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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.

'Power' Star Rotimi Says He Paid 50 Cent $100k to Partially Settle Debt

'Power' Star Rotimi
Pays 50 Cent $100k in Ferocious Debt Dispute

50 Cent may be cooling his jets a little after "Power" costar Rotimi agreed to fork over $100k toward repayment of what 50 is calling an unpaid loan. Rotimi hopped on "TMZ Live" Thursday to… READ MORE >

50 Cent 'Snitch' Report About Jimmy Henchman is Bogus, Feds Say

50 Cent
Someone's Painting Me as a Snitch ... 'Henchman' Report is Fake, Feds Say

Someone really wants you to believe 50 Cent went crying to the cops about Jimmy Henchman back in the day, but a report that name drops him is complete BS ... according to officials who know… READ MORE >

- 26 days ago
50 Cent Says 'Power' is Ending After Season 6

50 Cent
'Power' Ending After Season 6 ... I'm Going Out On Top!!!

50 Cent is dropping a bombshell, revealing he's shutting down "Power" after its upcoming season, but on-set drama is not to blame -- he just wants to ride off into the sunset on a high… READ MORE >

- 42 days ago
50 Cent Says Lala Kent's Fiance, Randall Emmett, Paid Back $1 Million Loan

50 Cent
Randall Emmett Finally Paid Up I'll Stop Bashing Him Now

50 Cent is an excellent debt collector ... he says Hollywood producer Randall Emmett paid back a $1 million loan in full, meeting 50's self-imposed deadline.  Fiddy says Randall… READ MORE >

- 52 days ago
50 Cent Equates Lala Kent's Fiance, Randall Emmett, with Harvey Weinstein

50 Cent
Equates Lala Kent's Fiance with Harvey Weinstein After Threatening Him Over Money

6:01 PM PT -- 50 Cent is still going at Randall and Lala, responding to a video Lala posted saying the rapper's actions diminished the #metoo movement ... by saying Emmett is just like Harvey… READ MORE >

- 54 days ago
50 Cent Sells Connecticut Mansion For $3 Million, Donating Money to Charity

50 Cent
Unloads Mansion For $3 Million ... Donating Money to Charity

50 Cent just made a massive donation to charity ... and the funds are all thanks to the unloading of his mega-mansion in Connecticut. 50 just sold his 50,000 square foot pad -- with a… READ MORE >

- 80 days ago
NYPD Officer Denies Telling Cops to Shoot 50 Cent on Sight

50 Cent
NYPD Officer Denies Telling Cops Shoot Him On Sight

1:22 PM PST -- Roy Richter -- who serves as the president of the Captains Endowment Association, a union that reps Emanuel Gonzalez -- tells TMZ ... the allegation that Gonzalez told fellow… READ MORE >

- 123 days ago
50 Cent Savagely Roasts Mayweather Over Gucci Shopping Spree

50 Cent
Savagely Roasts Mayweather Over Gucci Shopping Spree

50 Cent is going scorched Earth on Floyd Mayweather -- repeatedly blasting the boxer for undermining the Gucci blackface boycott ... and it's getting personal.  Of course, Mayweather publicly… READ MORE >

- 127 days ago
Tom Brady Uses 50 Cent to Clap Back at Haters

Tom Brady
Uses 50 Cent to Clap Back at Haters

10:50 AM PT -- Brady's message is getting Fiddy's stamp of approval ... 'cause the rap star just responded to the shout-out, saying, "Oh sh*t he gonna do it again, he listening to (Many Men)… READ MORE >

- 157 days ago
50 Cent Says Nicki Minaj and New Boyfriend Are Not Moving Too Fast

50 Cent
Nicki & BF Movin' Too Fast? Nah, And I'll Tell You Exactly Why

50 Cent has no problem with the pace Nicki Minaj and her new boyfriend seem to be moving at in their relationship ... because they're picking up right where they left off. We got… READ MORE >

- 189 days ago
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