50 Cent Net Worth

50 Cent Net Worth: The rapper and entrepreneur Curtis Jackson, known as 50 Cent, is worth a reported $250 million. Jackson was discovered by Eminem in 2002 and formed his own label G-Unit in 2003. He has sold over 20 million records. In 2007 50 Cent netted $100 million after taxes from his stake in Vitamin Water. He had previously received his Vitamin Water shares in exchange for celebrity endorsement of Vitamin Waters’s “Formula 50” drink.

CC Photo Courtesy Thomas van de Weerd

CC Photo Courtesy Thomas van de Weerd

50 Cent began drug dealing at the age of twelve in association with his mother’s death. In 2000 he was shot nine times, an event which he survived and mentions in his rap lyrics. He joins Eminem as a rapper with a semi-autobiographical, studio released film. Similar to Eminem’s 8 Mile, 50 Cent was the subject of the 2005 film Get Rich of Die Tryin’. He continues his entrepreneurial pursuits alongside his music career with the creation of the boxing promotion company TMT. One of TMT’s first sigend boxers was Olympian Yuriorkis Gamboa. Boxing is close to 50 Cent’s heart as he competed as an amateur boxer in his youth.