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50 Cent’s Net Worth (Updated 2019)

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Name:Curtis James Jackson III
Nickname:50 Cent, Ferrari F-50.
Birth Date:July 6, 1975 (age 44)
Occupation:Rapper, Songwriter, Entrepreneur, Producer, Businessman, Actor.
Net-Worth:$30 million
Spouse:None
Children:2
Zodiac Sign:Cancer

Introduction

He is probably one of the most famous rappers in history, selling over 30 million albums throughout his career and winning various music awards including a grammy. Coming from a low-income family he made it to success amassing a fortune of more than US$ 30 million passing through multiple failures, an almost deadly shooting he was involved in and. Today we talk about the man that is considered the baddest in hip hop history Curtis James Jackson III a.k.a. 50 Cents.

Early life

He was born in July 6, 1975 in Jamaica, Queens. His mother gave birth to him when she was only 15, while 50 cents never knew who his father was. The family struggled financially, and his mother needed to deal with drugs to provide support for 50 cents; she sold them in Southside Jamaica, a dangerous block of New York. 

One day she didn’t come back home as she was murdered inner apartment with a poisoned drink. This caused Curtis Jackson to react by getting himself involved as well in the drug dealing business under the name “Bubu” by selling crack that at the time was very popular. Life was hard in the neighborhood and in order to make it through the streets, Curtis subscribed to boxing and purchased a gun with which he could defend himself and get himself respected.

During his drug dealing time, he was arrested twice, once when he was 14 and another time when he was 17 but since he was too young to go to jail, the officers opted for his shock incarceration. Out of the boot camp that was similar to a military one, he went back to his city selling drugs again.

Career 

He knew he couldn’t have made it selling drugs only, that’s when he figured out the idea of getting into the rap world and write music for a living. One night Curtis went to a club and randomly met Jam Master Jay, a promise t figure in the rap world at the time. Curtis approached him with so much confidence, telling him that he was going to make it big that Jam Master Jay agreed to make him listen to his lyrics.

He wasn’t good at first, so he needed to take some classes on how to write music. Eventually, he started becoming good and got signed to Jam Master Jay’s record label, a fact that was about to change Curtis’ life forever. 

He later god a child, and this caused him to focus on his career as a musician. He still didn’t make it big, even after signing to Columbia Records and producing an entire album of his. So he wrote a single pointing out his frustration and anger concerning the rap industry, citing as well big names of it that later answered back to him in their songs; he was making a lot of enemies.

His beginning success was starting to bother someone, until, on May 24, 2000, Jackson was attacked by a gunman that shot him nine times; he still survived and went to a rehab period that would change him forever.

His Success

After the shooting he started releasing independent mixtapes after the shooting, being more confident and aggressive than ever speaking still with his bullet in his tongue. He formed a group g-unit with two of his friends with which they sold out many shows, making thousands of dollars in a short time; it was finally working. 

All the record labels started to call him to offer deals of the magnitude of million dollars. Eminem was one fo those interested in him, so he flew to LA to meet him and Dr.Dre and together they signed a US $1 million deal that eventually made him one of the hottest stars in hip hop. 

In January 2003, 50 cents released his single “In da Club” from his album “Get rich or die tryin'” that brought him to heights never seen before. Suddenly he made hundreds of thousands of dollars each week, and ladies and fans were all around him. 

In 2005 he released another of his album “the massacre,” selling 4 million copies like candies; also his enemies increased after this huge success. He started expanding his horizons, so he made deals with fashion labels and other businesses that made him earn more than US $100 million.

3 Lessons we can learn from his story

Lesson 1: Be Fearless and bigger than your problems

Fifty cents didn’t get scared after he was almost shot to death. Better saying that he was afraid at the beginning, but he knew that he couldn’t let his fear take over him. That’s when he decided to come back stronger than before and never to be fooled by his own fears anymore because if you have problems in life, the only way to overcome them is to become bigger than those problems.

Lesson 2: Learn from your mistakes

After being sent to the rehab program after his arrest, he learned that he couldn’t go back to the streets selling drugs as this wouldn’t’ have ensured him a bright future. That’s when he decided to pursue his career as a rapper, even though he could make much more money selling drug (at least at the beginning).

Lesson 3: Keep Pushing

Even though he wanted to win so bad as a rapper, he didn’t see the lights of success until years of struggle passed by. In his case, backing up has never been an option, but many people just surrender to circumstances even when things don’t go well. Whatever your situation keep pushing like 50 cents did and one day you’ll see the light shine upon your face.

5 Tips to Succeed

Tip #1: Understand Life

Sometimes things won’t work out for you the moment you feel ready for them; usually, things will just happen to you, and you’ll find yourself in a completely different energy setting than before. When things don’t work well for you, don’t worry, you’re just making your skin thicker so that you’ll be able to handle success once you achieve it. 

Tip #2: Give Back

Whether you already achieved success or you’re on your path to achieve it, give back to the people as we’re not alone in this world. This will help you develop not only a sense of confidence (you can give instead of only taking) but also will make you feel happy and grateful for contributing to the improvement of others lives.

Tip #3: Don’t chase Money

It won’t be the amount of money that you’ll make that will make you feel good about yourself. It will be the process it self of making them and the journey that will transform you as a man into a better version of yourself that you should be really looking for. In the end, money is just a number, but all the things you will experience through your path to success won’t be numbers but emotions that you’ll bring with you forever.

Tip #4: Be Yourself

It’s useless that you try to copy somebody and make it big like them. If you do that you’ll hardly become successful as you’ll just be a copy of something already existing. The best thing to do to raise your odds of success is to make things that are original and that nobody else has already done.

Tip #5: Be Confident

Believe in yourself enough so that other people will start believing in yourself too. There will be times when you won’t feel like being up to the challenges confronts yourself with but if you aren’t the first to believe in yourself, then who do you think is going to do? Fifty cents is a master when it comes in the power of self-belief and self-confidence, and we can see this from the benefits he got of believing in himself. 

Favorite Quotes

  • “Get rich or die tryin’.”
  • “I never allow my fear to limit me.”
  • “Everything happens when it’s supposed to happen.”
  • “Love your enemies and hate your friends. Your enemies remain the same; friends always change.”
  • “Your opinion of yourself becomes your reality.”
  • “Just be confident. I think confidence is the most attractive part of a person.”

Curiosities

  • He owns an $18 million mansion in Connecticut.
  • Snoop Dogg once stole his Lamborghini.
  • He made $100 million after the sale of Vitamin Water, of which he was a shareholder.
  • During his shooting, one of the bullets hit him in the face, throwing away one of his teeth and tearing his tongue.

Conclusion

Fifty Cents is not only one of the greatest rappers in history but also an incredible business savvy and investor. Thanks to his confidence, desire to win and unstoppable drive, he made it both through the rap and business ranks, accumulating a fortune of more than $30 million. His legacy will be remembered days after he’ll be gone.

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Lil Pump’s Net Worth

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Name:Gazzy Garcia
Nickname:Lil Pump
Birth Date:August 17, 2000 (age 19)
Occupation:Rapper, songwriter
Net-Worth:$9 million
Spouse:None
Children:None
Zodiac Sign:Leo

Introduction

He is a Colombian-American rapper and songwriter, rendered famous with his certified triple platinum single “Gucci Gang” that put him at third place in Billboard Hot 100 only at the age of 17. Nowadays, he counts more than 20 million followers on his social media accounts, fact that coupled with his musical success, made him accumulate a fortune of $9 million to date.

Early life

He was born in Miami, Florida even though his parents are from Colombia, but later divorced and Lil’s mother moved to Miami where he raised him. He had always been a hot-headed guy, selling drugs and getting kicked out of almost every school he attended. 

Career 

His rapper career was never a planned one for him. In fact, according to Pump, it just happened. This was also caused by the fact that he knew an older guy in the rapping scene that helped him get into this world. 

When he was 13, he got introduced to Smokepurpp with which he started collaborating. They put out some music out on SoundCloud not to seriously and without many expectations as the two weren’t professional musicians; in fact, Pump started to rhyme over the beats that Smokepurpp created.

When the tracks were put to SoundCloud, they started to receive some acclaim, until they became famous enough for Lil Pump to arrange his first gigs in South Florida. He began to get some recognition in the underground rap scene and, after publishing his music video “D Rose,” things started to take off as it hit over 140 million views in July 2018.

His Success

At 17 he signed his first record deal with Warner Bros Records that foresaw the release of his album in August 2017. He didn’t release his album, but his real success came with his single “Gucci Gang” that topped billboard charts in the US and Europe apart from being certified platinum on January 2018.

His deal with Warner Bros records had to fall apart because he was a minor at its time, eventually anyway he signed back with Warner Bros for $8 Million on March 2018. To date he is still enjoying the fruits of his success collaborating with great artists like Kanye West, Skrillex, Maluma, Lil Wayne, Offset and many more.

3 Lessons we can learn from his story

Lesson 1: Be Provocative

One of the ways artists make themselves bigger on screen is by writing songs that appeal to the emotions of the public, provoking them and causing a reaction (good or bad). Lil Pump does that well, and I believe that he’s aware of what he’s doing when he hits certain topics or throws specific lines to which people react.

Lesson 2: Do Something

When you don’t know what to do with your life, do something. Opportunities will knock on your door out of nowhere if you put yourself out there and make new experiences. Lil Pump didn’t plan a career into rap, but he just started rapping, and from there, things started to take off in unexpected ways both for him and others.

Lesson 3: Be Original

Lil Pump developed his own original style both in terms of music and personal brand. With all the competition that’s out there in the rap and hip hop world, he wouldn’t have made it that far if all he did was just trying to emulate or to look like somebody else.

5 Tips to Succeed

Tip #1: Make Connections & Have a Team

Having many connections always comes handy in life, especially if you want to get involved in businesses where people might help you along your journey. The fact that Lil Pump knew many people in the underground ambiance of Southern Miami, helped him create a team of supporters that eventually contributed to his success.

Tip #2: Exploit Timing

No business idea will ever work if the time for that business to happen is wrong. Before jumping onto something with a product in mind, look around you and see if the time for that product is the right one. Talk to people and understand what their need is in that specific moment, and you’ll significantly maximize your chances of success.

Tip #3: Be the hero of your Kingdom

Lil Pump writes his style of music and his personality has a lot to do with it as well. We can see from his social media account that how he is he appears and creates, thus being the king on his own world. When you can put yourself out there as authentic as you can be, then you’ll be the hero of your Kingdom, and nobody will be able to take your own essence away from you.

Tip #4: Stick into peoples’ head

Lil Pump well knows how powerful the concept of repetition is. He applied this in his song “Gucci Gang” for example whereby repeating “Gucci Gang” many times and by only saying simple words that almost everybody knows, then a ringtone that’s always on people’s head is not so difficult to produce.

Tip #5: Get people’s attention

Unless you become good at grabbing people’s attention, nobody will ever listen to you. That’s one of the basic principles of marketing & sales as everything starts from making people’s only care about your product for enough seconds to make them interested in it. Lil Pump does this by creating short songs that do not bore people to the bone, apart from transposing the same tactic in his social media posts.

Favorite Quotes

  • “I’m the best SoundCloud rapper.”
  • “I want to be the biggest thing that’s out because I’m different from everybody. I don’t sound like nobody.”
  • “I just do what I do.”
  • “If you clean a vacuum cleaner, are you a vacuum cleaner?”

Curiosities

  • When he was in high school, he once started such a massive riot that police helicopters had to come over.
  • After getting kicked out of many high schools, he got into an opportunity school but got kicked out also from there.
  • He got his backpack robbed once out of which some guys found his passport and discovered his real name.
  • He got his twitter account suspended twice because of his outlandish content.
  • His most popular music video “Gucci Gang” has over 1 billion views on Youtube and to date is certified four times platinum in the US.
  • He has dyslexia and has trouble reading according to a post written by him on social media.
  • He has an expensive car collection including a Porsche and a Lamborghini.

 Conclusion

Lil Pump is one of the youngest rappers of America that made it big in such a short amount of time. Thanks to his simple music, originality, and polarizing personality, he managed to accumulate a fortune of $9 million.

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Chris Brown’s Net Worth (Updated 2019)

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Name:Christopher Maurice Brown
Nickname:Chris Breezy, Breezy, C. Breezy, Bhris Breezy
Birth Date:May 5, 1989 (age 30)
Occupation:Singer, Rapper, Entrepreneur, Songwriter, Actor, Producer, Dancer.
Net-Worth:$30 + million
Spouse:None
Children:1
Zodiac Sign: Taurus

Introduction

If you’re a fan of hip-hop music, you surely know this man, if you’re a fan of music, in general, you probably listened to some of his songs. Christopher Maurice Brown is an American singer, songwriter and entrepreneur born in Virginia. He is generally known for being a singer producing hit-level singles but thanks to his diversified talents, we can consider him a high-end eclectic showman. Thanks to his abilities, during his active years he has managed to accumulate a fortune of more than $30 million.

Early life

Chris Brown was born in a small town in Virginia with roughly 2,000 inhabitants. His inclinations towards music and dancing were immediately noticeable during his childhood; in fact, he taught himself how to sing and dance after he was mesmerized at the sight of his idols like Michael Jackson and Usher. He later participated in local talent shows and sang in his church choir, events that motivated his mother to help his son out at creating such a career. At the same time, his mother left Chris’ father and took another boyfriend that eventually turned out to be abusive with her. 

Career 

Aged 13 he landed his first record deal after having been discovered by a talent scout of Hitmission Records that came over his city. Later on, he produced a demo that was then shipped to New York City. After that, he dropped out of Essex High School in 2005 and went to New York to advance his artist’s career. There he was about to land a record deal thanks to Tina Davis that worked in the A&R department of Def Jam Recordings back then. Chris Brown wasn’t able to land the deal with Def Jam eventually, but he managed to sign himself under the Jive Records and Warner Bros Records.

His Success

In 2005 he released his self-titled album that debuted number 2 on the Billboard 200 on the first week and selling 3 million copies worldwide. After that, things started to skyrocket, and his career exploded, heading him to perform in big concerts worldwide. 

In 2007, apart from his success as a singer, he also started his acting career participating in 3 episodes of the O.C. that made him even more famous and gave him a broader worldwide influence. After that, he got into a relationship with Rihanna’s boyfriend, an unfortunate one that eventually fell apart because of his assault to her that caused him to lose much of his public acclaim and business opportunities.

5 Tips to Succeed

Tip #1: Work with Discipline

It’s a common thought to believe that the majority of artists have a scattered work discipline, but it’s also known that those artists who can keep themselves disciplined enough to produce much content consistently, are the ones that usually succeed the most. Chris Brown is one of those as his work ethic is too high that he is almost always producing content, so many that according to him, he has more than 500 songs that are work in progress.

Tip #2: Believe in Yourself

There are aspirations for everybody, but there are also limitations because we doubt ourselves according to what Chris Brown says. The belief idea is one of the most common patterns that we see amongst successful people worldwide and he also understood it. You have to have the strength to say “it’s not true” when people say that you’re not good enough and to stand your ground for what you truly deserve to get. 

Tip #3: Don’t chase money 

As he says, it’s all about love. You can’t do something just because you’re in it for the money because at the end of the day money is just a tool, and like every tool in this world, it is a means to an end. What is the purpose that Chris is talking about? The love of doing what you do, that’s the ultimate end of it. Paradoxically, if you chase what you love instead of what gives you a financial return only, you’ll be more likely to become successful. This, coupled with the drive, the passion and the hunger to succeed will make you jump over skyscrapers.

Tip #4: Surround Yourself with Greatness

Keep your circle tight and make sure that the people around you are the right ones and have your best interest at heart. The rule that you’re the average of the five closest people you surround yourself with is one of the most important golden rules for success. If you have toxic people around you get them off your life either today or little by little but get them off from you even if that looks difficult because the one who will get harmed by that it you.

Tip #5: Program your Future

Not only with his music but also in the fashion business Chris Brown is always 3 steps ahead about what to do next. This gives him a competitive advantage over his competitors and functions more or less as a crystal ball that can roughly predict how the future’s going to be. His strategy consists of creating controlled chaos, he says; this means that even though he’s aware of the chaotic nature of the universe, he still has an amount of control on it.

Favorite Quotes

  • “My only competition is to beat myself.”
  • “I wanna see you be the best person you can be.”
  • “I don’t do music because it makes me rich.”
  • “People can create whatever they want; they just gotta believe in having that capability.”

3 Lessons we can learn from his story

Lesson 1: Trust your inspiration

Chris Brown was mesmerized at the sight of his idols like Michael Jackson. They weren’t the typical male idols like a famous footballer, basketball player or car driver, yet they were Brown’s inspiration. What if he had followed icons or inspirational figures that weren’t the closest ones to the type of person he is? What if he had chosen to get inspired by some entrepreneurs because that’s what somebody told him? He would have failed because he wouldn’t have trusted his inspiration. That’s what you have to do instead, regardless of what is an inspiration according to society’s standards. 

Lesson 2: Prove yourself wrong

Chris Brown didn’t care much about proving others wrong or proving something to them that didn’t appeal to him. What he did instead was always trying to surpass his limitations, to look at himself at the mirror every day with new horizons of possibilities and his previous limiting beliefs being shattered like a glass that’s thrown on the ground. 

Lesson 3: Try it and then speak

Unless you try doing something how can you know if it will work out or not? Failure doesn’t mean that you will also fail in the future; it means that you have found a way to get to where you want to get that doesn’t work. Try again and again and then draw your conclusions after you’ve acted towards something that will bring you closer to where you want to get.

Curiosities

  • He owns a $4.3 million house in Tarzana.
  • He had been sued by his ex girlfriend Rihanna after having assaulted her and caused significant facial injuries. 
  • He lost his virginity at only 8 years old to a girl that was 15.
  • He won a grammy for best R&B album.
  • Brown is banned from entering Australia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom.
  • He owns 14 burger king restaurants.

Conclusion

Chris Brown is one of the greatest showmen of the world being literally a singing, acting and dancing machine. By bringing his own style to the various artistic performances he makes, he is a truly successful artists, selling more than 100 million albums worldwide. To date he managed to accumulate a fortune of more than $30 million.

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Daymond John’s Net Worth (Updated 2019)

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Net Worth:$300+ million
Name: Daymond Garfield John
Nickname None
Age:50
Occupation: Businessman, Investor, TV Personality, Author, Motivational Speaker.
Born:February 23, 1969
Spouse:Heather Teroz
Zodiac Sign: Pisces
Children3
Last Updated:2019

Interesting Inception 

You probably know Daymond John from being the CEO of the famous clothing brand “Fubu” that he founded or as the investor in the popular TV Series “Shark Tank.” This great businessman, investor, and author managed to accumulate, as of 2019, a net worth of more than $300 million by doing what he loved.

To discover more on him and how he did it keep reading. 

Early life

He was born in Brooklyn, NY, on February 23, 1969, growing up in the neighborhood of Hollis with his mother and grandmother as his father died when he was only 10. During his childhood, he worked as a flier deliverer, but his entrepreneurial spirit soon started to manifest after high school, where he began his commuter van service. 

Career and Struggle

His idea to start with a clothing business came out when he saw that wolf hats were sold for $20 each. He thought those hats to be overpriced and so, together with a friend of him, he started FUBU. H only had $40 in Hollis, Queens where she taught him how to sew the hats. 

They started selling their hats for $10 each, making $800 in one single day. His business seems like it had a future, but Daymond still couldn’t fully support himself by selling hats only. That’s why he accepted a job at Red Lobster while working at FUBU when he had the time. 

Apart from hats, they started selling printed screen t-shirt. Feeling like the business could become successful, Daymond and his mother mortgaged their house for $100.000 to get enough startup capital. Later he hired his friends Jay Alexander Martin and Key Parent into the business.

They started sewing sweaters, hockey jersey and other clothing items with the logo FUBU. How did FUBU become famous then? Their marketing plan was one of the significant factors that helped them succeed as they started loaning around 10 of the hockey jerseys out to rappers for their music videos for 2 years. 

Thanks to their positioning, they started to be perceived as a big company.

The big turning point occurred when he convinced LL Cool J to wear his FUBU T-shirt in a GAP promo campaign. GAP later found out that he was promoting the brand FUBU and fired the executives responsible for the ad. This was an excellent move from Daymond’s side; in fact, it gave him enough visibility to make the brand even more famous so that he got 300.000 in orders in 1994. 

Now FUBU earns more than $6 Billion.

His Success

Things weren’t easy; they needed to take another mortgage on their house as the orders were very high. They were also turned down from 27 banks being almost broke. In the end, his mother decided to use the money for another promotional campaign that turned out to be very successful that ended up in a deal between FUBU and Samsung textiles. 

In 2009 he was proposed to become part of Shank Tank’s cast that he accepted. To date, he invested more than $8 Million of his capital. His favorite investment is reportedly the once on Bubba’ s-Q Boneless Ribs where he helped grow the company from $154,000 in sales to $16 million in just 3 years.

Apart from his exceptional skills as an entrepreneur, Daymond also works as a motivational speaker, giving speeches at AT&T history makers tour and Babson College School of Entrepreneurship. In 2015, John co-founded a program designed to teach business owners and entrepreneurs business skills and how to bring up their companies.

5 Tips to Succeed

Tip #1: Understand your Why

What you have to ask yourself is why you’re doing what you’re doing. Especially if you want to become more aware of who you are and get a boost on motivation. Understanding your why is what comes before the reach of every goal because they should be a consequence of your why’s. 

Tip #2: Adapt your Mind to Circumstances

The world is in constant change, and if you keep thinking (and thus acting) in the same way forever, then your results will probably be unsatisfying. That’s especially true in our fast-changing world where there’s innovation everywhere and new demands from people. Reprogram your thinking so that you start accepting new ideas and new ways of doing things and you’ll have many more chances to succeed by thinking differently. 

Tip #3: Apply the 80/20 rule

Understand that 80% of your results in life are only dictated by those 20% activities related to those results. He stresses a lot the importance of applying this rule to his business activities as that’s the best way to get the maximum returns with the least possible focussed effort. He doesn’t apply this rule only on business anyway as he says that you gotta find what those 20% things that give you also joy, time, etc. are. 

Tip #4: Don’t chase money

“A lot of people out there chasing their dream but their dream is just to be rich, that’s not a dream” He says that if your only purpose is to be rich and you only go after money, you might end up in the wrong place and you’ll also probably feel unfulfilled even if you’ll get rich one day.

Tip #5: Create a Great Team

Daymond John claimed to have excellent team-building skills, and that’s undoubtedly obvious; otherwise, he wouldn’t have gotten to where he is. He claims that it’s essential to pick the right people and choose the ones that have a vision and a clear direction to take in life. His advice on building your team is looking for people that think outside the box, are driven and can communicate with the rest of the team. 

Favorite Quotes

  • “Everybody in the world has to reprogram the way they think.”
  • “Don’t focus on you; focus on what you can give others.”
  • “If you want something, stop chasing it.”
  • “The only difference between you and me is that I have a camera on me.”

3 Lessons we can learn from his story

Lesson 1: Take calculated risks

When FUBU had some potential, he decided along with his mother to mortgage his house. This anyway wasn’t a move that was done just for the sake of taking a risk. He knew that FUBU had a lot of potentials, and even though he risked a lot with this action, the results eventually paid off. Life is always a risk, what’s important is which risks we decide to get ourself into and usually the craziest, but calculated ones are the best.

Lesson 2: Be endorsed by influencers

Daymond understood the power of influencers back then, even when Facebook and Instagram didn’t exist. At their place were the TV channels only that were the most platforms with the highest influencing capabilities, just like many marketing experts understood. He leveraged the power of personal brands to make his FUBU brand even more impactful as, after all, people don’t buy products per se but the perceptions that they have of the products along with the perceived benefits they’ll give them. 

Lesson 3: Help others succeed

If you do it just for yourself then it you’ll hardly feel fulfilled in your life

Curiosities

  • He is a New York Times and Wall Street Journal, best-selling author
  • His favorite books are “Rich Dad, Poor Dad,” and “Think and Grow Rich.”
  • He wrote 3 books even if he has dyslexia. 
  • In 2015, he was appointed as an ambassador from President Obama to promote underserved entrepreneurs.
  • He first lost $750k on the first season of short tank

Conclusion

Daymond John is undoubtedly a great entrepreneur but what he exudes the most out of himself is the drive and passion for helping others in their life. He understands that everybody has untapped potential within himself with which great goals can be achieved. 

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John Cena’s Net Worth (Updated 2019)

Net Worth:$57+ Million
Name: John Felix Anthony Cena Jr.
Nickname The Prototype, Mr. P.
Age:42
Occupation: Professional Wrestler, Actor, Rapper, TV presenter
Born:April 23, 1977
Spouse:Elizabeth Huberdeau (2009-2012)
Zodiac Sign: Taurus
ChildrenNone
Last Updated:2019

Introduction

You might know him from his spectacular moves during the WWE events, or maybe from his various TV appearances as an actor or presenter. Whatever the means through which you got to know this man, I guess you immediately felt sympathy for him even though he has always been a hate me or like me, individual.

John Cena is, in fact, one of the most beloved TV personalities in the US. With over 20 years of activity in the show-business, he managed to accumulate a fortune of $57+ million over his successful career. He has been a five-time United States Champion and a WWE sixteen-time world champion.

As of 2019, John Cena has an estimated net worth of $ 57 million.

Early life

Born in Massachusetts on April 23, 1977, he is of half Italian descent. He studied at Springfield College from where he graduated with a degree in exercise physiology in 1998.

Career 

In 1999 he began his wrestling career at Ultimate Pro Wrestling where he participated until March 2001, after having held its title for 27 days. That was the time where he got his nickname “The Prototype.” After that, he participated in the World Wrestling Federation with which he signed a developmental contract in 2001 and fought with many good wrestlers. 

His Success

In 2002 he started his journey in the WWE when he accepted the fight with Kurt Angle that had challenged him sometime before. He fought him, and since he had an incredible match, he got complimented by the authoritative figure of The Undertaker, even if he lost against him. After that, he had various matches with other excellent WWE fighters like Chris Jericho, Chavo & Eddie Guerrero and D-Von Dudley.

His first huge success came in 2005 when, by defeating JBL at WrestleMania, he won his first World Championship. Apart from his success as a wrestler, he has also been successful on the TV as an actor. In 2006 he starred in various movies like “The Marine,” 12 rounds, Daddy’s home, etc. 

5 Tips to Succeed

Tip #1: Don’t waste time and energy over the uncontrollable

It’s useless that you try to control uncontrollable outcomes. Life is mostly unpredictable, and if you put all your energy on the things that do not matter, you will consume a lot of your time and your energy into petty stuff that won’t produce you most of the results. 

Tip #2: Learn from everybody

Everybody has something to teach you, whether it is your parents, friends or even six years old child that pinpoint something about you honestly. Don’ t close your ears when it’s time to receive constructive criticism. Open them up so that you will take on that precious advice that will help you fill the blind spots that you might not be able to see.

Tip #3: Focus on the immediate things

Even if it’s good to have a long term vision of what you want, it’s not the best thing to do to focus on the longer-term stuff when you have to do certain things today. What matters at the end is the present moment because the future is creating by molding and shaping the present moment that’s in front of you. 

Tip #4: Surround yourself with beautiful people

You re the sum of the average five people that you spend your time with. If you surround yourself with people that are toxic to you or that won’t help you become a better person, then you’re shooting yourself on your feet and slowing down not only your growth process but also harming your psychological health.

Tip #5: Never give up

Life is not supposed to be comfortable as there will be times where you’ll need to push through with all your courage and strength. You will undoubtedly fail if you are shooting for goals that are outside of your comfort zone. Anyway if you don’t get up after those failures, you will not go past the low moments of life, after whose there’s always a better moment after, a moment where you’re forged as a new human being.

Favorite Quotes

  • “If you don’t learn from your mistakes, they become regrets.”
  • “A man’s character is not judged by his victory moments but by the moments when his back is against the world.”
  • “To succeed, I have to believe every night in my heart that I’m the best.”
  • “I never back down, and I never quit.”
  • “The big moments for me are moments where I can contribute.”
  • “Respect everybody, even your enemies and competitors.”

3 Lessons we can learn from his story

Lesson 1: Be Eclectic

Cena has been gifted with the ability not only to be a great sportsman but also with the one to be a great entertainer. He was aware of those talents of his and exploited them to rise as high as he could. Start by mastering one skill or business and then expand into the other ones, based on what you’re good at. 

Lesson 2: Put in the work

He has always put in the work to become great at what he does. His discipline, commitment, and drive didn’t let him stop both in front of physical adversities and front of psychological ones, especially when he was hated or stabbed in the back from other people. Work hard every day, and you’ll soon reap the benefits of your work.

Lesson 3: Reflect and get up after every failure

Failure is inevitable when you have to go past your comfort zone. Anyway, if you let failure stop you, you’ve lost an opportunity to let this failure make you grow. This doesn’t mean anyway that after every crash, you should immediately act back and repeat the mistake, that’s why the reflection part is fundamental. Reflect on what made you fail, get up, and act differently, and one day you’ll get to where you want to get.

Curiosities

  • His rap album “You can’t see me” has been certified platinum in the United States.
  • He is a philanthropist and participates in many charitable activities.
  • He worked as a limousine driver.

Conclusion

John Cena has been one of the most successful and notorious wrestlers in the entire world. His success didn’t limit itself only to wrestling though, as he also made it through various businesses such as the acting and music ones. Thanks to his massive successes in the show and entertainment businesses, he managed to accumulate a fortune of $57 Million.