In the spotlight since 1999 when he released his debut album Get Rich or Die Tryin’, Curtis Jackson III, better known as 50 Cent, became one of the most popular rappers in the world with 15 studio albums and over 30 million records sold worldwide. As such, he has been in the news several times, especially when it comes to his finances and net worth. Here’s what we know about 50 Cent’s net worth in 2021 and how rich he really is.
Curtis James Jackson III was born on July 6, 1975, and grew up in a poor neighborhood called South Jamaica, Queens. His father abandoned him and his mother by leaving them without any source of income at all. He also has a half-brother who is only 12 years younger than him. He originally wanted to be an actor and even earned a small role as an extra on a soap opera. Eventually, he found out that rapping can earn him more money while having fun doing it.
50 Cent began his music career as a rapper when he started making mix tapes while serving time at age 19. The turning point came when Eminem noticed 50’s freestyle session on Hot 97 and he was approached by Dr. Dre to sign him under Aftermath Entertainment label, which would later launch his own G-Unit Records imprint. He worked with other successful rappers such as Lloyd Banks, Young Buck, Tony Yayo and more. His second major label album The Massacre sold over 1 million copies in its first week of sales alone. The single Candy Shop earned him two Grammy Awards for Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group.
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In August 2003, 50 Cent was discovered by rapper Eminem and signed to Shady Records, under Interscope Records. His first album, Get Rich or Die Tryin’, was released in February 2005 and sold 22 million copies worldwide. It included 50 Cent’s most successful single to date, In da Club. The second part of his double-album debut was titled The Massacre (2005). It sold more than 10 million copies around the world. In 2007 50 Cent released another album, called Curtis; its single Ayo Technology became a Top 20 hit on Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Earnings from Music
In 2015, 50’s earning from music was reported at $13 million. These earnings are expected to rise drastically by 2021. So far he has sold more than 8 million records and has produced other music for prominent artists such as Eminem and Mary J Blige. He is said to be one of richest hip hop stars of his generation. It is believed that 50 cents total assets are somewhere around $250 million in 2016 however it may also rise up to as much as $400 million in near future considering his massive popularity among younger audience especially those between 15-35 years old group.
In 2003, he and his brother opened a nightclub called 40/40 Club. In 2015, he invested $4 million in Effen Vodka. He was a part-owner of a boxing promotion company. The rapper also established his own clothing line (G-Unit Clothing Company), fragrance called Signature and G Unit Books Publishing Empire. In addition to his business ventures, 50 cent has several real estate properties across South Carolina including an apartment building in South Carolina which generates $100K per year on Airbnb alone!
Endorsements & Other Projects
His other businesses and investments include SMS Audio, SK Energy Shots, and G-Unit Films. SMS Audio is a headphone company with celebrity investors. 50 has his own line of shots marketed towards athletes. And G-Unit Films produces movies; 50 also stars in some of them like Righteous Kill, where he costarred with Robert De Niro and Al Pacino.
50 Cent’s Net Worth Now And In Future
50 Cent’s real name is Curtis James Jackson III. He was born on 6th July, 1975 and he is a famous rapper, songwriter and actor. Some people call him Fiddy because of his 50 cent nickname. And some call him Curtis. He has many nicknames but only two of them (Fiddy and Curtis) became so popular that they are used instead of his real name Curtis. His career as a rapper began in 1996 when he released his first album titled Get Rich or Die Tryin which became very popular worldwide.
Last Updated on December 16, 2021
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