Even if he’s not making money off the music at the moment, 50 is banking off of his recent investment. Last year he entered into an agreement with bottled water company Glaceau that allowed them to use his name and image in marketing the product in exchange for a piece of the company. The Vitamin Water brand blew up and Coca-Cola became interested.
Last month the soda empire bought Glaceau for a cool $4.1 billion, leaving fans wondering how much 50 would get from that. Published reports said that 50 had a 10 percent stake in the company and was going to see about $400 million. But in actuality, 50 only has around a 2 percent stake in the company and is walking away with a $100 million from the deal. Still, that’s not too shabby.