Soulja Boy Net Worth $23 Million
Soulja Boy is the stage name adopted by DeAndre Cortez Way. The rapper has a net worth of $23 million largely thanks to his commercially successful albums Souljaboytellem.com, SouljaBoyTellem, The DeAndre Way. His most successful year came in the year 2010 when he cashed in $7 million and featured on the Forbes List of Hip Hop Cash Kings at number 18.
Soulja Boy is currently working till the wee hours to release his new album in the fall of 2014. Some of his hit singles are Crank That(Soulja Boy), Kiss Me Thru The Phone, Turn My Swag On, Pretty Boy Swag etc.
The art of rap captivated Soulja Boy since the age of 6 and Atlanta was largely responsible for influencing his rap style. Soulja Boy was not born in the ghetto. His father had a recording studio and he could experiment his rap exploits in the studio.
The rapper initially uploaded songs in SoundClick to instant success and positive responses. Following the positive feedbacks, the rapper was quick to capitalize on his talents; he immediately opened his own web pages on MySpace and YouTube. By then he was on his way to success, the momentum was with him and the rest as they say is history.
The rapper has been involved in some controversies over the years. In 2009, the rapper was fined for running away from the police while filming a video. He has also been arrested for possessing more than five ounces of marijuana in his vehicle.
Famous personalities are often the target of robbers. Soulja Boy has also been robbed of possessions in his home. The incident occurred on December 30, 2008 while he had come back home after a day’s work attending an album release party. For his musical exploits, the rapper has been awarded with a Grammy nomination.