Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson III
Creator and Executive Producer
50 Cent, born Curtis James Jackson III, is an award-winning rapper, entrepreneur, actor and producer from Queens, New York. Recognized as one of the most talented and prolific music artists of his time, the Grammy Award winner rose to fame with his record-shattering debut album, Get Rich or Die Tryin' and has since sold more than 30 million albums worldwide and been awarded numerous prestigious accolades. Jackson has leveraged his star power to cross over with unparalleled success as an entrepreneur, actor and producer. From Get Rich or Die Tryin' being one of the fastest selling albums in history, to creating one of the most influential deals in hip-hop with the sale of Vitaminwater, Jackson continues to break records currently having the #1 show on Starz, “Power,” in which he not only co-stars but also serves as executive producer.
Jackson has carved out a thriving television and film career, founding G-Unit Film & Television, Inc in 2005, producing a wide variety of content across numerous platforms and has sold a myriad of shows to various networks. Among these is “Power,” which premiered in June 2014. Starz also extended Jackson & G-Unit Film & Television, Inc’s exclusive overall deal to develop new projects for the network, including “Tomorrow, Today,” based on a screenplay penned by Jackson. Additional credits include the variety show “50 Central” on BET and two dramas, “The Oath,” (WT) and "RPM” (WT) for Sony Pictures Television Networks and Crackle. Jackson’s successful film career has included roles in several blockbusters, most recently filming the upcoming “Den of Thieves” where he will co-star opposite Gerard Butler slated for release in 2018, he also appeared in the Antoine Fuqua directed boxing drama, “Southpaw,” alongside Jake Gyllenhaal and “Spy” with Melissa McCarthy. Jackson will also reprise his role in “Escape Plan 2,” set for release in 2018.
The exceptional businessman serves as CEO of G-Unit Records, which he founded in 2003 and since its inception has signed a myriad of multi-platinum artists. Jackson continues to dominate the charts with his recent single “I’m the Man” going Gold in 2016 and is continuously recording new music.
Jackson continues to extend his brand, which encompasses a broad spectrum of businesses including: footwear and apparel, fragrance, video games, publishing, headphones, Vodka, health drinks, Casper mattresses and supplements.