletproof’, and ’50 Cent: Blood on the Sand’.
Awards & Achievements
50 Cent has won 135 nominations and 86 awards in his music career. He has won 3 ‘American Music Awards’ , 11 ‘ASACAP Awards’, 3 ‘BET Awards’, 16 ‘Billboard R&B/ Hip-Hop Awards’, 2 ‘MTV Video Music Awards’, 6 ‘Vibe Awards’, 6 ‘World Music Awards’, 3 ‘American Music Awards’, 6 ‘World Music Awards’, and 3 ‘MOBO Awards’.
Net Worth of 50 Cent
50 Cent has an estimated net worth of over $500 million. He has made millions through his record sale and business prospects. He also makes thousands through his movie and Television appearance. The hip-hop artist has a widespread fan following which also makes him a hot choice between advertisers.
50 Cent is one of the most popular rappers in the world. His gangsta beats can be heard around the world. He has worked with some of the biggest legends in the music industry who praise and love his work. He is also an amazing inspiration which turned his future around despite having a dark childhood.