How much is 50 Cent’s life worth? The hip-hop star was famously shot and almost killed in 2000, and he’s spent some considerable money on ensuring it doesn’t happen again. “I spend £20,000 a week on security,” he said. “My home is surrounded by cameras. I need surveillance not only to look out for me but also to protect me.”
That $1.6 million annual bill for security may be burning a hole in 50 Cent’s pocket, but he is adamant it is absolutely necessary. “You get all these crazy lawsuits and I need cameras to check on things,” he said. And his business sense is clearly in much demand, as he alleges that Robert De Niro asked him for some advice during shooting of Righteous Kill in 2008.
“Robert De Niro asks me for business advice.” he explained. “I worked with him and Al Pacino on Righteous Kill and that was a big deal for me. These guys are heroes. Robert doesn’t see me like a lot of other people see me. He seems me as a businessman and he asks me for advice and has respect for my opinion.”