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Is involved in a feud with fellow rapper Ja Rule.

Is signed to Eminem's Shady Records imprint, distributed by Interscope Records.

Has one son: Marquise Jackson aka 25 Cent.

His debut album "Get Rich or Die Tryin'" was the highest debut ever with 900,000 copies sold in the first week.

His mother was killed at age 23, when he was just eight years old.

Was discovered by Jam Master Jay.

Voted #8 on VH1's 100 Hottest Hotties

Used to be a boxer

Neither drinks alcohol nor smokes. 50 has stated in multiple interviews that after peddling drugs on the street for money (but never partaking himself), he saw how drugs, alcohol and smoking were adversely affecting his close relatives, so he made a conscious decision to change not only himself by finding legitimate means of making money, but also abstaining from the things that were destroying his relatives.

He bought former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson's Farmington, CT, mansion for $4.1 million. The house is approximately 50,000 sq. ft., has 52 rooms and was bought by Tyson for $2.7 million (1996). Its features include five Jacuzzis, 25 full baths, 18 bedrooms, an elevator, two billiard rooms, a movie theater and a locker room.

Recorded an album titled "Power of the Dollar" (1999) but this was shelved by Columbia Records due to his legal problems at the time.

Released a series of street mixtapes (2002). They became so popular that Eminem heard them and signed him to his record label. Even after his success, 50 Cent still releases street mixtapes on a regular basis.

His album "The Massacre" was originally titled "St. Valentine's Day Massacre" and set for a February 15, 2005, release date, but production problems forced this to be set back to March 8, 2005.

Was accompanied by actress Vivica A. Fox to the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards.

Created a dance known as the "two step".

His favorite actor is Charlie Sheen.

His cartoon-like photo on the cover of his album "The Massacre" was meant to make him look like a Ninja Turtle, his son's favorite cartoon characters. He is also a huge fan of the cartoon, his favorite turtle being Donatello.

His group, G-Unit, includes Tony Yayo, and Lloyd Banks. Young Buck and Game were once members but a well-publicized feud developed.

Raised in Queens, New York City by his grandparents.

Named among Fade In magazine's "100 People in Hollywood You Need to Know". [2005]

Was #8 on the annual Forbes magazine Celebrity 100 list. [2006]

Forbes magazine estimated his earnings for the year at $33 million. [2007]

Jackson was hurt in a car crash on New York's Long Island Expressway on the night of June 25, 2012. A Mack truck rear-ended the bullet-proof SUV that he was traveling in and almost caused his vehicle to flip over, reported the New York Post. Jackson suffered neck and back injuries, but was released from the hospital within hours. His unidentified driver was also hospitalized.

Friends with Darryl McDaniels, Ciara, Mike Tyson, Tyrese Gibson, Mya, Bette Midler and Sha Money X.L..

His estimated net worth is $270 million.

Bought himself a Rolls Royce Phantom for his 43rd birthday ($588,000 est) shortly after settling a bankruptcy debt of over $22M.

Made his directorial debut with Power: Forgot About Dre (2019), a series on which he also served as an actor and Executive Producer.

In 2000, when 50 Cent was at his grandmother's house, he was shot nine times. Paramedics took him to the hospital and he made a miraculous recovery.

He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 6250 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on January 30, 2020.

CEO and founder of SMS Promotions. Founder of G-Unit Records, G-Unit Films, G-Unit Books, G-Unit Clothing and G-Unity Foundation.