Many untold stories talk of people’s past on the disturbing things they went through for them to get where they are. Most people only want to hear about success stories or how people are making it big. 50 cent net worth defines his riches but not the kind of person he is today. He has gone through his fair share of struggles in life, and to many people, he has become an inspiration.
“Behind me is infinite power. Before me is endless possibility, around me is boundless opportunity. My strength is mental, physical and spiritual” is among the famous 50 cent quotes that inspire many people. He is among the most influential rappers of all time. 50 cent height is six feet. Here is a glimpse of who Curtis Jackson is!
Curtis Jackson profile summary
- Full name: Curtis James Jackson III
- Place of birth: Queens, New York City, U.S.A
- Date of birth: 6th July 1975
- Age: 44 years
- Gender: Male
- Height: 6 feet
- Nationality: American
- Ethnicity: African- American
- Marital status: Dating
- Occupation: Rapper, television producer, actor, singer and songwriter, entrepreneur, and investor
- Net worth: $30 million
- Instagram: @50cent
- Twitter: @50cent
Curtis Jackson biography
Curtis James Jackson, aka 50 cent, was born on 6th July 1975 in Queens, New York City. He was brought up in the South Jamaica neighborhood by his mother, Sabrina, who was a drug dealer. When he was eight, his mother was killed, and his grandmother took over the responsibility of bringing him up. When he was eleven, he got into boxing, and he began selling drugs when he was 12 without his grandparents’ knowledge.
While in tenth grade, his attempt to bring drug money and guns to where he schooled at Andrew Jackson High School was caught by metal detectors, and he was arrested. In 1994, he was arrested again after he was caught selling cocaine to undercover police, and he also had a pistol. He was to serve three to nine years; however, he was fortunate and got to serve six months while in boot camp and got his GED. He adopted the name ‘ 50 cent’ from Kelvin Martin, who was a Brooklyn robber in the 1980s. The name was a metaphor for change since he could relate to the person he got it from.
50 cent kids and girlfriend?
Curtis is currently dating Jamira, who is 24, and she goes by Cuban link on her Instagram. The two confirmed the dating suspicions when they appeared together for the premiere party for ‘Power season 6’. Jackson previously dated Daphne Joy with whom they bore a son, Sire Jackson. Even though the two did not work out, it is apparent that they have a good co-parenting relationship. James Jackson also has another son, Marquise Jackson. They two, however, do not have a close relationship, unlike with his younger son.
50 cent career
Jackson slowly began to grow his popularity in the late 90s. In 2000, as he was leaving home, he was shot from a close range nine times on the hand, arm, hip, both legs, chest, and left cheek. This caused him not to release the single Thug Love together with Destiny’s Child. While in hospital, he signed a deal with Columbia Records. He was, however, dropped when he attempted to release Ghetto Qu’ran and was also blacklisted by the United States recording industry. Thu, he to Canada, where he recorded mixtapes. He released the mixtape Guess Who’s Back? in 2002.
After the release of his mixtape, Eminem was impressed, and in 2002, he was invited to Los Angeles, where he met Dr. Dre. The meeting resulted in the signing of a $1 million deal where he released No Mercy No Fear. One of 50 cent’s songs was featured as a soundtrack in Eminem’s movie 8 Mile. Jackson’s popularity catapulted in 2003 with the release of his debut album Get Rich or Die Trying. The album was No.1 in the Billboard charts and it sold close to a million copies in the first four days of its release. The lead single In Da Club set a record in 2003 as the most listened song in radio history. 50 cent songs continued to be successful, and up to date, his studio has over 21 million units. These albums include:
- Get Rich or Die Tryin’ (2003)
- The Massacre (2005)
- Curtis (2007)
- Before I Self Destruct (2009)
- Animal Ambition (2014)
- Street King Immortal (TBA)
- Beg for Mercy (with G-Unit) (2003)
- T·O·S (Terminate on Sight) (with G-Unit) (2008)
50 cent movies and TV shows
Jackson also went into acting where he has acted in several films and TV shows. Some of his works include:
- 2012 Freelancers as Det. Jonas “Malo” Maldonado
- 2012 Fire with Fire as Lamar
- 2013 Escape Plan as Hush
- 2013 Last Vegas as Himself
- 2013 The Frozen Ground as Pimp Clate Johnso
- 2014 Vengeance as Black
- 2014 The Prince as The Pharmacy
- 2015 Spy as Himself
- 2015 Southpaw as Jordan Mains
- 2016 Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping as Himself
- 2018 Den of Thieves as Levi Enson Levoux
- 2018 Escape Plan 2: Hades as Hush
- 2019 Escape Plan: The Extractors as Hush
What is 50 cent, net worth?
Over the years, 50 cent’s net worth has gone up and also gone down. He has ventured into different types of investments. Currently, he is estimated to be at $30 million.
Frequently asked questions
Here are some Q&A:
How did 50 cent lose his net worth?
After a series of court battles, his net worth dropped by $200 million, which left him with debts. He later filed for bankruptcy.
Is 50 cent still rich?
Curtis has seen his highest peak in his career and also has gone down. However, with several endorsements, investments, and acting, it is evident that he still has plenty.
How much did 50 cent sell mineral water for?
The Vitaminwater earned him $100 million after taxes.
Who discovered 50 cent?
Eminem discovered him in 2002, and he was later signed on a record deal with Dr. Dre.
Who shot 50 cent 9 times?
It was alleged that he was shot by Darryl Baum, who was Mike Tyson’s ex-bodyguard and close friend. A few weeks later, Darryl was gunned down and killed.
Who is 50 cent wife?
50 cent candy shop rapper is not married. However, he is currently dating Jamira "Cuban Link".
“Every negative is a positive. The bad things that happen to me, I somehow make them good. That means you can’t do anything to hurt me.” 50 cent net worth: it is not what has made him who he is today, it is proof of what you can achieve if you work tirelessly for your dream.