Soulja Boy Net Worth
Soulja Boy is an American rapper, actor, record producer, and entrepreneur, who is best known for his catchy songs, that makes music lovers really move. His love of music really took off, after he moved to Mississippi and his father provided him with a recording studio. With his dream to pursue his music career, his debut studio album became certified platinum by the RIAA. The estimated net worth of Soulja Boy is $32 million.
DeAndre Cortez Way also known by his stage name, Soulja Boy Tell’Em or Soulja Boy, was born on July 28, 1990, to Lisa Way and Tracy Way, in Chicago, Illinois. When he was six, he moved to Atlanta, where he began to find interest in rap music. After Soulja Boy turned 14, he moved to Batesville, Mississippi, where he was able to really get into practicing his musical talents, after his father provided him with a studio. With his studio, he was able to pursue his music career in a way that helped him become more serious about how far he wanted to take his talents.
Soulja Boy’s career began after he started promoting his music online as well as establishing his own record label, Stacks on Deck Entertainment. After starting his company, he moved back to Atlanta to pursue his industry leads and doing live performances. After getting positive feedback on his music he uploaded on the website, SoundClick, he set up a YouTube and Myspace account, to pursue his musical endeavors. He released his debut single, Crank That, in 2007, which hit number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. His first debut album, Unsigned and Still Major: Da Album Before da Album, was released in March of 2007. His first debut album was so popular,that is peaked at number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and the HotRingmasters charts as well as being an album used on the television series, Entourage. Soon after the great success of this album, he signed a deal with Interscope records. Later that year, Soulja Boy released another album, Souljaboytellem.com, which hit at number four on the Billboard 200 and the Top R&B/HipHop Album charts. With this album came a follow up, but unfortunately, he had negative reviews. His third studio album, The DeAndre Way, also had the same result of being unfavorable among music lovers. In 2011, Soulja Boy, released a series of mixtapes, with Smooky, being the first one to come out. After the release of some of his mixtapes, he released an EP mixtape, titled, Bernaurd Arnault EP. He soon followed with several other mixtapes, which included, 21 EP, The Last Crown, and Supreme. In 2012, he followed with another series of mixtapes, with Juice II, being his most downloaded. Before his contract with Interscope expired in 2013, he released the mixtape, Foreign, soon afterwards signed a deal with Cash Money Records. Shortly after signing a contract with Cash Money, he released the album, USA DRE. That same year released the EP, All Black, followed by, Foreign 2 and Life After Fame. Soulja Boy continued his love of music with fresh new releases, with of the releases being a mixtape, called, King Souljah 2, in which he followed up with his first digital album, Super Dope. IN June of 2014, he released his second digital album and follow up to King Soulja 2, called, King Soulja 3. Later that year, he signed a new deal with Universal Music Group, and afterwards in 2015, he released his fourth studio album, Loyalty. Since the release of his fourth album, he has followed it up, with the release of several mixtapes, including, Swag The Mixtape, 25 The Movie, and M&M: Money and Music. To continue his love of his music at the new label, he released his fifth and sixth digital albums, Stack on Deck and Better Late Than Never along with numerous mixtapes, singles, and videos.
Awards and Nominations
Although Soulja Boy has made many different songs over the years, he has worked to make music that people can move and dance to. He continues to make music that gets music lovers moving to the beat. With this talent to make people move, Soulja Boy has won the BET Hip Hop Award for Best Dance. He has also received the Ozone Award in the category in “Patiently Waiting: Mississippi.” He has been consistent in with the music he has brought to his fans and this is why music lovers continue to look forward to every album and mixtape he has released.
Net Worth of Soulja Boy
Although Soulja Boy is known for his rudimentary and lyrical verses, that catches the ears of listeners, he has also taken his ability to entertain to on a different level. In 2016, he signed a deal with World Poker Fund Holdings, who builds and operates of online and event based social gaming platforms and imprints. Soulja Boy has also started clothing lines that has helped him open up his business since. In 2008, he released his line, “S.O.D. clothing.” He later collaborated with D. Young, a fashion designer, and together, they released the line, “Ocean Gang.” Later that year, in 2012, Soulja Boy, released another clothing line, called, “BLVD. Supply,” which is located in Los Angeles, California. Soulja Boy’s net worth is $32 million, and he owes much of his success to the music he has created over the years as well as his self owned music label. He can also pay tribute to the clothing lines, he has created.
Since 2005, Soulja Boy has been a consistent music maker, who has created music for the younger generations to love. Although his rap music is rudimentary and catchy, he has been able to keep music lovers, who love a more hard core beat, in love with his music. He has successfully been an entrepreneur since 2005 as well, and he has shown this by signing many different kinds of artists to his label, Stacks on Deck Entertainment. He has also proven to be a young man, who has shown other young men, that they can follow any dream they set before them.
Soulja Boy Bio Info
Born: 28 July 1990 (age 27 years), Chicago, Illinois, United States
Height: 1.75 m
Full name: DeAndre Cortez Way
Movies and TV shows: Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood, Deep in the Game, Officer Down, School Gyrls
Albums: Unsigned and Still Major: Da Album Before Da Album, Souljaboytellem.com, iSouljaBoyTellem, The DeAndre Way, All Black (EP), Super Dope, King Soulja 3, Loyalty, The Gold (EP), King Soulja 4, Stacks On Deck, Better Late Than Never, Blessed, Get Rich
Soulja Boy Quotes
- Words are powerful. When I make mistakes I just try to come back and clarify what I meant. – Soulja Boy
- If I’m doing something it’s coming from a kind heart. – Soulja Boy
- I’m headed towards greatness. I think I’m making history in hip-hop. – Soulja Boy
- If I’m going to make music for the streets or the clubs or whatever, I go at it with 110 percent. – Soulja Boy
Soulja Boy Videos on YouTube
Here’s a YouTube video of Soulja Boy in the series Before They Were Famous.