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He is most famous for his first single “Crank That (Soulja Boy),” which was an Internet sensation that later when on to be a number one hit in America for almost two months straight. This song spawned a popular dance as well and rocketed Soulja Boy into super-stardom. He already began appearing on the Forbes lists of Hip-Hop Cash Kings in 2010, a year in which he earned $7 million. His career is seen by many as the beginning of the importance of social media in starting a music career, particularly in hip-hop music. He was already a household name thanks to sites such as Myspace, Soundclick and YouTube in 2007 without even signing a record deal. He released an independent album in 2007, but was quickly snapped up by Interscope Records and signed to a deal. His first major label album “Souljaboytellem.com” was released in late 2007 and has gone platinum.
Soulja Boy’s net worth in 2013 is estimated at about $23 million. He also has his own clothing line called S.O.D. Clothing and has recently begun to work as an actor with film projects slated for 2013 and 2014.