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50 Cent


Rapper and actor Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson was born on July 6, 1975 in Queens, NY. His dad abandoned the family and his mom, Sabrina Jackson, was drug dealer. After she was murdered in 1984, Fiddy went to live with his grandmother, Beulah. At age 12, he went down the same path as his mom and began dealing drugs. He dropped out of high school and went to jail a few times. In 2000, he survived being shot nine times. Jackson recorded a couple of unreleased albums before signing with Eminem’s label and making a splash on the scene with his 2003 debut “Get Rich or Die Tryin’.” He also starred in a movie of the same title. Jackson executive produces and stars in the Starz drama “Power” and launched his own record label, G-Unit Records, in 2003. He became the face of Vitamin Water in 2004 and made millions when the company was sold to Coca-Cola. He also has a partnership deal with EFFEN Vodka and became a licensed boxing promoter for The Money Team in 2012. Jackson has written the books “50 X 50: 50 Cent in His Own Words” and “Playground.” Despite being ranked #4 on Forbes’ list of wealthiest hip-hop artists in 2015, Jackson declared Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection and settled the following year. Fiddy has made it his mission to feed starving people in Africa and serves on the board of directors of his G-Unity Foundation, which provides grants to non-profits that help low-income and underserved communities. A Long Island house Jackson owned burned down in 2008. His ex, Shaniqua Tompkins, and their son, Marquise (born in 1996), lived there and escaped the blaze. He also has a son, Sire, with ex Daphne Joy. Jackson has been romantically linked to comedienne Chelsea Handler and actress Vivica A. Fox.

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50 Cent Signs 8-Figure Deal with Starz to Extend Partnership to 2019

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Inks 8-Figure Deal with Starz

50 Cent's got a lot more money -- 8 figures worth -- to bring a lot more than just "Power" to the screen with Starz ... TMZ has learned. Sources close to the deal tell us ... it includes 3… READ MORE >

50 Cent Wins Big When Judge Dismisses 'Power' Lawsuit

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Wins Big in Court 'Power' Was Not a Ripoff

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- 43 days ago
50 Cent Sued for Stealing Photographer's Pics

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You Jacked My Pics To P.I.M.P. Your Crap!!!

50 Cent jacked a couple photos and plastered them on his social media to pimp himself and one of his products ... so says a photographer in a new suit. Christopher Pasatieri -- who says he's… READ MORE >

- 109 days ago
Meek Mill, Chance and 50 Cent  Share Stage at James Harden's B-Day

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- 146 days ago
50 Cent Fires Back At Conor McGregor: You Got Choked Out, Fool!!

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Fires Back at McGregor You Got Choked Out, Fool!!

50 Cent is ripping into Conor McGregor for calling him a bitch in Thursday's press conference ... mocking the UFC superstar for getting choked out by Nate Diaz. ICYMI -- 50 called out Conor… READ MORE >

- 189 days ago
50 Cent's Alleged Home Burglary 911 Call (AUDIO)

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House Manager's 911 Burglary Call ... 'I Have Nothing to Protect Myself'

50 Cent's staffer in charge of watching over his Connecticut mansion feared an alleged burglar might be armed and dangerous ... according to his 911 call. Fiddy's house manager told… READ MORE >

- 250 days ago
50 Cent's Alleged Burglar Plotted Break-in ... According to Cops

50 Cent
Alleged Burglar Prepped, Plotted Still Failed Miserably

The guy arrested at 50 Cent's mansion was dressed like a cat burglar, and did his research before the alleged caper, but still got thwarted by a top-notch security system ... TMZ has learned.… READ MORE >

- 254 days ago
50 Cent's Mansion Swarmed by Cops, Alleged Burglar Busted (PHOTO)

50 Cent
Mansion Swarmed by Cops Alleged Burglar Busted

12:35 PM PT -- Police caught a suspect on the grounds, and determined he'd actually forced his way into the residence. Farmington PD says Elwin Joyce has been charged with 2nd degree… READ MORE >

- 255 days ago
50 Cent Scores Money Victory Over Jacked Photo

50 Cent
Scores Money Victory Over Jacked Photo

50 Cent just taught a lesson to anyone who's thinking of getting rich off a celeb's back ... or face. Lesson learned by an auto detailing company that dared to plaster Fiddy's pics on its… READ MORE >

- 259 days ago
DeMarcus Walker Admits His First Pitch was Bad, but Still Better Than 50 Cent (VIDEO)

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My First Pitch was Terrible, but ... Still Better Than Fiddy's!

DeMarcus Walker knows he completely blew it throwing out the first pitch at an FSU baseball game, but it could have been worse ... he could have pulled a 50 Cent! The former Florida State… READ MORE >

- 273 days ago
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