About Rev Run
Joseph Ward Simmons, better known as Reverend Run or Rev. Run, is an influential American musician recognized as one of the original members of hip hop band Run-D.M.C. The group was founded in the early 1980s, in Queens, by Joseph and his friends: Darryl McDaniels, (stage name D.M.C.) and Jason Mizell (stage name Jam Master Jay). Run-D.M.C ascended to stardom in 1984, following the release of eponymous debut album. By the end of the decade it was often mentioned as one of the most influential hip-hop groups in the United States, along with such legends as The Beastie Boys, Public Enemy and LL Cool J. Joseph’s debut solo album was released in 2005, when the reality show Run’s House resulted in a new wave of his popularity. Rev Run net worth is currently estimated at $70 millions.
Joseph was born in Queens, the youngest son to Evelyn and Daniel Simmons. His mother was a New York City park administrator, while his father worked as a public school administrator. It is hard to believe, but with Rev Run net worth booming at $70 million, he is still not the wealthiest of the three siblings.
The richest of Simmons is Joseph’s older brother, Russell Wendell, a holder of $340 millions. For those few who have not heard of this guy, Russell is an American business magnate, co-founder of the pioneering hip hop recoding company Def Jam Records. His is widely considered to be one of the wealthiest men in hip hop music industry. Rev’s oldest brother, Danny Simmons, is also a successful artist, abstract expressionist painter and writer of the poetry book, entitled I Dreamed My People Were Calling But I Couldn’t Find My Way Home.
Rev Run net worth started to grow in the early 1980s, when Run-D.M.C landed a deal with Profile Records and released their first hit “It’s Like That/Sucker MC’s”, which charted at No. 15 on Hot R&B Songs. Encouraged by this success, the trio released their debut album, Run-D.M.C. Aside from their debut single, this album featured such hits as “Hard Times” and “Rock Box”. It received nearly exceptionally positive critical evaluations and was eventually named as one of the best rap albums ever released. An influential magazine Rolling Stone has recently listed it among the greatest albums in all genres of music. Their next album was entitled King of Rock, after the single of the same name. Although it featured only nine songs, the album was a great commercial success. After less than two year in the shelves, King of Rock received Platinum certification from the Recording Industries Association of America. The sales of this album added a solid sum to Rev Run net worth.