50 Cent

50 Cent


Curtis James Jackson III, known professionally as 50 Cent, is an American rapper, actor, and businessman.

Full Name
Curtis James Jackson III
Jul 6, 1975
6' 0"
Net Worth


Curtis James Jackson III, better known by his stage name 50 Cent, was born on July 6, 1975 in South Jamaica, Queens, New York. He is an American rapper, actor and businessman. His mother Sabrina gave birth to him at the age of 15. She raised him alone until she died when he was 8 years old. After her death, he lived with his grandparents and was heavily influenced by the art of rap music.

50 Cent started selling drugs at the age of 12 after being expelled from school for bad grades. He later joined a local drug-dealing gang called “Sell Out Boys” and quickly rose up the ranks to become their leader. In 1994, he was arrested for dealing crack cocaine and sentenced to three-to-nine years in prison. After serving six months in jail, he got out on parole and decided to pursue a career in rap music instead of going back to selling drugs.

In 2002, 50 Cent signed with Eminem's label Shady Records and released his debut album "Get Rich or Die Tryin'", which became one of the top-selling albums of 2003 and won him several awards including two Grammy nominations. The success of this album also helped launch 50 Cent's acting career as he appeared in several movies over the following years such as "Get Rich or Die Tryin'" (2005), "Righteous Kill" (2008) and "12 Rounds" (2009). 

In addition to his music career, 50 Cent has also established himself as an entrepreneur through investments in Vitamin Water and other companies such as Branson Cognac. He has also created his own clothing line G-Unit Clothing Company which he launched in 2003. As of 2020, 50 Cent has sold over 30 million albums worldwide and is estimated to be worth around $30 million dollars

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1975</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">50 Cent is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On July 6, 1975, Curtis James Jackson III (also known as 50 Cent) was born in South Jamaica, Queens, New York.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1995</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Begins a Rap Career</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">50 Cent begins his rap career and releases an underground album called “Power of the Dollar”.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2002</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Releases Debut Album</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Releases his debut album, "Get Rich or Die Tryin'," which goes on to be certified 8 times platinum by the RIAA.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2003</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Gets Shot 9 Times</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">50 Cent is shot nine times outside of his grandmother's house in Jamaica, Queens.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2005</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Forms G-Unit Records</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Forms G-Unit Records with rapper Lloyd Banks and Young Buck.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2007</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">"Curtis" Album Released</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Releases his third studio album, "Curtis," which was certified platinum by the RIAA.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2014</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Launches Street King Energy Drink</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Launches Street King energy drink and donates millions of meals to starving children across the world.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> He's a Great Entertainer</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">50 Cent is a great entertainer. His music is full of energy and he always puts on an incredible show. He has been able to maintain a high level of success throughout his career, and he continues to captivate audiences with his unique style and lyrics.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> He's a Motivator</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">50 Cent is a great motivator. His songs often encourage people to get up and seize the day. He also has numerous business ventures that have been successful and are inspiring to many people. </p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> He Supports Charitable Causes</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">50 Cent is passionate about giving back to the community. He has donated money to various charities over the years, and he regularly works with organizations dedicated to helping those in need. </p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> Attended Private School</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">50 Cent attended the prestigious private school, Catholic Preparatory School, in New York City.</p></div>

     <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Was Arrested 9 Times Before Age 16</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">50 Cent was arrested nine times before the age of sixteen for various offenses including drug possession and robbery.</p></div>

     <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> First Rapper to Sell 10 Million Copies</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">50 Cent became the first rapper to sell 10 million copies worldwide of his debut album, Get Rich or Die Tryin'.</p></div>

     <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Earned an Honorary Doctorate Degree</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 2016, 50 Cent received an honorary doctorate degree from the University of Hartford for his philanthropic work.</p></div>

     <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Starred in Films and TV</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">50 Cent has appeared in films such as Get Rich or Die Tryin' and Spy Next Door, as well as the TV series Power.</p></div>


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