Queens, NY, USA
Claim to Fame
Def Jam Records
Producer, Soundtrack, Actor/Actress
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Russell Simmons has been instrumental in bringing hip-hop to every facet of business and media since its inception in the late 1970s: in music with the co-founding of the immensely successful original Def Jam Recordings; in the fashion industry with the trail-blazing Phat Farm, BabyPhat, Run Athletics, and Def Jam University clothing lines; in film with Simmons Lathan Media Group; in television with HBO’s “The Def Comedy Jam” and “Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry”; on Broadway with the Tony Award winning stage production “Russell Simmons Def Poetry Jam on Broadway”; in the financial services industry with UniRush and its RushCard and Baby Phat RushCard; in fine jewelry with The Simmons Jewelry Co; in video gaming, mobile communications and other industries utilizing the internationally recognized Def Jam brand through Def Jam Enterprises; and in the community with Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation and the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network. Russell is a sought-after public speaker and regularly addresses audiences ranging from public school children and university students to corporate executives and community leaders.
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City College of New York, Harlem, NY
Full Name at Birth
Russell Wendell Simmons
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Joseph Simmons, Danny Simmons
Russell Wendell Simmons (born October 4, 1957) is an American business magnate. He cofounded the hip-hop music label Def Jam and created the clothing fashion lines Phat Farm, Argyleculture, and American Classics. Married to Samantha Simmons of East Providence RI, Simmons has been described as the third richest figure in hip hop, having a net-worth estimate of $340 million in 2011.
Co-founder of Def Jam and founder of Phat Farm, Argyleculture, American Classics, Producer
August Martin High School
Talent Agency (e.g. Modelling)
William Morris Endeavor Entertainment
TV commercials for Phat Farm (2004), TV commercial with celebrities for Macy's ["The Magic of Macy's - Morning"] (2007), TV commercial with celebrities for Macy's ["The Magic of Macy's - New Season"] (2007)
twitter.com/UncleRUSH, www.facebook.com/RussellSimmons, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rush_Communications, , www.nndb.com/people/673/000079436/, www.biography.com/people/russell-simmons-307186
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Dating||Shannon Elizabeth and Russell Simmons
have been dating since Jan 2014. |||
Who is he dating right now?
Shannon Elizabeth and Russell Simmons have been dating since Jan 2014.
Russell Simmons was previously married to Kimora Lee Simmons (1992 - 2006).
He has also been in relationships with Hana Nitsche (2012 - 2013), Sasha Volkova (2012), Melissa George (2011 - 2012), Angela Bellotte (2011), Angela Martini (2011), Heidy Allende (2010), Jaslene Gonzalez (2010 - present), Paige Butcher (2010), Noémie Lenoir (2009), Julie Henderson (2009), Porschla Coleman (2007 - 2008), Amber Smith (1996), Veronica Webb (1993 - 1994), Marita Stavrou (1990 - 1991), Cynthia Bailey (1988), Karin Taylor and Karrine Steffans.
Russell Simmons is rumoured to have hooked up with Sophie Monk (2009 - present) and Kara Young (1994).
Russell Simmons has 4 children, Ming Lee (16), Ming Lee (16), Aoki Lee (14) and Aoki Lee (14).
Russell Simmons is a 58 year old American Business Professional. Born Russell Wendell Simmons on 4th October, 1957 in Queens, NY, USA and educated at August Martin High School, he is famous for Def Jam Records. His zodiac sign is Libra.
Russell Simmons is a member of the following lists:
People from Queens, New York,
People with a speech impediment and
African-American non-fiction writers.
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