When talking about the rappers in the United States, 50 Cent definitely comes to the surface. Almost everyone, especially the ones that are into rap, knows him. He is one of the most popular rappers, the proud of New York. He has tasted success since his debut.
However, his career is not as smooth as it sounds. It is as extreme as his life journey in general. He has been in a successful phase, got bankrupt, and so on. Are you curious how much he is worth? Find out the information about it, his net worth and the other ones below.
Net Worth and Earnings
50 Cent has an estimated net worth of $30 million, as reported by Celebrity Net Worth. The rapper, producer, actor, and entrepreneur has collected at least $260 millions from his various endeavors, including touring, selling records, and endorsement deals. However, he went bankrupt in 2015. According to the same source, when he was at his peak, his net worth was $100 million.
Things 50 Cent Spend His Money On
- Real Estate
50 Cent purchased a place located in Connecticut in 2003. It was on foreclosure. Apparently, the building was owned by the popular boxer named Myke Tyson before. He spent $4.1 million for it and a total of $6 million to upgrade a few things, including adding a private movie theater, an infinity pool, and a helicopter pad. This one consists of 37 bathrooms, 21 bedrooms, 8 car garages, 1 racquetball court, 1 gym, 1 casino, and 1 nightclub.
Aside from this house, he is also the owner of a few other ones, including the one in Atlanta and Long Island. In order to maintain these three, he usually spends about $70,000 per month. In addition to these houses, he also has an apartment in New Jersey, the one that he sets for rent.
Just like most famous figures, 50 Cent loves to spend his earnings on cars as well. The collection in his car garages include Rolls Royce Drophead, White Lightning, Ferrari FF, Maserati MC 12, Rolls Royce Ghost, Lamborghini Murcielago, Chevrolet Suburban, Range Rover, Ferrari 430, Pontiac G8, Bugatti Chiron, G Wagon, Rolls Royce Phantom, Bentley Mulsanne, and Rolls Royce Cullinan.
50 Cent has several businesses. In October 2004, he poured his money to the beverage company and he was given a small share in the company in exchange for becoming a face of the product. He agreed to the deal as he was a fan of the beverage.
In 2003, he made a film production company and he made another one five years later. The first one is named G-Unit and the second one is named Cheetah Vision. The latter specializes in making low budget action thrillers for foreign film markets across the world. The sad news is that G-Unit was over not long after that and he focused more on Cheetah Vision and collected a total of $200 million in 2010.
Jackson lost legal battle against Rock Ross for a sample. The thing was included in his album but he actually did not have the right. In 2018, he lost the case.
50 Cent started his career as a rapper. He spent his early life as a rapper in his basement. Jam Master Jay was his master. The master taught him a lot of things, including how to write songs, structure bars, make choruses, and many more.
His first work was a feature with Onyx. Both of them worked on the album entitled Shut ‘em Down. In 1999, he was signed to the popular record label named Columbia Records. It did not take long for him to release the debut album after signing the contract. A year later, he dropped his debut album entitled Power of the Dollar. How to Rob was a hit and thanks to it, he earned the attention from a few artists such as Jay-Z, DMX, and some other ones.
In the early 2000s, his skill was discovered by Eminem. Under his guidance, he released a couple of albums. In addition, he also collected a good amount of money from his other side as an entrepreneur.
- BET Awards – Best New Artist (2003)
- American Music Awards – Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Male Artist (2003)
- BRIT Awards – International Breakthrough Artist (2004)
- World Music Awards – World’s Best Selling Pop Male Artist (2003, 2005)
- Billboard Music Awards – Top Hot 100 Artist (2005)
- BET Hip-Hop Awards – Hustler of the Year (2007)
- Grammy Awards – Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group (Crack a Bottle, 2010)
- Power of the Dollar (2000)
- Rare (2003)
- Get Rich or Die Tryin’ (2003)
- The Massacre (2005)
- Curtis (2007)
- Bulletproof (2007)
- 5 (Murder By Numbers (2012)
- Animal Ambition (2014)
- The Kanan Tape (2015)
The rapper known as 50 Cent was born in Queens, New York City on July 6, 1975. His real name is Curtis James Jackson III. The boy was raised in South Jamaica by the drug dealer named Sabrina. When he was barely 8 years old, his mother left him forever, making him raised by his grandmother. When he turned 12, he continued his mother’s step by selling narcotics after school. When he was in the 10th grade, he was arrested when the metal detector in his school caught him when he was trying to bring in guns and drug money. In 1994, he was arrested for the second time. This one was for selling cocaine. After that, police were after him again as he had heroin, crack cocaine, and a pistol. He then spent a total of six months in the boot camp.
When 50 Cent released his album in 1999, he was a target of an assailant outside his house. The suspect shot him 9 times. With more than one injury, he could get killed. The good news is that he managed to heal. From the incident, he started to think that there might be a true purpose as to why the Creator made him alive.