How much is 50 Cent’s Net Worth? $100 Million!
50 Cent is an American rapper and actor whose real name is Curtis James Jackson III. He was born on July 6, 1975 in the South Jamaica neighborhood of Queens, New York. 50 Cent has one child, Marquise Jackson, who was born on October 13, 1997. Marquise’s mother is Shaniqua Tompkins, who was 50 Cent’s girlfriend at that time. 50 Cent credits his son for inspiring his career and providing motivation to pursue life in a different direction.
50 Cent began his rap career in 1999 after signing with Columbia Records. In 2002, he caught the ear of rap star Eminem, who flew 50 Cent from New York to Los Angeles to meet Dr. Dre. 50 Cent signed a $1 million record deal with Dr. Dre’s Aftermath Entertainment (a subsidiary of Interscope Records), and his commercial debut album “Get Rich or Die Tryin'” was released in February of 2003. The album was a smash success and sold over 872,000 copies in the first four days. 50 Cent was granted his own record label by Interscope in 2003 called G-Unit Records. He released his second commercial record in 2005 called ‘The Massacre’ and it sold an incredible 1.14 million copies in the first four days and was #1 on the Billboard 200 for six weeks. In addition to music, 50 Cent has been successful in acting and fashion. In 2003, 50 Cent teamed up with Marc Ecko to create a line of clothing called G-Unit Clothing Company. He also worked with Energy Brands to create a vitamin water drink called Formula 50. Coca-Cola purchased the Energy Brand company in 2007, and it is estimated that 50 Cent earned $100 million from the deal after taxes.
50 Cent is ranked among the richest individuals in the hip hop scene. He was the second wealthiest performer in the rap industry in 2007. In 2011, he was ranked the fifth wealthiest individual in hip hop with a net worth estimated at $100 million. A 2013 estimate indicates that 50 Cent is worth $260 million, largely due to his business dealings.
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