50 Cent has one of the most commercially successful albums Get Rich Or Die Trying in the history of hip hop but before he became a multi-platinum rapper, he used to hustle hard in the streets.
Which doesn't sound like a lot.More news: Analyst's Predictions on Nuance Communications, Inc. (NUAN), QUALCOMM Incorporated (QCOM)
In 2018's economic state, Bitcoins are actually worth between $10,000 and $12,000 per coin, so after doing a bit of quick maths, that means Fiddy's coin haul is now worth between $7,000,000 and $8,000,000 aka £5,000,000.
Remember past year when 50 Cent declared himself bankrupt? The album reportedly earned him 700 bitcoins in total and at the time, each bitcoin was worth $662, so approximately $463,000 in sales. Last July, he sold a $60 million share in Effen Vodka, and now it's been revealed that he made millions by getting into the suddenly trendy cryptocurrency game early.
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If Jackson sold the Bitcoin he acquired from the album "Animal Ambition" back in June of 2014, he'd have gotten right around $463,400 United States dollars.
The story of 50 Cent's bitcoin windfall is emerging just a few years after the rapper filed for bankruptcy protection under his given name, Curtis Jackson. This sum, however, is about half as much compared to the 14 million dollars that the assets were worth in December.More news: IOS 11.3 to include toggle to disable processor throttling
The album was the first from a rapper to be made available via Bitcoin and a copy of Animal Instinct cost a minor fraction of a unit.