Joseph Simmons - Updated Jul 2024

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Joseph Simmons

Joseph Simmons is a popular American Rapper, Producer, DJ, and Television Personality. Joseph Simmons is for his family’s MTV reality show Run’s House in 2005.

Early Life and Childhood

Joseph Simmons was born on November 14, 1964, in the city of Hollis, Queens, New York, United States. His age is 59 years as of 2024 and his full name is Joseph Ward Simmons.

Similarly, he is American by nationality and practices Christianity by religion. Moreover, his zodiac sign is Scorpio by date of birth.

Talking about his family members, his father’s name is Daniel Simmons and his mother’s name is Evelyn Simmons. Likewise, he has two siblings and their names are Danny Simmons and Russell Simmons. Both of his brothers are artists and the co-founder of Def Jam Records.

Joseph Simmons – Education

In terms of his educational background, there is no clue available on the web regarding his schools, colleges, and academics. He might have done his schooling at a community school in Hollis, Queens, New York. He seems to be an educated person but, later he might have skipped college to pursue his professional music career at an early age.

Career and Professional Life

Moving on to his career, he founded Run-DMC in 1981, along with Darryl McDaniels, and Jason Mizell. They became the first rap group to earn a platinum album with their 1984 release, Run-D.M.C. Their third album, Raising Hell was released in 1986. The tragic murder of Jason in 2002 marked the end of the group.

Similarly, after the end of Run-DMC, he pursued a solo career. In 2005, he released a solo album titled Distortion. The MTV reality show Run’s House premiered in 2005 and ran for six seasons until 2009. The show featured him, his wife, and their children, providing viewers with a glimpse into their family life.

Likewise, he became an ordained minister after embracing Christianity, and he often shares his spiritual insights with fans. He is known for incorporating positive and motivational messages into his social media presence, emphasizing the importance of faith, family, and personal growth.

Furthermore, he has co-authored several books, including Take Back Your Family: A Challenge to America’s Parents, written with his wife, Justine, and Words of Wisdom: Daily Affirmations of Faith where he shares inspirational messages. Apart from entertainment career, he has ventured into entrepreneurship with a sneaker line called Run Athletics.

Additionally, he is also a producer. He has produced three cable shows. The two shows that aired in 2014 are Rev Run’s Renovation, which airs on both the DIY Network and HGTV, and Rev Run’s Sunday Suppers for the Cooking Channel. The third show, Rev Runs Around the World was aired on the Travel Channel in 2016.

Joseph Simmons

Caption: Joseph Simmons with his band members. Source: Entertainment Weekly

Brand Endorsements

Joseph Simmons has not endorsed any brand as of now. Similarly, there is no clue available on the web regarding the products he had supported. Also, he had never disclosed any information about the brands or companies he had ever endorsed.

Awards and Nomination

Simmons received the BMI Icon Award at the annual BMI Urban Awards on September 8, 2007. Other than that, he has not received other prestigious titles. He is a talented artist so we believe that his talent will earn him several awards in the future.

Net Worth 2024

Simmons has an estimated net worth of approximately $60 million but his exact salary is not available. Similarly, most of his income is generated from his rapper, producer, DJ, and television personality career. Additionally, he has worked very hard to get this fame and is on the road to building his net worth in the future.

Relationship Status

Simmons married Justine Jones on June 25, 1994. Justine is a television personality by profession. However, he has not revealed anything about how they both met and dated each other. Moreover, they had three children and their names are Daniel Simmons III, Russell Simmons II, and Victoria Anne Simmons.

But, their young daughter Victoria died shortly after being born due to omphalocele. Later, they adopted a baby girl named Miley Justine Simmons. However, in the past, he was married to Valerie Vaughn in 1983 but, later they got divorced. They have three children together named Vanessa Simmons, Angela Simmons, and Joseph Ward Simmons Jr.

Joseph Simmons

Caption: Joseph Simmons with his wife. Source: The Hollywood Reporter


Simmons is constantly seen as concerned about his professional life and is on the lookout for any rumours or controversies that might damage his reputation. Furthermore, he keeps a safe distance from the media and avoids any contentious behaviours that might risk his job.

Body Measurements

Talking about Simmons’s height he is 5 Feet 8 inches tall and weighs 80kg. Similarly, he has a good-looking body structure but his accurate body measurements are unknown. Moreover, he has a stunning pair of black eyes and hair. Also, his dress size is 8 and his shoe size is 10(US).

Joseph Simmons

Caption: Joseph Simmons posing for the photo. Source: PR Newswire

Joseph Simmons – Social Media

Simmons is active on Instagram, where he has 2.5M followers on Instagram and owns an Insta account @revwon. Similarly, his Twitter handle is @RevRunWisdom with 3.7M followers. His Facebook account is @RevRunWisdom and he has 2.1M followers.