50 Cent is an American actor, producer, entrepreneur, and rapper, from New York City. He is an executive headline grabber and executive producer and star of "Power." He is one of the riches and world bestselling rappers of all time as well as a businessman.
Although known to be one of the richest and well off rappers, the lawsuits against him have made him file for bankruptcy, but this could be further from the truth.
The decision to do so is purely based on the fact that he is trying to play smart and avoid paying millions of dollars in the lawsuit. We look at 50 Cent net worth, early life, and career highlights. Read on.
Curtis Jackson aka 50 Cent was born on 6th, July 1975. He was single-handedly raised by his mother Sabrina. When his mum passed away in a fire accident, he moved on to live with his grandparents.
At the age of 12, 50 Cent started selling drugs. He would walk into the streets and spend most of his time slinging narcotics whilst the grandmother though hews participating in the after-school programs.
In his life, he has been arrested multiple times, the first one being when he made a mistake to bring his gun and drugs to school. He was detected by the school metal detectors.
Additionally, he was arrested twice; one for selling cocaine to an undercover police, and tow for having an illegal firearm in his home.
Jackson Curtis began his rap game in is the basement. He was taught how to structure bars, write songs, and create choruses by Jam Master Jay.
His first feature was within the album by Onyx, "Shut 'em Down." In a999, 50 cent was signed to the Columbia Records.
In 2000, he released his debut album, "Power of the Dollar." His breakthrough in the music industry came in when he released the single. "How to Rob." The song gained the attention of many rappers including DMX and Jay-Z.
During the same year of his album release, he was shot nine times by an assailant outside his house. Due to this, he was hospitalized for almost 6 months after suffering multiple injuries.
In addition, in the early 2000s, Eminem discovered 50 Cent and since then, he has released multiple albums, which has contributed to 50 Cent net worth.
50 Cent Net Worth
As of 2019, 50 Cent net worth is estimated to be around $30 million dollars.
Curtis is an entrepreneur and receives most of his cash from being an entrepreneur as well as singing and endorsements. Additionally, 50 Cent net worth 2018 is approximated to be $15 Million according to moneyinc.com. According to Forbes, 50 Cent net worth stood at $155 million.
In 2003, 50 cent received BET awards, and American Music Awards as the favorite male artist. While in 2004, he received BRIT awards as an International Breakthrough Artist.
The following year, He received an award from the Billboard Music as the Top hot 100 artists, with the later breakthrough coming in 2010 when he received the Grammy Awards in 2010.
Due to lawsuits, 50 Cent net worth has significantly dropped to a point he has opted to sign for bankruptcy in the courts.
Despite all these, he still remains to be one of the most celebrated and loved rappers of all time. Besides rapping, he is a complete entrepreneur.