CURTIS "50 CENT" JACKSON (Hush) has transformed his musical-chart dominance to
success in corporate America as a multi-tiered business mogul to be reckoned with. Jackson
continues to expand his film repertoire. Most recently, he was seen in the action-thriller
Freelancers, with Robert De Niro and Forest Whitaker; actioner Fire with Fire, opposite Bruce
Willis and Rosario Dawson; and The Frozen Ground, alongside Nicolas Cage and John Cusack.
Previously, Jackson appeared in the Golden Globe nominated war drama Home of the Brave.
Forthcoming film projects include Matt Johnson's The Pursuit, The Dance (which Jackson
is also slated to produce), Live Bet and an as-yet-untitled project co-starring Sharon Stone and
Val Kilmer. Jackson will also serve as executive producer of "Power" the new drama series on
the Starz network.
Recognized as one of the most talented and prolific musical artists of his time, Jackson
has managed to leverage his star power into record-breaking brand extensions encompassing a
broad spectrum of businesses. These enterprises include music ownership, artist management,
film production, boxing promotions, headphones, video games, publishing and energy shots.
With annual sales quickly approaching $300 million from a variety of business interests and
numerous new endeavors on the horizon, Jackson has cemented his position in the
entertainment industry as both a business and entertainment powerhouse.
In 2005 Jackson made his feature film debut with Get Rich or Die Tryin', a loosely
biographical picture that chronicled his life growing up in poverty and surrounded by negative
influences on the streets of Queens, New York, as he rose to stardom as a rap star.
Jackson exploded on the music scene in 2003 and has been rewriting hip hop history
ever since. "Get Rich or Die Tryin'," his debut album, made history when it sold 872,000 copies
to break the record for first-week sales of any major-label debut in the entire SoundScan era. It
was a No. 1 Billboard album for six weeks and was certified platinum nine times by the
Recording Industry Association of America.
To date, Jackson has sold more than 22 million albums worldwide and received
numerous awards as well as 13 GRAMMY nominations. His third album, "Curtis," was released
in September 2007 and dominated the album charts by selling over one million copies
worldwide. Jackson garnered GRAMMY nominations for Best Rap Song and Best Rap Solo
Performance. Currently, Jackson is working on his highly anticipated sixth studio album, "Street
Success has allowed Jackson to follow through with his dream of giving back to the
community that has supported him over the years. He established the G-Unity Foundation to
support the academic enrichment of students in low-income or underserved communities. Since
its inception, the foundation has created the G-Unity Scholarship Fund at Queensborough
Community College in New York and issued thousands of dollars in grant money to various
nonprofit organizations. Jackson continues to expand his foundation through various
philanthropic initiatives that will benefit his hometown of Queens and beyond.
In 2011, Jackson launched SK Energy, a new energy shot to combat world hunger -- each
bottle sold provides a meal for those in need via a partnership with the UN World Food
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