Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson
Net Worth: $130 million
Source of Wealth:
Born: July 6, 1975 in Queens, New York City, New York
In 2002, 50 Cent signed Interscope Records for a $1 million. The following year, he released his commercial debut album, Get Rich or Die Tryin’ (2003), which sold 872,000 copies in its first week alone.
Jackson founded the record label G-Unit Records, which has signed artists Lloyd Banks and Tony Yayo. Fiddy also owns G-Note Records for R&B, pop and dance artists.
His second commercial album, The Massacre (2005), sold over 1.14 million copies in its first week and was nominated for a Grammy Award. His other two albums are Curtis (2007) and Before I Self Destruct (2009).
How much money does 50 Cent make?
2011: $8 million
2010: $10 million
2009: $25 million
2008: $140 million
2007: $30 million
2006: $40 million
2005: $78 million
Concert tour income
2005 G-Unit tour – grossed $4.7 million
2005 Anger Mangament 3 tour – grossed $21.6 million, and split the profits the profits with Eminem.
Endorsements and other business ventures
50 Cent had a minority stake in Glacéau to endorse VitaminWater. In 2007, Coca-Cola purchased Glacéau for $4.1 billion and Fiddy earned $100 million from the deal after taxes.
He has also gotten endorsement deals from brands like Right Guard, UberSocial, Magic Stick Condoms, and Reebok.
In 2011, he created an energy drink called Street King.
In January 2011, he made nearly $9 million in one weekend promoting a company on Twitter. He told his 3 million-plus followers to buy stock in H&H imports, which he owned 30 million shares of.
On Twitter he said, “HNHI is the stock symbol for TVG sleek by50 is one of the 15 products this year. If you get in technically I work for you. BIG MONEY.”
He also said: “HNHI is the stock symbol for TVG there launching 15 different products. they are no joke get in now.”
“You can double your money right now. Just get what you can afford.”
The penny-stock started at $0.10 before his tweeting, and reached $0.41 soon after, earning Fiddy $8.7 million.
In 2009, he co-founded the film production company, Cheetah Vision. It has produced a few movies such as Gun (2010), Setup (2011), Freelancers (2012), and Fire with Fire (2012)
In 2007, he created G-Unit Books which has released books like The Ski Mask Way (2007), Blow (2007), and Baby Brother (2007).