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Curtis James Jackson III (born July 6, 1975), better known by his stage name 50 Cent, is an American rapper/pop artist. He rose to fame with the release of his albums Get Rich or Die Tryin` and The Massacre. 50 Cent achieved multi-platinum success with both albums, selling over twenty-one million records worldwide.

Born in South Jamaica, Queens in New York, 50 Cent began drug dealing at the age of twelve during the 1980s` crack epidemic. After leaving drug dealing to pursue a rap career, he was shot nine times in 2000. After releasing his mixtape Guess Who`s Back? in 2002, 50 Cent was discovered by rapper Eminem and signed to Interscope Records. With the help of Eminem and Dr. Dre—who produced his first major commercial successes—he became one of the highest selling rap artists in the world. In 2003, he founded the record label G-Unit Records, which signed successful rappers such as Young Buck, Lloyd Banks, and Tony Yayo. 50 Cent has engaged in numerous feuds with other rappers including Ja Rule, The Game, and Fat Joe.

50 Cent has also pursued an acting career, appearing in the semi-autobiographical film Get Rich or Die Tryin` in 2005 and the Iraq War film Home of the Brave in 2006.

50 Cent, born Curtis James Jackson III, grew up in the South Jamaica neighborhood of Queens in New York City. He grew up without a father, and was raised by his mother Sabrina Jackson, who gave birth to him at the age of fifteen. Sabrina, a cocaine dealer, raised Jackson until the age of eight, when she was murdered. Twenty-three at the time, she became unconscious after someone drugged her drink. She was then left for dead after the gas in her apartment was turned on and the windows shut closed. After her death, Jackson moved into his grandparents house with his eight aunts and uncles. He recalls, "My grandmother told me, `Your mother`s not coming home. She`s not gonna come back to pick you up. You`re gonna stay with us now.` That`s when I started adjusting to the streets a little bit." Jackson grew up with his younger cousin, Michael Francis, who earned the nickname "25 Cent" for being his younger counterpart. Francis raps under the stage name "Two Five".
First Name
Middle Name
Last Name
Full Name at Birth
Curtis James Jackson III
Other Names
Fitty
50 Cent
Age
45
Date of Birth
Birthplace
Height
Build
Eye Color
Hair Color
Distinctive Features
Beard
Muscles
Political Party
Political Affiliation
Net Worth
$30,000,000 USD
Star Sign
Sexuality
Religion
Ethnicity
Nationality
High School
Andrew Jackson High School (dropped out; GED)
Occupation
Rapper, actor, businessman, entrepreneur, executive producer, investor
Occupation Category
Claim to Fame
In Da Club
Genre
Hip hop
Music Genre
Year(s) Active
1996 - Present
1998–present
1998 (1998)–present
1996 (1996)–present
1995 (1995)–present
1995–present
Instrument
Vocals
Labels
Jam Master Jay Records
Columbia Records
Aftermath Entertainment
Shady Records
Interscope Records
G-Unit Records
Capitol Records
Caroline Records
Jam Master Jay
Columbia
Shady
Interscope
G-Unit
Capitol
Caroline
Jam Master Jay (1998–1999)
Columbia (1999–2000)
Shady (2002–2014)
Aftermath (2002–2014)
Interscope (2002–2014)
G-Unit (2003–present)
Caroline (2014–present)
Capitol (2014-present)
Columbia (1990–2000)
G-Unit (current)
Aftermath
Trackmasters
Universal
Jam Master Jay (former)
Associated Acts
Talent Agency
Metropolitan Models - Paris
Brand Endorsements
Reebok
G-Unit Clothing Company
50 Cent: Bulletproof
50 Cent: Blood on the Sand
Vitamin Water
Official Website
Mother
Sabrina (deceased)
Other Family Members
Marquise Jackson (son) (Quarter)
Sire Jackson (son)
Associated People
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