Curtis James Jackson III born July 6, ,  better known by his stage name 50 Cent , is an American rapper, actor, television producer, and entrepreneur. Born in the South Jamaica neighborhood of the borough of Queens , Jackson began selling drugs at age twelve during the s crack epidemic. He later began pursuing a musical career and in he produced Power of the Dollar for Columbia Records , but days before the planned release he was shot and the album was never released. In , after Jackson released the compilation album Guess Who's Back? Dre 's Aftermath Entertainment and Interscope Records. With the aid of Eminem and Dr. Dre who produced his first major-label album Get Rich or Die Tryin' , Jackson became one of the world's best selling rappers and rose to prominence with East Coast hip hop group G-Unit which he leads de facto.
50 Cent’s multimillion-dollar deal
You'd think, judging by his rap handle, 50 Cent would not have much net worth. But if you thought that, you'd be wrong. He's come a long way from the drug-dealing street gang kid.
He is known for his rap music and has been one of the most successful and iconic rappers of the s. He has worked with A-list record labels and artists like Eminem and Dr. His mother was a drug dealer who soon passed away in a fire. The rapper was then raised by his grandmother. Growing up, 50 Cent was highly influenced by the life of crime, smuggling and drug dealing. He started selling drugs and weapons at the age of only
Power is back. And while that means another season of gripping television for fans, it also means a whole lot of money for 50 Cent. Though the rapper filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in , Curtis Jackson is not hurting at all when it comes to the money department. When Power first premiered, no one could tell how the show would do. Most people knew 50 Cent as a rapper and were unsure if he could pull off such a huge producing credit. But he approached the role from a creative standpoint. Everybody feels comfortable to come to you to tell you what a problem is before creating an additional problem. Last year, the rapper secured millions of dollars by signing a four-year overall deal with Starz.