How 50 Cent Made $9M From One Weekend of Tweeting

Rapper bumped up stock of headphones distributor H&H Imports
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 11, 2011 1:04 PM CST
In this May 16, 2007 file photo, Rap artist 50 Cent listens as nominee's names are read during the announcement of the BET Awards nominations in Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian, File)

(Newser) – Headphones distributor H&H Imports enjoyed a 240% increase in stock value over the weekend, thanks to … 50 Cent. The rapper plugged one of the company's headphone brands Friday, then went on to tweet all weekend about the stock, Business Insider reports. The result: HNHI, a penny stock, gained a staggering $50 million from Friday. And seeing as the rapper owned 30 million shares and each one gained 29 cents, he earned himself $8.7 million just by tweeting. Click for more on 50 Cent's stock scheme.

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