50 Cent

Occupation: Musician, actor

Nationality: American

Born: July 6, 1975 (40)

One of the world's most successful rappers, 50 Cent was first noticed by rapper Nas in the late 90s, but was shot nine times in 2000. After recovering, he was signed by Eminem and Dr Dre and released the album Get Rich or Die Tryin', which sold 872,000 copies in the first 4 days. His next album, The Massacre was even more successful.

50 Cent has also pursued acting, starring in the 2005 autobiographical film Get Rich or Die Tryin'. He has also starred in his own video games, 50 Cent: Bulletproof and 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand.
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