Nope, Rapper Soulja Boy Did Not Buy A $55 Million Jet
5:14 pm, July 31st | by Hillary Reinsberg
Down the transom came news last week that the rapper known as Soulja Boy had purchased a $55 million Gulfstream V, the ultimate in the big boy toy world of private planes, as a gift to himself for his 21st birthday. Was this for real? No, it turns it out. It wasn’t.
A spokesperson for the rapper said that in fact no jet had been purchased, calling the whole thing a collection of ”elaborate rumors,” according to The New York Daily News. The paper also points out that given Soulja Boy’s $6 million income last year, a $55 million purchase would be unlikely.
There are, of course, a number of moguls who do own G5′s. Shall we remind ourselves?
Mark Cuban has one – he recently used it to carry home the Mav’s championship trophy. Steve Jobs has one too. And Google has one that execs get to use. Which reminds us, can you believe all the crazy places those guys went on vacation?