Celebrity: Russell Simmons
Date of Birth
Russell Simmons Net Worth: $340 million
American record executive and businessman, Russell Wendell Simmons who was born on the 4th of October 1957 in Queens, New York has a net worth of $340 million.
Russell who is probably most famous for being the co-founder of the pioneering hip-hop record label, Def Jam, co-founded it with NYU student and future music impresario Rick Rubin, who revolutionized music forever with Russell by helping to launch the hip-hop cultural movement with the likes of LL Cool J and The Beastie Boys as some of their earliest acts.
Simmons who is in fact one of the richest entrepreneurs in the world of hip-hop and a man with various interests, asides his music empire, is also the owner and operator of three clothing lines (Phat Farm, Argyleculture,and American Classics) that he also founded. The business man who is also well-known for his strict adherence to a vegan lifestyle is a strict and orthodox vegetarian, that does not eat meat and totally opposed to the slaughter of animals for food.
Russell Simmons who seems to have diverted his focus from music to political commentary and other literary pursuits in the last couple of years is now a regular contributor to the Huffington Post while is also editor-in-chief of GlobalGrind.com, a website that reviews the world of hip-hop. In addition he has produced several movies and TV series, while also winning a Vanguard Award from the Image Awards in 2009 and a PGA Visionary Award in 2013.
Simmons who also co-founded the prepaid debit card provider RushCard in 2003 has authored the books Life and Def: Sex, Drugs, Money, + God, Russell Simmons Def Jam Poetry on Broadway … and More, Do You! 12 Laws to Access the Power in You to Achieve Happiness and Success, Super Rich: Inside and Out, Success Through Stillness, and The Happy Vegan.