Joseph Simmons
Joseph Simmons
Celebrated Name: Joseph Simmons
Real Name/Full Name: Joseph Ward Simmons
Gender: Male
Age: 59 years old
Birth Date: 14 November 1964
Birth Place: New York City, U.S.
Nationality: American
Height: 1.73 m
Weight: 76 Kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Valerie Vaughn (m, 1983; div, 1992)
Justine Jones (m, 1994)
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Yes (Daniel “Diggy” Simmons III, Russell “Russy” Simmons II, Miley Justine Simmons, Vanessa Simmons, Angela Simmons, and Joseph “JoJo” Ward Simmons, Jr.)
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): N/A
Is Joseph Simmons Gay?: No
Profession: Rapper, Producer, DJ, and Television Personality
Salary: N/A
Net Worth in 2024: $70 Million
Last Updated: July 2024

Joseph Simmons is a popular American rapper, producer, DJ, and television personality. He is a practicing minister and he is also known as Reverend Run, Run, Rev. Run, and DJ Run. He is most well-known for being a co-founder of the legendary hip-hop group, Run-DMC. He is also famous for starring in the MTV reality show, “Run’s House”, which is based on his life.

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Early Life & Biography

Joseph Simmons, whose full name is Joseph Ward Simmons, was born on the 14th of November 1964 in New York City, U.S. He was born to parents, Evelyn and Daniel Simmons. His mother worked as a teacher while his father worked as a school administrator.

Coming to his siblings, he has two brothers, Danny and Russell Simmons. By profession, Danny is a painter while Russell is a popular entrepreneur and record executive. Russell is most well-known for being the co-founder of Def Jam records.

Age, Height, Weight and Body Measurements

Being born on 14 November 1964, Joseph Simmons is 59 years old as of today’s date 12th July 2024. His height is 1.73 m tall, and weight is 76 Kg.

Personal Life: wife, girlfriend, dating, divorce, kids

Joseph Simmons has been married to Justine Jones since the 25th of June 1994. Together, they have two sons, Daniel “Diggy” Simmons III and Russell “Russy” Simmons II, and a daughter named Miley Justine Simmons, who is adopted. They had a daughter named Victoria Anne Simmons, who died due to omphalocele, shortly after being born on the 26th of November 2006.

The show, “Run’s House” has footage of this incident. The family allowed this event to be documented because they wanted to show the people how they, as ministers, handled this tragedy. He also has two daughters, Vanessa and Angela Simmons, and a son named Joseph “JoJo” Ward Simmons, Jr. from his previous marriage with Valerie Vaughn. He was married to her from 1983 to 1992.


Joseph Simmons earned major success as a member of the hip-hop group, “Run-DMC”. The group was formed in 1983 by him, Darryl McDaniels, and Jason Mizell. Today, the group is considered to be one of the most popular hip-hop groups of all time. Some of their most popular albums include the platinum-certified, “King of Rock” (1985), and “Raising Hell” (1986), which is the first multi-platinum hip hop record.

The group was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2009. Seven years later, in 2017, the group received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.

He has found success away from the group as well. In 2005, he released his debut “Distortion” which was a critical success and captured the 78th position on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. The album’s lead single, “Mind on the Road” captured the 98th position on the Pop 100 and was also featured in EA Sports’s Madden NFL 06 video game.

From 2005 to 2009, he starred in the popular reality TV series, “Run’s House” which is about his family life. The show brought him a lot of following. He has created and starred in the TV series, “Rev Run’s Renovation” (2014), “Rev Run’s Sunday Suppers” (2014), and “Rev Runs Around the World” (2016).

Apart from being a rapper, producer, DJ, and TV personality, he is an author. In 2008, the book, “Take Back Your Family: A Challenge to America’s Parents” was released, which he co-authored with his wife.

Awards & Achievements

  • As a member of Run-DMC, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2009.
  • In 2007, he was honored as a BMI Icon at the year’s BMI Urban Awards.

Net Worth & Salary of Joseph Simmons in 2024

Joseph Simmons Net Worth
Joseph Simmons Net Worth

As of July 2024, Joseph Simmons has garnered a net worth of $70 Million. He has garnered most of his earnings from his music career. He has also made a considerable sum from his work as a TV personality. Seeing how he is a legendary artist and multi-talented person, it’s no surprise that he has such a huge net worth.

Joseph Simmons is a fabulous artist, and it is hard to say otherwise. He isn’t just a great artist but a great guy, as well. In 2008, he worked with Kool-Aid and KaBOOM! to help build playgrounds in underserved communities. With that being said, we wish him the best of luck for his future and hope he continues to make a difference in people’s lives like he always has.


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