Curtis James Jackson III popularly known by his stage name 50 Cent, is an American rapper, Businessperson, Actor, Investor, Film producer, Rapper, Screenwriter, Entrepreneur and Songwriter.
50 Cent was Born in the South Jamaica neighborhood of Queens, New York City and raised by his mother Sabrina, a drug dealer, who later died in a fire when Jackson was 8.
Jackson began selling drugs at age 12 then later began pursuing a musical career and in 2000 he produced “Power of the Dollar” for Columbia Records, but days before the planned release he was shot and the album was never released.
50 Cent was shot point-blank nine times in front of his home as his grandmother worked in the yard nearby. Watch as 50 Cent relives that day and shares with Oprah what he went through in his physical and emotional recovery.
In 2002, after 50 Cent released the compilation album “Guess Who’s Back?”, he was discovered by Eminem and signed to Shady Records, under the aegis of Dr. Dre’s Aftermath Entertainment and Interscope Records.
Here are quick facts about 50 Cent, Net worth, Son, Daughter, Girlfriend, height and weight, etc.
Quick Facts: 50 Cent’s Son, Girlfriend, and more
|Celebrated Name:||50 Cent|
|Real Name/Full Name:||Curtis James Jackson III|
|Birth Date:||July 6, 1975|
|Birth Place:||Queens, New York City, US|
|Age:||47 years old|
|Height:||1.83 m (6 ft)|
|Wife/Spouse (Name):||Shaniqua Tompkins (GF)|
Daphne Joy (GF)
Jamira Haines (Dating)
(Son and Daughter):
|Yes (Marquise and Sire)|
|Is 50 Cent, Gay?:||NO|
|Profession:||Singer, rapper, Songwriter, |
TV producer and Entrepreneur
|Net Worth in 2021:||$30 million|
Jackson has had a stormy personal life. He had a difficult childhood, as he was involved in drug dealing at the age of fourteen. He dated Shaniqua Tompkins when he was 21, and they have a son named Marquise. Shaniqua, on the other hand, sued him, and their feud was visible on their social media accounts as well.
50 Cent later dated Daphne Joy, with whom he had a son named Sire. He is currently rumored to be dating Jamira Haines.
Jackson, who has been arrested several times for drug trafficking, has never used drugs or drank alcohol. 50 Cent declared bankruptcy in 2015, citing $36 million in debt.
50 Cent Age, Height and Weight
50 Cent is 47 years old, born on July 6, 1975.
How tall is 50 Cent? He stands 1.83 meters tall (6 ft) and weighs 94 kilograms.
From the year 1998, 50 Cent pursued a career in music. He began by rapping in the basement of his home.
Jam Master Ray mentored him and taught him how to write, compose choruses, and rap. “Shut ’em Down,” his first album, was released by Onyx.
Columbia Records signed 50 Cent in 1999 and released his debut album, “Power of the Dollar.” His single “How to Rob” was a watershed moment in his career, as it drew the attention of DMX, Jay-Z, and others.
However, the following year, 50 Cent shot nine times outside his home. It was a miracle that he was saved, and recovered in just six months.
Jackson returned in 2002 with the album “Guess Who’s Back,” which led to Eminem’s discovery. Later, he was signed to Shady Records. With albums like Get Rich or Die Trying, The Massacre, Street King Mortal, Animal Ambition, and Curtis under his belt, he went on to become one of the best rappers in the industry. Later worked on a few collaborative albums.
Curtis Jackson made his acting debut in “Get Rich or Die Trying” as himself, and he hasn’t looked back since. Escape Plan: the Extractors, his most recent film, was released in 2019.
50 Cent’s Achievements and Awards
In the entertainment industry, 50 Cent is well-known as a rapper. Despite his graph’s ups and downs, he has received numerous accolades and recognitions. Which includes:
- BET Awards for the Best New Artist (2003)
- American Music Awards for the Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Male Artist (2003)
- BRIT Awards for the International Breakthrough Artist (2004)
- World Music Awards for the world’s Best Selling Pop Male Artist (2003, 2005)
- Billboard Music Awards for the Top Hot 100 Artist (2005)
- BET Hip-Hop Awards for the Hustler of the Year (2007)
- Grammy Awards for the Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group (Crack a Bottle, 2010)
2023 Net Worth & Salary
50 Cent’s net worth is estimated to be $30 million as of November 2021. This is a five-fold decrease from his net worth of $150 million in 2018. He suffered huge losses as a result of poor investment decisions, and despite his success, he now has a net worth of $30 million. Aside from singing and acting in movies, 50 Cent has a number of businesses that contribute to his earnings. As a minor shareholder, he received $100 million from the $4.1 billion Coca-Cola deal with Glaceau.
Jackson signed a $78 million deal with FRIGO Revolution Wear, a luxury underwear company. His other sources of income are:
- $20,000 per episode for Power
- $45,000-$75,000 per Instagram Post
- $200k approx. yearly with his YouTube Channel
- $1,00,000- Southpaw movie
- $50,000- Spy
Besides that, 50 Cent owned a $18.5 million mansion with 52 rooms, which he sold for a pittance of $2.9 million.
Jackson is a social activist who runs the G Unity charitable organization. The $2.9 million he received from the sale of the mansion went to his foundation. In 2015, he declared bankruptcy.