50 Cent, from Bill Egan

January 13, 2011 |

 This is a funny rag on 50 Cent: "50 Cent's Investment Library"

But once done laughing, you might enjoy the excellent book by Robert Greene with 50 Cent's name on it, The 50th Law.

Here is a quote from the book:

"The greatest fear people have is that of being themselves. They want to be 50 Cent or someone else. They do what everyone else does even if it doesn't fit where and who they are. But you get nowhere that way; your energy is weak and no one pays attention to you. You're running away from the one thing that you own - what makes you different. I lost that fear, and once I felt the power that I had by showing the world I didn't care about being like other people, I could never go back."

- 50 Cent

J.T Holley writes: 

I get the joke, but he actually chose the name as a metaphor– "Change". He took it upon himself to make something of himself other than what he was accustomed to seeing in Queens.

I think the Wall Streeters who bash him are just a little bit on the "sour grapes" side. He moved from Queens to Farmington. Those MBA's probably don't like that and neither do all the other critics who reside elsewhere. Ironically, the Farmington mansion was owned by Mike Tyson whose former bodyguard put 9 shots into .50 cents body. Just a theory, but I think the house was purchased as a personal mark of his own overcoming.

His success as an entrepreneur is something that isn't appreciated and should be looked at in my opinion quantitatively by his checking account and its sustainability thus far. He is an entrepreneur. Took the effort and time to do such. Get's paid for his services. He has his critics and they don't like it. Go figure.

I like when he was working on the movie and soundtrack to "Get Rich or Die Tryin'" he was asked when he found time to sleep. He was either working on the film or the soundtrack and people took notice. His response, to paraphrase, was "Sleep is for people that are broke, I don't sleep. I have a small window to make my dreams reality".

Also when shown or quoted 50 almost never seems like a braggart. He appears humbled and utilizes his time to profit.


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