Russell Simmons is an American entrepreneur, author and music producer known for cofounding the famous hip hop and urban record label Def Jam Recordings. He is also known for creating a number of clothing labels, including the famous Phat Farm.
He was born to Evelyn and Daniel Simmons Sr. He is the brother of expressionist painter Danny Simmons and rapper Rev. Run of the influential hip hop group Run-D.M.C. In 1998, he and model Kimora Lee tied the knot. The union produced two children before coming to an end in 2009.
He is an ardent supporter of gay rights.
In 2011, he reportedly had an estimated net-worth of $340 million.
He went vegan in 1999.
Art allows people a way to dream their way out of their struggle.Russell Simmons
I try to make my life about service, and hope that one day we can all 'see' a little better because God is with everyone and everywhere.Russell Simmons
I want to promote poetry to the point where you got all the baldhead kids running around doing poetry, getting the music out of the way and having only words, the spoken word, and then see what happens.Russell Simmons
If you wake up deciding what you want to give versus what you're going to get, you become a more successful person. In other words, if you want to make money, you have to help someone else make money.Russell Simmons
Poverty and lack of knowledge must be challenged.Russell Simmons
You know, the diversity that America has is so special. It's starting to really become a cool thing for young people.Russell Simmons
is a famous American businesmsan,
who was born on
October 4, 1957. As a person born on this date, Russell Simmons is listed in our database as the 12th
most popular celebrity for the day (October 4) and the 31st most popular for the year (1957).
People born on October 4
fall under the Zodiac sign of Libra, the Scales.
Russell Simmons is the 322nd most popular Libra.
Aside from information specific to Russell Simmons' birthday, Russell Simmons is the 2320th most famous American and ranks 14th in famous people born in Queens, New York, U.S.
In general, Russell Simmons ranks as the 4053rd
most popular famous person, and the 39th most popular businessman / businesswoman of all time.
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