Ludacris is a prominent American rapper, entrepreneur, and actor who has risen to fame over the past few years. With numerous hit singles, top performances, and a stellar personality, Ludacris has cemented his name alongside other front-liners in the business.
From Humble Beginnings
Christopher Brian “Chris” Bridges was born on September 11, 1977 in Champaign, Illinois. He was the only child of his parents, Roberta Shields and Wayne Brian Bridges. Their family moved to Chicago when Bridges was at a young age, and there he attended Emerson Middle School in Oak Park. The family then moved to Centrevill, Virginia where he was enrolled in Centerville High School for a year. Finally, after moving to Georgia, he graduated from high school at the Banneker High School in Atlanta. As a young boy, Bridges developed an interest in music and rapping. By the age of 9, he was already practicing his own original music. He joined an amateur rap group at the age of 12.
Bridges was an intern and a DJ for a local Atlanta radio station. He assumed the name “Chris Lova Lova.” In 1998, Bridges recorded his first album which would be produced by Timbaland. The album flopped and was quickly pushed away by listeners. In 2000, Ludacris recorded and released his first major studio album which went on to become a huge success. Listeners loved his unique style and sound, and this skyrocketed the album to #4 on the Billboard 200. This was the beginning of Ludacris’ strong and thriving career in the music industry. Since then, Ludacris released numerous other titles such as Word of Mouf, Chicken-n-Beer, The Red Light District, Release Therapy, Theatre of the Mind, Battle of the Sexes, and Ludaversal. Ludacris has also embarked on other ventures including establishing his own brand.
Assets and Net Worth
Ludacris can thank his music career and entrepreneurial ventures for the whopping $25 million USD he has accumulated over the years. He has spent the majority of his money on real estates and properties scattered throughout the United States. Ludacris is also a fashion savvy, admitting that he splurges on clothing, apparel, and jewelry on a regular basis. As like any other celebrity hot shot, Ludacris enjoys collecting luxury and vintage cars, boasting an extensive collection of rare vehicles in his overflowing mansion garage. Ludacris makes it a point to share his blessings with those who have less by frequently donating to charities and humanitarian causes.