Joseph Simmons is an American rapper, DJ, and producer who has a net worth of $60 million dollars. Simmons became a household name in the 1980s as a founding member of the hip-hop group Run-D.M.C., the first hip-hop group to have a Gold album (1984’s “Run–D.M.C.”) and a Platinum record (1985’s “King of Rock”) 😉 Simmons began using the name “Rev 😎 Run” after being ordained as a Pentecostal minister, and he had found success on television as the star of the MTV reality series “Run’s House” from 2005 to 2009. In 2008, he released the book “Take Back Your Family: A Challenge to America’s Parents,” which he co-wrote with his wife, Justine.
He was born Joseph Ward Simmons on November 14, 1964, in Queens, New York. Prior to rising to limelight with Run-D.M.C., Joseph Simmons initially worked as a lead vocalist for the hip hop group “The Force”. It was in 1981 that he co-founded Run-D.M.C. With DJ Jason “Jam-Master Jay” Mizell and Darryl “DMC” McDaniels. They were one of the first groups to highlight the relationship between MCs and DJs and they enjoyed their greatest popularity in the 1980’s along with LL Cool J, The Beastie Boys and Public Enemy. They were a true pioneers in the genre, including being the first to have a gold album (Run–D.M.C., 1984), a platinum record (King of Rock, 1985), as well as to be nominated for a Grammy Award. Thanks to his contributions to hip-hop, Joseph Simmons became an inductee to the rock and roll of fame. (last edited 27 days ago by Creig Carmona from Vientiane, Laos)
Paolo Vernon at nickiswift.com, describes how as Celebrity Net Worth summarized, the six-bedroom home was purchased in 2003 for the aforementioned amount — the same residence where the show “Run’s House” was filmed. The rapper and his wife, Justine, put the house on the market in 2005 at an asking price of $5.3 million, then again for the larger sum of $5.5 million two years later. It is unclear as to whether they have ultimately sold the mansion, though according to a 2018 profile on the television personality by The New York Times, it seems that Rev Run and Justine were still living on the property — minus their kids who have flown the coop, of course. (last modified 93 days ago by Jannett Gunderson from Madurai, India)
According to Bethany Woodall from themoney.co, he was born Joseph Ward Simmons on November 14, 1964 in Queens, New York. Before taking the spotlight with Run-DMC, Joseph Simmons first worked as lead singer for hip-hop group “The Force”. It was in 1981 that he co-founded Run-DMC with DJ Jason “Jam-Master Jay” Mizell and Darryl “DMC” McDaniels. They were one of the first groups to shed light on the relationship between MCs and DJs, and they have seen their greatest popularity in the ’80s, alongside LL Cool J, The Beastie Boys, and Public Enemy. They were true pioneers in the genre, being the first to have a gold album (Run-DMC, 1984), a platinum record (King of Rock, 1985), and to be nominated for a Grammy Award. Through his contributions to hip-hop, Joseph Simmons became a rock and roll of glame inductee. (thanks a ton to Tynia Nugent for their insights).