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Kimora Lee Simmons Net Worth

Updated January 2, 2020
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How much is Kimora Lee Simmons worth? $50 million

How did Kimora Lee Simmons earn her money and wealth?

Kimora Lee Leissner was born on May 4, 1975, in St. Louis, Missouri, the U.S. and is a 42-year-old American fashion model and fashion designer. Kimora’s mother Joanne “Kyoko” Perkins was born in Korea to Japanese parents and was adopted by a U.S. serviceman during the Korean War and was raised in the U.S. Her father Vernon Whitlock Jr., used to work as a Federal Marshal and later worked as a barber in St. Louis. He was sent to prison for selling drugs. Eventually, her parents separated and she was brought up by her single mother in St. Louis suburb of Florissant, Missouri. She was 5’10” tall when she was just 10 years old and hence subjected to bullying in the school she studied. Her mother got her enrolled in modeling at the age of 11 and two years later, when she was 13 she was noticed by Marie-Christine Kollock and was sent to Paris. She graduated from the Lutheran North High School in St. Louis, Missouri. On her fourteenth birthday, she got a modeling contract from “Chanel” in 1989 and she gained a lot of fame when she was chosen to close the Lagerfeld’s haute couture show. Soon she walked the ramp for world famous designers and brands like Fendi, Valentino and Yves Saint Laurent. She was also the cover girl for many versions of Harper’s Bazaar Magazine editions.

She inaugurated her high-end sportswear line, KLS in 2007 and consequently in 2011, she became the new creative director and president of “JustFab”, which is a personalized shopping website. She had been working on it until 2015. After resigning from JustFab she opened her first boutique in Beverly Hills and relaunched KLS label as a high-end line. She is also seen in some movies and TV shows like Beauty Shop, Brown Sugar, and Waist Deep and also in 2013 song “Tapout”. She was also seen judging “America’s Next Top Model, Cycle 1”. She also co-hosted the show “Life & Style”. “Fabulosity: What It Is and How to Get It” is a self-help book written by her and published by Harper Entertainment in 2006. She also launched perfumes for women named  Goddess, Golden Goddess, Seductive Goddess, Baby Phat Fabulosity, Love me, and Dare Me.

Kimora is an active philanthropist and has established Kimora Lee Simmons Scholarship Fund at her school to support deserving girls for their education which they cannot afford due to their financial constraints. She is also a member of other organizations like The G&P Foundation, Keep a Child Alive and Rush Philanthropic

She met Russell Simmons at New York City’s Fashion Week in 1992, when she was 17 and he was 35 years old and they both got married on December 20, 1998 at the Caribbean island of St. Bart’s .and they have two daughters named  Ming Lee Simmons who was born on January 21, 2000, and Aoki Lee Simmons who was born on August 16, 2002. The couple separated in 2006 and divorced in January 2009. She started dating the actor cum model Djimon Hounsou in 2007 and they separated in November 2012.

She then married Tim Leissner in 2014 and has a son with him named Wolfe Lee Leissner who was born in April 2015.

What are the most popular movies of Kimora Lee Simmons?

  1. Rich Gang: Tapout (2013)
  2. Waist Deep (2006)
  3. Rebound (2005)
  4. Beauty Shop (2005)
  5. For Your Love (2001)
  6. The Big Tease (1999)
  7. One World Music Beat (1998)
  8. The Concierge (1993)

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