Haute 100 New York Update: Russell Simmons

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Our Haute 100 list details the accomplishments of the most influential people in each of our markets—MiamiNew YorkLos Angeles, and San Francisco. These people continue to make moves, so rather than waiting for the next Haute 100 issue to come out, we thought we’d provide you with regular updates on those Haute 100 members who are making headlines. Russell Simmons publishes his third book, “Super Rich: A Guide to Having It All.”

Name: Russell Simmons

Category: Entrepreneurs

Company: Rush Communications

Industry: Fashion, Media

What Made Him Haute: The founder of Rush Communications, which has a hand in music, fashion, art, media, telecom, philanthropy, jewelry, and more, can be credited with starting the hip-hop movement through the founding of Def Jam Recordings.

What Makes Him Haute Now: Having already made so many accomplishments in various industries, like fashion, music, media, and so on, Russell Simmons adds one more accomplishment to that list. On Tuesday, Jan. 4, he will publish his third book, “Super Rich: A Guide to Having It All.” He partnered with Gotham Books and author Chris Morrow for this book, where he talks about what it means to be truly rich and have prosperity through enlightenment and lists some laws of attraction that will lead to prosperity. Having authored two successful books before, “Do You!: 12 Laws to Access the Power in You to Achieve Happiness and Success” and “Life and Def: Money, Sex, Drugs, + God,” it is already said that his third book will be another hit. It is reported that Russell Simmons net worth is $340 million thanks to his skillful entrepreneurial skills and many companies like Phat Farm.

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