50 Cent Moves From Music to Movies

July 29, 2011  |  

(The Independent) — Well, it’s a pretty fair exchange: in exchange for not being able to walk around in the mall, you can buy everything in it.” Curtis Jackson, aka 50 Cent, is fairly relaxed about the price of fame. Nor does he have to worry about heeding the mantra of his first album Get Rich or Die Tryin’. Album sales galore, a burgeoning film and writing career and several sound investments – including a multi-million dollar payday when the vitamin water company he had shares in sold to Coca-Cola – have seen the latest estimates of his wealth hit half a billion dollars.  Eight years after his debut album turned the former New York drugs-runner into an international superstar, the 36-year old proffers the following assessment of his wealth and success: “I see money as a facilitator,” he elaborates. “If airlines don’t have a plane that goes to where you want to go, a private jet will. If a studio doesn’t go after a project and think it’s the right project for right now, I can go and get it made. I think that to some people I may appear a little off, but they’re just not on the same page as me.”

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