50 Cent Spends Over $1 Million A Year On Security

By Allen Starbury   /   Published 11/10/09

50 CentEverybody knows celebrities spend a pretty penny on security. Let's face it, they need it, even rappers.

One rapper who spends big money on keeping himself safe is 50 Cent. He's one of the biggest hip-hop stars in the world, and has made a few enemies on his journey to the top.

So, when CNN published a report recently, stating he spends around $20,000 a week on security detail for his Connecticut mansion, it wasn't that much of a surprise.

"My home is surrounded by cameras," Fif' told CNN. "I need surveillance not only to look out for me but also to protect me. You get all these crazy lawsuits, and I need cameras to check on things."

According to the report, in a year, 50 Cent spends over $1 million to make sure he, his friends, and anyone he's riding with has top notch protection.

While that price tag seems like a lot, Aaron Cohen, a security expert interviewed by CNN, says personal security is one of the priciest expenses for celebs and wealthy persons. The cost helps keep away the paparazzi and possible stalkers.

"It is at least a $20,000 retainer in order to boost security and add a proactive investigation to stop a stalker," Cohen told CNN. "You will also spend that if you are the kind of celebrity that is constantly dogged by paparazzi."

Even Britney Spears knows about this. In 2008, over the course of 11 months, the pop singer spent $447,633 on security measures.

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  • sucka

    now imagine if tupac spent 1mill on security in 96...

  • http://ODDBODY.COM $ Old Ladys Booty Licker Tiddy Sucker $

    DAMN!!! THAT $400 MIL HE GOT FOR THAT VITAMIN WATER GON' BE GONE!!! NIGGA NEW COLOGNE SMELL LIKE ELIZABETH TAYLORs PERFUME TOO!!! LMAO NIGGAZ WALKIN ROUND SMELLIN LIKE OLD LADIES IN THE CLUB AND SHIT.. IF I GOT HIT UP 9 TMES I'D "Go Broke Tryna Live" TOO

  • http://dvsinc.blogspot.com/ VENGEANCE IS MINE!!!!!!!!!!

    HMMMMM, FEAR IS A VERY UNCOMFORTABLE PLACE TO BE AT!!!!

    EVEN IF IT'Z ALL IN YOUR MIND!!!!

  • http://What Pimpdaddy

    50 a bitch aint no gangsta he fake i could live on a million dollas

  • shat

    that guy dont look like no cop? i though yall say cops are his bodyguards.them niggas must have license to shoot on contact with salary like that

  • JayDee

    50 is a paranoid son. cuz im pretty sure no one wants to waste there time to kill that son.

  • bylaw99

    Wut people got to realize is that when you're worth over 400 mill and you average 15-20 mill a year. That 1 milli on security is a small price to pay to be protected. When people wont to take a shot at you thats what you gotta do. Aint like he's Conan O'Brien no ones lookin to shoot him right!

  • GEORGE

    @sucka, Tupac didn't have a million to spend on security in '96. @bylaw99 people want to take shots at him because he's a coward that make enemies then hide behind his bodygaurds.

  • slab

    All that shit tha homeboy fif talked he should have known he was gonna have to break tha bank someday...

    footnote: BRITTNEY SPEARS CAN GET DAT WORK!!

  • THE TRUTH…

    WHEN U HAVE BIG MONEY LIKE 50...U GOTZ 2 HAVE SECURITY...MORE MONEY MORE PROBLEMS...U DONT C THE PRESIDANT WIT OUT HIS SECURITY & SNIPERS N THE ROOF...I THINK 50 GOT SNIPERS ALSO..IF UR SPENDING THAT MUCH U BETTER HAVE SOME..I MIGHT HAVE THEM SUCK ON THESSEE NUTZ (NO HOMO)SOO WOOO..

  • bk

    man he must have a lot of enemies like pac and biggie! Cant blame him for being paranoid. Ya'll niggaz clownin fif but he is a smart man. Is a million a year worth more than your life? Nigga almost died remember? Can't hate, I respect fif for being a saavy individual, I dont think his music is that great anymore though.

  • http://BODYYALL.COM @OL’DICK IN THE BOOTY ASS GEORGE

    ^GEORGE blogs HARD BUT IF YOU PUNCH THAT PUNK MUFUCKA IN HIS JAW HE'LL PULL OUT HIS iPHONE AND CALL THE LAW! AND HIS DADDY & BOUT 30 OF HIS ASSOCIATES DRESSED IN WHITE SHEETS & SWASTICAS WILL BURN CROSSES ON YOUR LAWN! FUCKIN BITCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Nea

    I am so glad you are safe 50. "Sleep like a baby too small."

  • BAWSE2ULOOKOUTS

    MONEY WELL SPENT CAUSE UR RATASS IS GRASS WITHOUT DA PO-PO!! U BITCHASS BITCHMADE PUNKBITCH RATASS NI99A

  • Douche

    fake ass snitch fif, this dude deserves 10 bullets in his face lets see if he wakes up from that. where are all the great assassins at when you need them?