Christopher Brian Bridges or Ludacris’ net worth as of now stands at $35 Million. He was featured in the Hip-Hop Cash Kings 2015 List by Forbes at #18, earning $8M that year from Movies & Albums’ revenue. This was the highest amount Ludacris has earned in a year. Sadly, he could not make it to the Forbes list in 2016 or 17.
Ludacris has probably lost his way through the Music and is exploring the Hollywood industry. After featuring in the Fast & Furious Series, his major earnings have been from the movies lately.
However, when Ludacris entered the music industry in 2000, all his albums made it to the Billboard 200 list.
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He still has a great following though, and no matter what he does, we will always remain the fans of Ludacris. Talking of social media, he has 12.1M followers on Twitter, nearly 19M on Facebook, and 9.4M followers on Instagram. That’s quite a following!
Let us see the various earnings, investments, assets and expenditures of the South American Rapper turned Actor.
Earnings adding to Ludacris’ Net Worth
Music & Albums
Having a Music Management Degree from Georgia State, Ludacris garnered a kickstart in his career. His first album in the year 2000 – Back for the First Time reached #4 on the US Billboard 200 Charts, earning him $150,000 only from album sales.
Since then, he has made wonders from his albums in terms of money:
- Word of Mouf (2001) – Earnings nearly $5M
- Chicken-n-Beer (2003) – Earnings $2.6M
- The Red Light District (2004) – Earnings nearly $3M
However, in his albums released after that, the success graph of Ludacris’ albums went down. He got approximately $1.2M sales revenue from Theater of the Mind (2008) & Battle of the Sexes (2010) combined.
Christopher Brian ‘Ludacris’ Bridges also has many awards in his name such as BET Awards (Five), three Grammy’s and three MTV Music Video Awards.
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Movies & TV Series
Earnings from films & TV shows add a vast number to Ludacris’ net worth. Since his drop in the album sales, he started featuring in various movies and got recognition as an actor after playing significant roles in films & TV Series like:
- 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003)
- The Simpsons (Voice, 2007)
- RocknRolla (2008)
- Max Payne (2008)
- No Strings Attached
- Fast Five (2011)
- Fast & Furious 6
- Being Mary Jane (TV Series, 2014)
- Furious 7 (2015)
- The Fate of the Furious (2017)
Ludacris is filming for movies in 2018 as well, such as Superstition: The Rule of 3’s.
Ludacris has produced a handful of documentaries and TV series as well. Such as:
- Sprite Set Off
- Parking Lot Pimpin’
- ATL: The Untold Story of Atlanta in the Rap Game
He also produced his album The Redlight District.
Endorsements & Investments
Ludacris’ is a businessman who keeps multiple avenues for earnings. He’s the CEO of Disturbing Tha Peace Records. He co-founded the record label with Chaka Zulu and Jeff Dixon for the musicians in Atlanta. The label has produced millions of dollars since its inception and has featured quite a few artists in the industry such as Bobby Valentino, Chingy, etc.
He owns a cognac liquor brand called Conjure. Also, he has a restaurant that goes by the same name as that of one of his albums – Chicken-n-Beer in Atlanta.
Ludacris also has a charity foundation called The Ludacris Foundation that raises funds through their annual LudaDay Weekend where the celebrities get together for charity purposes.
The Ludacris Foundation has been helping kids and families with no money for over a decade now.
Ludacris’ net worth is much lesser compared to the new-age rappers such as Diddy or Drake. This is because the time when Ludacris was a hit, the industry was not bringing so much revenue to each artist.
Drake makes a lot of money from royalties provided by the music streaming services like Apple Music and Google Play. From 2001 to 2005 when Ludacris was famous, there were no such services. In fact, there was no YouTube as well! Therefore, Ludacris’ earnings during that time were only from album sales.
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