Curtis Jackson, better known by his stage name 50 Cent, is an rapper, entrepreneur, investor, and actor. 50 Cent rose to fame with the release of his albums Get Rich or Die Tryin’ and The Massacre. His album Get Rich or Die Tryin’ has been certified eight times platinum by the RIAA.
After releasing his album Guess Who’s Back? in 2002, Jackson was discovered by rapper Eminem and signed to Interscope Records. With the help of Eminem and Dr. Dre, who produced his first major commercial successes, Jackson became one of the world’s highest selling rappers. In 2003, he founded the record label G-Unit Records, which signed several successful rappers such as Young Buck, Lloyd Banks, and Tony Yayo.
50 Cent was ranked as the sixth-best artist of the 2000s by Billboard magazine. The magazine also ranked him as the fourth top male artist and as the third top rapper behind Eminem and Nelly. Billboard magazine also ranked him as the sixth best and most successful Hot 100 Artist of the 2000s and as the number one rap artist of the 2000s. Billboard ranked his album Get Rich or Die Tryin’ as the twelfth best album of the 2000s and his album The Massacre as the 37th best album of the 2000s.
He worked with Glacéau to create a vitamin water drink called Formula 50. In 2007, Coca-Cola purchased Glacéau for US$4.1 billion. Forbes estimated Jackson, who owns a stake in the company, earned $100 million from the deal after taxes.
According to Forbes, 50 Cent Banked:
2007: $32 Million
2008: $150 Million
2009: $20 Million
2010: $8m Million
2011: $6m Million
How 50 Cent Made His Money – Rap, Fashion, Investments and other Business Deals
Estimated Net Worth: $125 Million
Birthday: July 6, 1975