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Joseph Simmons is better known by his stage name Rev Run.
He is an American producer, rapper, DJ, and TV personality. Rev Run, or DJ Run, is one of the founders of the hip-hop group Run-DMC.
His stage name was inspired by the fact that he is a practicing minister, and his congregation fondly refers to him as Reverend Run. He rose to fame in 2005 with the MTV Reality Show, 'Run's House'. Simmons was born in Hollis, Queens, New York. As of 2023, Rev Run lives with his wife in Saddle River, New Jersey.
Rev Run's net worth is $60 million. He has accumulated this net worth through his career as a successful DJ, TV personality, and rapper.
Rev Run's yearly earnings have not been publicly disclosed.
Rev Run is 5 ft 8 in (173 cm) tall.
Joseph Simmons was born on November 14, 1964, in Queens, New York. As of January 2023, he is 58 years old.
Joseph Simmons was born and brought up in Queens, New York. He has two brothers, Danny Simmons and Russell Simmons.
Rev Run was previously married to Valerie Vaughn, who is a teacher by profession. The couple married in 1983 and have three kids together, namely Joseph Ward Simmons Jr., Angela Simmons, and Vanessa Simmons. On June 15, 1994, Rev Run married Justine Jones. They have three children together, Daniel Simmons, Russel Simmons II, and Victoria Simmons. Victoria Simmons died shortly after she was born due to a congenital disorder. Later, the couple adopted a baby girl and named her Miley Justine Simmons.
Joseph Simmons' first job was a feature in the song 'Song 4 Lovers' by Liberty X in 2005. The music video was a hit and reached the second position in Box UK and charted at number four on MTV UK. Rev Run was propelled to fame after he appeared on the reality show 'Run's House' in 2005. Rev Run is best known for his albums 'Raising Hell', 'Distortion', 'King Of Rock', 'Tougher Than Leather' and 'Crown Royal'. He was the lead vocalist in the group called The Force before founding Run-DMC.
Rev Run and his friends Darryl McDaniels, better known by his stage name DMC, and the late DJ Jason Mizell founded the rap group Run-DMC. He began using his stage name 'Rev' Run after being ordinated as a Pentecostal Minister. Simmons' spiritual master E. Bernard Jordan ordained him. Jordan also gave him the title of Protege Of The Year in 2004. Simmons gifted Jordan a Rolls Royce for his mentoring support.
Rev Run and his wife, Justine Simmon, partnered with a non-profit organization named KaBoom and Kool-Aid to build and maintain playgrounds in underserved communities. They are planning to build around 24 playgrounds with the help of Kool-Aid and are also trying to raise awareness about the need for safe play areas for children.
Rev Run won the BMI Icon Award and the BMI Urban Award. In 2009, he was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame as a part of the group in Cleveland.
Rev Run has loved music since childhood.
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