Ludacris Net Worth
Ludacris is an American rapper and actor, who has made his name by being an Atlanta rapper who has kept music lovers intrigued with the sound of rap. He is known as one of the first influential “Dirty South” Rappers. Ludacris found his passion music at the age of nine after he wrote his first rap song. His smart rap has made music lovers listen to music for years, with the anticipation of new songs that music lovers long for. Ludacris’ estimated net worth is $35 million.
Christopher Brian Bridges was born on September 11, 1977 in Champaign, Illinois to Roberta Shields and Wayne Brian Bridges. He spent the first twelve years of his life in Illinois, but moved to Atlanta at twelve years old. He attended Banneker High School, in Atlanta, Georgia in 1995. After graduation, Ludacris attended Georgia State University from 1998 to 1999 for music management. Since then, he has built his life around having a career that he has loved and one he has put all of his passion into. Ludacris is also a distant cousin of comedian, Richard Pryor.
Ludacris started his career as an intern at Atlanta’s, Hot 107.9. After interning, Ludacris soon became a DJ, under the name of Chris Lova Lova. He also DJ’d for Freaknik, an annual event that meets in Atlanta in for the historically black colleges and universities. After making a name for himself as a disc jockey in Atlanta, he hooked up with Timbaland, a producer, rapper, and songwriter, to perform a song called, Phat Rabbit. He then went on to work with artists, like Dallas Austin and Jermaine Dupri. Ludacris released his major label debut album, Back For the First Time, in 2000, which came to be a major success, with feature songs, Southern Hospitality and What’s Your Fantasy. With Ludacris’ success, he released another album the very next year, titled, Word of Mouf, which debuted at number three on the Billboard 200 chart and went certified multi-platinum. In 2003, he wanted to bring a new album to the music lovers, that would get them moving, and therefore released the album, Chicken-n-Beer. Although this album was highly controversial, many music lovers loved it and wanted more. The same year he released this controversial album, he pushed his talents in to acting, with a major role in the film, 2 Fast 2 Furious. After trying a different side of entertainment, Ludacris, released his 2004 album, The Red Light District, which debuted at number one on the 200 Billboard chart. His musical talent led him into his next album release in 2006, which was titled, Release Therapy. This album too, went to number one on the 200 Billboard chart. With a more mature sound as well as new look, Ludacris, soon released his next album in 2008, titled Theater of the Mind, which did not do as well as his previous albums, but he continued his love entertainment with his continued roles in the movies Crash, Fred Claus, Garner, and Breakaway. He has also continued to be a main actor in the Fast and Furious movies as well. More recently, Ludacris has released albums, Battle of the Sexes and Ludaversal, which have not done as well as first albums, because of his focus on other aspects of his career.
Awards and nominations
Ludacris’ talent and hard work has earned him the acknowledgment and appreciation from entertainment lovers around the world. This shown true with his the awards he has won as well as the nominations he has received also. In total he has received 16 awards and 41 nominations. Most of his awards came from his song, Yeah, on the album, Confessions, by Usher. Some of the awards won for this song was the MTV Video Music Award for Best Male Video at the MTV Music Awards and also the BET Award for Viewer’s Choice. He has also won several other awards, including, the Grammy Award for Best Rap Song, for the song, Money Maker and the Billboard Music Award for Top Rap Song, for his song, Lovers and Friends. Over the last 18 years, Ludacris has proved that his talent is one of the best in the world. He was even won a Screen Actors Guild Award, for his role in the film, Crash. Over time Ludacris is an entertainer who has proven he will just get better.
Net Worth of Ludacris
Although Ludacris became very well known with his major debut album, Back For the First Time, his album Incognegro, was the album that inspired him to push forward with his talent. With the release of this album on his own independently owned label, Disturbing Tha Peace, Ludacris pushed his way through to being known as one of the best rappers alive. Ludacris’ net worth is $35 million, and he owes much of his success, to his unique rap skills as well as his acting that has taken off since his first role in 2 Fast 2 Furious. Ludacris is such a rare talent, that even Rolling Stones Magazine has said that he loves to show his skills as much as he loves to tell people about them. He is the rapper, that music lovers never get tired of listening to.
Even though Ludacris is very popular with his music, he has grown to be a one woman’s man. In 2014, he married Gabonese model, Eudoxie Mbouguiengue, and they recently had a daughter, Cadence Gaelle. Ludacris also has three other daughters, Cai Bella Bridges, Karma Bridges, and Shaila Scott.
Since the beginning of his debut, Ludacris has made that unique name for himself, while showing off his skills. He tells music lovers, he is great, by rapping in a way lyrically that not many other rappers can touch. He has not only shown his love of entertainment by performing for his fans, but by also contributing back to the community. In 2016, he opened a restaurant, called, Chicken – n – Beer, in the Atlanta airport. He has also given back to the community by opening up a foundation, called the Ludacris Foundation, which is more than ten years old and focuses on the outreach to the youth in Atlanta. Ludacris has proven to be a role model for people all over the world and has given his all to explore all aspects of entertainment that pushes him to be his best.