Ludacris, also known as Christopher Brian Bridges, is an American rapper who founded the Disturbing tha Peace record label.
The rapper is also an actor and philanthropist, and he has taken his career to so many levels.
His net worth of $25 million was updated as of 2020, and this recent update places him among the top richest rappers on the globe.
|NET WORTH:||$25 MILLION|
|DATE OF BIRTH:||11 SEPTEMBER 1997|
|SOURCE OF WEALTH:||ACTING AND MUSIC|
On the 11th of September, 1977, Ludacris was born in Champaign, Illinois, and he was an only child. His parents were Roberta Shields and Wayne Brian Bridges who moved to Chicago later on in their lives.
All through his early years, his parents were fond of moving from one city to the other, and this made him change school several times.
He schooled at Emerson Middle School and Oak Park & River Forest High School, both in Oak Park. When he was 9 years old, Ludacris began to write rap songs, and when he was twelve, he finally joined an amateur rap group.
In 1995, Ludacris graduated from Banneker High School, Atlanta, Georgia. After 3 years, he attended Georgia State University to study Music Management—this allowed him to learn the art of music more effectively.
The rapper’s career began when he was an intern at Hot 97.5 radio station in Atlanta, Georgia. This allowed him to become a DJ, and he was lucrative enough to collaborate with Timbaland. He sang ‘Phat Rabbit’ with the co-singer, and he knew that he would be able to record his songs.
Soon enough, Ludacris released ‘Inconegro’, his first album, but it didn’t seem so fruitful.
However, he pushed harder and continued to record more albums. Later on, he moved to Def Jam South, another record label that transformed Inconegro to Back For The First Time in 2000. This was a breakout album that made it to number four on the Billboard top 200.
In 2001, Ludacris released his album, Word of Mouf, and one of his singles was a nomination at the Grammy’s. Also, in 2003, he featured guest appearances in his album Chicken-n-Beer such as Snoop Dogg, Lil’Flip, Shawnna, Chingy, 8Ball & MJG and Playaz Circle.
As an actor, Ludacris has starred in several roles in major films and has worked with top actors in America. He starred in six parts of the Fast & Furious film series that also featured Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Jason Statham, Dwayne Johnson, and others.
In 2007, the producers of American Gangster offered Ludacris a role, but he rejected this offer because he needed to focus on his album, Release Therapy. The rapper told Billboard magazine that he won a Grammy for the same album he needed to complete and didn’t regret his action.
Exploring his entrepreneurial capabilities, Ludacris established a restaurant at Atlanta’s Hartsfield- Jackson International Airport called “Chicken-n-Beer”. The restaurant name was an inspiration for his third album, Chicken-n- Beer.
Below are some of the music albums he has released so far.
- Iconegro – 1999
- Back for the First Time – 2000
- Word of Mouf – 2001
- Chicken-n-Beer – 2003
- The Red Light District – 2004
- Release Therapy – 2006
- Theatre of the Mind – 2008
- Battle of the Sexes – 2010
- Ludaversal – 2015
Ludacris has starred in about over 20 films, and these are the popular movies and films he has featured in:
- 2 Fast 2 Furious – 2003
- Lil’ Pimp – 2004
- American Hustle – 2007
- Fast Five – 2009
- Fast & Furious 6 – 2013
- Furious 7 – 2015
- The Fate of the Furious – 2017
- F9: The Fast Saga – 2020
- Law & Order – 2006- 2007
- Being Mary Jane – 2014
- Empire – 2015
- Fear Factor – 2017 – date
- The Simpsons – 2007
- In 2014, Ludacris had to rent a private jet to propose to his wife, Eudoxie Mbouguiengue during their trip to Costa Rica. There was an inscription that read, “Eudoxie, will you marry me?”
- Ludacris has hosted the Billboard Awards for three consecutive years, between 2014 and 2016.
- The rapper is also a voice actor for animations like The Simpsons and video games like Def Jam. In an interview, Ludacris wishes for the upcoming Fast and Furious 9 to honor Kobe Bryant and Paul Walker.
- He founded the Ludacris Foundation in 2002 to inspire youth through education and experience using the ‘3Ls’- Leadership and Education, Living Healthy Lifestyles, and LudaCares.
Ludacris has a great reputation for winning awards from MTV, Actors Guild, Grammy’s and other notable awards in the music and film industry.
His spirit to work harder and move forward always makes him a better person in his career, and now, his $25 million net worth can show for it.
Source: Wikipedia, Celebrity Net Worth