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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 -- Your Superhero's an Impostor ... We'll Stop Him in Court! (UPDATE)

50 Cent
Your Superhero's an Impostor ... We'll Stop Him in Court!

50 Cent's new superhero series might be dead before it even takes flight -- Starz is being threatened with a lawsuit if they don't shut down the production. JourStarr Publications fired off a… READ MORE >

50 Cent -- Gets Prison Letter from Drug Lord ... Make My Life a Movie (PHOTOS)

50 Cent
Gets Prison Letter from Drug Lord ... Make My Life a Movie

50 Cent just got tapped by infamous drug lord Big Meech -- considered hip-hop's Pablo Escobar -- to make a movie about his life, and 50's got prison letters to prove it. The rapper… READ MORE >

- 453 days ago
50 Cent & The Game -- No Need for Beefing ... When Ladies Are Stripping (VIDEO)

50 Cent & The Game
No Need for Beefing When Chicks Are Stripping

It's official now ... you know 50 Cent and The Game's feud is really squashed when they come together over strippers. The longtime rivals were kicking it Monday night at Ace of Diamonds in L.A.… READ MORE >

- 475 days ago
50 Cent -- I'm Taking Over for Harvey

50 Cent
I'm Taking Over For Harvey

50 Cent is running the show Monday night for TMZ ... stepping in for Harvey and dropping some knowledge about today's biggest stories. 50 didn't hold back about Malia Obama's dance fest… READ MORE >

- 476 days ago
50 Cent -- Good Luck Getting a Hit from Diddy! (VIDEO)

50 Cent
Good Luck Getting a Hit from Diddy!

50 Cent threw enough shade to keep Diddy cool for a few months when he begged a packed Scottsdale club to rattle off the Bad Boy honcho's last hit track. Let's just say there were a… READ MORE >

- 483 days ago
50 Cent -- I'm Out This Bitch ... Bankruptcy Over!!!

50 Cent
I'm Out This Bitch ... Bankruptcy Over!!!

50 Cent's all smiles after the bankruptcy judge signed off on a deal that officially ends his case ... but at a price. The rapper will pay out $23 million to his creditors over the next 5 years --… READ MORE >

- 502 days ago
50 Cent -- Arrested ... You Can't Say 'Motherf*****' in the Caribbean

50 Cent
Arrested You Can't Say 'Motherf*****' in the Caribbean

11:00 AM PT -- 50's rep says the rapper was only booked to host, not perform. The rep says the concert was a great success and "for future trips to St. Kitts he will leave the motherf****** in… READ MORE >

- 512 days ago
50 Cent & Dr. Dre Sued -- They Straight Pimped 'P.I.M.P.' From Me!

50 Cent & Dr. Dre Sued
They Straight Pimped 'P.I.M.P.' From Me!

50 Cent needs to pass some of his pimp juice to a producer who says "P.I.M.P." was jacked from him ... and he's looking for compensation. Brandon Parrott says he sent 10 tracks to Dr. Dre in… READ MORE >

- 521 days ago
50 Cent -- Makes House Call for Disabled Super Fan (PHOTO)

50 Cent
Makes House Call For Disabled Super Fan

50 Cent's not the cold-hearted prick he appears to be in that video with an autistic man -- so says a guy who got the best wedding present ever from him, weeks before the infamous airport… READ MORE >

- 563 days ago
50 Cent -- Donates $100k to Autism Speaks

50 Cent
Donates $100k To Autism Speaks

50 Cent just went above and beyond to make good with the 19-year-old man he mocked on social media -- he's donated $100,000 to Autism Speaks ... TMZ has learned. Fiddy referred to the video… READ MORE >

- 564 days ago
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