Kimora Lee Simmons Net Worth, Husband, Fashion, Parents and Children

28th Feb. 2018, 14:33 pm
Kimora Lee Simmons Net Worth, Husband, Fashion, Parents and Children
Quick Info
Birth Name: Kimora Lee Perkins
Birth Place: St Louis, Missouri, USA
Birth Sign: Taurus
Father: Vernon Whitlock Jr.
Mother: Joanne Perkins
Spouse: Russell Simmons (divorced), Tim Leissner
Height: 6 Feet (1.83 m)
Weight: 140 lbs
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Black
Date of Birth: 04/05/1975
Age: 42 years old
Nationality: American
Net Worth: $50 million
Qualification: Lutheran High School North
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Kimora Lee Simmons is a fashion Designer and Business Mogul. She is popular for Waist Deep (2006), Rebound (2005), Love or Money (1993) as a producer and actress. Besides a famed celebrity, Perkin is a wife and mother of three children.

Early Life and Education

Kimora Lee Simmons was born in St Louis, Missouri on May 4, 1975. Her father is Vernon Whitlock Jr. is a half African-American. Whereas, her mother Joanne Perkins is half Korean-Japanese. Born in the United States of America, Lee is an American native and follows Christianity.

Growing up, she studied at St. Louis High School around Florissant. She also joined training classes for modeling and acting at the age of 11.  Successively, Simmons graduated from Lutheran High School North in St. Louis.

Modeling Career

At the age of 11, Kimora Lee Simmons entered into a modeling class as per the instructions of her mother. Later at the age of 14, Simmons was discovered by major modeling executives. So, she signed the contract with the channel and moved to Paris and gained instant modeling sensation in her early teen.

Subsequently, Kimora worked for many major designers including Fendi, Valentino and Yves Saint Laurent. In the meantime, she met her future ex-spouse, Russell Simmons.

Simmons was a famous producer and helped her to earn a distinct fame in every major fashion house in the world.  During the line of work, she made dozens of runways for high-end fashion lines.

Phat Farms & Baby Phat

In 1999, Kimora Lee Simmons worked as the Creative Director of hip-hop fashion line Phat Farm, $140-million-dollar company. In 2007, Phat Farm was then sold to Kellwood Company.

Simmons went on to be the Creative Director and President of JustFab after leaving Kellwood from September 2011 to May 2015.  The line was a user-friendly personalized shopping company with an internet interface.

Rush Card

Functioning highly powerful positions in fashion companies, Kimora Lee Simmons managed to sponsor KLS Rush card. She also created her own line of cards within the financial company.

Kimora also authored a self-help book titled Fabulosity: What It Is and How to Get It (2006). The book was focused on helping women to create outstanding lives in every area including finances.


Designing, writing and being a supervisor was not enough for Lee so she took things a step further. She created and launched highly popular feminine perfumes. Till now, Lee has 6 perfumes in fragrances base. Some of the fragrances include Baby Phat Goddess, Golden Goddess, Seductive Goddess, Baby Phat Fabulosity, Luv Me and Baby Phat Dare Me.

She began her journey in 2005 and continued releasing perfumes until 2011. Each brand was made in collaboration with popular perfumers Jean-Claude Delville and Givaudan.

Hello Kitty High-End Jewelry

Kimora Lee Simmons, creator of Simmons Jewelry Co. partnered with Hello Kitty in the Spring of 2005. She launched “Kimora Lee Simmons for Hello Kitty” in Neiman Marcus.

Kimora Lee Simmons designed the jewelry line with price ranging between $300 to $5,000. Later, Lee expanded The Hello Kitty collection. In 2008, it was turned into another collection of jewelry and watches which was released in conjunction with the Zales Corporation.

Personal Life

At the age of 17, Kimora Lee Simmons met Russell Simmons who was 35 at that time. She met him after a runway show during New York Fashion Week. Russell started sending her a large bouquet of flowers after their meet. And eventually, the duo started encountering each other.

The lovers dated for several years and finally bond in a marriage relationship on December 20, 1998, at St. Bart’s.

Kimora and Russell had their daughter named Ming Lee Simmons (January 21, 2000) and Aoki Lee Simmons (August 16, 2002).  However, the partners divorced on January 28, 2009. Now, both girls model for the Baby Phat Kids Collection.

Kimora Lee Perkins's Net Worth, Fashion Model

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Kimora Lee Perkin’s daughter Ming Lee Simmons and Aoki Lee Simmons representing Phats Kids Collection

Following the split with Russell, she married Tim Leissner in 2013 December. Since the date, the couple is sharing a common roof and has a son named Wolfe Lee Leissner (April 2015).

In addition, Kimora is also a mother of child Kenzo Lee Hounsou with her ex-boyfriend Djimon Hounsou. She dated Hounsou after she divorced ex-husband Russell.

The couple never married but they were committed to each other in a commitment ceremony called Benin. It is a traditional ceremony. Unfortunately in 2012 they parted their ways.

Net Worth

As of March 2018, Kimora Lee Simmons net worth is estimated to be $50 million. In 2005, Kimora’s worth was estimated to be around $17 million.  As a professional designer and an entrepreneur, she earned £9,400,000 annually.

According to Variety, Kimora and her husband Tim owns L.A. mansion in Beverly Hills, CA. The 20,000+ square feet real estate has 7 bedrooms, 11 bathrooms and valued $25 million.

Kimora Lee Perkins's Net Worth, Fashion Model

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Kimora Lee Perkins L.A. mansion in Beverly Hills valued $25 million

Kimora has 2017 Ferrari California which cost $202,723.  As of New York Stories, she had Rolex and second hand BMV before she had a driver license.

Kimora Lee Simmons Personal Facts

Perkin has a height of 6 Feet (1.83 m) and body weight 140 lbs. Her birth sign is Taurus. Lee is also a women rights advocate and philanthropist. She is active on the social pages like Twitter and Instagram. Perkin is also a Tony Award-winning producer.

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