Born on July 6, 1975, as Curtis James Jackson III, infamous rapper 50 Cent has experienced un-believable success within the course of his career. From music to acting, to investing, to endorsing; 50 Cent’s rise to success has been impressive indeed. But how much exactly is this notoriously talented rapper worth today?
50 Cent’s Net Worth In 2019: $30 Million
Now, let’s talk about the who, what, when & where’s of 50 Cents EPIC rise to success. Let’s take a look.
50 Cent kicked off 2011 with a bang signing a $1 million deal with Aftermath Entertainment which led to the release of the No Mercy, No Fear mix tape.
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In 2003, 50 Cent went on to release the album Get Rich or Die Tryin’, which debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, and sold a whopping 872,000 copies in its first four days. The albums lead single “In da Club” went on to set a Billboard record as the most listened to song in radio history within a week.
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Although he did not release any new albums in 2004, 50 Cent’s endorsement earnings from fashion, entertainment, and beverage sponsorship deals assisted him in gaining a nice $70,000,000 to add to his bankroll. That year, he also went on to make an appearance on the Simpsons episode ‘Pranksta Rap’.
In 2005 50 cent released his second commercial Album The Massacre, which contained popular singles like “Candy Shop”, “Disco Inferno” and “How We Do”. The album sold 1.14 million copies within the first four days of it’s release, and went on to remain number one of the Billboard 200 for six weeks.
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In 2006, 50 Cent got his first big acting break when he appeared in the film Vengeance. Later that year he went on to star in the film the Home of the Brave, which based on a soldier who was traumatized by his experiences in the Iraq War. To date, 50 Cent holds nearly 30 acting credits for various TV and film roles.
In 2007, 50 Cent saw major success as a both an entrepreneur and a musician. That year, he started a film production company called G-Unit Films, began his own book imprint called G-Unit Books, and also went on to release his third album Curtis which debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200.
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In 2008, 50 Cent started the film production company Cheetah Vision, which ended up obtaining $200 Million in funding alone. In June of 2012 he went on to self-release the mix-tape Sincerely Yours, Southside, which included popular tracks like “That Girl”, “I’m Rising To The Top”, and “I Wanna Be Your Favorite”.
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In 2009, 50 Cent released his fifth studio album Before I Self Destruct, which contained popular singles like “Get Up”, “I Get It In”, and “Ok, You’re Right”. The album sold 160,000 copies in its first wee and debuted at number 4 in the United States.
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In 2010, 50 Cent kicked off “The Invitation Tour” In support of his upcoming studio albums Before I Self Destruct and Black Magic. He went on to play concerts in 17 different cities, adding a whopping 10 Million to his bankroll from concert earnings alone.
In 2011, 50 Cent released the song “Out Law” from his upcoming studio album Street King Immortal. Later that year, he also went on to release “Street King Energy Track #7” to promote Street King, his charity-based energy drink.
2012 – 2015
In 2012 with much hype and speculation over the release date of his album, 50 Cent released two promo singles for Street King Immortal “New Day” and “My Life”. The albums release date was pushed yet again in 2014, and he in-turn went on to release the album Animal Ambition which featured popular tracks like “Don’t Worry ‘Bout It”, “Hold On”, and “Pilot”.
In 2015, 50 Cent debuted the lead single “Get Low” for his much-awaited album Street King Immortal, and announced that the album would be pushed back once again to 2016. 50 Cent went on to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy only a few days after he was ordered to pay $5 Million to Lastonia Leviston (an ex-girlfriend of rapper Rick Ross whose sex tape he had leaked online).
2016 – 2017
On May 2, 2016, 50 Cent went off the deep end and mocked a disabled airport worker because he thought he was high.
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On March 31, 2017, 50 Cent released a greatest hits album entitled Best Of.
Although Forbes estimated that 50 Cent’s net worth was $155 Million in 2017, when he filed for bankruptcy he reported assets that valued from $10 million to $50 million. However, sadly– his debts equaled just as much!
Moral of the story: You may be rich and incredibly successful, but filing for bankruptcy can truly be a real pain in the butt! From incredible riches to losing nearly 90% of his net worth earnings in a very short matter of time, 50 Cents current net worth of 15 Million may not appear to be too promising, but with the anticipated release of Street King Immortal, this successful rapper should be back in business in no time!
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50 Cent returns to Australia celebrating the 15th anniversary of his seminal album ‘Get Rich Or Die Trying’ with two massive shows in Sydney and Melbourne. In 50 Cent accidentally made $8 million in bitcoin. In 2014, rapper 50 Cent let people buy his album Animal Ambition using bitcoin. He then let his account lie unused for years, and only just recently discovered that he’s now a bitcoin millionaire.
Impressed by the new release of Chris called “Undecided”, 50 Cent co-signed Brown’s new song and video.