50 cent rose to fame as the founder of G-Unit records
With the world like an oyster, 50 formed G-Unit Records, releasing his eponymous band’s 2004 debut, Beg For Mercy. With the success of Lloyd Banks, Tony Yayo and Young Buck, G-Unit’s debut album sold more than 2 million copies. Later that year, Lloyd Banks and Young Buck released their own solo album, which were produced by 50. In February 2004, 50 received five Grammy nominations and topped the Billboard charts for weeks in a row.
In 2003, G-Unit Records officially launched. 50 Cent named his manager Sha Money XL as president. In 2003, the label signed Lloyd Banks, Tony Yayo and Young Buck as veteran members of G-Unit. In 2004, The Game, R&B singer Olivia and DJ Whoo Kid signed. Recently Spider Loc, Mobb Deep, Mase and M.O.P. joined G-Unit Records. 50 Cent is also looking for gangster singers Kokane, Jayo Felony and Lil’ Scrappy to join the label.
Our Top 10 50 Cent Songs for the Gym
- What Up Gangsta
- Hustler’s Ambition
- Patiently Waiting ft. Eminem
- I’ll Whip Ya Head Boy
- Many Men
- Piggy Bank
- How to Rob
- Don’t Push Me ft. Lloyd Banks & Eminem
- I Get Money
- Back Down
50 cent was born in Queens, New York City
50 Cent was born Curtis James Jackson III on July 6, 1975 in Queens, New York City. He grew up with a single mother near Jamaica. His mother, a drug dealer, died in an unexplained fire when Jackson was eight. After her death, he was raised by his grandmother.
At age 12, he started taking drugs after school. In 10th grade, he was caught by a metal detector in high school trying to get money for guns and drugs and was arrested. He was re-arrested in 1994 for selling cocaine to undercover police officers, and again when a police search of his home found heroin, crack cocaine and a pistol. He served six months in boot camp and earned a GED.
50 cent is one of the highest-paid celebrities in the world
50 Cent is known for his lavish lifestyle and spending his wealth on lavish spending money can buy. From owning a multi-million dollar watch collection and jewelry to buying real estate, let’s see how 50 Cent earns and spends millions.
50 Cent is an American rapper, producer, actor and entrepreneur. At the time of writing, 50 Cent has a net worth of $40 million. Over his career to date, 50 Cent has earned at least $260 million from his various ventures, most notably record sales, touring and multiple brand partnerships. Unfortunately, he also spent a lot of money (especially on real estate, cars, and lawsuits), which led him to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in July 2015. At its peak before bankruptcy, 50 Cent had a net worth of more than $100 million.