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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 -- 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 >

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 >

- 508 days ago
50 Cent -- Autistic Airport Worker Lawyers Up ... Wants $1 Million For Bullying

50 Cent
Autistic Airport Worker Lawyers Up Wants $1 Mil For Bullying

50 Cent has new legal trouble after taunting a 19-year-old man who turned out to be autistic -- TMZ has learned his family is strongly considering a lawsuit. Andrew Farrell was just… READ MORE >

- 508 days ago
50 Cent -- Never Too Broke For Strippers (PHOTOS)

50 Cent
Never Too Broke For Strippers

50 Cent may want to rethink his strategy for convincing the bankruptcy judge he's gonna pay off his creditors ... because making it rain at a strip club shakes judicial confidence. The mogul… READ MORE >

- 529 days ago
50 Cent -- Let's Make a Deal ... A $23 Million One!

50 Cent
Let's Make a Deal ... A $23 Million One!

50 Cent has a plan to satisfy some of the creditors in his bankruptcy case -- and it involves him forking over $23 million. 50 and his lawyers submitted their plan to a bankruptcy judge, and… READ MORE >

- 529 days ago
50 Cent Ripped by Judge for Funny Money in Bankruptcy Court

50 Cent
Ripped by Judge For Funny Money in Court

50 Cent's smartphone just got banned from bankruptcy court ... because the judge thinks he's using it to make a mockery of the case. The judge banned all electronic devices from the courtroom and… READ MORE >

- 534 days ago
50 Cent -- Keeps Cool (Mostly) As Club Gig Gets Violent (VIDEO)

50 Cent
Keeps Cool (Mostly) As Club Gig Gets Violent

50 Cent took a big swipe at one of his fans when a bunch of fights broke out around him during a nightclub appearance. Fiddy was performing at Stage 48 in NYC on Saturday night -- standing right… READ MORE >

- 538 days ago
The Game and 50 Cent -- Feud Squashed ... We're Party Bros Now (VIDEO)

The Game, 50 Cent
Feud Squashed We're Party Bros Now

The Game and 50 Cent seem to have put their epic feud to sleep, because Saturday night the 2 peacefully partied under the same roof. It started out rocky ... Game couldn't get into Playhouse in… READ MORE >

- 552 days ago
50 Cent -- Not Car Shopping ... Just Mercedes Adjacent (PHOTO)

50 Cent
Not Car Shopping ... Just Mercedes Adjacent

50 Cent got framed by a photo agency, literally ... he was framed up in a shot with a Mercedes-Benz dealership, making it seem like he was new car shopping but that just ain't the case. Here's the… READ MORE >

- 557 days ago
50 Cent -- My African Mansion Was Also BS

50 Cent
My African Mansion Was also BS

50 Cent is showing no shame in the money game ... now admitting he never had the keys to that house in Africa after all. The rap star filed legal docs in his bankruptcy case, saying, "I do not,… READ MORE >

- 560 days ago
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