“Get Rich Or Die Tweeting.” That was the headline from The New York Observer after rapper 50 Cent began offering stock advice this weekend, in a series of tweets. Over the weekend, 50 began hyping a little-known company called H & H Imports. Their stock shot up from $.10 to $.39 on Monday, a staggering 290% gain. Turns out, 50 has a 12% stake in the company and made a cool $8.7 million in 140 characters.
“You can double your money right now. Just get what you can afford,” the rapper, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, tweeted. Today, he followed up. The company, as might be expected, has some suspicious business ventures, but 50 Cent can enjoy his moment of financial glory.
I’m sure I would take financial advice from him… but… that’s me.