Russell Simmons Net Worth

Russell Simmons net worth, How did the Entrepreneur acquire his wealth? Check this article to find out more about Russell Simmons Net Worth, his career and relationship.

About Russell Simmons

Russell Simmons Net Worth

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Russell Simmons is a record producer and entrepreneur from America.

He is one of the top 25 most influential people of the past 25 years. Simmons has played a key role in taking hip-hop music to the forefront of entertainment. He is the co-founder of the record label ‘Def Jam’. He has been an influential figure in the genre of hip-hop music.

As of 2019, Russell Simmons net worth is $340 million. Read on to find out more about Russell Simmons net worth.

Full Name: Russell Simmons
Profession: Entrepreneur
Date of Birth: October 4, 1957
Nationality: American
Age: 62
Net Worth: $340 million

Russell Simmons Early Life and Career

Russell Simmons was born in Queens, New York on the 4th of October, 1957. Simmons is the child of Daniel Simmons Sr and Evelyn Simmons. His father was a public school administrator and his mother worked as a park administrator.

Simmons attended the City College of New York for some time, after which he dropped out and went on to promote local musicians.

Russell Simmons began his career in 1983 when he joined hand with Rick Rubin and founded the record label ‘Def Jam’.


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The next year, the label released American rapper LL Cool J’s hip-hop single ‘I Need a Beat’ and American hip-hop band ‘Beastie Boys’ track ‘Rock Hard’.

Simmons produced the feature film ‘Krush Groove’ in 1985 which was directed by Michael Schultz. By 1986, ‘Def Jam’ was discovering new talents and they began to venture into the mainstream. They topped the music charts with releases like ‘Licensed to III’.

In 1999, Simmons started to work on many projects for his Rush Communications company. The company ventured into film production, sportswear, and advertising. Two years later, he produced the HBO television series, ‘Def Poetry’ which featured performances by well-known poets.

Russell published his book titled ‘Super Ruch: A Guide to Having It All’ in 2011. The book is a blend of spiritual wisdom and street-smartness.

Russell Simmons Net Worth

As of 2019, Russell Simmons net worth is one of the highest among entrepreneurs in the world, with a net worth of $340 million.

Russell Simmons Personal Life

Russell Simmons was one of the first music producers in the music industry to co-found one of the biggest record labels ‘Def Jam’. Simmons has worked together with some of the greatest artists like Jay Z and LL Cool J.


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