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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 -- 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 >

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 >

- 307 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 >

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

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

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- 336 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 >

- 345 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 >

- 387 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 >

- 388 days ago
Martin Shkreli -- Pissed About 50 Cent Bullying ... Donates $10k!!

Martin Shkreli
Pissed About 50 Cent Bullying ... DONATES $10k!!

Plot twist: hated pharma exec Martin Shkreli actually has a few good bones in his body. We've learned Shkreli donated $10,000 to Autism Speaks after contacting the family of Andrew Farrell, the… READ MORE >

- 389 days ago
50 Cent -- Family Wants $10k For Autism Bullying

50 Cent
Family Wants $10k for Autism Bullying

The family of the autistic teen 50 Cent bullied still wants the rapper to open up his wallet, but this time it's for a good cause and far less cash ... the family's attorney tells TMZ.… READ MORE >

- 389 days ago
50 Cent -- I Apologize for Mocking Autistic Man

50 Cent
I Apologize For Mocking Autistic Man

50 Cent's manning up and admitting his attempt to crack jokes on social media turned into an insult -- albeit unintentionally -- to a 19-year-old airport employee with autism. 50 says, "It was… READ MORE >

- 390 days ago
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