Name: Curtis James Jackson III
Stage name: 50 Cent
Date of birth: Jul 6, 1975
Birthplace: Queens, New York, USA
Net worth: $ 40 million
50 Cent is a rapper, producer, actor, and entrepreneur, whose net worth as of 2022 is exactly $40 million.
The legendary artist has earned $260 million selling over 30 million albums worldwide, touring, brand partnerships and other endeavours over the course of his career. His net worth topped $100 million at a certain point in time when 50 was at the apex of his popularity.
Jackson gained quiet popularity when he released a controversial underground rap single, “How To Rob.” He was also blacklisted by the United States recording industry as a whole, so he went to Canada to record songs for mixtapes to build up his popularity. In 2002, he released the mixtape “Guess Who’s Back?”. Jackson was discovered by Eminem in 2002. Eminem was so impressed by “Guess Who’s Back?” that he invited Jackson to Los Angeles to meet Dr. Dre. 50 Cent signed a $1 million record deal and released “No Mercy, No Fear.” Jackson released his next album in March 2005, “The Massacre.” It was another wild success, selling 1.14 million copies in its first four days and holding the number one spot on the Billboard charts for six solid weeks.
For years now, 50 Cent has been an icon and a role model for young rappers with a unique story and a huge success.