50 Cent Net Worth

What Is 50 Cent Worth?

50 Cent's Net Worth is $155 million

1996-2000

50 Cent’s first important contact with the New York hip-hop scene was an introduction to Jam Master Jay from the group Run-D.M.C. Jay was impressed by 50 Cent’s rapping ability and produced an album for him; however, it was never released. 50 Cent also made a false start with the Columbia label, recording an album that was shelved before its release.

In 2000, 50 Cent was the victim of a severe shooting incident that left him with multiple wounds and injuries. After his recovery, he began rapping again and made low-budget recordings with his friends Lloyd Banks and Tony Yayo, as a crew called G-Unit. Their efforts were noticed by the hip-hop stars Eminem and Dr. Dre, who promoted 50 Cent as a solo act and signed him jointly to their record labels.

2001-2009
50 Cent’s debut release, Get Rich or Die Tryin’, was produced by Eminem and Dre. It was a massive success that eventually reached sales of 9 million units. Its singles, including “Wanksta” and “In Da Club,” were crossover hits on the pop charts, since 50 Cent’s gritty lyrics were backed by catchy musical hooks that appealed to audiences beyond the hip-hop scene. His personal appearance—muscled and tattooed, wearing a bulletproof vest and toting a handgun—was also a strong factor in his appeal, as was the fact that his rap lyrics were based on real-life experiences.

By 2007’s Curtis, 50’s appeal had slipped. The album was released the same day as Kanye West’s Graduation, and SoundScan showed that rap fans in 2007 were definitely more eager to lap up West’s self-introspection than 50’s circa-2003 bullets-and-braggadocio. 2009’s Before I Self Destruct should have been received as 50’s triumphant comeback record — but this no-fanfare, all-meat-no-gristle record didn’t receive nearly as much buzz as past 50 albums.

50 Cent Biography

Curtis James Jackson III, known as 50 Cent, was born on July 6, 1975, in New York City. After an early life of crime, drugs and violence, he turned to a career as a rapper, rocketing to stardom with the release of the album Get Rich or Die Tryin’ in 2003. One of the major figures in early 21st century “gangsta” rap, 50 Cent has since branched out to become a successful actor and businessman.

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