Sometimes, bets pay off and the winner gloats about having made a wise choice. That’s exactly what is happening with rapper 50 Cent and bitcoin.

This tweet the musician posted Tuesday is not an advertisement for bitcoin, but more of a self-congratulatory message at having made a tidy sum of money when he sold his 2014 studio album “Animal Ambition” for the world’s most popular cryptocurrency.

During a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) on June 3, 2014 — the same day the album was released, which was also the day 50 Cent set up his Reddit account — the rapper said he was accepting bitcoin as payment for the album to “stay with times.” The move made him one of the earliest and most well-known musicians to accept cryptocurrency payments for their work.

50 Cent Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson speaks on stage at BET's 50 Central Premiere Party in New York City, Sept. 25, 2017. Photo: Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for BET Networks

On the day of the album release, the price of bitcoin was just a few cents over $662. And according to a report by TMZ, published Tuesday, 50 Cent — whose real name is Curtis Jackson — made about 700 bitcoins from the sale of “Animal Ambition,” with each copy selling for only a fraction of a single bitcoin. Sources told TMZ the cryptocurrency was left untouched in his account for years.

While the price of bitcoin has fallen from its mid-December 2017 high of over $19,300, it is still trading for a lot more than what the musician accumulated it at. In the last week, bitcoin value has ranged between $9,500 and $12,900, and late Tuesday night, it was trading just shy of $10,850.

A simple calculation, using the most recent value, shows 50 Cent is sitting on almost $7.6 million worth of bitcoin. Even taking the lowest price of the cryptocurrency in the last seven days still values his holdings at over $6.6 million.

The musician, who filed for bankruptcy protection under Chapter 11 in 2015, is currently worth $20 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. But that estimate quite likely did not consider the bitcoin he holds.