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, in fact, he is also co-founded the hip-hop music label Def Jam Recordings. He is among the three children of Daniel Sr. and Evelyn. His father was a teacher and mother was 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 61SOURCE: HuffingtonPost
Height and Education
The height of Russel Simmons is around 170 cm and he is considered to be shorter than his brothers. Simmons started his educational life at the City 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 sibling
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.
Girlfriend and Affairs
The list of Russell is quite long, in fact in his life till know he has around five affairs and now he is married to Kimora Lee, a former model. The first affair of Simmons started in the year 1993 with American supermodel and actress, Veronica Webb. But unfortunately, it didn’t last for more than one year.
Later in the year 2009, he started dating Sophia Monk who is an English-born Australian singer, songwriter, actress, model, and radio personality. In 2010, Russel started dating Jaslene Gonzalez a well-known television face and model.
Caption: Simmon with both daughters at a public event
Lastly, he had an affair with Hana Nitsche in 2012. But Sadly, this relationship also did not long last and break-up after dating several months in 2013. She is also a well-known model.
Currently, he is divorced with Kimora with whom he had two children.
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. Beside of his many affairs, he is still believed to be charming and has a very good personality in front of the public.