In 2014, Ludacris was featured in Forbes list titled "Hip-Hop Cash Kings", as he earned million.Born in Champaign, Illinois, Ludacris moved to Atlanta at age nine, where he began rapping.In 2000, Ludacris released his major label debut, Back for the First Time. Ludacris stated in an interview on MTV's hip hop program Direct Effect that he came up with his stage name based on his "split personality" that he considered "ridiculous" and "ludicrous".

He took a more serious approach with his next two albums, Release Therapy (2006), and Theater of the Mind (2008).

His next record, Battle of the Sexes, was released in 2010 and featured the tone of his previous albums. As an actor, he has appeared in films including Crash (2004), Gamer (2009), and New Year's Eve (2011).

known professionally as Ludacris, is an American rapper and actor. Ludacris has won Screen Actors Guild, Critic's Choice, MTV, and Grammy Awards.

Along with fellow Atlanta-based rappers Big Boi and André 3000 of Out Kast, Ludacris was one of the first and most influential "Dirty South" rappers to achieve mainstream success during the early 2000s.

The video for the lead single, "Rollout (My Business)", was nominated for a 2002 Grammy Award, and Ludacris performed it live at the awards' pre-show.

He released singles "Saturday (Oooh Oooh)" with Sleepy Brown, "Move Bitch" with Mystikal and I-20, and "Area Codes" with Nate Dogg.

Produced by Kanye West, "Stand Up" went on to become one of Ludacris' biggest mainstream hits to date, hitting the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 garnering heavy airplay on mainstream pop, rhythmic, and urban radio stations, as well as on MTV, MTV2, and BET. The album's next single, "Splash Waterfalls", was released in early 2004. Ludacris received his first Grammy Award with Usher and Lil Jon for their hit single "Yeah! Ludacris next released "Blow It Out", which was accompanied by a low-budget music video.

A huge pop hit (despite its steamy video and explicit, adult-oriented lyrical content and themes), it subsequently became a success at urban radio and BET, and is the only time he has produced two consecutive top 10 singles from a solo album, except for Release Therapy (an unedited version of the video could only be viewed on BET's Uncut program). Ludacris took a more mature approach to his fourth album, The Red Light District.

It was Ludacris' most sexual video yet, an R&B remix that featured Raphael Saadiq and sampled Tony! Sohail Khalid helped produce this album with various artists such as T. Ludacris openly boasted that he may be the only rapper able to keep the Def Jam label afloat on the opening track.