Russell Simmons Bio

(Entrepreneur and Producer)

Relationship Statistics of Russell Simmons

What is Russell Simmons marital status ? (single, married, in relation or divorce):Divorce
How many children does Russell Simmons have ? (name):Jamel Simmons, Aoki Lee Simmons, Ming Lee Simmons
Is Russell Simmons having any relationship affair ?: Yes
Is Russell Simmons gay ?: No

More about the relationship

The 60-year-old American producer and entrepreneur, Russell was previously married to Kimora Lee Simmons. The couple tied their knot in 1998 after being in a relationship for several months. Together, they also welcomed three children Jamel Simmons, Aoki Lee Simmons, and Ming Lee Simmons. However, they couldn’t carry their relationship for so long and divorced after 11 years of marriage in 2009.

During his married life, he has been in several extramarital affairs. Prior to his divorce, he was in a relationship with Veronica Webb, Amber Smith, Katie Rost, and few more. Furthermore, he was also seen with some other gorgeous women Karin Taylor, Cynthia Bailey, Julie Henderson, and much more. Additionally, there were also rumors of a couple of relationship with Sophie Monk and Mary Young. Moreover, he was also seen with Shannon Elizabeth, Hana Nitsche, Sasha Volkova, and Melissa George. Currently, he is enjoying his single life and living beautifully.

Who is Russell Simmons?

Russell Simmons is an American entrepreneur and producer. He is the chairman and CEO of Rush Communications. Furthermore, he is the co-founder of the hip-hop music label Def Jam Recordings. Additionally, he has also launched a couple of fashion outlines such as Phat Farm, Argyleculture, and Tantris.

Russell Simmons’ Early Life, Childhood, and Education

Russell was born on October 4, 1957, in Queens, New York City, New York, United States. Talking about his nationality, he is American and his ethnicity is unknown. Furthermore, he has two siblings Daniel Simmons Jr., and Rev Run of Run-DMC who are painters.

From the beginning of his childhood, he had a keen interest in hip-hop music and he began to learn from the very early age. Concerning in his education, he completed his graduation from August Martin High School. Later, he also attended the City College of New York in Harlem.

Russell Simmons’ Career, Net Worth, and Awards

Russell began his career with the hip-hop music. Later in 1983, he co-founded the hip-hop music label Def Jam Recordings along with Rick Rubin. In 1996, Rick sold his share of the company for $120 million to Universal Music Group.

Furthermore, he produced and acted in 1985 film Krush Groove. Additionally, he is the chairman and CEO of Rush Communications. Moreover, Russell along with Stan Lathan produced television hits HBO’s Def Comedy Jam and Def Poetry Jam. Back in 1996, the veteran entrepreneur also co-produced the hit film The Nutty Professor in which Eddie Murphy has starred.

Besides this, he has also co-founded a prepaid debit card provider RushCard. Apart from that, he has been also taking part in the social works. Since 1999, he has been working for citing animal rights along with the environmental and health benefits. Furthermore, Russell also became the chairman of the board of the Foundation for Ethnic Understanding in 2002.

Moreover, he is also a supporter of the Somaly Mam Foundation. In addition, this famous producer was at number 23 in the list of 200 Most Influential Social-Entrepreneurs and Philanthropists Worldwide listed by Richtopia.

Being a famous entrepreneur and producer, he pockets a huge amount of money from her profession. Currently, he has a massive net worth of $340 million.

So far, he has won several awards which include Excellence in Media Award, Vanguard Award, and Visionary Award. Furthermore, Russell also received the 2001 PETA Humanitarian Award and the 2011 Person of the Year Award

Russell Simmons’ Rumors and Controversy

Russel has been the topic of controversy when it comes about the sexual allegations. In 2017, writer Jenny Lumet claimed that he had assaulted her in 1991. Back in 2017, The Los Angeles Times declared five cases of sexual misconduct which also include an alleged rape. Additionally, the New York Times also released news of Russell’s misconduct towards those women which also consist of three alleged rapes.

Russell Simmons’ Body Measurements

Russell has a height of 5 ft 8 inches and his weight is unknown. Furthermore, he has a pair of black eyes and he is bald. Besides this, there is not any information regarding his other body measurements.

Social Media Profile

Russell is hugely active on social media such as Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. Currently, he has over 4.74million followers on the Twitter account, he has more than 1.3 million followers on Instagram and almost 2.7 million followers on Facebook.

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