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50 Cent discovered he’s a bitcoin millionaire — these other celebrities could be too

Rapper 50 Cent confirmed on Wednesday he made $8 million by accepting bitcoin for his album in 2014, making him just the latest big name to profit from the cryptocurrency’s boom.

TMZ reported the entertainer — aka Curtis Jackson — collected 700 bitcoins BTCUSD, -3.31% for the album, which at current values would be worth between $7 million and $8.5 million. 50 Cent confirmed the TMZ article by posting an image of it on Instagram with caption, “Not bad for a kid from South Side, I’m so proud of me.” His Shopify store partnered with payment processor BitPay to make the transactions.

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