50 Cent at the premiere of STX Films’ Den of Thieves at Regal LA Live Stadium 14 on Jan. 17, 2018, in Los Angeles (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Some people have all the luck, and there is nothing no one can ever do to convince me that 50 Cent (Curtis James Jackson III) isn’t one of those lucky-ass people.

Now, don’t get me wrong. I am not saying that Mr. 50 is not a hard worker or supremely talented. I am saying that his ass is also lucky.


First of all, he survived being shot nine times, proving that he has more tenacity (and luck) than the proverbial cat. And now, apparently, just casually, he unknowingly was sitting on millions of dollars after accepting bitcoin for his 2014 album, Animal Ambition.

Let me repeat that: Curtis James Jackson III made millions of dollars by being the first rapper to accept bitcoin as payment for an album. According to TMZ, at the time, each bitcoin was worth about $662, so 50, who made 700 bitcoins from sales, ended up with more than a cool $400,000.

You’re probably thinking, “Wait, that’s not millions of dollars.” And you’re right, of course, it’s not. But what 50 ended up doing was leaving those 700 coins just sitting around, lingering. Now, four years later, give or take, each bitcoin’s value stands at between $10,000 and $12,000.

So the rapper is currently sitting on some $7 million in coins, depending on how you round it out.


So how is this lucky? 50 could have just planned all along to sit on those coins like a good investor. Except ... according to 50 himself, he didn’t.


He posted on Instagram about the story, saying how proud he was of himself, before admitting, later down in the comments, that he just forgot.

“I’m a keep it real I forgot I did that shit,” he quipped, using a facepalm emoji.


This guy ... man.

My newfound goal in life is to be able to forget about something and look around and have $7 million. I’m speaking life into it for 2018.

News Editor at The Root, animation nerd, soca junkie, yogi

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