When Soulja Boy popped up in the music scene, people were immediately entranced by his catchy music and unique dance style. This contemporary rapper, hip-hop artist, entrepreneur, and personality has managed to hit it big with his fresh new style and awesome beats.
From Humble Beginnings
DeAndre Cortez Way was born on July 28, 1990. He was born in Chicago but moved to Atlanta by the time he was 6 years old. There, he became a fan of rap and hip-hop, where he started to learn the ropes and try his skills at performing this type of music. His father was supportive of his desires and even provided him with a recording studio to usher him along the way to success. Way practiced with thousands of different sound and beat combinations and constantly experimented with what he could do. In 2005, he uploaded his first track on SoundClick. He accumulated a significant amount of positive reviews and feedback which pushed him to create accounts on websites YouTube and Myspace. Thanks to his efforts, he was noticed by record producers and studios and was signed on to create his first studio album. In 2007, he released his first album entitled “Crank That”. Following the success of his first album, Interscope Records quickly jumped into the picture and signed Way as a recording artist.
Soulja Boy was quick to follow up his success with a few new releases in 2008 and 2009. Singles like “Turn My Swag On” proved to be an instant hit and managed to raise up to 1,000,000 in digital downloads across the United States. Hit single after hit single later, Soulja Boy was able to obtain a solid base of loyal fans and a hefty income enough to sustain the lifestyle he’s always wanted.
Assets and Net Worth
Today, it is estimated that Soulja Boy has accumulated a net worth of up to $25 million USD. This is all thanks to his record sales, sold-out live concerts, merchandise, digital sales, TV appearances, and other ventures. Soulja Boy owns numerous properties across the United States including a spacious home in Atlanta where he primarily lives. Soulja Boy is also a video game addict and likes to splurge on the latest consoles and game releases. Aside from that, he’s also a toy collector boasting an impressive fully-functional diamond encrusted remote controlled Lamborghini estimated to cost up to $250,000 USD. If that’s not impressive enough, Soulja Boy also owns an extensive array of vintage and sports cars which he likes to drive around town and show off at car shows.