Christopher Brian Bridges popularly known by his stage name as Ludacris is a famous American hip hop rapper, Hollywood actor, businessman, entrepreneur, investor and a television personality. He was born on 11th September 1977 in Champaign, Illinois in the United States of America. He is currently 40 years old. He is currently one of the richest and most accomplished hip hop rapper and actor in the United States of America.
Ludacris is the only child of Roberta Shields and Wayne Brian Bridges. He later moved to the Chicago area, where he attended Emerson Middle School in Oak Park and Oak Park & River Forest High School for one year. He then moved to Centreville, Virginia in the United States of America and attended Centreville High School for one year.
He also attended Banneker High School in Atlanta, Georgia in the United States of America and graduated in 1995. From 1998 to 1999, he studied Music Management at Georgia State University in the United States of America. Ludacris is of African American, English and Native American ancestry. He is a distant cousin of late American comedian Richard Pryor. Ludacris wrote his first rap song at the age of 9 years old. He later moved to Atlanta, and joined an amateur rap group three years later.
Ludacris is the founder of “Disturbing tha Peace” record label. He has won Screen Actors Guild, Critic’s Choice, MTV and Grammy Awards. In 2014, he got married to Eudoxie Mbouguiengue and the marriage is currently blessed with four lovely children namely Cadence Gaelle Bridges, Cai Bella Bridges, Karma Bridges and Shaila Scott.
Ludacris aside from being a hip hop rapper is also an actor and has acted in several Hollywood movies which include The Fate of the Furious, Furious 7, Fast 2 Furious and many more. In recognition to his works in the entertainment industry, he has won a Grammy Awards for Best Rap Song, Screen Actors Guild Awards for Best Actor, Critic’s Choice and MTV Awards, all in the United States of America.
Along with his fellow Atlanta-based rappers Big Boi and Andre 3000 of Outkast, Ludacris was one of the first and most influential “Dirty South” rappers to achieve mainstream success during the early 2000s. In 2014, he was featured in Forbes list titled of “Hip-Hop Cash Kings” as he earned $8 million per annual.
Ludacris was born in Champaign, Illinois in the United States of America and moved to Atlanta at the age of 9 years old, where he began rapping. After a brief stint as a DJ, he released his first album “Incognegro” in 1999, followed by another album “Back for the First Time” also in 2000, which contained the hit singles like southern Hospitality and What’s Your Fantasy”. In 2001, he released “Word of Mouf” followed by “Chicken-n-Beer” and “The Red Light District” in 2004. In 2006, he took a more serious approach with his next two albums which are “Release Therapy” an album which he released in 2006 and “Theater of the Mind” which was released in 2008. His next debut album was “Battle of the Sexes” which was released in 2010 and featured the tone on his previous albums.
His next studio album “Ludaversal” was released on 31st March 2015. As an actor, Ludacris has appeared in several Hollywood movies like “Crash” which was released in 2004, “Gamer” which was released in 2009, and “New Year’s Eve” which was released in 2011. He is best known for playing the role of “Tej Parker” in the popular Hollywood blockbuster movie “The Fast and the Furious” film series.
Ludacris is the founder of his own record label “Disturbing tha Peace” an imprint distributed by Def Jam Recordings. He is the co-owner of Conjure Cognac Liquor. In 2011, Ludacris released his own line of headphones called “Soul by Ludacris” which was manufactured by Soul Electronics. He also has various real estate investments and holdings.
In 2006, Ludacris appeared in a television and print advertising campaign for Puma, which released 3 limited edition models of a “Clyde x Luda” Puma Clyde sneaker, with Ludacris’ image on the heel of the insole and “DTP” (for Disturbing tha Peace) on the heel window.
In November 2016, Ludacris opened up a restaurant named “Chicken N Beer” at the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta, United States of America.
Ludacris is also a philanthropist and a humanitarian. In 2011, he joined a joint effort between Do Something and Better World Books to collect books to help restock library shelves in New Orleans. He filmed a public service announcement in support of the Epic Book Drive.
In 2002, he started “The Ludacris Foundation” at the beginning of his music career. The aim of the foundation is to inspire the youth through education, memorable experiences and helping the youth to help themselves through self help and self improvement campaign.
Ludacris is currently one of the richest and most influential hip hop rapper and actor in the United States of America with an estimated net worth of $50 million.
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