|Soulja Boy Net Worth||$30+ Million USD|
|Full Name||DeAndre Cortez Way|
|Source of Wealth||Rapper, Actor, Record Producer|
|Date of Birth||July 28, 1990|
|Birth Place||Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.|
|Soulja Boy Age||30|
|Country of Origin||United States of America|
|Soulja Boy Height||5′ 8” (1.75 m)|
|Years Active||2004 – Present|
Soulja Boy Net worth:
Soulja Boy is a Chicago, Illinois-born rapper and record producer. He is widely acclaimed for his 2007 debut single ‘Crank That (Soulja Boy).’
Since then he has been successfully touring, Promoting and performing his music. Soulja Boy net worth has accumulated to around $30+ million to date.
Soulja Boy Life Story:
Soulja Boy, also known as DeAndre Cortez Way, was born in Chicago and then moved to Atlanta, Georgia, when he was six. This is where at the age of 6, he became interested in rap music. Later, at age14, he moved to Batesville, Mississippi where his father provided a home recording studio and encouraged him to pursue music. In November 2005, Soulja Boy began uploading his songs and lyrics on the website SoundClick. Determined to get his music career off the ground, he later posted his music to MySpace and YouTube. At the age of 16, in May 2007, Soulja Boy signed with Interscope Records.
Soulja Boy Career Highlights:
Soulja Boy’s debut single “Crank That (Soulja Boy)” went up to #1 spot on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart in September 2007. He was just 17, when he became the youngest artist in more than 20 years to write, produce and perform #1 song. Prior to that, Debbie Gibson held that honour for her hit song “Foolish Beat” on June 25, 1988. “Foolish Beat” took her to#1 spot on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. Soulja Boy’s another the song “Kiss Me Thru the Phone,” which rose to the #3 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart.
In 2010, Soulja Boy topped Forbes’ Hip-Hop Cash Kings list. A lot of his wealth the rapper accumulated came from touring and ringtone downloading at the time. The same year he earned around $7 million. In 2016, Soulja Boy inked a five-year endorsement deal of $400 million with World Poker Fund Holdings.
In 2004, Soulja Boy founded Stacks on Deck Entertainment (SODMG) record, while he was signed to Interscope. He had signed various artists under SODMG record label but later in 2016 he made the announcement of dropping all artists signed to SODMG. In 2019 Soulja Boy re-signed Lil 100, and signed Atlanta artist 24hr.
Soulja Boy Personal Life:
In February 2009, Soulja Boy challenged rapper Bow Wow to a race in their Lamborghinis they both owned. Soulja Boy claimed Bow Wow’s car was rented, Bow Wow took umbrage which turned into a Twitter feud. The whole beef escalated, with the rappers sending diss songs and calling each other out in various videos. Both rappers eventually settled their difference and reunited in 2016, to release a collaborative mixtape called “Ignorant Shit.”
In April 2013, Soulja Boy took to Facebook and sent rapper Chief Keef several death threats. Soulja Boy kept posting about coming for him armed with a gun and eventually Keef told him he was in London. Soulja Boy claimed he had not posted anything and his email and social media accounts were hacked. Later the two resolved their differences.
- Legal Issues
On October 7, 2009, rapper Soulja Boy was charged with obstruction and arrested after a vacant house video shoot in Atlanta, Georgia. In 2011, the “Crank That” singer was arrested for pot and gun charges. Soulja Boy had also served 240 days in jail for violating his probation. The rapper was on probation from a previous firearms charge in 2014.
- New Business Venture
In march 2020 after the American rapper was out of jail, he invested in a new business venture called “The Soap Shop”, which sells dish detergent, hand soaps, and a wide range of other cleaning products. During COVID-19 pandemic, The Soap Shop saw a 3,000 percent increase in business.
- Real Estate
Soulja Boy at present owns a house just outside Los Angele in Agoura Hills, California. Earlier the rapper owned a house in McDonough, Georgia outside of Atlanta which he sold in 2010.
- Face Tattoos Removal Transformation
Soulja Boy got his first face tattoo when he was just 16 and despite his mother’s disapproval he just added more and more. In 2016, he expressed his desire to remove the tattoos. In July 2020, Soulja Boy completely removed all of his facial tattoos for entering movies and television roles.