50 Cent

Rapper, entrepreneur, investor, and actor 50 Cent

Curtis James Jackson III, better known by his stage name 50 Cent (often pronounced "fitty cent"), is an American rapper, entrepreneur, investor, record producer, and actor. He rose to fame with the release of his albums Get Rich or Die Tryin' (2003) and The Massacre (2005). His album Get Rich or Die Tryin' has been certified eight times platinum by the RIAA.
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50 Cent's personal information overview.
Birthday
06 July 1975
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50 Cent back on top, thanks to bitcoin
Fox News - 27 days
Perhaps no one knows the ups and downs of investing better than … rapper 50 Cent?
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50 Cent: 'I Forgot' Taking 700 Bitcoins For 2014 Album; Stake Is Now Worth Millions
NPR - 28 days
50 Cent agreed to accept bitcoin from people buying his Animal Ambition album. The value of those sales has now skyrocketed: The rapper's holding is worth more than $7.5 million. (Image credit: Brendan McDermid/Reuters)
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Sunday Routine: How 50 Cent, Rapper and Actor, Spends His Sundays
NYTimes - about 1 month
The Midtown West resident stays busy, logging time at the gym, the office and the studio, where he’s been working on the album, “Street King Immortal.”
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50 Cent says Trump campaign offered him $500,000 in effort to reach black voters
Fox News - 5 months
Rapper Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson has claimed that Donald Trump’s presidential campaign offered him half a million dollars to support him during the election.
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50 Cent praised 'Power' finale but blasted its network broadcaster
ABC News - 6 months
"POWER is the biggest invisible show ever," he wrote.
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50 Cent Sneaks Up On Unsuspecting People Saying He's Not The G.O.A.T.
Huffington Post - 7 months
You'll love this like they love 'Pac.
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50 Cent made Eminem want to quit
CNN - 8 months
Game recognizes game, and Eminem digs 50 Cent's.
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50 Cent made Eminem want to quit
CNN - 8 months
Game recognizes game, and Eminem digs 50 Cent's.
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50 Cent brings "Power" to Monte-Carlo
Reuters.com - 8 months
The rapper-turned-actor promotes the new season of his television series at the 57th Monte-Carlo TV Festival. Alicia Powell reports.
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50 Cent: The Options Market’s Man of Mystery
Wall Street Journal - 8 months
Big trader supposedly is positioning for a stock swoon. Shades of the legendary Sheikh.
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Jada Pinkett Smith Found Tupac Biopic 'All Eyez On Me' 'Deeply Hurtful'
Huffington Post - 8 months
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Library fines too stressful for Harvard students? What's next for our kids
Fox News - 10 months
This week, Harvard University announced that its libraries will be doing away with their traditional 50 cent-per-day late fee on overdue books.
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Find Fozzie Bear 'In Da Club' For This Wonderful 50 Cent Mashup
Huffington Post - 11 months
You can find Fozzie Bear “In Da Club” with a bottle full of bub’. The orange-brown Muppets bear raps along to 50 Cent’s 2003 hit in Adam Schleichkorn’s latest mashup video. “[T]he world is crazy right now, and most social media timelines are depressing as hell, so these videos are just meant as a little escape from it all,” Schleichkorn wrote on his YouTube channel “isthishowyougoviral” Sunday. Watch Fozzie Bear’s version of the track above, and see how it compares to the original below: type=type=RelatedArticlesblockTitle=Related Coverage + articlesList=56e3e36be4b0860f99d9302a,576926e5e4b0853f8bf20a7e,579b1585e4b08a8e8b5d8ca0,588afe9ae4b0230ce61b30d5 -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
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Vivica A. Fox Angers Fans By Claiming Her Strip Show Isn't For Gays
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Just two days after the premiere of her new reality series, Vivica A. Fox is courting controversy.  Last year, the 52-year-old actress launched an all-male, all-black “Magic Mike”-style exotic dance revue called “Black Magic” in Las Vegas. She’s documented the whole thing for a new Lifetime reality series, “Vivica’s Black Magic,” which debuted Wednesday.  From the sounds of it, however, she might want to reconsider her approach to her new business. In a Friday interview with New York radio station Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club” morning show, Fox said she has no interest in having her strippers dance for anybody but women ― and that means no gay men, too.   “There’s no need to. They dance for women,” she told “The Breakfast Club” co-hosts Charlamagne tha God and DJ Envy, as seen in the TMZ video above. “It’s called ‘the ultimate girls’ night out’ for a reason.” Fox’s comments instantly sparked debate on social media and among a number of LGBTQ-inclusive...
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Timeline
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    FORTIES
  • 2016
    Age 40
    On August 1, 2016, 50 Cent ended his twelve-year feud with The Game when the two were in the Ace of Diamonds Strip Club and the Game said "What happened, that shit was 12 years ago."
    On May 4, 2016, after making fun of a teenager who, unbeknownst to 50, had a disability, he donated $100.000 to Autism Speaks.
    In 2016, regarding his beef with Meek Mill, he commented “You know, he’s really not that bright.
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    In March 2016, Jackson claimed that he would no longer use Instagram, electing instead to have his profile page operated by someone else.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2015
    Age 39
    On July 17, 2015, the Court issued an order allowing a creditor to proceed with the punitive damages phase of a trial against Jackson in a New York state court, in connection with the alleged release of a private video.
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    On July 13, 2015, Jackson filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Connecticut with a debt of $32,509,549.91.
    He was the fifth-richest figure in American hip hop in 2015, with an estimated net worth of $155 million.
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    He announced bankruptcy on July 13, 2015.
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    Jackson released "Get Low" on May 20, 2015, as the intended first single from his sixth studio album, Street King Immortal (2015).
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    On May 14, 2015, Jackson revealed in an interview that the first single from Street King Immortal, would be previewed Memorial Day weekend and would likely be released in June.
    His Farmington mansion located on 50 Poplar Hill Drive that he tried to sell for years filed for bankruptcy in Connecticut in 2015 listed an asking price for that property in 2012 at $10 million but was valued at $8.3 million in 2015.
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    In April 2015, Jackson mulled investing in Jamaica, exploring foreign investment opportunities on the island when he met with some local officials and had ongoing discussions on investment opportunities in the Montego Bay resort area.
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    Jackson made an appearance at Liquor Warehouse in Syracuse, New York on April 25, 2015 where he reportedly sold 1,400 bottles (277 gallons) of Jackson’s signature liquor brand.
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  • 2014
    Age 38
    Among them was Power, a STARZ drama in which he not only co-stars but also serves as co-creator and executive producer. “Power” debuted in June 2014 and was renewed for a second season after one episode. “Power’s” August 2 season finale garnered the high ratings through the season, more than doubling the premiere and it generated 71% of the African-American viewership of any scripted premium series since 2006.
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    In January 2014 Jackson said he planned to release Animal Ambition in the first quarter of the year, followed by Street King Immortal.
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  • 2013
    Age 37
    On January 30, 2013, Jackson tweeted that Ross' attempted drive-by shooting on his birthday three days earlier was "staged".
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  • 2012
    Age 36
    Their feud rekindled at the 2012 BET Hip Hop Awards, where Jackson and G-Unit members Kidd Kidd, Mike Knox, Tony Yayo were seen on video attacking Gunplay (a member of Ross' Maybach Music Group).
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    Jackson's fifth album, Street King Immortal, was initially scheduled for a summer 2012 release and postponed until November 13.
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    Jackson dated model Daphne Joy and had his second son, Sire Jackson, with her, on September 1, 2012.
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    On July 29, 2012 he and the famed boxer Floyd Mayweather, Jr., signed IBF featherweight champion Billy Dib.
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    Asked his opinion of President Obama's May 9, 2012 endorsement of gay marriage, Jackson said, "I'm for it...
  • 2011
    Age 35
    It was ultimately delayed a year due to disagreements with Interscope Records, with Jackson saying that he would release it in November 2011 with a different title than Black Magic.
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    Jackson tweeted that the album was "80 percent done" and fans could expect it in the summer of 2011.
    An announcement that Jackson was shooting a music video for "Girls Go Wild", the fifth-album lead single featuring Jeremih, was made on September 28, 2011.
    He released "Street King Energy Track #7" in September 2011 to promote Street King, his charity-based energy drink.
    On June 20, 2011, Jackson announced the release of Before I Self Destruct II after his fifth album.
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    In a series of tweets Jackson explained that the delay of his fifth album was due to disagreements with Interscope Records, later suggesting that it would be released in November 2011 with his headphone line (SMS by 50).
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    Jackson released a song, "Outlaw", from his fifth album on the Internet on June 16, 2011.
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  • 2010
    Age 34
    He later said he had changed his next album to The Return of the Heartless Monster after writing different material when he returned home from the Invitation Tour in 2010, shelving Black Magic.
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  • 2009
    Age 33
    He said in July 2009 that the feud had ended with help from Michael Jackson and Diddy, and apologized for his actions.
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    On September 3, 2009 Jackson posted a video for the Soundkillers' Phoenix- produced track, "Flight 187", introducing his mixtape and book (The 50th Law).
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    He released "Ok, You're Right", produced by Dr. Dre for Before I Self Destruct, on May 18, 2009 and was scheduled to appear in a fall 2009 episode of VH1's Behind the Music.
    Although Rick Ross began a feud with Jackson over an alleged incident at the January 2009 BET Awards, Jackson told news sources he did not remember seeing Ross there.
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  • 2008
    Age 32
    On the September 10, 2008 episode of Total Request Live Jackson said his fourth studio album, Before I Self Destruct, would be "done and released in November".
  • 2007
    Age 31
    The mayor of Bridgeport, Connecticut declared October 12, 2007 "50 Cent Curtis Jackson Day", honoring the rapper with a proclamation and a key to the city.
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    In September 2007 Jackson released his third album, Curtis, which was inspired by his life before Get Rich or Die Tryin.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 2005
    Age 29
    In 2005, Jackson supported President George W. Bush after rapper Kanye West criticized Bush for a slow response to the victims of Hurricane Katrina.
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    In March 2005 Jackson's second commercial album, The Massacre, sold 1.14 million copies in its first four days (the highest in an abbreviated sales cycle) and was number one on the Billboard 200 for six weeks.
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  • 2003
    Age 27
    He dated actress Vivica A. Fox for several months in 2003, announcing their breakup on The Howard Stern Show when their photos appeared on the cover of the magazine Today's Black Woman without his knowledge.
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    Interscope gave Jackson his own label, G-Unit Records, in 2003.
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    Jackson released his debut album, Get Rich or Die Tryin' (described by AllMusic as "probably the most hyped debut album by a rap artist in about a decade"), in February 2003.
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  • 2002
    Age 26
    In 2002 Eminem heard Jackson's Guess Who's Back?
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    Jackson's popularity increased, and in 2002 he released the mixtape Guess Who's Back?
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  • 2000
    Age 24
    On April 24, 2000, Jackson was attacked by a gunman outside his grandmother's former home in South Jamaica.
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    They sent him to an upstate New York studio, where he produced thirty-six songs in two weeks; eighteen were included on his 2000 album, Power of the Dollar.
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  • 1999
    Age 23
    In 1999, after Jackson left Jam Master Jay, the platinum-selling producers Trackmasters signed him to Columbia Records.
  • 1998
    Age 22
    Jackson's first appearance was on "React" with Onyx, for their 1998 album Shut 'Em Down.
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  • 1996
    Age 20
    On October 13, 1996 Jackson's girlfriend, Shaniqua Tompkins, gave birth to son Marquise Jackson Tompkins later sued him for $50 million, saying that he said that he would take care of her for life.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1994
    Age 18
    On June 29, 1994, Jackson was arrested for selling four vials of cocaine to an undercover police officer.
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    On June 29, 1994, Jackson was arrested for selling four vials of cocaine to an undercover police officer.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1975
    Born
    Born on July 6, 1975.
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