|Celebrated Name:||Soulja Boy|
|Real Name/Full Name:||DeAndre Cortez Way|
|Parents:||Father – Tracy Way
Mother – Lisa Way
|Age:||31 years old|
|Birth Date:||28 July 1990|
|Dead or Alive:||He is Alive and Kicking, Not Dead.|
|Birthplace:||Chicago, Illinois, United States|
|Education:||South Panola High School|
|Height:||In centimeters – 175 cm
In meters – 1.75 m
In Feet Inches – 5 ft 9 in
|Weight:||In Kilograms – 67 kg
In lbs – 148 lbs
|Famous For:||Known for his debut single “Crank That (Soulja Boy),” that peaked at number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.|
|Profession:||American rapper, record producer, actor and entrepreneur|
|Net Worth in 2022:||$40 Million|
|Last Updated:||22nd May 2022|
Even though some people refer to Soulja Boy as a one-hit-wonder because of the commercially successful song “Crank That ( Soulja Boy),” he is one of the best rappers of our time. The rapper is also an actor and a producer, as well as the first artist in history to make sales above three million of his digital music.
Though today he has slowed down on music since we do not hear much about him, he has been having business deals with companies such as YUMS and World Poker Fund Holdings worth millions of dollars. So today what’s Soulja Boy’s net worth as of 2022 and how rich is Soulja Boy, let’s find out.
Bio-Wiki, Real Name, Birthday, Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity & Religion
Soulja Boy’s real name is DeAndre Cortez Way, and he was sired in 1990 by his mother, Lisa Way, and his father Tracy Way in Chicago, Illinois. After the divorce of his parents, Way relocated with his mother at the age of 6 together with his junior brother and accustomed to a poor livelihood. Soulja Boy holds American citizenship, but his ethnicity is African-American. His religious view is unclear.
Education: School, College, University
Being a smart kid, he enrolled in Batesville’s South Panola High School, but music impinged on his marks leading him to fall short.
Age, Height, Weight, Body Measurements, Dead or Alive
Soulja Boy was born on 28 July 1990, making him 31 years old as of 22nd May 2022. He is alive and kicking, not dead. His height is 5 ft 9 in tall, and he has a body weight of 67 kg. His body type is Average.
Is Soulja Boy Married? Affair, Dating, Girlfriend, Wife & Children
Soulja boy being currently single had engaged himself in relations with various ladies starting from his first lover to Nia Riley, whom he broke up with in 2019.
|Marital status: Is he married/divorced/single or in a relationship?||Single|
|Does he have any relationship affair?||Unclear|
|Who is he Dating in 2022? Name of Girlfriend:||Unclear|
|Is Soulja Boy Gay?||No|
|Who is his Partner?||N/A|
|Who is his current wife in 2022? (Name)||N/A|
|Who is his Ex-Spouse(s)? (Name)||N/A|
|Does he have any children?||No|
At the age of seven, the young rapper used to upload his rap music on YouTube and MySpace platforms having a passion and talent in singing and rapping. After their family moved to Mississippi, his dad bestowed a transcribe studio for the young boy to examine his musical aspirations. Prior to that, his mentor, Young Kwon, had advanced him to the field of music by teaching him how to generate beats where he videotaped his first demo.
As technology and internet paved his way to fame, Soulja Boy used to record his songs and videos; later, he formed a group ‘The 30/30 Boys’ together with his friend, Arab. Although the group broke and each one of them continued with their profession individually, they still remained allies. As a teenager, he started entertaining at nightclub events in 2004 after making a deal with Derrick Crooms, who was the executive.
His debut single ‘Crank That’ which he launched in March 2007 together with his solo album ‘Unsigned and Still Major’ ruled on the Billboard Hot chart and Hot Ringmasters lists. The song also led to an accolade-winning platform (HBO series Entourage) on August 12, 2007. He later released an inexpensive video showing the “Crank That” dance moves. Other than the dance being captivating and featuring dynamic characters like sponge bob square pants, its motions are catchy and famous in the US.
When the debut single was first played, Soulja boy and Collipark met in order to sign a record label known as Interscope. After signing the deal, he launched Souljaboytellem.com, which was alleged to have been released using a trial form of a studio known as ‘FL.’ Apart from the negative reviews of this album, it was accredited by RIAA for being platinum.
After being nominated for Best Rap Song upon his debut “Crank That,” in the 50th Grammy Awards, Soulja boy forfeited the win to “Good Life,” a song by T-pain and Kanye West. On December 16, 2008, the young rapper launched his other album, iSouljaBoyTellem. This debut album had singles such as the “Bird Walk,” which topped on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. His famous song “Kiss Me Thru the Phone,” which he collaborated with Sammie, was also ranked on the Hot Rap Tracks list as no.1 and topped on the Hot 100 as no.3. In addition, his third debut single, “Turn My Swag On,” which was launched on January 26, 2009, topped at no.19 on the Billboard Hot chart and was also ranked in the US Rap list.
In 2009, the rapper was not successful as some of his singles were not recognized anywhere in the charts, the songs included his three album series namely; Cortez, Dat Piff, and Paranormal Activity and his tertiary album, ‘The DeAndre’ which he wanted to join up with other renowned artists such as Lil Wayne. “Pretty Boy Swag,” which was released on June 8, 2010, topped at no.34, no.6, and no.5 on the billboard hot chart, R&B/Hip-Hop Songs lists, and Rap Songs chart respectively.
In November 2010, Way discarded to journey in the Summer beats tour in Australia in order to commence on his own stint called “Who They Want,” which was to pillar his impending album. The rapper launched various album series in 2011 such as; ‘smooky’,’1UP’, ‘Juice’, ‘Bernard Arnault EP’, ’21 EP’, ‘The Last Crown’, and he also proved to be working on his freshest album, ‘Promise’, which was launched in October including many more others.
The following year, Way began with a collaboration song ‘Mario & Domo’ with Young L. His album series release advanced in the rest of the year has been his second year to consequently release such since he wanted to be as creative as possible. Way ended the year with a bang by launching ‘LOUD,’ which was his key debut album to be delivered on the iTunes platform.
Though his record contract lapsed in 2013, Way progressed to launched his albums, where he released ‘Foreign’ on February 22. This was not a hindrance since he had his own record label called the Stacks on Deck Entertainment, which he launched in 2004, and has also signed numerous artists.
He progressed with his fourth studio album ‘Loyalty’ in 2014 and had consistently continued to release more album series in 2015. Way launched his fifth and sixth albums in 2016, which had several album series including; ‘Drop The Top’ and ‘Day One,’ which he released on January 24 and June 9, respectively, through his new record brand entertainment.
Ways sixth album, ‘Better Late Than Never’ starred artists such as Lil Yatchy and Lil Twist. His recent album series, ‘Ignorant Shit,’ which starred Bow Wow, was launched on October 25, 2016.
Soulja Boy Net Worth and Salary in 2022
Being the best-selling artist of all time, most of his debut singles have sold over 2,000,000 copies in the US, earning him millions of dollars. As of May 2022, Soulja Boy’s net worth is at $40 million after acquiring a million-dollar contract recently from the company World Poker Fund. In exchange for promoting the company’s product, Soulja Boy has received 1.5 million shares of the company. World Poker Fund spokesperson Matthew Bird told Forbes. “The deal is capped at $400 million, and it’s based on a forward-thinking valuation of the company. The deal, according to Bird, includes both stock and revenue-sharing.
Other than rapping, Way has ventured into various on and off businesses as he launched his official clothing line ‘S.O.D clothing’ and also his shoe collection ‘Yums’ in 2008 among other companies. All this adds up to his net worth making him among the wealthiest artists. Endorsements being his source of income too, he engaged in a 5-year contract with World Poker Fund Holdings.
8 Lesser-Known Facts you need to know about
DeAndre Cortez Way is one of the most controversial artists in the industry. A way has picked up a fight nearly with everyone, including Ice T, Charles Hamilton, Bow Wow, Hopsin, Chief Keef, Chris Brown, and not just with his fellow music artists but also with the United States Army. Clearly, there’s a lot more in the world of Soulja Boy than meets the eye; hence, here we have listed down a few things you probably don’t know about Soulja Boy.
1. He was accused of breaching on the copyright of William Lyons, also known as Souljah Boy, with an ‘h,’ the real inventor of his name.
2. In 2011, his junior brother was killed in a car accident.
3. Aside from having tight security to protect his household, he holds a gun in every room. Although back in 2011, he got rid of the weapons.
4. Sometime ago, Soulja Boy used to charge fans $3.99 to retweet fans and $1.99 to follow a fan.
5. If you know Soulja Boy, you must be familiar with his song “Kiss Me Thru the Phone,” and do you know that the phone number in the song was an actual cell phone number, but it wasn’t his, but it was a real-life couple phone number. Fans called almost 100 calls a day trying to reach Soulja Boy.
6. He was banned from the military for actually insulting the men in uniform, especially the army and the FBI in one of his songs, “Let’s Be Real.”
7. Having a passion for releasing a film about himself, the rapper proclaimed to launch his own animation series on January 7, 2009, where only one episode was released and aired.
8. Apart from the dollar signs on his neck, the rapper has also tattooed his arm and chest.
If you would wish to listen to Soulja Boy albums, here is a list of some of his works. Souljaboytellem.com (2007), iSouljaBoyTellem (2008), The DeAndre Way (2010), Loyalty (2015), and Draco (2017).
Apart from the music you know, Soulja Boy does films too, and some of the movie he has been Officer Down 2013, Malice N Wonderland 2010, The Bachelorette season 9, love & HipHop Hollywood among others. That’s how Soulja Boy’s worth adds up.