It's been a rough year for the rapper, but at least he has his millions of dollars to ease the pain. 45-year-old 50 Cent has taken the No. 1 spot on People With Money’s top 10 highest-paid rappers for 2021 with an estimated $82 million in combined earnings.
UPDATE 17/01/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
50 Cent tops annual list of highest-paid rappers
In 2018 it looked like the rapper’s spectacular career was winding down. Suddenly, he was back on top. People With Money reports on Saturday (January 16) that Jackson is the highest-paid rapper in the world, pulling in an astonishing $82 million between December 2019 and December 2020, a nearly $50 million lead over his closest competition.
People With Money’s factors
In compiling this yearly list, the magazine considers factors such as upfront pay, profit participation, residuals, endorsements and advertising work.
The American rapper-actor-business man has an estimated net worth of $245 million. He owes his fortune to smart stock investments, substantial property holdings, lucrative endorsement deals with CoverGirl cosmetics. He also owns several restaurants (the “Fat Jackson Burger” chain) in Washington, a Football Team (the “New York Angels”), has launched his own brand of Vodka (Pure Wonderjackson - US), and is tackling the juniors market with a top-selling perfume (With Love from Curtis) and a fashion line called “50 Cent Seduction”.
The ranking is significant for many Curtis fans, who have been waiting for his triumphant return to the glory days for what seems like a lifetime.
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