Russell Simmons
Russell Simmons

Birth name

Russell Wendell Simmons


4 October 1957 (age 58)

  • Queens, New York, U.S.


Hip hop


Business magnate, record producer

Years active



Def Jam

Associated acts

Rick Rubin, Run-D.M.C.

Russell Simmons (born 4 October 1957) is an American business magnate and record producer. He co-founded the hip hop music label Def Jam with Rick Rubin, and created the clothing fashion lines Phat Farm, Argyleculture, and American Classics. Simmons has been described as the third richest figure in hip hop, having a estimated net worth of $340 million in 2011.

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