As a man of many hats and the great work, Soulja Boy has earned a place among the American stars. Besides being a rapper, he is a record producer and an actor. In addition to that, Soulja Boy is an entrepreneur. From the word go, he released hit after another.
His debut titled Crank That was on top of the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. It did not stop there. Did you know that he earned $7 million in 2010 alone? Almost a decade down the line, how much wealth has he amassed? This article unveils the net worth of Soulja Boy in 2018 in a moment.
Early Life & Biography
He goes by the professional name Soulja Boy now. Back in 1990 on 28th July, this man was born. His parents gave them the name DeAndre Cortez Way. His place of birth was Chicago. At the age of 6, he left his birthplace for Atlanta. That is where his passion for rap music all began.
He was only 14 when he and his father relocated to Batesville in Mississippi. The aim of the relocation was for his to explore in his music interest. In 2011 on 22nd March, his brother Deion Jenkins succumbed to his death. That was as a result of a car crash.
When it comes to his education, he studied at South Panola High School.
As of now, Soulja Boy is single. His last relationship ended in 2016. It was after a ten-year relationship with Nia Riley. That could be the reason why he feels like he needs a break. Besides, he has dated the likes of Meagan Good, Niatia Kirkland, Teyana Taylor, Jenna Shea, Keri Hilson, Rosa Acosta and Rihanna among others. Will he ever settle down? First of all, he is still young. Then, only time can tell.
Career, Awards & Nominations
At first, he would post his songs on SoundClick. Then, he proceeded to YouTube as well as MySpace. His debut record was Crank That in March 2007. After releasing an independent album, Unsigned & Still Major, he signed with the Interscope Records. That was after a meeting with Mr. Collipark.
His second studio album was Soukjaboytellem.com. None of his albums have ever broken the record that it set after its release. That includes The DeAndre Way and iSouljaBoyTellem. However, there are hit singles from them hard to go unnoticed. They include Pretty Boy Swag, Turn My Swag On and Kiss Me Thru the Phone.
Besides music, Soulja Boy is a fashion designer as well as an actor.
He has been not only a nominee but also a winner of BET Hip-Hop Awards and Ozone Awards. Other nominations have been at the BET Awards, Grammy Awards, Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards and Teen Choice Awards.
Net Worth & Earnings
As of 2018, The net worth of Soulja Boy amounts to about $40 million. Having started his career at an early age, he has been in the music industry for a long time. In addition to that, he has portrayed various characters in several films and television series. What about his career as a fashion designer? All those activities justify the above net worth. On top of that, he has bought a penthouse worth $6 million.
His career had a humble beginning. It is his father who led him to a studio. The journey to the top has also been tough. The man has had legal battles to fight. However, nothing has ever deterred him from his career path. As of 2010, Soulja Boy was at position 18 on the Forbes’ list of the Hip-Hop Cash King for the year.