Early Life

Born on July 6, 1975, in Queens, New York City, 50 Cent's real name is Curtis James Jackson III. He grew up in a tough neighborhood and was raised by his mother after his father abandoned the family.

Music Career

50 Cent started his music career in the late 90s and gained popularity with his mixtapes "Guess Who's Back?" and "No Mercy, No Fear." His breakthrough album, "Get Rich or Die Tryin'" was released in 2003, featuring hits like "In da Club" and "21 Questions."

Acting Career

Aside from music, 50 Cent also pursued an acting career. He made his acting debut in the film "Get Rich or Die Tryin'" which is loosely based on his life story. He also starred in several other films such as "Southpaw," "Den of Thieves," and TV shows including "Power" where he played a lead role.

Business Ventures

In addition to music and acting, 50 Cent has also ventured into business. He launched G-Unit Records which signed artists like Lloyd Banks and Tony Yayo. He also invested in various industries such as beverage companies like Vitamin Water (which earned him millions of dollars after it was sold to Coca-Cola), clothing line partnerships with Reebok and Ecko Unlimited.

Personal Life

Aside from his successful career ventures, the rapper has had some circumstances that gained media attention: he survived a near-fatal shooting incident which resulted in him being shot nine times; recurring bankruptcy issues; legal battles with ex-girlfriend Shaniqua Tompkins over child support payments for their son Marquise Jackson.

Despite this challenges encountered throughout his journey as an artist turned entrepreneur - persistency conquered it all for Curtis Jackson aka “50 cent”. Today he's regarded not just only as one of the best rappers of his era but a major influential figure in the music and business world.