Monday, 1 October 2012

A Timeline of Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson's Biggest Business Ventures

When Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson came into the game he told the world he would get rich or die trying. Well, to some people's dissatisfaction, he aint dead yet. But the former low level Queens crack dealer turned rap megastar has gotten rich 20 times over. We're not even talking about the millions he's made off record sales or his dozens of acting gigs. 50 has a business portfolio that would make Donald Trump proud.

April, 2003 Interscope, G-Unit Records
After the Queens rapper's wildly successful debut Get Rich or Die Tryin' sold a kabillion copies, Fif negotiates a deal for his own label, G-Unit Records, through Universal Music Group's Interscope Records.

July, 2003 Marc Ecko, G-Unit Clothing Company
Fif teams up with Ecko Unlimited founder Marc Ecko and creates G-Unit Clothing Company, a line of clothing and accessories.

November, 2003 Reebok, G-Unit Sneakers
Curtis inks a five-year deal with shoe giant Reebok to distribute his line of G-Unit footwear.

2003 G-Unit Films
Fiddy and Interscope team up to form the production company G-Unit Films. The movie, Get Rich or Die Tryin' is released through the film company in 2005.

January, 2004 Digital Sin, 50 Cent and G Unit Adult Films
Boo Boo signs an exclusive deal with adult film distributor Digital Sin to create an interactive s-x DVD titled Groupie Luv.

August, 2004 Zingy Inc, Ringtones
The “Piggy Bank” rapper dials up more dollars with an exclusive ringtone, voicemail greeting and image deal with Zingy Inc.

October, 2004 Glaceau (Energy Brands), Vitamin Water
Fif obtains a minority share in Glaceau in exchange for an endorsement of the popular product Vitamin Water. In, May 2007, Coca Cola purchases Vitamin Water for $4.1 billion and Jackson reportedly receives around $100 million in the deal after taxes.

November, 2005 Sierra Entertainment, 50 Cent: Bullet Proof Video Game
50 steps into the video game arena when 50 Cent: Bullet Proof, is released on PlayStation consoles.

January, 2007 MTV Books/Pocketbooks, G Unit Books
Off the strength of his best-selling Kris Ex penned memoir, From Pieces To Weight, Curt hops into the literary world and partners with MTV Books/Pocketbooks to form G-Unit Books.

January, 2008 Lifestyle, Magic Stick Condoms
Mr. Cent slides on a new deal with condom maker Lifestyle for his own brand of jimmy hats called, Magic Stick.

2008 Right Guard, Pure 50 RGX Body Spray
After continuously smelling success, 50 strikes a deal with Right Guard for his own Pure 50 RGX body spray line.

May, 2008 Steiner Sports, Memorabilia
50 inks a multi-year deal with Steiner Sports to exclusively sell his memorabilia, including autographed photos and movie related products.

November, 2008 MTV, 50 Cent: The Money and the Power
Getting in on the reality show buzz, Fif makes a deal with MTV for his own Donald Trump style reality show, 50 Cent: The Money and the Power.

January, 2009 Cheetah Vision
Along with Randell Emmitt, Jackson launches the new production company Cheetah Vision. In 2010 the company receives $200 million in hedge funding.

November, 2009 Power By 50
Leaping on the smell goods craze, 50 launches new line of cologne, Power By 50 sold exclusively at Macy's.

December, 2010 G-Note Records
50 announces the launch of new subsidiary G-Note Records, a pop themed sister company to G-Unit Records. Pauly D of Jersey Shore infamy is a signee.

December, 2010 Gunnar Optiks, 3D Glasses
The rapper announces his investment in Gunnar Optiks, a company that specializes in “digital performance eyewear.”

April, 2011 Jam House Live, This Is 50 Comedy Tour
Launches the comedy website, where viewers pay $2.99 to watch live comedy acts from Times Square.

April, 2011 UberMedia, Uber50 App
Curtis partners with UberMedia to launch a customized Twitter theme for their UberSocial Blackberry application.

May, 2011 SMS Audio, Sync by 50
Starts SMS Audio and begins production on a new line of high end wireless headphones.

July 2011 Smarter Comics, The 50th Law Comic Book
Strikes a deal with comic book company Smarter Comics to produce a comic book adaptation of his best-selling book, The 50th Law.

September, 2011 Pure Growth Partners, Street King Energy Drink
Teams up with Pure Growth Partners to bring Street King Energy Drink. Portions of the sales go to providing meals to underprivileged children around the globe.

July, 2012 Floyd Mayweather, TMT Promotions
Partners with boxer, friend Floyd Mayweather to start the fighting promotion company The Money Team Promotions, becoming an official promoter and licensing the brand in New York.

September, 2012 Manny Pacquiao, ? Promotions
After deading his deal with Money May, Fif announces a joint promotional venture with boxer Manny Pacquiao.

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