Born on October 4, 1957, Russell Simmons is an American entrepreneur, record producer, and author. His full name is “Russell Wendell Simmons."He is the chairman and CEO of Rush Communications and also the co-founder of hip-hop music label Def Jam Recordings. He is among the three children of Daniel Sr. and Evelyn. His father was a teacher, and his mother worked as an administrator.
Bio and Age
Russell is currently 61 years old and he is the second son of his parents, Daniel Sr. and Evelyn. AS a matter of fact, he has two brothers named Daniel Simmons Jr., who is a painter and Rev Run of Run-DMC.
CAPTION: Fit Russell even at 61 SOURCE: HuffingtonPost
Height & Education
Simmons has a proper height of 5 feet 9 inch, which is around 1.75m. He joined College of New York in Harlem, where he met a young DJ/B-boy, Kurt Walker, who influenced him to participate in the hip-hop phenomenon.
After that in the year, Russell Simmons was awarded an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Humane Letters for his work as chairman of the Foundation for Ethnic Understanding and for promoting mindfulness, compassion and interreligious collaboration in the public sphere from the Claremont Lincoln University.
Parents and Siblings
As already discussed Russell was the child to ordinary parents Daniel Sr. and Evelyn who had a very common life. Along with Russell’s parents had two more children named Daniel Simmons Jr., who is a painter and Rev Run of Run-DMC who are also well known in the society.
As a matter of fact, his father and mother had ordinary schooling and profession but their children followed the passion in them o reach the height.
Russell was married to Kimora Lee Simmons. The couple celebrated their married in 1998 after being in a relationship for several months. Together, they also have three children named Jamel Simmons, Aoki Lee Simmons, and Ming Lee Simmons. However, their relatiomship didn't sustain long they and divorced after 11 years of marriage in 2009.
During his married life, he has been several extramarital affairs. Prior to his divorce, he was in an affair with several celebrities. Some of them are Veronica Webb, Amber Smith, Katie Rost.
Furthermore, he was also hooked up with some popular personalities Karin Taylor, Cynthia Bailey, Julie Henderson, and much more.
Additionally, there were rumors he was in an affair with Sophie Monk and Mary Young. Moreover, he was also seen with Shannon Elizabeth, Hana Nitsche, Sasha Volkova, and Melissa George.
Networth and Earnings
Even though Russell parents were not a star and weren’t so rich but with the hard work and struggle Russell has managed to accumulate the wealth of around $340 million from his career as an entrepreneur, producer, and author. Along with this he also had a lavish bungalow at Los Angeles. He also had a collection of art piece and symbols of different religions.
Social Life and Image
Russell is pretty active in social media and keeps on posting new pictures and creations on social sites. As he has, 1.4m followers, 1,477 posts and 917 following on Instagram.