Despite all the suits and file for bankruptcy, 50 cent net worth is still huge. He is one of the most influential hip hop artists of all time and considered one of the wisest entrepreneurs ever. He has collaborated with other renowned rappers including Dr.Dre and 61X9INE. As of 2020, 50 cent net worth is estimated to be $30 million. Read on to know about your favourite celebrity star’s career highlights, education, and early life.
Early Life and Cocaine Scandals
Curtis James Jackson III aka 50 cent is an American rapper, producer, and entrepreneur and was born in the borough of Queens, New York City and raised by his mother Sabrina – who died mysteriously when the rapper was just eight, after mother his father departure and he later was raised by his grandparents. He said while recalling one of the incidents of early age.
“When I wasn’t killing time in school, I was sparring in the gym or selling crack on the strip,I was competitive in the ring and hip-hop is competitive too … I think rappers condition themselves like boxers, so they all kind of feel like they’re the champ drugs”
Jackson was also arrested for selling cocaine and arrested three weeks later when police searched and found out he possessed heroin. He was sentenced to 3 to 9 years in prison. He adopted 50 cents as a metaphor for change, the reason he gave for the name;
“Because it says everything I want it to say. I’m the same kind of person 50 Cent was. I provide for myself by any means.”
He began his rapping career from his basement and was mentored by Jam master Jay on how to create bars, write songs and create choruses. He was first signed to Columbia Records in 1999 and in 2000 released his debut album; he got instant fame when he released the single ‘How to Rob’
He was also targeted by assailant outside his house and shot multiple times which could kill him easily. However, he recovered from injuries after six months and that made him realize the purpose that why he is alive.