Soulja Boy Lands Spot on Forbes’ ‘Hip-Hop Cash Kings’ List

Soulja Boy

Soulja Boy hasn’t hit the legal drinking age yet, but he has surpassed his rap counterparts by millions. The heavily-tattooed rapper landed a coveted spot on Forbes magazine’s “Hip-Hop Cash Kings” list.

The MC, who quickly made a name for himself back in 2007 with the self-produced hit “Crank That (Soulja Boy),” earned the No. 18 position on the list, tying with rapper T-Pain. The publication reported that both artists brought in a whopping $7 million last year.

Soulja Boy expressed his jubilation over the accomplishment, which he learned of after randomly coming across the list. “To tell you the truth, I just seen my name on there,” he told MTV’s RapFix. “I was like, ‘Damn, I’m on the Forbes list. Like swag.’ Everybody’s talking about it, my whole city, my whole hood, and all that.”

As the head of Stacks on Deck Entertainment, the young rapper hopes to move past his hip-hop peers in 2011 and land a position in the top 10. His earnings have been a result of his success in the music industry, yet Soulja Boy plans to expand his empire in the coming years.

“Once I jump into movies, that’s a whole ‘nother check,” he said. “That’s what I’m shooting for. My next avenue, you know after music and stuff, is breaking into Hollywood.”



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20 Comments

  1. ....

    uhhh how did he get all the money …what did he do he hasnt done anything in the past year

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  2. A Realist

    lol o.0

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  4. womp

    Regardless of his position on the list, his music is still garbage.

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  5. The Beast

    Fuck soulja boy. he sucks. how the fuck does he make so much money? it must be all the 14 year old girls that have never heard real hip hop and think hes the shit. fuck him.

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  6. Sam

    His music may be garbage and none of us may like him, but he’s still got 7+milli in the bank while we sit here complaining…

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  7. WOW

    Im not complaining, Im just wondering how you make money off of trashy music.

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  8. Game

    Yo whole hood talkin’ about it ? This nigga is actually from the hood… Didn’t know that.

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  9. Simon

    @Sam, U so stupid if u think money is a synonym of happiness… I dont envy him bcause he makes money telling shit… I’m real talking and just happy to share my pov

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  10. Toolondeck

    respect his grind tho keep gettin that bread and the crumbs bwoy!

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  11. 2XCL

    Yuck. It’s sad to know someone so TALENTLESS has made that much money.

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  12. From Tokyo

    It’s the same people who like “easy” music like a WHOLE lot of “top” artists right now that made him that money. The same people who argue ad nauseum about [cookie-cutter artist #1] vs [cookie-cutter artist #2] are the same kind of people. Be irritated at them, not him. THEY made him HIS money. I don’t begrudge him his money because he’s earned it. Like it or not, he does have a fanbase that have supported him. This is what is defined as music now. Until things change, oh well. Let him make his money – better this way than another way.

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  13. Star

    Yess yall can hate all yall want but, this kid got 7 million in the bank, Hell he is making more than our parents, and yes he does have a Fan Base, just look at his 2 million + twitter followers this guy uploads a random video on youtube and by the end of the week he got half million views….

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  14. zaheer

    Im not complaining, Im just wondering how you make money off of trashy music.

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  15. youdontneedtoknow

    you know what … Im really happy for him!! He deserves it! HE worked hard for it.

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  16. jay

    lol typical haters hating. Mad cuz he’s not struggling as you wish he was, mad cuz he has more money than you and could pay you to suck his dick, haters gonna hate.

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  17. Wigo

    Sb my hero

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  18. CJ

    shoutout to all haters no matter what yall say soulja boy still gonna make more money off his music and his artists music such as lil b n etc #OCEANGANG

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  19. doony

    this dude is making money. people please stop hating!

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  20. KeAndre

    he makes alot bcuz he produces, raps,record label, clothing line and more, he doin his thang… #OGOD!!!

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