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Hip-hop artist, rapper and actor are just a few notches on the belt of Christopher “Ludacris” Bridges. His entrepreneurial spirit is also in full effect.

He launched his Conjure line of Cognac with famed cognac house Birkedal Hartmann in 2009. He also “personally blends the Cognac with master blender Philippe B Tiffon.” Conjure is now sold in more than 30 markets.

Cognac isn’t Ludacris’s only venture. He also invests in real estate, co-owns Atlanta restaurant Straits and has partnered with Signeo USA to launch a ‘Soul by Ludacris headphone series.

He reportedly pulled in more than $10 million in earnings over the past two years, netting cash from Soul headphones, Conjure, voice overs for RadioShack, music sales, roles in films and other ventures.