Soulja Boy is famously known for starting a dance frenzy with his song ‘Crank that’ and is said to be worth an estimated $30 million. He is a rapper, a producer, an entrepreneur and an actor who has been hitting the industry since 2007.

Early Life

DeAndre Cortez Way AKA Soulja Boy was born on the 28th of July, 1990 in Chicago. His interest in rap music started at just the age of six. At 14, when he moved in with his father his interest in music grew even more as he was given a recording studio to give his dreams a shot.

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His Music career

  • Soulja Boy gained fame by providing music on a streaming website called SoundClick in 2005
  • He also started putting up his music on Myspace and Youtube and attracted a lot of positive reviews
  • In 2007, without even being officially signed by a record label, Soulja Boy recorded and released his first debut single ‘Crank That’ and his debut album titled ‘Unsigned& Still Major: Da Album Before da Album.’
  • His Crank that video hit the jackpot debuting on the #1 spot on the Billboard and helped Soulja boy acquire a record deal with Interscope Records
  • In October 2007, his album called ‘Souljaboytellem.com’ was released and found its way up to the #4 spot
  • In 2008, he released his second album ‘iSouljaBoyTellem’. The hit songs of the album were ‘Bird Walk’ and ‘Kiss Me Thru the Phone’
  • Kiss me Thru the phone sold more than 2 million copies in the US alone
  • His third album ‘The DeAndre Way’ was released in 2010 but did not gain much attention selling only 70,000 copies worldwide
  • He has performed with Jay Sean, Travie McCoy and Flo Rida
  • In 2011, Soulja Boy released a lot of mixtapes called Smoky, 1UP, Juice, Bernard Arnault EP, The Last Crown, Supreme and Gold on Deck etc

Producing Records

He has helped produce the following records of various artists:

  • He produced V.I.C’s single ‘Get Silly’ and ‘Marco Polo’ by Bow wow in 2009
  • In 2011, Soulja Boy produced ‘Street King Immortal’ which is 50 cent’s fifth album
  • He also produced the song ‘Wowzers’ for Lil Wayne in 2013 and ‘Yasss Bish’ for Nicki Minaj
  • Mr Way was also given some writing credit for Beyonce Knowles’s album ‘Lemonade.’

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Movie Career

  • He was in an episode of his own cartoon ‘Soulja Boy: The Animated series’ as it aired only for one episode
  • In 2011, a documentary on Soulja Boy called ‘Soulja Boy: The Movie’ was released
  • He played a minor role in the ‘Juice remake.’
  • In 2013, he made an appearance in the movie ‘Officer Down.’
  • DeAndre has also appeared in some TV shows and talk shows such as The Ellen Degeneres show, My super Sweet 16, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Lopez Tonight, The Bachelorette, Love and Hip Hop: Hollywood, School Gyrls, Last call with Carson Daly and many more

Property

  • Soulja Boy lives in Hollywood Hills, LA in his mansion that he purchased for almost $6 million.
  • The singer also owns a home in McDonough which is worth $3 million. The home boasts of luxury amenities such as Gaming Room, a Jacuzzi and a Sauna

Vehicle collection

  • The singer owns a Gulfstream G5 jet which he purchased for an amount of $55 million
  • Bentley Continental worth $71,000
  • Bentley Mulsanne- $250,000
  • Porsche 991
  • Ferrari 488 GTB- $325,000
  • Lamborghini Gallardo- $250,000
  • Maserati Quattroporte worth $120,000

Endorsements and ventures

  • He was the owner of a jewellery collection worth $12 million which was reportedly stolen
  • Soulja Boy has endorsement deals with brands such as Phantom Smoke, BLVD Supply, Ocean Gang Clothing, Backwoods and Express Smile Atlanta
  • Soulja Boy owns his very own Record Label called ‘Stacks on Deck Entertainment’ which has 45 artists in total and is also the President of Michael ‘Miami Mike’ Sykes
  • He has his very own brand of hoverboard and app
  • He hit a deal with World Poker Fund worth $400 million which went toward the company and not him alone
  • Soulja Boy gets paid around $10,000 for each verse that he makes for other artists
  • In 2008, he released his clothing line called ‘S.O.D clothing’ and shoe line called ‘Yums.’
  • Soulja Boy and D. Young made a line called ‘Ocean Gang in 2012 and also ‘BLVD Supply’ in the same year

Social Work

Soulja Boy has a bad boy image, but that does not stop him from donating to charities for a good cause that helps people in need.

  • He is said to have attended the Children’s Miracle Network event, he loves kids and also made donations
  • He supports Toyz N The Hood
  • Soulja Boy also supports causes that deal with helping out the underprivileged Youth

Conclusion

At 28 years of age, Soulja Boy is not just a singer but also an established entrepreneur. He has many investments and ventures to help him even if his career sees a little downward movement. Also Read: