Russell Simmons Net Worth is$325 Million
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Profession: Fashion Designer, Film Producer, Film Director, Actor, Entrepreneur, Author, Businessperson
Date of Birth: Oct 4, 1957
Nicknames: Russell Wendell Simmons
Height: 1.765 m
Ethnicity: African American
Country: United States of America
Russell Wendell Simmons was born on October 10, 1957 and is a very successful American entrepreneur, the co-founder (with Rick Rubin) of the pioneering hip-hop record label, Def Jam. His personal net worth is reputed to be $500 million. Simmons is one of the wealthiest entrepreneurs in the world of hip-hop and is a man with varied interests. In addition to his music empire, Russell Simmons also is owner and operator of three clothing lines that he founded. They are Phat Farm ...Argyleculture ... and American Classics. Simmons is also well-known for his strict adherence to a vegan lifestyle. As a strict and orthodox vegetarian, he will not eat meat and is opposed to the slaughter of animals for food. In the last couple of years, Russell Simmons has shifted his focus from records to political commentary and other literary pursuits.. He is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post and is also editor-in-chief of, a website that reviews the world of hip-hop.
Russell Wendell Simmons (born October 4, 1957) is an American business magnate. He and Rick Rubin founded the pioneering hip-hop label Def Jam. He also created the clothing fashion lines Phat Farm, Argyleculture, and American Classics.
Russell Simmons is the third richest figure in hip hop, having a net-worth estimate of $340 million as of April 2011.
Simmons was raised in Queens, New York. He is the son of Daniel Simmons, Sr., a public school administrator, and Evelyn Simmons, a New York City park administrator. His older brother is abstract expressionist painter Daniel Simmons, Jr., and his younger brother is Rev. Joseph Simmons ("Run" of Run-DMC).
Def Jam became just one piece in Simmons' corporation, Rush Communications, Inc., which included a management company, a clothing company called Phat Farm, a movie production house, television shows such as Def Comedy Jam, a magazine and an advertising agency. His nephew Jamal "Redrum" Simmons and his group Flatlinerz released the highly controversial album U.S.A. in 1994 on Def Jam but was dropped from the label soon after. Rick Rubin sold his share of the record company for $100 million to Universal Music Group in 1996. Simmons produced Def Poetry, begun as a television series on HBO, which also branched into a Broadway live stage production in 2002. In 2000, he co-founded the Internet start-up 360 Hip Hop which he later sold to BET.
The up-and-coming component of Rush Communications, Inc. is the sneaker company Run Athletics, which was started in 2008, a company that produces both the legacy and Russell Simmons clothing line brand shoes.
He is also majority shareholder of the website Global Grind.
In 1985 Russell Simmons co-produced and appeared in the film, Krush Groove.
Simmons met model Kimora Lee Simmons in November 1992 at New York's fashion week. They dated for four years and married on December 20, 1998 on the French Caribbean island of Saint Barth'elemy, F.W.I.. Officiating was Russell's

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Hip hop pioneer Russell Simmons: Trump often used racist and anti-semitic slurs in front of me

In a recent interview with Fortune, music mogul Russell Simmons discussed his relationship with Republican nominee Donald Trump, with whom he was friends for 30 years. Simmons told Fortune that he was able to have friendships with people like Trump and ...
Posted: October 21, 2016, 8:15 pm

Russell Simmons says Trump used racial slurs in front of him

Russell Simmons, in an interview with Fortune magazine, talked about his 30-year relationship with Donald Trump. He said that he was able to be friends with people like Trump and Roger Ailes because “I can believe in them, I can like them,” despite ...
Posted: October 22, 2016, 12:00 pm

Russell Simmons Says He Has Witnessed Donald Trump Making Remarks That 'Seemed A Little Racist'

The never-ending controversy-turned-presidential candidate Donald Trump just took another hit on Friday, after hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons did an interview with Fortune and went off on the GOP hopeful! In a video interview posted to the site on Friday ...
Posted: October 22, 2016, 7:53 am
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