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Did You Know That 50 Cent Once Invested in Computer Screen Sunglasses — Long Before They Became Popular?

When it comes to being a visionary, few — if any — rappers have the foresight of Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson. The Queens, NY native — who went from being a mixtape rapper to one of the most powerful producers in Hollywood — has invested in some very successful businesses throughout his career. And these businesses have gone on to become super-successful household names. But one of his most visionary investments was one that few people knew about: his investment in GUNNAR Eyewear, who popularized “computer screen sunglasses” long before they became popular. Let’s take a look at this revolutionary investment by 50 Cent.

Did You Know That Nick Cannon's Great-Grandmother Is A Groundbreaking Community Leader & Activist?

Nick Cannon has come a long way from being a child star. The actor-turned-rapper-turned-mogul — who got his start on the hit Nickelodeon show “All That” (a show which also first graced us with the talents of Kel Mitchell and Kenan Thompson) — has certainly made a name for himself in the entertainment industry. Recently, AfroTech reported that he opened up a Wild N’Out-themed sports bar in San Diego, CA. He also recently wiped out the student debts of HBCU students , completed Nipsey Hussle’s Dr. Sebi documentary, and even went back to school to earn his degree after he became famous. But, as he recently told AfroTech, it’s all just a part of a hard day’s work. “When I was in high school, I was looking up to guys like Diddy who could diversify and market himself. We see what he’s done and the opportunities he’s created and made for so many of us. Every time I looked up, as much as I knew I wanted to entertain, I was always wanting to be a guy that was kinda moving the pieces behind...

How Wally Amos Lost His Famous Amos Company Then Persevered To Become A Muffin Mogul

The Famous Amos cookie company is an American cultural icon. Each year, millions of delicious confections made by the company founded by Wally Amos are sold in stores nationwide. But despite early investments from his celebrity friends — including a soul legend — Wally Amos couldn’t keep Famous Amos afloat. Amos was an experienced Hollywood talent broker, but he didn’t know his way around the corporate world. What’s more, Amos — known for his perpetually sunny, upbeat demeanor — has no regrets about how it all went down. “If you sit around starting to feel sorry for yourself, and blaming everyone else for your position in life, it is like being in quicksand,” he said to the New York Times. “In quicksand, if you start flailing all about and panicking with each movement you go in deeper, but if you just stay calm and look about, chances are you’ll see a twig or something you can reach to pull yourself out. Or, if you stay there long enough someone will come and rescue you.” Let’s take...

Did You Know Marvin Gaye Is Part Of The Reason That Famous Amos Cookies Exist?

Marvin Gaye is one of the greatest lyricists of all time. As part of the legendary Motown lineup, Gaye made songs that your grandparents love to this very day. From “Sexual Healing” to “What’s Going On,” he was truly the soulful voice of a generation. And his passing in 1984 shook the world on every level. And while he — like many celebrities — faced some financial difficulties along the way, his legacy is secured and cannot be denied. But did you know that Marvin Gaye is also partially responsible for the existence of Famous Amos cookies? That’s right: before celebrities made headlines for investing in companies that would then go on to achieve unicorn status, Gaye was helping out a longtime friend by investing in his then-fledgling cookie company. The R&B legend’s investment was even featured in History’s hit television series, “The Food That Built America.” Now, with the news that Famous Amos is paying that initial investment forward by giving $150,000 to three Black...