DeAndre Cortez Way, also known as Soulja Boy, is a rapper and record producer from Chicago, Illinois, and has a net worth of Millions. Performing and uploading his music on the internet since 2005, the boy became famous from his debut single ‘Crank That’ in 2007. And since then, he has been performing and getting fame.
Here we talk about this recognized rapper in more detail and list quite a few interesting facts that you probably didn’t know.
Soulja Boy Early Life
DeAndre Cortez Way was born in Chicago, Illinois on 28th July, 1990. He and his family moved to Atlanta, Georgia when he was six years old. They later moved to Mississippi when he was 14. He was always interested in music and was determined to build his career along the same path. When he was just 15 years old, he started uploading his songs and lyrics on SoundClick, YouTube and MySpace where he got attention from few music companies. By the mid of 2007, he signed his first deal with Interscope Records.
Soulja Boy Career
In 2007, he released his first single which shot up to number one on the US Billboard Hot 100. His first album came out with the Interscope Records which gave him quite some publicity but his second and third albums weren’t as successful. The third tape was an all-time low for the musician and after this he started releasing few mixtapes, in which he found major success. In 2014, he was signed onto the Universal Music Group and since then he has released several mixtapes, singles, albums, which have greatly contributed to his success.
The rapper also stirred up some controversy during an interview when he said that he has taught everything to Drake when it comes to rapping and also asked for the credits. He also made headlines for his dispute with Chris Brown. And it went to such an extent that they planned to fight each other in a celebrity boxing match. However, the fight was later called off.
Net Worth of Soulja Boy
In 2010, Soulja Boy entered into Forbes’ Hip-Hop Cash Kings list. He earned 7 million dollars that year and much of which came from touring and ringtone downloads. In 2016, the rapper signed a five-year deal with World Poker Fund Holdings. The deal was estimated to worth about 400 million dollars by few media publications, although Digital Music News says that it was lesser than 1 million dollars.
Currently Soulja Boy’s net worth is around $30 million dollars.
The current net worth of Soulja boy is estimated to be $30 million, according to the leading Forbes magazine 2021.
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