Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Russell Simmons Height, Weight, Age & Wife

Hailing from New York, Russel Simmons is best known as the co-founder of Def Jam Recordings. An entrepreneur, he also has his own clothing lines, which bring in a tremendous amount of income every year. Want to familiarize yourself further with the businessman? You can read more about him below.

Russell Simmons– 2018 Facts

Real Name

Russell Wendell Simmons

Nick Name


Occupation and Job

Entrepreneur, Businessman, Producer, Author

Famous For

Russell Simmons is best known as the co-founder of Def Jam Recordings, one of the biggest music labels in hip-hop. Based in New York, they have signed a number of notable artists including 50 Cent, Kanye West, Justin Bieber, Eminem, Jeezy, and G-Unit, to name a few.

Age – How Old is He?

He is 60 years old

Birthday/Date of Birth

Her birthday is on October 4, 1957

Place of Birth/Hometown

Russell Simmons was born in Queens, New York, where he grew up. As far as we know, he resides there to this day.




He is African American

Russell Simmons Height, Weight & Body Facts

How Tall – Height in Feet

He is 5’10 tall

How Tall – Height in Meters

He is 1.77 meters tall

Weight in Pounds

His weight has not been disclosed to the public

Weight in Kilograms

His weight has not been disclosed to the public

Body Measurements

At this time, Russell Simmons’ body measurements are unavailable

Waist Size

His waist size has not been disclosed

Foot/Shoe Size

His shoe size has not been disclosed

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Hair Color


Personal Life

Is Russell Simmons in a Relationship?

Russell Simmons has been in a long-term relationship with Shannon Elizabeth, an American actress since 2014.

Previously, he was married to Kimora Lee Simmons from 1998 to 2009.

Russell Simmons’ Girlfriends

Some of the other women that he’s been romantically involved with include Melissa George, Hana Nitsche, Paige Butcher, Angela Martini, and Heidy Allende.


Evelyn Simmons


Daniel Simmons


As far as we can tell, Russell Simmons does not have any sisters.


One of three sons, he has two brothers named Daniel Simmons Jr., and Joseph Simmons.


Russell Simmons has two daughters from his marriage to Kimora Lee, Aoki Lee (b. 2002), and Ming Lee (b. 2000).

High School

As a student, he went to August Martin High School in South Jamaica, Queens, from which he graduated in 1975.


After completing his secondary education, he went to the City College of New York briefly. Ultimately, it was there that he met Kurt Walker, a young DJ who influenced him to get into hip-hop.

In 2014, he received an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Humane Letters from the Claremont Lincoln University.


At this time, we do not have any information on Russell Simmons’ salary.

Net Worth

As of 2017, Russel Simmons has an estimated net worth of $350 million.



Random Facts


He enjoys practicing yoga in his spare time

Favorite Food

A proud vegan, he enjoys Indian food and green vegetables

Favorite Drink


Favorite Actor


Favorite Book


Favorite Movie


Favorite TV Show


Favorite Color


Favorite Music Artists


Favorite Sports



Born on October 4, he is a Libra

Phone Number

This information is currently unknown


This information is currently unknown

Russell Simmons’ Social Media Accounts & Usernames

Russell Simmons’ Facebook Account 


Russell Simmons’ Twitter Username 

As far as we can tell, he is not on Twitter

Russell Simmons’ Instagram Username 


Russell Simmons’ Youtube Channel

As far as we can tell, Russell Simmons does not have his Youtube channel

Russell Simmons’ Snapchat Username 

Russell Simmons’ Snapchat username is @unclerush

Other Interesting Facts:

  • He realized he would pursue a career in hip-hop after hearing Eddie Cheeba’s performance in Harlem in 1977
  • A Christian Yogi, he practices a unique type of yoga called Jivamukti Yoga, which promotes vegetarianism as well as environmental and social activism
  • Since 2002, he has been the chairman of the Foundation for Ethnic Understanding, a non-profit that focuses on improving Black-Jewish and Muslim-Jewish relations
  • A supporter of marriage equality, he has been a supporter of gay rights for many years
  • In November 2017, it was revealed that he had been accused of sexual assault by Keri Claussen Khalighi in 1991
  • He has written several books including The Happy Vegan, Success Through Stillness, and Life and Def, among a few others
  • In 2013, there was a public outrage after a parody video called “The Harriet Tubman Sex Tape” was posted to the All Def Digital Youtube channel
  • He has appeared in a few TV series over the years including Hungry, Donny!, Too Short Boombox, and Real Husbands of Hollywood
  • He has produced several TV shows including Def Comedy Jam, Russell Simmons Presents Brave New Voices, Run’s House, and Daddy’s Girls

Russell Simmons Bio – 2018 Update

Born and raised in Queens, New York, Russell Simmons was influenced to partake in the hip-hop phenomenon during his college days in Harlem. Thus, he co-founded Def Jam Records with Rick Rubin, an established record producer in 1983. Incredible successful, the music imprint has since signed dozens of acts including 50 Cent, 2 Chains, Kanye West, and Jeremih, among others. Based in New York, they operate in a number of different countries around the world including Japan, and the UK. As of 2017, it operates as a stand-alone label within the Universal Music Group.

Aside from the music label, Russell Simmons is involved with several other businesses- to be specific, his company currently includes over ten companies and three non-profits. For instance, he’s made a fair share of contributions to the film industry. In 1985, he appeared in Krush Groove, a movie that he’d also helped to co-produce. Some of the other titles that he’s worked on include The Nutty Professor, The Addiction, Waist Deep, How to Be a Player, Run’s House, and Daddy’s Girls. Though more involved with producing than he is with acting, he has made a few appearances in series such as Hungry, Donny!, and Real Husbands of Hollywood. Most recently, he made a cameo in the TV film, Too Shorts Boombox.

In terms of upcoming projects, he will be making a brief appearance in the upcoming film, Undateable John.

Brooke Carter
Brooke Carter
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