50 Cent: The Money and the Power
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|50 Cent's The Money and The Power|
|Created by||50 Cent|
|Developed by||Michael Hirschorn
|Directed by||Peter Ney|
|Theme music composer||50 Cent|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||10|
|Executive producer(s)||50 Cent
Stella Bulochnikov Stolper
|Running time||45–48 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Ish Entertainment
|Original release||November 6, 2008– January 22, 2009|
50 Cent: The Money and the Power is an American reality television series which premiered November 6, 2008 on MTV. The show was hosted by 50 Cent and follows the same mold as The Apprentice. It was meant to serve as a "visual companion" to 50 Cent's book The 50th Law, which he co-wrote with Robert Greene, author of The 48 Laws of Power. The show was cancelled after one season.
The show follows fourteen aspiring rap moguls through challenges issued by 50 Cent, with the winner receiving a $100,000 investment from 50 Cent to start his or her own business venture. A panel including G-Unit members Tony Yayo and Lloyd Banks will judge the contestants, along with guests such as Chris Lighty, Ryan Schinman, LL Cool J, DJ Whoo Kid, Miss Info, and former Danity Kane member Aubrey O'Day.
|Ryan Mayberry||Internet dreamer||Team Power||24||Lancaster, Pennsylvania||Winner|
|Larry Wade||Financial consultant||Team Money||26||Tampa, Florida||Runner-up|
|Maurice "Cornbreadd"||Aspiring music mogul||Team Money||26||Houston, Texas||3rd place|
|Mehgan James||Business major||Team Power||18||Houston, Texas||4th Place|
|Derrick Hargrove||Civil servant||Team Power||18||Plant City, Florida||5th place|
|Nikki Shallwani||Advertising rep.||Team Money||26||Aurora, Illinois||6th place|
|Lawrence "Musso"||Bartender / entrepreneur||Team Power||23||Brooklyn, New York||7th place|
|Jennifer "Jenn"||Merchandising major||Team Money||18||San Diego, California||8th place|
|DaJuan Watkins||Independent promoter||Team Power||22||Gary, Indiana||9th place|
|Rebecca Clark||Yoga instructor||Team Power||21||Santa Monica, California||10th place|
|Precious Bogard||Small business owner||Team Money||20||Lancaster, California||11th place|
|Nima "Blue Eyes"||Advertising rep.||Team Money||21||Thousand Oaks, California||12th place|
|Nathan Strickland||Marketing director||Team Power||20||Calhoun, Georgia||13th place|
|Joanne Paguio||Retail Manager||Team Money||25||Los Angeles, California||14th place|
|Contestant||Original team||Ep 4 team||Ep 5 team||Ep 7 team||Ep 8 team||Record as Boss|
|Ryan||Team Power||Team Power||Team Power||Team Power||Team Power||1-0 (win in task 1)|
|Larry||Team Money||Team Money||Team Money||Team Money||Team Money||1-1 (win in task 8, loss in task 6)|
|Cornbreadd||Team Money||Team Money||Team Money||Team Power||Team Money||1-0 (win in task 5)|
|Mehgan||Team Power||Team Power||Team Power||Team Power||Team Power||1-2 (win in task 7, loss in tasks 6 & 8)|
|Derrick||Team Power||Team Power||Team Money||Team Money||Team Power||1-0 (win in task 2)|
|Nikki||Team Money||Team Money||Team Money||Team Money||0-2 (loss in tasks 2 & 7)|
|Musso||Team Power||Team Power||Team Power||2-0 (win in tasks 3 & 4)|
|Jennifer||Team Money||Team Power||Team Power||0-1 (loss in task 5)|
|DaJuan||Team Power||Team Money||0-1 (loss in task 4)|
|Rebecca||Team Power||Team Money|
|Precious||Team Money||0-1 (loss in task 3)|
|Joanne||Team Money||0-1 (loss in task 1)|
Bosses and underbosses
- The contestant won.
- The contestant was eliminated.
- The contestant was told that they were in risk, but ended up being safe from the chopping block.
- The contestant was in risk of being eliminated, and was on the losing team.
- The contestant was in risk of being eliminated, and was on the winning team.
- The contestant won the challenge, and was not in risk or eliminated.
- The contestant lost the challenge, but was not in risk or eliminated.
- The contestant left the game towards other reasons rather than being put in the chopping block.
- The contestant voluntarily left the competition.
^1 In Episode 2, Nathan won the challenge, and was eliminated because 50 Cent said Nathan was in the game for the wrong reasons.
^2 The Teams were changed in Episode 4 and Dajuan was named boss of Team Money, and Jennifer and Rebecca switched teams.
^3 In Episode 4, Rebecca lost the challenge, and left the game because she felt she didn't need to be there.
^4 In Episode 7, Musso was sent home for losing his temper.
|No.||Title||Original air date|
|1||"Choose Your Crew Wisely"||November 6, 2008|
|2||"Turn S... Into Sugar"||November 13, 2008|
|3||"Truth Equals Money"||November 20, 2008|
|4||"Respect the Hustle"||December 4, 2008|
|5||"The Hustler's Eye"||December 12, 2008|
|6||"Use Your Cents to Make Change"||December 19, 2008|
|7||"Expand and Protect Your Turf"||January 1, 2009|
|8||"Move From Demand to Supply"||January 8, 2009|
|9||"Knowledge Reigns Supreme"||January 15, 2009|
|10||"Crush Your Competition"||January 22, 2009|
- DX News Bits: The 50 Cent Edition
- Robert Greene (author)
- 50 Cent has business-centered reality show on MTV, Nekesa Mumbi Moody, Associated Press, November 5, 2008
- "50 Cent Wants You To Have The Money And The Power". Cinema Blend. 16 October 2008. Retrieved 2009-02-12.