How rich is Russell Simmons?


How rich is Russell Simmons?

Russell Simmons Net Worth:
$340 Million

Russell Simmons Net Worth:

Russell Simmons Net Worth $325 Million

Simmons continues to be called the third most affluent figure in hip hop, having a net worth approximation of $340 million in 2011. Russell Simmons has been vegan since 1999 and supporters Ahimsa and veganism mentioning animal rights combined with the environmental and health benefits. Simmons is a patron of Farm Sanctuary, an organization working to stop cruelty to farm animals. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals given him with the 2001 PETA Humanitarian Award as well as the 2011 Man of the Year Award. In May 2009, he was named Goodwill Ambassador for the UN Slavery Memorial at the United Nations to honor the victims of slavery as well as the transatlantic slave trade by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. Simmons formally supports the second Muslim Jewish Summit 2011. Jointly with Rabbi Marc Schneier he served as the official patron of the convention held July 2011 in Kiev, Ukraine. In 2011, he took part in the Invade Wall Street demonstrations, seeing the protestors at Zuccotti Park frequently and for many successive days. Simmons can also be a longtime supporter for gay rights. He supports union equality. In 2011, when Lowe’s removed funds in the show All-American Muslim, Simmons guaranteed to cover the Learning Channel for just about any earnings lost. In the year 2012, Simmons supported Ohio congressman Dennis Kucinich’s reelection campaign, appearing together with the politician at various speaking occasions. “We can not manage to lose Dennis, because he’s the voice of Main Street Americans and progressive politics,” Simmons said in a statement. In November 2013, he vowed support for New York’s mayoral nominee Bill de Blasio in acknowledgement of his support for animal rights.

Birth date: October 4, 1957
Birth place: Queens, New York City, New York, United States
Height:5 ft 9 in (1.765 m)
Profession: Fashion designer, Film Producer, Entrepreneur, Businessperson, Television producer, Actor, Screenwriter
Education: City College of New York
Nationality: American
Partner: Hana Nitsche (2012-13)
Spouse: Kimora Lee Simmons (m. 1998–2009)
Children: Aoki Lee Simmons, Ming Lee Simmons
Parents: Daniel Simmons, Evelyn Simmons
Siblings: Joseph Simmons, Daniel Simmons, Jr.
Awards: BET Hip Hop Awards I Am Hip-Hop Icon Award, GLAAD Media Award for Excellence in Media, Tony Award for Best Special Theatrical Event, NAACP Image Award – Vanguard Award, PGA Visionary Vanguard Award
Nominations: NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work, Nonfiction, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work - Instructional
Movies: Def Jam's How to Be a Player, The Nutty Professor, The Show, The Addiction, Tougher Than Leather, Krush Groove, Life After Death Row
TV shows: Run's House, Def Comedy Jam, Running Russell Simmons, Kimora: Life in the Fab Lane, Hip Hop Honors, Russell Simmons Presents Brave New Voices, The Hamptons (2002), Brave New Voices 2010, American Mogul: Russell Simmons, Behind the Label
Books: Success Through Stillness

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