50 Cent has always been a savant when it comes to money. Early in his career, Fif saw his bank account skyrocket to $38 million after co-headlining the Roc The Mic Tour alongside JAY-Z in 2003.

Even with all that money in the bank, however, Fif was still living modestly when he first broke through.

“My first run, the Roc The Mic Tour and everything we did, I came back and had $38 million in my account,” the Queens native revealed during a recent interview with Brian J. Roberts while promoting his new BMF series. “And all I had was a two-bedroom apartment that was $800 a month.”

It wasn’t long before 50 Cent leveled up and splashed the cash on Mike Tyson‘s sprawling 52-room mansion in Connecticut. While the purchase was driven by a desire to remove the financial “restraints” he’d grown up with and “enjoy” the fruits of his labor, 50 revealed it was also for tax purposes.

“If you don’t spend it, you know the IRS is gonna take it,” he explained. “I needed the expenses, so I ended up buying Mike Tyson’s home in Farmington and stuff like that. I was adjusting to it.”

50 Cent bought Mike Tyson’s estate for a reported $4.1 million in 2003. The 50,000-square-foot home had an insane 21 bedrooms, 25 bathrooms, an indoor pool, hot tub, green-screen room, indoor court, multiple game rooms and a recording studio.

After calling it a home for over 15 years, Fif sold the property — although it wasn’t an easy sell. Curtis originally put the house on the market for $18.5 million in 2007 and tried to find a buyer for years. He ended up selling it at a massively discounted $2.9 million in 2019 and donated all the money to his charity, G-Unit Foundation.

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These days, 50 Cent is making his coin off his growing TV show empire on STARZ, and it looks like there’s more coming in. After just one episode of his new series Black Mafia Family, which debuted last month, 50 has already received the green light on a second season.

“After the first episode breaks all premiere records on the network, sure you’ll get a season 2 yeah, don’t worry be happy,” 50 wrote to Instagram after the news broke.