How Fifty Became Half-a-Billionaire

Interesting piece in the Washington Post on how 50 Cent grew his estimated worth to $500 million give or take a few Tony Yayo tax write offs.

In the weeks and months thereafter, Lighty and Oza hammered out the terms of a deal. 50 Cent would take a stake in the privately owned company, one that would graduate over time and escalate if the company hit certain numbers. The two entities – 50 Cent on one hand and Glaceau on the other – signed an agreement of mutual confidentiality. Still, word got around that Lighty had negotiated something close to, but not more than, 10 percent of the value of the company.

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