Soulja Boy just spent $55 million on a private jet. His net worth is estimated at roughly $23 million. Or maybe a little less than that now. Radar Online reports:
He may have just dropped a cool $55 million on a G-5 private plane, but Soulja Boy owes almost $30,000 in back taxes and RadarOnline.com has all the exclusive details. The 21-year-old, whose real name is DeAndre Way, has been celebrating his birthday in style, but meanwhile the tax man has been looking for him. According to official documents obtained by RadarOnline.com, the State of California filed a $26,805 tax lien against the singer on March 24, 2011. He also owed the State of Mississippi $3,571 in back taxes but he paid the full amount just last week on July 22, 2011. In other unfortunate news, his home in Georgia was foreclosed on last year, according to the Detroit News Tax Watchdog blog. Soulja Boy made the Forbes list as No. 18 on Hip-Hop’s top earners in 2010, with a reported $6 million earned from touring and ringtone downloads.
Update: TMZ reports, “Now, Soulja’s ‘spokesperson’ Greg Miller has issued a statement on behalf of the rapper … saying the ‘elaborate rumors’ are ‘not true.'”
I feel like Soulja Boy should at least get some credit for being consistent. He’s about as good at balancing a checkbook as he is at making music.