After 12 years of trying, 50 Cent has finally sold his Connecticut mansion. All the money from the sale is being donated to charity.
The long-standing show MTV Cribs gives us an unprecedented look inside the homes of some of our favorite celebrities. Honestly, in most instances, they are more glamorous than we could have ever imagined. For those asking what on Earth stars do with all that money they earn, just take a look inside a few of their homes.
50 Cent, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, has one of the more extravagant homes we have ever seen. A 21-bedroom mansion in Farmington, Connecticut that the rapper originally bought from boxer, Mike Tyson. However, for the past 12 years, Jackson has been trying to get rid of the mansion and not had much luck in doing so.
More than a decade later and Jackson is no longer the owner of the flamboyant home, reports The Wall Street Journal. The home has sold for $2.9 million, a staggering $15.6 million less than the $18.5 million it was originally listed for back in 2007. That being said, we imagine Jackson is simply happy that the property has been sold, regardless of price.
We say that due to the comments made by Jackson last year during an episode of Million Dollar Listing New York. The exasperated rapper revealed that he planned to donate the mansion to his charity, the G-Unity Foundation. Even though those plans have clearly changed since then, the almost $3 million Jackson now has from the sale of the house will still go to his charity. A pretty cool gesture from the singer who likely has enough houses that he can write off the sale of this one, the first he ever bought with money he made from touring during the early 2000s.
Jackson founded The G-Unity Foundation back in 2003. Its aim is to improve the lives of underserved and low-income communities across the United States. $2.9 million will do a lot of good in that arena. Now, all we want to know is who finally took the mansion off of Jackson's hand. We're assuming it would have been reported had it been anyone famous.