Russell Wendell Simmons (born October 4, 1957) is an American entrepreneur, record executive, writer, and film producer. He is chairman and CEO of Rush Communications, co-founded the hip-hop label Def Jam Recordings, and created the clothing fashion lines Phat Farm, Argyleculture, and Tantris. Simmons' net worth was estimated at $340 million in 2011.
|Full name at birth||
Russell Wendell Simmons
|Claim to fame||
Def Jam Records
|Date of birth||
4 October 1957
|Place of birth||
Queens, New York City, New York, United States
Co-founder of Def Jam and founder of Phat Farm, Argyleculture, American Classics, Producer
5' 8" (173 cm)
August Martin High School
City College of New York, Harlem, NY
William Morris Endeavor Entertainment
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