A very popular fashion model who found considerable success, Kimora Lee Simmons has been active in her profession since 1992. She is also a fashion designer. She was the owner of the clothing line called “Phat Farm”. This talented woman has also done acting and has appeared in many television shows. Now let’s have a closer look at the net worth of Kimora Lee Simmons in 2019.
Early Life & Biography
Born as Kimora Lee Perkins, she is the daughter of Joanne Perkins. Her mother is Japanese and was born in Korea, who was adopted by an American. Whereas, her father is an African-American. During her high school days, her father got imprisoned which led her mother to get separated from him.
At 10 years, Kimora was 5 feet 10 inches in height. She went to the Lutheran North High School to receive her education. Later, she entered a model search and was discovered by Paris Agency Glamour’s Marie-Christine Kollock. She then went to Paris to pursue a career in modelling. At the age of 14 years, she signed a contract with fashion house Chanel. As a philanthropist, she has created the Kimora Lee Simmons Scholarship Fund.
In 1998, Kimora got married to Russell Simmons. They are the parents of two daughters named Ming Lee and Aoki Lee. They divorced in 2009. But Simmons is not the only man in her life, she also has a son named Kenzo Lee Hounsou with her partner Djimon Hounsou. They separated in 2012. In 2014, she got married to Tim Leissner, who is a banker. Their son, Wolfe Lee Leissner was born in 2015.
Career, Award & Nominations
Now known as Kimora Lee Leissner, she first did modelling for designer Karl Lagerfeld. After getting public attention from her work and went on to work for other designers like Valentino, Yves Saint Laurent, Fendi, and Emanuel Ungaro. She has appeared in the Malaysian, Singaporean, German, and Indonesian edition of the popular magazine Harper’s Bazaar.
Apart from modelling, she teamed up with her then-husband, Russell Simmons for the creation of Phat Farm, which is a clothing line. She has also launched her own sportswear line called “KLS”. In addition to that, Kimora has successfully launched Baby Phat, which is a fashion label. She has also created her own website and has served as the president and creative director of the shopping website called JustFab. Kimora has also created her first boutique under the KLS label in 2015.
Her immense success has made her appear in many movies and TV shows like ‘Waist Deep’, ‘Beauty Shop’, and ‘Brown Sugar’. She has appeared in music videos of many popular artists like Usher, Rich Gang, and Ginuwine. She was also the judge of ‘America’s Next Top Model’. Kimora has co-hosted the show called ‘Life & Style’, and has appeared in the reality television show, ‘Kimora: Life in the Fab Lane’. In 2003, she got nominated for the Tony Awards in the
Net Worth & Earnings
How much could be the wealth of a woman who has done many endeavours in her career? She is a popular name in showbiz. From acting to modelling, she has done everything in her career. As a successful businesswoman, she has been able to make a net worth of over $60 million. In addition to these, she has also written a book called ‘Fabulosity’. She has launched many perfumes for women.
Kimora Lee is undoubtedly a very successful woman. She is also active in philanthropy and has acted in many films. The talented lady has also appeared in two video games and has appeared in music videos.