50 cent is an American rapper, producer, actor, and entrepreneur. He is a prominent rapper who has gained worldwide success. His songs are very famous and he has been touring the world with great success.50 cent has been into several partnership deals with some of the most prominent brands. He is one of those rappers who have gained worldwide fame which isn’t possible to achieve easily. He has been into some controversies and lawsuits over the years but continues to bring music for fans. If you want to know more about this talented rapper read on below:
50 cent was born on 6th July 1975 in New York and he was raised very well in South Jamaica. The neighbor was where he lived with his mother and everyone there was very close to him. His mother Sabrina was a drug dealer which made things complicated for him. However, she died when he was only eight years old.50 cent moved on to live with his grandmother. His real name is Jackson and he is 45 years old currently.
His height is six feet and he has got rapping skills from a young age. When he was only 12 he also started dealing with drugs and even brought them in high school. He got arrested and once he came out he did the same thing again in 1994. He sold cocaine and heroin while a pistol was always under his possession.
Early Career and Rise to Fame
Jackson started getting popular due to his unique style of rapping and How to Rob become a prominent song too. Thug Love was his next song in which destiny’s child was also featured. He was shot at the filming of the video and raised many eyebrows. He was in the hospital for about two weeks and during that time signed a deal with Columbia records. Jackson was discovered by singer Eminem as he thought the rapper is very talented.
He got in touch with Dr.Dre and signed a deal with him worth $1 million. One of the most popular songs from Eminem’s movie was 50 cent’s song. If this isn’t enough 50 cent released an album Get rich or die trying which went on to grab top positions in Billboard hot 100 and Albums charts. He kept on releasing songs and albums over the years and has sold over 21 million albums to date.
Net worth and Relationship
The net worth of 50 cents is around $30 million and that was revealed by a famous magazine. He is a lavish spender and due to this habit, he went bankrupt. The spendings of 50 cents are lavish as he has been spending a lot of money on real estate and cars. Covering for lawsuits also lost some of his money.
He bought an expensive property that was 17 acres wide. His mansion is huge which has got 37 rooms and 21 bathrooms.50 cent has been in a steady relationship with Shaniqua Tompkins. They have one beautiful daughter together. They started having problems in their relationship due to the irresponsible behavior of 50 cents. Let’s check his yearly income and how he spent it.
Earnings by Year
Here is a list of his earnings by year:
- 2007: $32 million
- 2008: $150 million
- 2009: $20 million
- 2010: $8 million
- 2011: $6 million
- 2012: $7 million
- 2013: $7 million
- 2014: $8 million
- 2015: $4 million
- 2016: $6 million
- 2017: $5 million
- 2018: $4 million
- 2019: $4 million