50 Cent spent the weekend on Twitter pimping a company called H&H Imports; according to the SEC, he owns 30 million shares of the firm. Over the weekend, the shares gained $0.29, netting the rapper nearly $10 million.
Earlier we noted that shares of HNHI added $50 million in market cap today thanks to tweets from 50 Cent aka Curtis Jackson.How To Make $10 Million From Just One Weekend Of Tweeting (via Kottke)
Obviously he's being compensated. How much? A LOT.
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