50 Cent, formerly Curtis James Jackson III, is an actor, rapper, and entrepreneur from the United States of America. 50 cent being his professional name his real name is Curtis James Jackson III. He has become popular due to his impact on the hip-hop industry.
He was born on July 6 1975 in Queens in New York, United States of America. 50 cent had been active from 1996 till now. He is actually an inspiration for all the people who dream big.
From being a petty drug dealer, he rose to the level of becoming the face of the American music industry.
His life journey is like a movie and is an inspiration. Not only in the music industry, but he has also earned a name for himself in the television industry as well. He is also sometimes called as “master of nuanced art of lyrical brevity”.
In this particular article, we will first see the factual details about him in table format and then we will point out what kind of personal and professional life he had. We will see about his career growth and his major works as well.
|Real Name||Curtis James Jackson III|
|Nickname||James, Jacks, 50 cent|
|Profession||Rapper, Musician, Songwriter, Actor|
|Date of Birth||6 July 1975|
|Age (as in 2021)||47 years|
|Birthplace||Queens, New York City, Unites States of America|
|Hometown||Queens, New York City, Unites States of America|
|Current Residence||Houston, Unites States of America|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 183 cm
in meters- 1.83 m
in feet inches- 6'0"
|Weight (approx.)||in kilograms- 90 kg
in pounds- 198 lbs
|Debut||The song React (1998)|
|Awards & Achievements||* American Music Awards:- won 7 times
* ASCAP Awards:- won 11 times
* AVN Awards:- won 2 times
* BET Awards:- won 3 times
* BET Hip Hop Awards:- won 1 time
* MTV Video Music Awards:- won 2 times
* The Source Awards:- won 3 times
* MOBO Awards:- won 3 times
* Grammy Awards:- won 1 time
* Billboard Music Awards:- won 13 times
* Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards:- won 16 times
* World Music Awards:- won 6 times
* VIBE Awards:- won 6 times
|Relationships & Affairs|
|Girlfriend Name||Jamira Haines|
|Wife Name||1st Wife: Shaniqua Tompkins
2nd Wife: Daphne Joy
|Children||Son: Marquise Jackson [with Shaniqua], Sire Jackson [with Daphney]|
|Net Worth [approx.]||$30 million|
Early Life/ Biography
Curtis James Jackson III, also known as 50 Cent was born on 6 July 1975 in Queens, New York City, Unites States of America. IN his childhood days, he lost his mother and was raised by his grandmother.
He began boxing at the early age of eleven only. He kept himself busy with boxing and gymming. But soon he found himself to be dealing with narcotics. He had even been arrested in June 1994 for selling vials of cocaine, which was illegal, to an undercover police officer.
It can be seen that Although Jackson was sentenced to three to nine years in prison, he actually just served six months in a boot camp, after which he earned his GED. Jackson adopted the nickname “50 Cent”.
It was adopted as a metaphor for change. This name was basically inspired by Kelvin martin. Martin was a robber from Brooklyn who had been active in the 1980s time period and was also called 50 Cent.
According to Jackson, he chose this name as he felt that he was the same kind of person as martin as Jackson also could provide for himself by any means.
Jackson’s mother was Sabrina who was a drug dealer and she was raising Jackson with this drug-dealing money. There is no information about his father, as well as about his siblings.
No proper information is available about Curtis James Jackson’s educational background. It is said he dropped out of his school and was in Andrew Jackson High School. He used to spend most of his time in jail and that’s why he had to drop out of his school.
50 CENT’s Career
Jackson has made much progress in his life. He has done very well in rapping, music as well as business. Jackson made his debut in music with his appearance in “React” with Onyx. This was for the album “Shut ‘Em Down”. His first association was with Jam Master Jay Records.
But it was as early as 1999 that he left jam master jay records and in the same year, only another producing company trackmasters signed him for Columbia records.
For them, he produced about thirty-six songs in just a small period of two weeks many of which were included in the album “power of dollar” which was released in 2000. Later it was Jackson only who founded hollow point entertainment.
Bang’em smurf who is A former member of G-Unit which is basically an American hip hop group also played role in the foundation of this venture.
His popularity gained manifold after the release of his most important and popular single “how to rob”. It was released by Columbia records. On May 24, 2000, Jackson was attacked by a gunman outside his grandmother’s former home in South Jamaica.
He got shots at hand, arm, hip, and legs as well. But he did not stop. He did a comeback like a real fighter. He again got popular with his new release in 2003 which was Get Rich or Die Tryin’.
His third album was released in 2007 and was named as “Curtis”. His music albums have continued since then. Albums like “outlaw” have been much famous as well. He has won enormous awards which have been listed above.
But 50 Cent is not only associated with the music industry. He is also known, perhaps more so, for his acting projects. He has been involved with a number of films and television series. The various tv series or films in which he has worked are as follows:
- Get Rich or Die Tryin’ (released in 2005)
- Home of the Brave (released in 2006)
- Caught in the Crossfire (released in 2010)
- Gun (released in 2010)
- Blood Out (released in 2011), All Things Fall Apart (released in 2011)
- Fire with Fire (released in 2012)
- The Frozen Ground (released in 2013)
- The Pursuit (released in 2017)
- The Howard Stern Show (released in 2003-2004)
- MTV Cribs (released in 2007-2013)
- Entourage (2009)
- Dream Machines (released in 2012)
- 50 Central (released in 2017), etc.
The above list is not exhaustive. We have tried to list only some of the very famous projects and films that he has worked in. Further, In August 2021, he has been confirmed to be starring in The Expendables which is an upcoming film.
Not only this, we have found that Jackson has also played a role in some video games. These include the famous ones like “50 Cent: Bulletproof” which was released as early as 2005.
Other video games with which he was involved are 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand, and also Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 . Both of these were launched in the year 2009 only.
Another dimension is where Jackson has tried to work in business ventures. His business career is also highly successful like his music and acting career. He is involved in a diversity of industries which range from talent management to footwear and even to videogames and liquor.
He has financially invested in this variety of industries which itself shows his business acumen is up to the mark. Jackson also started a book publishing imprint called G-UNIT books in 2007.
Among the most successful of his business ventures are the two film production companies that are G unit films in 2003 and cheetah vision in 2008.
He is the owner of sire spirits. In various other companies as well like S K ENERGY, SMS AUDIO, and SMS PROMOTIONS also he is CEO as well as the founder. He is also the founder of G Unity Foundation Inc.
Jackson has been popular due to the number of lawsuits he has been involved with. He has filed lawsuits against an advertising company, Traffix of Pearl River, New York for using his image in a promotion.
Similarly, he has made it into the news due to various civil-criminal cases in which he has been involved.
Overall the life of 50 Cent presents us with the picture of some person who rose from nothing to the heights of the sky and his life is definitely an inspiration.
Relationship, Girlfriend, Wife & Children
Curtis James Jackson was in a relationship with his ex-wife Shaniqua Tompkins and they had a son named Marquise Jackson. Later they got separated and 50 Cent was engaged to Daphney Joy. This couple also had a son Sire Jackson. They also got separated.
Right now, Curtis James Jackson is in a relationship with Jamira Haines.
Net Worth, Salary, Income
50 Cent is a famous rapper he earns a lot of money just from his rapping. Besides rapping, he is also an actor and worked in many movies. Curtis James Jackson possesses a net worth of 30 million US dollars.
He is also a businessman and has lots of assets in various places. Other than that, he also does commercials and modeling, and also gets paid from social media to promote different brands.
Interesting Facts about 50 Cent
- As of 2022, His weight is 94 kg or 207 lbs.
- Jackson has a quite big mansion that includes 19 bedrooms, 25 bathrooms, and 18 acres of attached land.
- 50 cent has been shot 9 times outside his grandmother’s house.
- He has a huge fan base not only on a particular social media but almost every social media like Instagram, YouTube, and Twitter.
- He joined Twitter in 2008.
- He is also popular on his YouTube channel, he joined YT in 2009.
- 50 Cent is also a 2X NY Times Best Selling Author.
- He is the CEO of G-UNIT FILM & TV, SIRE SPIRITS, G-UNIT RECORDS & THE G-UNITY FOUNDATION.
- He is also an award-winning director.
- 50 Cent said he got shot nine times in 2000 in his hand, arm, hip, legs, chest, and face.