50 Cent, born Curtis James Jackson III, is an award-winning rapper, entrepreneur, actor, producer, and philanthropist from Queens, New York. He rose to fame with his record-shattering debut album, Get Rich or Die Tryin’, and has since sold more than 30 million albums worldwide.
Jackson has leveraged his star power to cross over with unparalleled success as an entrepreneur, actor, producer, and philanthropist. In 2005, he founded G-Unit Film & Television, Inc. which has produced hits like “Power,” which he executive produced, directed, and co-starred in. He currently has the most watched new series on Starz, “’Power Book II: Ghost.”
In April 2020 Jackson released his second book, Hustle Harder, Hustle Smarter, which draws lessons from his life experience, among them the importance of developing life skills at a young age. Based on that experience, Jackson founded the G-Unity Foundation in 2003 and has spent nearly two decades helping young people and communities in need thrive.