According to reports, 50 Cent gambled with Bitcoin years ago, and ended up with a major payoff.
TMZ noted that in 2014, 50 released his album ‘Animal Ambition,’ but instead of receiving money for it, he accepted bitcoin. This move made him the first rapper to do so. The album was sold for fractions of a bitcoin to fans, and resulted in him raking in 700 bitcoins according to sources. The amount is equivalent to $400,000.
Despite getting all those bitcoins, 50 reportedly let the cryptocurrency sit for years. Now, the bitcoins are reportedly valued at $10,000 to $12,000 per coin. That means the rapper has up to $8.5 million in the cryptocurrency.