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Russell Simmons

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Birthday
4, 1957
Birthplace
Queens, NY
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
4, 1957 (age 61)
Birthplace
Queens, NY

About

Co-founded the hip-hop music label Def Jam and also created successful the clothing lines Phat Farm, Argyleculture, and American Classics.

Before Fame

He attended City College of New York, but left to pursue his passion of helping to promote local musicians.

Trivia

He became one of the richest figures in the hip-hop community, with a net worth of $340 million in 2011.

Family Life

He married Kimora Lee Simmons in 1998 and the couple had two daughters, Ming and Aoki, before divorcing.

Associated With

He co-founded his record label with Rick Rubin, and they worked with some of the most successful musicians of their time.