Curtis James Jackson III, known professionally as 50 Cent, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, actor, television producer, entrepreneur, and investor. Born in South Jamaica, borough of Queens. He began selling drugs at age twelve during the 1980s crack epidemic.
A drug dealer, Sabrina who was his mom raised Jackson until she died in a mysterious fire when Jackson was 8years old. After which he was raised by his grandmother.
He was arrested 3times before turning over 20 years of age and sentenced to 3years in prison. He was also shot nine times outside his grandmother’s in the hand, arm, hip, both legs, chest and left cheek, losing a wisdom tooth.
Jackson got his breakthrough after six years of releasing mixtapes.
He has two sons called Marquise Jackson and Sire Jack’s, both with different mothers.
Hip hop artist 50 Cent recently sold his 52-room mansion for only a fraction of his original asking price – and he did it so he can donate all of the profits from the sale to charity.
Though the 51, 657 square-foot-home has spent several years on the market, 50 Cent recently sold the house to an undisclosed buyer for $2.9 million – which is 87% less than the original asking price.
The money will be donated to the rapper’s G-Unity Foundation, which finances American nonprofits that benefit disadvantaged communities across the country.
He is an executive producer and Composer of an American TV series ‘Power’ which has aired 5 seasons since June 7, 2014.