Curtis James Jackson III “50 Cent” is a film director, actor, entrepreneur, and rapper. As of today, he is worth $30 million. His career has had different challenges. So, who is Curtis James? How did he earn his wealth, how was his early life, and names to his albums?
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Net Worth: $30 Million
Full Name: Curtis James Jackson III
Date of Birth: 6th July 1975
Place of Birth: Queens, New York, U.S.
Occupation: Songwriter, rapper, actor, entrepreneur, Tv producer
Height: 1.83 m
Early Life of 50 Cent
Curtis James was born in Queen a borough in New York. However, he grew up in South Jamaica in Queens. His mom Sabrina was her parent while young, and when he was eight years, her mother died due to fire.
Sabrina was a drug dealer, and after his mother’s death, her grandma took care of Curtis. He has a passion for boxing and began participating in the sport while he was eleven. By the time James was fourteen, their neighbor had opened a boxing gym in the locality for young people.
As he was studying, 50 Cent began selling narcotics. This was when he was twelve, and he did this pretending to be attending after-school programs. This didn’t last, as he was caught when he was in tenth grade.
After his arrest, he decided to tell his grandma.
50 Cent went to Andrew Jackson high school, and it was here when he was caught dealing drugs.
Another encounter with the police, while he was young, is when he was caught selling cocaine to an undercover police agent. Three weeks later, after a search at his home, police got heroin and cocaine.
Jackson was sentenced to three to nine years in jail but didn’t serve that time. He only served six months and got his G.E.D.
Career Life of 50 Cent
His music career began in 1996. However, he didn’t get to release his hit songs or album instantly. He first featured on Onyx’s music React.
Jam Master Jay was his guider in his initial career stage. He taught Jackson how to count bars, write choruses, structure songs, and make records.
In 1999 50 Cent was signed by Columbia records by Trackmasters. How to Rob was his first song. During his first two weeks at Columbia Records, he produced 36 songs, with eighteen songs being part of Power of the Dollar.
On 24th May 2000 Curtis was shot nine times after an altercation with a gunman for asking him to get him jewelry. Even though he had his Power of the Dollar album ready, it is unreleased to date.
After recovering, 50 Cent started working with Eminem. This is after Eminem heard him after listening to his mixtape Guess Who’s Back.
His first released album was Get Rich or Die Trying in 2003. This album I arguably the most puffed-up album by 50 Cent.
Curtis went on to release other albums entitled.
· The Massacre – 2005
· Curtis – 2007
· Before I Self Destruct – 2009
· Animal Ambition – 2014
· Street King Immortal – still to be announced
Other than doing solo projects, he was part of G-Unit. And during his time in the group, they produced two albums. Beg for Mercy and T.O.S (terminate on sight).
Apart from his music career, 50 cent is a powerhouse name in the film industry. He has featured in several movies and has directed Tv series too.
Some of the films he has featured include;
· Escape Plan 2: Hades
· Escape Plan: The Extractors
· Den of Thieves
When it comes to popular Tv series he has featured or directed comprise of;
· For Life
· 50 Central
· Dream School
· The Oath
· The Money and the Power
Personal Life of 50 Cent
Curtis Jackson has two children. His first son Marquise Jackson whose mother is Shaniqua Tompkins. Marquise was born on 13th October 1996. However, the relationship between him and his son is sour and has severally been captured on social media.
His second son is Sire Jackson, whose mom is Daphne Joy, who is a model. Sire was born on 1st September 2012.
Total Net Worth of 50 Cent
Curtis has a net worth of $30 million. So, how did he get his wealth? Most of his money is from his career and business deals.
The following is a list of his earnings from 2007 to 2019.
· 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
In 2015 Curtis filed for bankruptcy. He was declared bankrupt, and his reason for filing for bankruptcy was to prevent Lavonia Leviston (the creditor) from disrupting his businesses and assets. Secondly, it was to instruct the creditor to a round table and reduce his debt. Lastly, it prevents him from being penalized (punitive damages) in his sex tape case.