- Name: 50 Cent
- Age: 42 years old
- Height: 6ft 0in (183 cm)
- Occupation: Rapper
- Net Worth: US $20 Million
- Status: Alive
50 Cent is an American rapper, actor and business mogul. He’s head of the hip-hop group G-Unit. His discography include Get Rich or Die Tryin’ (2003), The Massacre (2005) and Curtis (2007). He’s worked with labels such as Shady Records, Aftermath Entertainment, Interscope Records and Capitol Records. As an actor, 5 Cent had prominent roles in Righteous Kill (2008), Escape Plan (2013) and Den of Thieves (2018). He co-stars as “Kanan” on the Starz drama series Power (2014-). 50 Cent was born Curtis James Jackson III on July 6, 1975, in Queens, New York. He was raised by a single mother, Sabrina Jackson, in the neighborhood of Jamaica. She was killed when he was about 8 years old. Jackson was taken in by his grandmother. He attended Andrew Jackson High School but dropped out before completing his diploma. He was arrested in his late teen for selling drugs to an undercover police officer. Instead of spending time in jail, Jackson was sent to a booth camp. He took this time to complete his GED.
Jackson dealt drugs prior to his music career. He took on the moniker “50 Cent” and formed the hip-hop group G-Unit in 1999. The other founding G-Unit members were Lloyd Banks and Tony Yayo. The current line-up also include Young Buck and Kidd Kidd. The Game performed with the group from 2003 to 2005. 50 Cent was mentored by Jam Master Jay (Run-DMC) early in his career. This led to a recording contract with Columbia Records. His first project for Columbia, Power of the Dollar, went unreleased. The album was shelved following a shooting incident that left him with nine bullet holes. 50 Cent returned to the music scene with the compilation album, Guess Who’s Back? (2002). The album peaked at #28 on the Billboard 200 and received mostly positive reviews. It scored a recording deal with Eminem‘s Shady Records and with Dr. Dre‘s Aftermath Entertainment.
50 Cent’s debut studio album, Get Rich or Die Tryin’, dropped in February 2003. It was released on the labels Shady, Aftermath and Interscope Records. The album dominated the Billboard charts and sold more than 14 million copies worldwide. It produced songs like “Wanksta”, “In da Club”, “21 Questions”, “Many Men (Wish Death)”, “P.I.M.P.” and “If I Can’t”. His sophomore album, The Massacre, arrived in March 2005. It proved to be another hit with more than 5 million copies sold in the U.S. alone. It was certified 5x Platinum by the RIAA. 50 Cent’s third album, Curtis (2007), pale in comparison to his first two However, it still managed to rack up more than 3 million units in worldwide sale. It featured guest appearances from Akon, Robin Thicke, Mary J. Blige and a few others. His more recent projects include Before I Self Destruct (2009), Animal Ambition (2014) and the upcoming Street King Immortal (2018). 50 Cent’s discography with G-Unit include Beg for Mercy (2003), and T·O·S (Terminate on Sight) (2008). He’s also known for his feuds with rappers Ja Rule, The Game and Rick Ross.
Aside from music, 50 Cent is an accomplished actor, producer and director. His acting debut was the biopic crime film, Get Rich or Die Tryin’ (2005). It incorporated elements from his own personal life. The film was directed by Jim Sheridan and it made $46 million at the box office. 50 Cent co-starred with Robert De Niro and Al Pacino in the crime-thriller, Righteous Kill (2008). He was cast in the lead role as “Rich” in Gun (2010). He appeared alongside Bruce Willis and Ryan Phillippe in the thriller-heist, Setup (2011). Other notable films include Spy (2015) with Melissa McCarthy, Southpaw (2015) with Jake Gyllenhaal, and Escape Plan (2013) with Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger. 50 Cent currently stars as “Kanan Starks” on the Starz drama-thriller series Power (2014). The show was renewed for a fourth and fifth season in July 2016.PERSONAL
50 Cent’s height is 6ft and he’s of African-American descent. According to Forbes, his personal net worth was at $155 million in 2015. 50 Cent filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in July 2015 and is currently worth around $20 million. In addition to music/films, he’s had minority stakes in companies like Vitamin Water, Effen Vodka, SK Energy, SMS headphones and Frigo Underwear.
50 Cent has a son, Marquise Jackson, with ex-girlfriend Shaniqua Tompkins. He has a second child, Sire Jackson, with model Daphne Joy. He’s also been linked to names like Chelsea Handler, Meagan Good and Ciara.
50 Cent Age, Birthday, Salary, Wiki
- Birth Name: Curtis James Jackson III
- Birthday: July 6, 1975
- How Old : Age: 42 years old
- Place of Birth: Queens, New York, United States
- Zodiac Sign: Cancer
- How Tall : Height: 6ft 0in (183 cm)
- Occupation: Rapper, Actor, Businessman, Investor
- Years Active: 1996-present
- Net Worth & Salary: US $20 Million
- Death-O-Meter: Alive