How 50 Cent Accidentally Became a Bitcoin Millionaire After His Last Album
16:40, Friday, 26 January, 2018
Curtis Jackson, better known by his rap alias 50 Cent, has built up one of the most impressive resumés of all time. He dominated the hip-hop scene in the early 2000s, started world-famous rap clique G-Unit, and now he’s a bitcoinmillionaire.
That’s right, even legendary emcees are hopping on the cryptocurrency bandwagon, though 50 Cent’s crypto chronicles began completely unintentionally. According to a report from the Los Angeles Times, the rapper was one of the first major musicians to accept bitcoin payments for his 2014 album Animal Ambition.
Sales for his fifth studio album were pretty underwhelming compared to his previous projects. But of the 205,000 copies sold, a portion were paid for in bitcoin, netting 50 Cent about 700 bitcoins.