150 million dollars
Date of Birth:
July 6, 1975
Country of Citizenship:
Curtis James Jackson III better recognized by his stage name 50 Cent, is one of America’s richest rappers. Born in Queens he went from the poor house to being one of the wealthiest people in show business. Sales of 50 Cent’s albums Get Rich or Die Tryin' and The Massacre have sold more than 20 million copies worldwide. They also make 50 Cent millions of dollars.
50 Cent is one of the top-earning hip-hop stars and one of the wealthiest African-American entertainers. According to Forbes, he won an estimated 150 million dollars between June 2007 and June 2008 to place second behind Oprah Winfrey.
In November 2003, 50 Cent signed a five years contract with Reebok to distribute the G-Unit Sneakers line as part of his clothing company. Like most of his rapper colleagues, he started doing business in many different fields. 50 Cent create a Vitamin Water drink called Formula 50 for company acquired by Coca-Cola.
On 2007, 50 Cent started a one million dollars lawsuit against Traffix Inc. They used his image in an advertising, which threatens his safety. The ad was inviting people to shoot at the rappers photos offering a reward of 5000 dollars or ring tones.