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.
After a brief stint as a DJ, he released his first album Incognegro in 2000, followed by Back for the First Time also in 2000, which contained the singles "Southern Hospitality" and "What's Your Fantasy".
In 2001, he released Word of Mouf, followed by Chicken-n-Beer in 2003 and The Red Light District in 2004.
Chicken-N-Beer opened strongly, but without a popular single, the album fell quickly.
Ludacris collaborated with Timbaland on the track "Phat Rabbit" from his album Tim's Bio: Stairway To Heaven. In Ludacris' early music career he collaborated with Dallas Austin and Jermaine Dupri.
In 1998, Ludacris began to record his debut album "Incognegro".
He first appeared on Saturday Night Live as a special guest performing with musical guest Sum 41 on a season 30 episode hosted by Paul Giamatti.
He then recorded "Get Back" with Sum 41 to make a rock crossover single.
The follow-up single was the Austin Powers-inspired "Number One Spot".