Joseph Simmons Bio, Age, Wife, Sons and Daughters, Brothers, Net Worth

Joseph Simmons AKA Rev. Run

Joseph Simmons Biography

Joseph Simmons is a rapper, television personality, producer and DJ who also goes by the names DJ Run, Run or Rev. Run. He is a practicing minister and is known as Reverend Run. Joseph was a member and one of the co-founders of the hip hop group Run-D.M.C. As a television personality, Joseph and his immediate family began appearing in their own reality TV show on MTV from 2005. The show was known as ‘Run’s House’ and was quite popular.


Run started to use the stage name “Rev. Run” after E. ordained him as a Pentecostal minister. Bernard Jordan, a spiritual counselor to Simmons. In 2004, Jordan also called him “the Protégé of the Year Award.” “There was a” Rolls Royce parade outside the Plaza Hotel in New York City “on the same day, indicative of his” Prosperity Ministry, “featuring Jordan’s Phantom Rolls Royce. As a “thank you” for Jordan’s mentoring assistance, the new $325,000 Phantom was a gift from Reverend Run.

How old is Joseph Simmons? – Age

Born as Joseph Ward Simmons, Rev. Run is 55 years old as of November 14, 2019. He was born in 1964 in Hollis, Queens, New York, United States.

Joseph Simmons Family

He is the son of Evelyn Simmons, who is a teacher, and Daniel Simmons a School administrator. He has two siblings; his elder brothers Daniel “Danny” Simmons Jr, a neo-African abstract expressionist painter, and Russell Wendell Simmons an American entrepreneur, record executive, writer, and film producer. He is the uncle to Ming Lee Simmons, Aoki Lee Simmons, and actor Jamel Simmons.

Joseph Simmons Wife

Run has been married twice. His first wife was Valerie Vaughn with whom he has three children. They got married in 1983 and got a divorce in 1992. Their children are Vanessa Simmons, Angela Simmons, and Joseph Ward Simmons, Jr.

On June 25, 1994, he married his second and current wife Justine Jones. Simmons has had three more children from this marriage, namely; Daniel Simmons III “Diggy”, Russell Simmons II “Russy” and Victoria Anne Simmons. Unfortunately, Victoria passed on soon after her birth on September 26, 2006 due to omphalocele. This is a birth defect that causes the growth of a baby’s organs outside of the body. The whole ordeal was documented on their reality show.

Rev. Joseph Simmons with his wife Justine Simmons
Rev. Joseph Simmons with his wife Justine Simmons

Joseph Simmons Children

Reverend Simmons is a father of seven children. His first three oldest children; Vanessa Jean Simmons, Angela and Joseph Ward Simmons, Jr. “Jojo”, are from his first marriage to Valerie Vaughn. Diggy and Russy Simmons as well as the late Victoria Anne Simmons are from his marriage to Justine Simmons. After the death of his youngest daughter, Rev. Run and his wife adopted a baby girl who they named Miley Justine Simmons.

Joseph Simmons Daughter’s Death

Joseph’s third-born daughter, baby Victoria Anne Simmons was born on September 26, 2006. Her mother, Justine Simmons, had to undergo a cesarean section operation to deliver the four pounds, five ounces bundle of joy. Unfortunately, she passed on shortly after from complications of omphalocele, a birth defect that caused her organs to develop outside her body.

Joseph Simmons Net Worth

Simmons is worth an estimated $60 million dollars. He has accrued his fortune from his rapping, producing, DJ-ing, and reality TV careers.

Joseph Simmons Run’s House

His family reality television series Run’s House started airing on October 13, 2005. The theme song and the name of the show are from Run-D.M.C. Tougher Than Leather Album. It was filmed in Saddle River, New Jersey, at the Simmons family home; the Simmons offices in Manhattan, New York; and the apartment in Los Angeles, California, shared by Joseph’s daughters, Vanessa and Angela.

Joseph Simmons House

He lives in a  2.03 acres compound located in Saddle River, New Jersey. He bought it for $1.6 million in 2003. The 6 bedroomed house also includes Five full baths, two half baths, an indoor basketball court, an eight-seat home theater, a sound studio, a recording booth, a dining room decorated with gold leaf crown molding, a Zen room with a waterfall, and a floor made of river stones.

Joseph Simmons Songs

♦ It’s Tricky
♦ Walk This Way
♦ It’s Like That
♦ King of Rock
♦ My Adidas
♦ Down With the King
♦ You Talk Too Much
♦ Rock Box
♦ Peter Piper

♦ Christmas in Hollis
♦ You Be Illin’
♦ Run’s House
♦ Dumb Girl
♦ Beats to the Rhyme
♦ Jam‐Master Jay
♦ D-Generation X Theme “The Kings”
♦ Word Is Born
♦ Darryl and Joe
♦ Mary, Mary
♦ Proud to Be Black

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