Soulja Boy the rapper and self-made millionaire just got 400 million dollars richer. As of Saturday. According to Twitter.
Born DeAndre Cortez Way, July 28, 1990 in Chicago, IL, Soulja boy moved from the Windy City down to Atlanta when he was six years old. From an early age, he became infatuated with rap and hip hop, and managed to rack up support from serious people to help him pursue music as a serious career. At 14, his father gave him a studio to work on songs.
In addition to being a hip hop sensation, Soulja Boy is a savvy businessman. SBeezy Lights, Soulja Board-branded hoverboards, and an official Soulja Boy app that allows you to chat with him are just a few of his latest business ventures.
SOULJA BOY NET WORTH AS OF 2016: $423 MILLION
Soulja Boy rocketed to fame in 2007 after the release of “Crank That (Soulja Boy),” originally self-published on the Internet. The song spent seven weeks atop Billboard’s Hot 100 charts. Soulja Boy became the youngest artist to write, perform and produce a No. 1 song in nearly 20 years.
“Crank That” was the first song ever to sell 3 million digital copies in the US, and it was nominated for ‘Best Rap Song’ at the 51st Grammy.
Thanks to rigorous touring schedule and record-setting ringtone download totals, Soulja Boy made hisForbes list of Hip-Hop Cash Kings debut in 2010, earning $7 million for that year. His album, DeAndre’s Way, came out in 2010.
As early as 2008, Soulja Boy began dabbling in clothing design. He released his official clothing line of “S.O.D clothing”. Then also in 2008 he released his own brand of the popular shoe line entitled “Yums”. In 2012, Soulja Boy created BLVD, and along with fashion designer D. Young they launched the official clothing line “Ocean Gang”.
In 2013 Way announced and confirmed he was guest-starring in the upcoming movie Officer Down.
He owns a number of luxurious cars: a Bugatti, a Porsche 991, a Bentley Musanne, and an Audi R8. He also owns a private jet which he allegedly bought for $55 million.
2014 – 2016
2014 during an interview Soulja Boy announced he was producing for Diddy’s upcoming album M.M.M.and he was also producing for Lil Wayne’s upcoming album Tha Carter V.
Soulja Boy also produced the song “Yasss Bish”, on Nicki Minaj’s album, The Pinkprint. In April 2016, Soulja Boy received a writing credit on Beyoncé’s visual album Lemonade.
In 2016, Soulja Boy announced on Twitter and Instagram that he just closed a $400 million deal.