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Russell Wendell Simmons (born October 4, 1957) is an American entrepreneur, record executive, writer, and film producer. He is chairman and CEO of Rush Communications, co-founded the hip-hop music label Def Jam Recordings, and created the clothing fashion lines Phat Farm, Argyleculture, and Tantris. Simmons' net worth was estimated at $340 million in 2011.
Simmons was also accused of sexual misconduct and assault. He denies such allegations and has stepped down from his positions in Def Jam Recordings and other companies.
Last Updated: December 14, 2019