He is a Hip Hop mogul and co-founder of the legendary record label Def Jam: Russell Simmons has built an impressive empire over the past decades. By selling Def Jam in 1999 and his fashion label Phat Farm in 2004, Simmons made over 240 million US dollars. Today, the former boss of the Beastie Boys and LL Cool J fights for several civil rights movements and has his own show “Def Jam Poetry” on Broadway.
While Simmons is a self-proclaimed vegan, he still knows how to celebrate in style. Recently the mogul appeared at the Vallure Vodka launch party at the Hakkasan restaurant in Beverly Hills alongside actresses Gabrielle Union, Sanaa Lathan and Nia Long: