50 Cent Owns a Suzuki Kizashi? Wait, What?
When the story broke about the eclectic car collection of rapper 50 Cent (aka Curtis James Jackson III), it was only natural I cover it. After all, we’re practically neighbors. Nope, I’m not from Queens, NY. Instead, I live one town over from his Farmington, CT mansion. Heck, I’ve even been to the estate. That’s how tight we are. RELATED: See the Kizashi that Captured 50 Cent’s Heart
Actually, I’ve been to the driveway of the mansion. Where a voice boomed out one Christmas night 10 years ago, “You’re trespassing. Please leave the property.” OK, so maybe we’re not that tight.
But 50 Cent appears to be pretty tight when it comes to his car collection. According to an article in the Hartford Courant (another neighbor of mine), he spends $5,800 a month on an auto lease.The article says 50 Cent owns $500,618 worth of automobiles with no breakdown of each one's value: a 2010 Rolls Royce Phantom Drophead; a 1966 Chevrolet Coupe (maybe like the Chevelle above?); three Chevrolet Suburbans; a 2008 Dodge Sprinter; and, a 2012 Suzuki Kizashi Sport.
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Unfortunately, it’s not known how much each car is worth. According to Jalopnik, you can figure the Rolls Royce runs about $250,000 even if it is used. There are no details on the Chevrolet Coupe but it better be worth a lot.
Auto finance experts out there might know the answer to this. If 50 Cent is spending $5,800 a month on a lease, does that count towards the collection’s value? Comment below if you know.
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As Jalopnik points out, the Suzuki Kizashi Sport (a damn fine car in its day) is only worth about $12,000. Being generous, the Sprinter van might be worth $20,000. It’s probably used by the gardener he pays $5,000 a month to maintain his Connecticut mansion. Maybe he has some tricked out Suburbans.
50 Cent may have gotten the inspiration to buy his Rolls Royce coupe after being filmed in one for Entourage. The scene was one of the six best involving cars in the HBO series.