Soulja Boy Net Worth and Biography
|Celebrity Name:||Soulja Boy|
|Birth Name:||DeAndre Cortez Way|
|Birth Date:||July 28, 1990|
|Age:||29 years old|
|Birth Place:||Chicago, Illinois, United States|
|Profession:||Professional rapper ; Record producer ; Entrepreneur ; Actor|
|Net Worth:||$30 million|
|Last Updated :||March, 2020|
By profession, Soulja Boy is a rapper, a record producer, an entrepreneur and an actor. As a singer, his music centers on hip hop, pop-rap and snap genres. Soulja Boy is also an internet personality. He has been active in the entertainment industry since 2004. Soulja Boy has had collaborative acts with other notable artists some of which include Gucci Mane, Lil B, Roscoe Dash, Bow Wow, Mr. Collipark, Sean Kingston, Rich the Kid, and Riff Raff amongst others. Currently, Soulja Boy is 29 years old with a physical statistics given as height – 1.75m, and weight – 67kg. In the rest of this article, we will be sharing with you all you would like to know about Soulja Boy net worth, early life, career life, personal life, as well as awards and nominations and many more.
Soulja Boy Early Life and Background
Soulja Boy’s full birth name is actually DeAndre Cortez Way. He was born on the 28th of July, 1990 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. He is therefore an American by nationality. Although born in Chicago, he moved to Atlanta, Georgia when he was six years old and he grew up there and developed his passion for rap music. When Soulja Boy became a teenager, he relocated to Batesville, Mississippi at age 14, along with his father. Soulja Boy’s musical aspirations were greatly supported by his father as he provided a recording studio for him to pursue his interest in musical career.
Soulja Boy Career Life
After recording some songs in the recording studio provided by his father, Soulja Boy posted these songs on SoundClick and received welcoming reviews on the site. This led him to release his first single “Crank That” in March 2007. He then, released his first independent album titled “Unsigned & Still Major Da Album Before Da Album”. As a result of the success of his songs, Soulja Boy was able to secure a deal with Interscope Records.
Over the course of his career, he has headlined a tour in 2009 “America’s Most Wanted“. He has also released a total of five studio albums which include Souljaboytellem.com (2007), iSouljaBoyTellem (2008), The DeAndre Way (2010), Loyalty (2015), and How Can You Blame Me? (2019).
He has also acted in movies such as YouTube Live (2007), Malice N Wonderland (2010), and Officer Down (2013), amongst other films and appearances in TV shows.
Soulja Boy Personal Life and Relationship
Regarding Soulja Boy’s romantic life, he has been in several relationships with different celebrities such as Lil Mama, Lisa Ann, Meagan Good, India Westbrooks, Keri Hilson, and Karrine steffans. Sometimes in 2016, he was reportedly in a relationship with reality TV personality, Brittish Williams. However, they soon went their separate ways for reasons best known to them. Amidst all of these previous relationships, Soulja Boy had been reported, to have currently be in a relationship with Tiona Fernan. She is an Instagram star by profession.
Soulja Boy Awards and Nominations
Soulja Boy had been nominated for the Grammy Awards for Best Rap Song (2008), Ozone Awards for Best Breakthrough Artist (2008), BET Awards for Viewer’s Choice Award (2008) and BET Awards for Best New Artist (2007). He has won the: 2007 BET Hip-hop Awards for Best Hip-hop Dance, BET Social Awards for Social Verified Award (2019) amongst other nominations and award winnings.
Soulja Boy Net Worth
Soulja Boy net worth is currently estimated to be $30 million. On the 17th of August, 2010, Forbes listed him as number 18 on the Forbes’ list of Hip Hop Cash Kings of 2010. This was because Soulja Boy had reportedly earned a total of $7 million in that year. He made that huge amount of money largely due to musical tours and digital downloads as at the time.
Without doubts, the major source of Soulja Boy net worth is his successful career in the music entertainment industry. In fact, we have the statistics to show for this. His album titled “Souljaboytellum.com” recorded sales of approximately 1,000,000 copies! His subsequent albums – iSouljaBoyTellum and The DeAndre Way – recorded a respective sale of 400,000 and 150,000 copies each.
Other sources of Soulja Boy net worth of course are his endorsement deals. One of such endorsement contracts was signed with World Poker Fund Holdings. The exact worth of this deal is reported to be a whopping sum of $400 million. Furthermore, Soulja Boy leverages his popularity and his large fan base of 5.8 million followers on Instagram to earn an estimate of $12,000 – $20,000 for any sponsored content he shares on his Instagram handle.
Soulja Boy net worth also comprises of expensive autos and cars which include Chrysler 300, Bugatti, Bentley Mulsanne, Porsche 991 and a sleek black Lamborghini. Soulja Boy’s Porsche 911 is said to worth $100,000, while his Bugatti Veyron and Lamborghini cost about $1.7 million and $240,000 respectively. In addition, he owns an exotic BMW i8 that costs about $165,000, a Rolls Royce Ghost costing $320,000 and a BMW X6 costing $45,000 as well. It is also reported that Soulja Boy possesses Bentley Continental GT that costs $220,000, and a Ferrari 458 Italia going for $250,000. Indeed, it is obvious that Soulja Boy fancies very exotic cars, and having such a large net worth, he is definitely not afraid to spend money on any auto of his choice.
Soulja Boy net worth of $30 million attracts an annual property tax of $39,650, based on the fact that the average county tax rate of Los Angeles is 0.793%. In all, Soulja Boy owns a house in Agoura Hills, California, not so far from Los Angeles.
In conclusion, this is all there is to know about Soulja Boy net worth and biography and rise to fame. From a look of things, he is expected to make more in coming years, if all things being equal with him.