Russell Simmons

Russell Simmons

Oct. 4th, 1957
Born in
Queens, New York, USA
5' 8

Russell Simmons' Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Run's House TV Show
Run's House
Def Comedy Jam TV Show
Def Comedy Jam
Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry TV Show
Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry
American Mogul: Russell Simmons TV Show
American Mogul: Russell Simmons
Russell Simmons' Oneworld Music Beat TV Show
Russell Simmons' Oneworld Music Beat

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

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Russell Wendell Simmons (born October 4, 1957) is an American entrepreneur, the co-founder, with Rick Rubin, of the pioneering hip-hop label Def Jam, and creator of the clothing fashion lines Phat Farm, Argyleculture, and American Classics.

Russell Simmons is the younger brother of Daniel Simmons, Jr., and he is the older brother of Rev. Joseph Simmons, better known as "Run" of Run-DMC, and son of Daniel Simmons, Sr, a public school administrator and Evelyn Simmons, a New York City park administrator. His brother Daniel Simmons, Jr., is an accomplished abstract artist.

Russell Simmons is the third richest figure in hip-hop, having a net-worth estimate of $340 million.

  • Passed up on signing 'Madonna' (qv) to his Def Jam Recordings in the early 1980s.
  • CEO of Rush Communications Inc.
  • Brother of 'Daniel J. Simmons' (qv).
  • Is a vegan
  • Son of 'Daniel Simmons (I)' (qv)
  • 'Tyra Banks' (qv) is the godmother of his daughter Ming Lee
  • Co-founded Def Jam Recordings with 'Rick Rubin' (qv) in 1984.
  • Second daughter, Aoki Lee, was born on August 16, 2002. Her mother is 'Kimora Lee' (qv).

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