For their January 2011 issue, Black Enterprise mag has “The Many Faces of 50” and an all-access feature story on Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson.
BE editor Tennille Robinson was able to get a number of details on him regarding his estimated worth, most recent deals and how he’s managed to leverage his celebrity into a number of business ventures. 50’s all business in this story, no beef. That’s a surprise. Read on for our exclusive first look at the cover and behind the scenes shots….
The cover shoot took place in Los Angeles, which is where 50 is currently based since he’s gotten more involved with acting and producing movies for his production company Cheetah Vision. He’s already started filming The Set Up with where he stars opposite Bruce Willis. And it’s the first of a 10-picture deal backed by a $200 million fund financed by the New York City-based Hedge Fund Film Partners. Nice.
Rap star 50 Cent has continued to add to his entrepreneurship by investing in a new company that creates “digital performance eyewear.”
According to FastCompany.com, 50′s latest business deal involves an optical eyeglass company named Gunnar Optiks.
The rapper’s investment in Gunnar Optiks comes is hoped to spark the sale of 3D glasses and televisions, which has not been selling as much as some analysts predicted.
The company also specializes in making sharper images that help reduce eye irritation and headaches that some may experience while using 3D equipment.
You can buy the company’s stylish 3D eye wear which will be retailed between $70-$200, like the rest of the entire collection.
FastCompany has also said that 50 Cent also has a say in the business direction of Gunnar Optiks as well as being an investor. 50 became involved with Gunnar after turning down an endorsement deal, in favor of a stake in the company.