Russell Simmons Net Worth

Russell Simmons Net Worth, Age, Biography and Personal Life

Introduction About Russell Simmons

From once being a marijuana dealer on the streets of his hometown to gaining impeccable entrepreneurial intellect and business acumen, the world has seen Russell Simmons come a long way.

Thriving as one of the most popular and successful names in the business dimension, he is the founder of the eminent music label Def Jam Records which is known to have especially intimidated the hip hop scene for decades now with its chartbusters hitting worldwide.

Apart from his business, Simmons also has a profound capability as an author and was previously appointed as the CEO of Rush Communications before he vowed to step into the hip-hop music scene and change it forever in his unique way.

Net Worth & Salary of Russell Simmons in 2022

Russell Simmons possesses an astonishing net worth of around $340 million. 

This man behind the many melodious masterpieces that still boom into the ears of people is a keeper of ineffable riches and opulence.

He accrues an amount of around $28 million each year from the music albums, and commercial songs produced by his label.

Simmons is an abundantly talented man and his talent sure does earn him big bucks. He amasses as much as $2.5 million and more per month.

Age, Early Life & Biography of Russell Simmons

As of 2022 the age of Russell Simmons is 64 years.

When one envisions a goal and chases it, he has his eyes straight on it, his attention undivided, and his aim, infallible. 

That is someone this world likes to call a dreamer. But what if the dreamer in you is astray? Challenged again and again before even encountering the real ordeals of life? 

Well, this might not be the case for a lot of people with all the success and influence they have got (lucky them), but this was certainly the story of Russell Simmons.

 Born in Queens, New York to American parents, on 4th October 1957, he belonged to a decent family where his father worked as a public administrator and his mother was a parks administrator. In Maryland where he was raised and spent a major period of his early life as a child, drug abuse was very predominant and corrupted the minds of the youth along with illicit drug peddling almost taking over every street in the particular area. 

He couldn’t help but fall prey to the criminal lifestyles that the people around him enjoyed promoting. 

At a very tender age, he began getting involved in the drug trade and other activities that were concerning to his father. 

Russell Simmon’s father went on insisting he lands a proper well-paying job but sadly enough the evils of society had already twisted their ways into his mind. He however stopped running around with gangs after one of its members was murdered.

After going through a lot of trials and tribulations he decided to start over. He started a new chapter in his life by prioritizing and focusing on his studies.

 He has been an alumnus of The City College, Harlem, New York where he sought a degree in Sociology. During his time at college, Simmons crossed paths with many hip-hop artists like Kurt Walker and Eddie Cheeba. 

Hip hop fascinated him but this was not another springtime adventure for him. He found his calling in the field of hip hop and wanted to further work on getting better.

Russell Simmons
Russell Simmons Net Worth, Age, Biography and Personal Life
Name:Russell Simmons
Gender:Male
Age:64 years
Birth Date:4 October 157
Birth Place:New York, United States
Nationality:American
Height:1.765 meters
Sexual Orientation:Straight
Marital Status:Unmarried
Wife/Spouse (Name):Kimora Lee (m.1998-2008) 
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):Ming Lee SimmonsAogi Lee Simmons
Dating/Girlfriend (Name):
Profession:Record Executive, Film and TV producer, Entrepreneur, Actor, Screenwriter
Yearly Income:$28 million
Net Worth in 2022$340 million
Content Last Updated:July 2022

Personal Life of Russell Simmons

Russell Simmons tied the knot with Kimora Lee the love of his life in the year 1998. Owing to the mutual differences, the couple soon applied for a divorce. 

The divorced couple has two daughters. Russell Simmons was accused by a model Keri Claussen Khalighi of sexual harassment.

 Rape allegations were bombarded at him by several women following the incident. It was said he fled to Bali after selling off his properties in the midst of all this.

Career of  Russell Simmons

Towering over with his unparalleled talent to recognize and publicize hip hop music for years, Russell Simmons seems to have the perfect recipe for being relevant and successful over all these years. 

His mantra in life has been “to do your level best in life no matter what” as quoted by him several times. Russell Simmons kicked off his career when he partnered with Rick Rubin in 1983 in a collective effort to create a record label the name “Def Jam Productions”. 

The following year, the label released a hip-hop single named “I need a Beat” which featured American rapper LL Cool J and the very famous “Rock Hard” track by a hip-hop band called “Beastie Boys”.

 After a few years in 1985, Simmons Russell Simmons debuted as a producer for a Hollywood film of the name “Krush Groove” directed by Michael Schultz. 

After a year or so “Def Jam” was endorsing talents from all around and forayed into the mainstream commercial music industry. 

They started ranking first-rate in the charts with bangers like “Licensed to III”. Simmons might have progressed at the speed of lightning in his career however his life has been marred with controversies.

 However, he has always found a way or the other to rise above and keep going on.

 In 1999, he started to devote his time to a lot of projects for his company called Rush Communications and also began taking tiny steps towards his entrepreneurial ventures like his athleisure, advertising, and television production companies.

 Russell has also authored a book titled “Super Rich: A guide to having it all” which has been touted as a four-times bestseller.

Awards & Achievements of  Russell Simmons

Russell Simmons touched sky heights when it came to professional success but could not escape the hell of rumors and controversies. 

However, he has always mesmerized the masses with his capability to produce musical entertainment for which he has been laurelled with many coveted accolades.

“Tony Award”, “BET Hip Hop Award” and “NAACP Award” are just to name a few, the list goes on.

Major Investments and Assets of Russell Simmons

With investments made worth millions into arenas like music and fashion, it can be said that Simmons has established himself as one of the most affluent business personalities in the town. 

The Hip Hop revolution initiator, we know as Russell Simmons also nabbed a property recently in La worth millions.

Must Watch Latest Video and Trending Photographs of Russell Simmons

Listen to the Wise man of Hip Hop speaking his heart out on the Young Thug and Gunna RICO Case.

These two rappers might not even have a clue about a legend coming out to support them, however, Russell Simmons will win you over with his words. Tap the link to watch the video.

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