Name: Russell Wendell Simmons accepted as Russell Simmons
Birth date: 4th October 1957 (age 56)
Height: 5 Feet 9 Inch
Full Address: New York, America
Ethnicity: American Black
Marital Status: Single
Spouse: Kimora Lee (Divorced)
Education: August Martin High School
Net Worth: 325 Million Dollar
Quote(s): Brainy Quotes
Online Engaged: Face Book and Twitter
Born on 4th October 1957, Russell Wendell Simmons accepted as Russell Simmons is famous businessman and co-founder of hip hop recording company Def Jam. He is known for his investments in vast portfolios like fashion line, agriculture and many more. He was born in New York to school manager father and park manager mother. He went to August Martin High School from where he completed his high school graduation. He was enrolled to City College of New York but dropped his study to focus on his career.
This businessman always is surrounded by beautiful girls. As a result, his dating list is very long and some of his girlfriends are Karin Taylor, Karrine Steffans, Cynthia Bailey, Marita Stavrou, Veronica Webb, Amber Smith, Kimora Lee Simons, Porschia Coleman, Julie Henderson, Noemie Lenior, Jaslene Golzalez, Jeidy Allende, Paige Butcher, Angela Martini, Angela Bellotte, Melissa George, Sasha Volkova and Hana Nitsche. He in 1998 got married to his girlfriend Kimora Lee. Later in 2006, he divorced his wife. Currently he is dating Hana Nitsche and is planning to get married with him.
Year 1985, saw him producing and acting in movie Krush Groove. He owns company namely Rush Communications, Inc. which comprises of movie production house, HBO show Def Comedy Jam, Def Jam and his Pat Farm. His company also includes advertising house and magazine. He teamed up with his partner Rick Rubin to commence the Def Jam record label. His partner sold his share worth $2 billion to Universal Music Group but Russell till date holds his share of Def Jam. It was year 2000 when he created online start-up namely 360 Hip-Hop but he sold this company to BET.
In 2010, he was featured in reality show Running Russell Simmons. Currently he holds most of the share of worldwide website Grind. Apart from his business, he is very busy with his social and charity work. He is totally vegetarian and advocates on the favor of animal rights. He supports Farm Sanctuary which is a charity organization which is trying to end the brutality of animal. For his outstanding work he is being medaled with 2011 Person of the Year Award and 2001 PETA Humanitarian Award. In 2002, he was appointed as the chairperson of Foundation for Ethnic Understanding.
Year 2009 gave him the chance to become the UN Slavery Memorial’s Goodwill Ambassador to work on favor of slaves. Alike this, he works to aid Somaly Mam Foundation. In the same manner, he is affiliated with various charity organizations like All-American Muslim, Learning Channel, David Lynch Foundation for Consciousness-Based Education and World Peace and many more. In 2007, he unconfined his book namely Do You-12 Laws to Access the Power in You to Achieve Happiness and Success. In 2011, he again wrote another book namely Super Rich: A Guide to Having It All. Till date from his professional career he has earned the net worth of 354 million dollar.
Russell though is a millionaire; he donates most of his money to charities. This kind hearted man has earned various awards due to his active nature in social work. He is the holder of dashing personality which attracts everyone towards him. His height of 5 feet 9 inch adds some flavor to his personality. At the age of 56, he is termed as one of the richest persons of America.