It was less than three years ago that 50 Cent was filing for bankruptcy - but now the rapper is so loaded that he is making millions without even being aware of it.

In fairness, it's highly unlikely that Fiddy's version of 'bankrupt' means the same as yours or mine - but nevertheless, he has spoken about how he's now so rich that he wasn't even aware that he accidentally made between $7 and $8.5 million a few years ago.

It's all down to Bitcoin, you see. In 2014, he allowed people to pay for his album 'Animal Ambition' using the internet currency and he earned 700 Bitcoin in sales.

The currency is notorious for fluctuating in value, but it converted to $400,000 at the time - and in today's market, would fetch a little more than 50 cent; in fact, it'd convert to $7.8 million or €6.3 million.

He took to Instagram to share the news, captioning it with: "Not Bad for a kid from South Side, I’m so proud of me.🤷ðŸ?½‍♂ï¸?ðŸ'°LOL"