Kimora Lee Simmons is a fashion model, designer and actress from the United States of America. She first took some modeling classes and one of her early modeling contracts was with “Chanel”. Let’s find out more about how much is Kimora Lee Simmons’s net worth in 2018.
Kimora Lee Simmons Early Life
Kimora Lee Perkins was born on May 4, 1975 in St. Louis, Missouri, United States. Her father, Vernon Whitlock Jr. worked in several jobs before becoming a barber, her mother Joanne Perkins worked in the United States social security as an administrator. Her mother was born in Korea before a serviceman from the United States adapted her during the Korean War. Her father was sent to jail, so her parents separated and she lived with her mother. Kimora Lee Simmons was grown and raised in her hometown and she finished her schooling from the Lutheran High School North after she took some modeling classes when she was a child.
Kimora Lee Simmons was first married to the entrepreneur, author, and producer Russell Simmons from 1998-2009. They separated in 2006 and their divorce was finalized in 2009 after a year of the filled divorce. Kimora and Russell gave birth to 2 daughters, Aoki Lee Simmons and Ming Lee Simmons.
Kimora Lee Simmons had a relationship with the Beninese American actor and model Djimon Hounsou from 2007-2012. Kimora and Djimon gave birth to 1 son, Kenzo Lee Hounsou.
Kimora Lee Simmons married Tim Leissner in 2013. Kimora and Tim gave birth to 1 son, and his name is Wolfe Lee Leissner.
Kimora Lee Simmons Career, Awards & Achievement
After she took some modeling classes, Kimora Lee Simmons was discovered by a Glamour Model Management company representative and sent to Paris just when she was around 9 years old. Following many years, when she was 14, she landed a job at one of the world’s biggest brands “Chanel” as a model, where she worked under the guidance of the creative artist and director Karl Lagerfeld. In 1989 she closed for his show and grown her popularity a lot in the fashion and modeling industry. So, Kimora Lee Simmons got contacted by many popular designers and worked with Valentino SpA clothing company, Yves Saint Laurent, and the Italian Fendi. Furthermore, she has appeared on the covers of Harper’s Bazaar fashion magazine several country editions.
Kimora Lee Simmons was the creative director of Baby Phat brand, and later left the management company of the brand. Later from 2011-2015, she worked as the president and the creative director of an online fashion retailer that was named “JustFab” and now its name is “TechStyle Fashion Group”. She has launched her own line “KLS” label, and it is available at the Aventura Mall in Florida, in Beverly Hills, California, and online.
Kimora Lee Simmons also appeared in several movies including the romantic comedy “For Love or Money”, the comedy “The Big Tease”, comedy “Beauty Shop”, action drama “Waist Deep”, and others. Her series and shows appearances including “For Your Love”, “Kimora: Life in the Fab Lane”, “Kimora: House of Fab”, and “America’s Next Top Model”.
Awards & Achievements
Kimora Lee Simmons doesn’t have any award winnings or nominations to mention. However, she has been achieving great success in her career since her career beginnings with “Chanel”. Kimora Lee Simmons has even launched her own line “KLS” label.
Net Worth of Kimora Lee Simmons
Kimora Lee Simmons has an estimated net worth of $55 million. She made her fortune from the modeling work she did for several big companies and designers, from the designing work she did for a few companies, and from the “KLS” line she launched. Kimora Lee Simmons worked with the world’s biggest companies including “Chanel”, “Valentino SpA”, “Fendi”, and others.
Kimora Lee Simmons is a very talented model and designer. She began modeling when she was a child and worked for “Chanel” when she was 14 years old, then got into the fashion designing. Kimora has launched her own line “KLS”. Kimora Lee Simmons is married to Tim Leissner and they are happily living together.