|Full Name :||Curtis James Jackson III 50 Cent|
|Born :||6th - Jul - 1975|
|Height :||183 CMS ( 6 Feet 0 Inches )|
|Birth Place :||South Jamaica
New York City
|Education :||Andrew Jackson High School Cambria Heights|
|Networth :||$140 Million|
In order to become successful, you need three things. The first is intelligence. The second is vision and ambition. The third is hustle. While most people would think of rapper, actor, and businessman 50 Cent as only possessing the third characteristic, the New York-based entertainer is actually one of the most well-rounded success stories in the entertainment world, and the world as a whole.
Born on July 6th, 1975 in an impoverished area of New York City's Queens borough, 50 Cent's early life was a difficult and turbulent experience. Named 'Curtis Jackson' by his teenage mother, he was abandoned by his father at birth and grew up in a broken family. His mother, a cocaine dealer, was killed in her twenties, and Jackson spent his teenage years without a family to support him.
He quickly turned to a life of crime, becoming one of the area's most feared drug dealers in an effort to support himself. As a young teen, he sold crack cocaine and other drugs openly on the backstreets of New York City, bringing guns and dirty money into his teenage life. He also took up boxing, and has claimed that the focus and determination it required was instrumental in his future success.