Russell Simmons

Russell Simmons

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Russell Simmons

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.

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Full name at birth
Russell Wendell Simmons
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Claim to fame
Def Jam Records
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Date of birth
4 October 1957
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Place of birth
Queens, New York City, New York, United States
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Age
64
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Co-founder of Def Jam and founder of Phat Farm, Argyleculture, American Classics, Producer
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5' 8" (173 cm)
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Net worth
$340,000,000 USD
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High school
August Martin High School
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University
City College of New York, Harlem, NY
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William Morris Endeavor Entertainment
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I`ve been blessed to find people who are smarter than I am, and they help me to execute the vision I have.
  • Older brother of Rev Run (Joseph Simmons) of the hip-hop group Run-D.M.C..
  • Co-founded Def Jam Recordings with Rick Rubin in 1984.
  • CEO of Rush Communications Inc.
  • Brother of Daniel J. Simmons.
  • In 1992, he founded Phat Farm, a popular brand of urban clothing (wife Kimora Lee later launched her own extension of the line, called Baby Phat).

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