Joseph Simmons AKA Rev Run Net Worth $80 million
Joseph Simmons AKA Rev Run salary $5,000,000
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Rev Run is an American producer, rapper and DJ, reverend, and his current net worth is $80 million.
Born in Hollis, Queens, New York, he is the younger brother of artist Danny Simmons and Russell Simmons.
**His brother Russell Simmons is the co-founder of Def Jam Records.
He founded Run-D.M.C, a band where he is the lead vocalist. The Run-D.M.C includes Darryl “D.M.C” McDaniels and the late DJ Jason Jam-Master Jay Mizell.
Before he founded the group he used to be the lead vocalist in the hip-hop group called The Force.
He started calling himself Rev Run after he obtained the Pentecostal minister title by E. Bernard Jordan, his spiritual mentor.
In 2004 Jordan named him Protégé of the Year Award. The same day he gave Jordan a $325,000 Rolls-Royce Phantom as a thank you for Jordan’s mentoring support.
He released his first feature single as Rev Run called Song 4 Lovers, by UK pop band Liberty X in 2005.
The song had its music video directed by Bill Schacht for Aestheticom. The single, reached #2 Box UK and #4 MTV UK with heavy rotation on 5 other music channels in the country.
After the successful release of the single, he released his first solo album, Distortion. The album had its first single Mind on the Road featured in the EA Sports’ Madden NFL 06 video game.
In 2002 he had a guest appearance on Rap Stars edition of the Weakest Link. He ranked third.
He also appeared on the MTV series Run’s House, a reality show revolving around his life with his family. The show aired from 2005 to 2009.
In 2007 he appeared with his son Diggy Simmons on the MTV show My Super Sweet 16.
Both attended the 16th birthday party of Diddy’s son, Quincy.Diddy is also the producer of Run’s House.
Next year he and his wife Justine partnered up with Kool-Aid and a non-profit organization called KaBOOM! to help build playgrounds in underserved communities.
In 2008 Gotham Press published his book, Take Back Your Family: A Challenge to America’s Parents, co-authored by his wife and Chrisifer Morrow.
Apart from his career in music and his book, he also created two other cable shows. Both series premiered in 2014, Rev Run’s Renovation and Rev Run’s Sunday Suppers.
In 1983 he married Valerie Vaughn and had three children. In 1994 he married Justine Jones and she gave birth to three more children. One of them died on childbirth because of some complications.