In 2014, rapper 50 Cent has started to accept bitcoin for his album “Animal Ambition”, which became the owner of a multimillion fortune.
On Tuesday, the fashion columnist, TMZ reported that 50 Cent, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, has about 700 BTC. Cryptocurrency musician received as a result of sales of the album “Animal Ambition” via BitPay. Then, this amount was equivalent to $400,000, and now is estimated at $7-9 million.
The contractor confirmed the veracity of the TMZ article, placing the text in Instagram and commenting:
“Not bad for a guy from the South Side. I’m so proud of you.”
According to him, he even forgot about the received bitcoins, since the release of the album “Animal Ambition”.
Jackson had previously been cases of entrepreneurial success. So, the artist became one of the early investors in the energy drink Glaceau, which was acquired by Coca-Cola for $4.1 billion, 50 Cent has his own clothing line, as well as companies engaged in food additives and real estate.
50 Cent is not the only musician who decided to accept bitcoin as payment for their creativity. So, in 2014, rock band Mastodon is also beginning to accept bitcoin through BitPay, and in November of last year, the singer Bjork announced that her album, “Utopia” will be available for purchase for different cryptocurrencies. Albums Mariah Carey, Marilyn Manson and many other artists can now be purchased for Monero.