|Net Worth||$30 Million|
|Born||July 6, 1975|
|Country of Origin||United States of America|
|Source of Wealth||Rapper/Entrepreneur|
What is 50 Cent’s net worth? How much does 50 Cent make? Fans ask this question often, and we may have some answers. Born Curtis James Jackson III on July 6, 1975, in New York City, 50 Cent was raised in the neighborhood of Jamaica in the borough of Queens.
Like Nicki Minaj, his childhood was not a good one. He was raised by a single mother who worked as a drug dealer. Sadly, she died in a fire when 50 Cent was eight, so he ended up living with his grandmother.
When he was younger, much like Conor McGregor, he wanted to be a boxer, and actually fought at a junior level, but at the age of 12, he started selling drugs. When he was 19, an undercover officer arrested him for selling four vials of cocaine.
His home was raided three weeks later and officers found crack and heroin. He was sentenced to three-to-nine years, but instead worked out a deal to enter boot camp and got his GED.
It was around this time 50 Cent started rapping, and while he found some early success by recording an album with the Columbia label, the album ended up being shelved before its scheduled release. Even though he had produced the album, he wasn’t making any money. 20 Cent’s net worth was next to nothing.
In 2000 when 50 Cent was 25, he became the victim of a vicious shooting that left him badly injured. He was shot multiple times, but thankfully he recovered and returned to music.
His debut album, Get Rich or Die Tryin’, was produced by both Eminem and Dr. Dre, and they obviously knew what they were doing because it debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, selling over 800,000 copies in its first week. 50 Cent’s net worth would soon explode.
The album ended up selling 8 million copies worldwide and produced smash hits like In da Club, 21 Questions and P.I.M.P. Sadly, his wealth was shortlived. his other albums didn’t perform that well and after going through one legal battle after the other, the rapper was forced to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
In 2016, he was ordered to pay his creditors $23 million over five years. He paid it off within a few months, and later that year sold his Connecticut mansion for $8 million, which helped him get back on his feet.
In 2015, 50 Cent’s net worth was $155 million, but now his net worth sits at just $28 million. The good news is that number is up from the $15 million total in 2017. While he hasn’t reached the ranks of Beyonce or Taylor Swift, 50 Cent’s net worth is nothing to laugh about.