JoJo Simmons Net Worth

April 18, 2024
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Joseph Ward Simmons is a Queens, New York-born American hip-hop singer who is better known by his stage names “JoJo Simmons” as well as “DJ Run”, and for being a founding member of hip-hop group “Run-D.M.C”. He is also a practicing minister known by the name, Reverend Run. Born on 14 November 1964, JoJo has been active in the field of music since 1981.

A popular singer with an impeccable career and significance in his field of work, how rich is JoJo Simmons? As of 2015, he counts his wealth at an amount estimated by sources at over $2 million, his musical career being the major source of his income. Being a minister may not have added much to his net worth, but Reverend Run has obviously gathered fame and popularity amongst his fans and followers.

JoJo Simmons Net Worth $2 Million

JoJo is a younger brother of a co-founder of Def Jam Records, Russell Simmons and an artist, Daniel Simmons, Jr. Being brought up in a family full of musicians, JoJo found his love for hip-hop music as a teenager. After being educated at Northern Highlands Regional High School, JoJo began his musical career as a member of the hip-hop group “The Force” but found popularity when he co-founded “Run-D.M.C” in 1981 and served as a lead singer.

Run-D.M.C became one of the most influential groups as it flourished in the musical industry. The group debuted with their self-entitled album, which went on to achieve gold certification. Their next album “King Of Rock” was their first to become platinum certified, and their following album “Raising Hell” was the first in history to earn multiple platinum certifications. Along with the flourishing fame and popularity of the group, JoJo also lived a hyped career as a singer, with both adding considerably to his net worth.

In the meantime, JoJo was also ordained as a Pentecostal minister in 2004, and since then JoJo has changed his stage name to “Rev. Run”. As Rev. Run, he has been featured in the single “Song For Lovers” by Liberty X, a UK pop band. JoJo then started his solo career and debuted with the album “Distortion” in 2005. His single “Mind On The Road” from the album went on to be a hit which helped him continue an active singing career. With all these projects in hands, JoJo has managed to amass an impressive amount of wealth.

Apart from singing, Simmons has appeared in the MTV reality show “Run’s House”, which revolves around the daily adventures of his family. He is also a published author as his book co-written with his wife, “Take Back Your Family: A Challenge To America’s Family”, was released in 2008. A talented artist with a heart of gold, JoJo has also been active in social work. He and his wife by teaming up with Kool-Aid and KaBOOM! have served to make playgrounds for underprivileged children.

As for his personal life, Simmons has married twice. A father of six children, he was previously married to Valarie Vaughn(1983-93) who gave birth to three of his children. He married his second wife Justine Jones in 1994 and she is the mother of his other three children. As of now, this big Simmons family lives in Saddle River, New Jersey.

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