Christopher Brian Bridges was known by his stage name Ludacris. He is a famous American rapper and actor. Later, he signed with Def Jam South. He rose to fame as the first Dirty South rapper to achieve mainstream success. He has also won three Grammy Awards and an MTV Video Music Award for his songs.
Ludacris has also acted in various movies. His stint in the Fast and Furious film series is noteworthy. He has reportedly been paid $1.2 million for his role in Fast and Furious 9. His notable roles include Crash, Gamer, and New Year’s Eve. He won the Screen Actors Guild Award and the Critic’s Choice Award for Best Cast. His net worth is about $30 million making him one of the top 100 richest rappers.
Ludacris income source Rapper, Film Producer, Songwriter, Entrepreneur, Businessperson, Philanthropist, Talent manager, and Film actor. Ludacris makes $2 million a year, and each year his worth grows 25%.
Ludacris early life
Ludacris is the only child of Wayne Brian Bridges and Roberta Shields. He was born in Champaign, Illinois. His family moved to Chicago later. There he attended Emerson Middle School in Oak Park. He kept shifting schools and later learned music management from Georgia State University.
Bridges’ parents are both African Americans sharing distant English and Native American ancestry. He is also a distant cousin of comedian Richard Pryor. At the age of 9, he wrote his first rap song while moving to Atlanta, Georgia, where he became a part of an amateur rap group. After a brief stint as a DJ, he released his first album Incognegro in 1999, which achieved local success. However, he achieved national attention for Back for the First Time.
As of 2022, Ludacris’s net worth is estimated at $30 million.
Ludacris music career
Ludacris has been fond of rapping since a young age. He worked as a disc jockey for a brief period and became acquainted with Timbaland. He worked on ‘Phat Rabbit,’ which became a major hit. During the initial days of his career, he collaborated with various artists, including Jermaine Dupri and Dallas Austin.
In 2000, he released his major-label ‘Back for the First Time.’ The album achieved major success and helped launch his career. The album featured the songs “What’s your fantasy” and ‘Southern Hospitality.’ The success of his debut prompted him to release yet another album. It debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 chart and became his best-selling album to date.
Bridges adopted a mature approach in ‘The Red Light District,’ which debuted at No one on the Billboard 200. Next, he experimented with a theatrical approach in his album ‘Theater of the Mind,’ which reviewed positive reviews from the critics. He has also played minor supporting roles in various movies.
Ludacris business ventures
Ludacris is the founder of his record label, Disturbing the Peace. He is also the co-owner of Conjure Cognac liquor and released his line of headphones in 2021 in partnership with Soul Electronics.
Ludacris appeared in a print and television advertising campaign for Puma. Three limited editions of “Clyde x Luda” sneakers featured the rapper. He also owns Chicken N Beer restaurant at Hartsfield Jackson International Airport, Atlanta.
Ludacris married Gabonese model Eudoxie Mbouguiengue on September 11, 1977, at the age of 37. The couple met on Ludaday, which is a weekend tradition to bring celebrities and families together. He proposed a beautiful proposal on a private plane, and she accepted it with a beautiful smile on her face.
Ludacris has five daughters from all his relationships. His wife Eudoxie has Cadence Gaelle Bridges, born in 2015, and Chance Oyali Bridges in 2021. He has three older daughters from his previous relationships. Shaila Scott is his oldest daughter, and her mother’s identity has not been revealed. She was born in 1996 and is 25 years old now. His second daughter is Karma Bridges, born in 2001. Her mother is said to be an Atlanta-based attorney.
Cai Bella Bridges is the third daughter of Tamika Fuller, a businesswoman. She was born in 2013 and is eight years old. Cadence is six years old, and Baby Chance is six months old. Despite having three baby mothers, Ludacris’s relationship with his wife Eudoxie grows stronger.