Sunday, April 14, 2013

Russell Simmons Facts

Just in the extremely rare case you haven't heard before of Russell Simmons, 55, Simmons is the third richest figure in hip hop and founder of the hip-hop label Def Jam. Feel free to check out below some Russell Simmons' facts...

1. Full name: Russell Wendell Simmons

2. Date of Birth: October 4, 1957
3. Raised by father Daniel Simmons, Sr and mother Evelyn Simmons in Queens, New York.
4. He and Rick Rubin created Def Jam Records
5. He signed artists like the Beastie Boys, LL Cool J, Public Enemy, Jay-Z, Tupac Shakur, and Run-D.M.C. 

6. He founded he Hip Hop Summit Action Network, the Rush Philanthropic Organization and the Foundation for Ethnic Understanding.

7. He created the clothing fashion lines Phat Farm, Argyleculture, and American Classics.
8. Shareholder of the website Global Grind.
9. He co-produced and appeared in the film, Krush Groove.

10. He is a supporter of the David Lynch Foundation for Consciousness-Based Education and World Peace.
11. He published the book Super Rich: A Guide to Having It All.
12. He is a vegan and yoga enthusiast.
12. He is a supporter of PETA.

13. He was named a Goodwill Ambassador to fight war, poverty and HIV/AIDS.
14. Author of the book Do You! 12 Laws To Access The Power In You To Achieve Happiness And Success.
15. He was married to model Kimora Lee from 1998 to 2008. They have two daughters, Ming and Aoki.
16. He published his autobiography Life and Def: Sex, Drugs, Money and God.

17. He makes all his employees read The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success by Deepak Chopra (1946-) and then submit a report on the book.
18. He spends summer vacations in the Hamptons.
19. He hosted a fundraiser for Hillary Clinton.
20. Jay-Z is one of the few people in the hip-hop community that has been able to earn more income than him.

21. His company Def Jam has expanded into video games in 2003.

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