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Russell Simmons

Businesmsan
Male
Born Oct 4, 1957
Age 58
Hometown the United States
Religion Hindu
Height 5' 8" (173 cm)
Nationality American
Alma Mater City College of N...
High School August Martin Hig...

Russell Wendell Simmons is an American business magnate. He and Rick Rubin founded the pioneering hip-hop label Def Jam. He also created the clothing fashion lines Phat Farm, Argyleculture, and American Classics. Russell Simmons is the third richest figure in hip hop, having a net-worth estimate of $340 million as of April 2011.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1957 Birth Born on October 4, 1957.

TEENAGE

1975 17 Years Old In 1975, after graduating from August Martin High School, Simmons briefly attended the City College of New York in Harlem where he met a young DJ/Bboy, Kurt Walker who would influence him to join in on this new phenomenon called Hip Hop.

TWENTIES

1985 27 Years Old In 1985 Russell Simmons co-produced and appeared in the film, Krush Groove. … Read More

THIRTIES

1992 34 Years Old Simmons met then-17-year-old, model Kimora Lee in November 1992. They dated for four years and married on December 20, 1998 on the island of Saint Barthélemy. … Read More

FORTIES

2002 44 Years Old Simmons became Chairman of Board of the Foundation for Ethnic Understanding in 2002.
2006 48 Years Old In March 2006, Simmons announced his divorce from Lee. … Read More

FIFTIES

2009 51 Years Old In May 2009, he was appointed Goodwill Ambassador for the UN Slavery Memorial at the United Nations to honor the victims of slavery and the transatlantic slave trade by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
…  Married to Samantha Simmons of East Providence RI,Simmons has been described as the third richest figure in hip hop, having a net-worth estimate of $340 million in 2011. … Read More
2013 55 Years Old In November 2013, he pledged support for New York's mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio in recognition of his support for animal rights.
2014 56 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2014, Claremont Lincoln University awarded Russell Simmons an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Humane Letters for his work as Chairman of the Foundation for Ethnic Understanding and for promoting mindfulness, compassion and interreligious collaboration in the public sphere.
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