Have you ever looked down the side of your couch and found 50 cents you’d forgotten all about? What about $7 million? Well, if you are indeed 50 Cent, you’d be counting your lucky stars right now, with the rapper having just found millions in his bank account thanks to his own forgetfulness.

While we’ve seen how folks like Lily Allen unknowingly turned down billions of dollars for a private gig due to being unaware of the potential for cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, others, such as 50 Cent, managed to embrace the currency, only to still be surprised at how it turned out for him.

As TMZ reports, 50 Cent decided to welcome the rise of cryptocurrencies back in 2014, becoming one of the first to do so by allowing fans to use Bitcoin to purchase his album Animal Ambition.

At the time, one Bitcoin was worth about $700 AUD, so with all his sales, 50 Cent ended up making about 700 Bitcoin, equal to $500,000 AUD at the time. Of course, this is a pretty sizeable amount of cash for anyone, so considering that 50 Cent filed for bankruptcy in 2015, one would expect he would have drained all his accounts to pay off his debts, right?

Taking to Instagram today, 50 Cent shared an image which outlined his recent discovery of all those Bitcoins he apparently forgot about. “Not Bad for a kid from South Side,” he wrote. “I’m so proud of me.”

See, with Bitcoin’s recent rise in value, 50 Cent’s 700 Bitcoin payday equates to about $9.4 million today, meaning that he’s actually some sort of financial genius, doing what so many of us only wish we could do, albeit inadvertently.

Incidentally, 50 Cent is set to arrive in Australia for some long-awaited tour dates in just a couple of weeks. Supported by the likes of G-Unit, A.B. Original, and Baker Boy, these shows are set to become some of the biggest hip-hop performances that Australia has seen in quite some time.

Check out 50 Cent’s ‘In Da Club’:

50 Cent’s ’15 Years Of Get Rich Or Die Trying‘ Australian Tour

Supported by G-Unit, A.B. Original, and Baker Boy

Friday, February 9th
The Crescent, Parramatta Park, Sydney, NSW
Tickets: MJR Presents

Saturday, February 10th
Melbourne Showgrounds, Melbourne VIC
Tickets: MJR Presents

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