50 Cent

Celebrity

Biography

  • Birth Name: Curtis James Jackson III
  • Birth Place: Queens, NY
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 07/06/1975, Cancer
  • Profession: Rap artist; actor
User Rating: (397 ratings)
Add Your Rating: 1 stars2 stars3 stars4 stars5 stars
50 Cent Fast Facts:
  • Mentored by Run-DMC's Jam Master Jay, who shepherded him to a recording contract with Columbia Records after hearing one of his raps on an underground mix tape.
  • Was shot nine times in 2000 while sitting in his car in front of his grandmother's house—and drove himself to the hospital.
  • Debut album Get Rich or Die Trying sold six million copies and set a record as the top-selling debut of all time.
  • Cofounded the G-Unit Clothing Company with Marc Ecko in 2003; continued the line on his own after the partnership dissolved in 2008.
  • Broke into the movie business in 2005 by starring in the semiautobiographical film Get Rich or Die Trying.
  • Was recognized as a top rap artist of the 2000-09 decade by Billboard magazine.
  • 50 Cent Relationships:
  • Shaniqua Tompkins - Ex-significant Other
  • Sabrina Jackson - Mother
  • Marquise Jackson - Son
  • Beulah Jackson - Grandmother
  • 50 Cent Awards:
  • 2009 Grammy: Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group - Winner

Shop

50 Cent: No Holds Barred
Buy 50 Cent: No Holds Barred from Amazon.com
From Colossus Books (Paperback)
Usually ships in 24 hours
Buy New: $15.25 (as of 2:51 AM EST - more info)
50 X 50: 50 Cent in His Own Words
Buy 50 X 50: 50 Cent in His Own Words from Amazon.com
From Gallery Books (Hardcover)
Usually ships in 24 hours
Buy New: $25.84 (as of 2:51 AM EST - more info)

More Products

TV GUIDE Users' Most Popular