Reverend Run Biography, Age, Height, Family, Wife & Net Worth

Reverend Run’s real name is Joseph Ward Simmons was born on November 14, 1964, better known by Rev. Run or DJ Run; he is an American rapper, producer, DJ and television personality. 

Reverend Run Biography, Age, Height, Family, Wife & Net Worth

Simmons is one of the founding members of the influential hip hop group Run-DMC He is also a practicing minister known as Reverend Run. He found new popularity in 2005 with his MTV reality show Run’s House.

Early Life

Simmons was born November 14, 1964, in Hollis, Queens, New York, and he is the younger brother of artists Danny Simmons and Russell Simmons, who are the co-founder of Def Jam records.


Before Run–D.M.C Simmons was the lead singer in the hip-hop group named “The Force.” He organized Run-D.M.C. as a lead singer and friend of Darryl “D.M.C.” 

Run started utilizing the stage name of “Rev. Run” after that, he was elected as a Pentecostal minister by E. Bernard Jordan, Simmons’s religious mentor. Jordan also named him the “Protege of the Year Award”. The new $325,000 Phantom had received a gift from Reverend Run as a “thank you” for Jordan’s mentoring support. His first work as Rev. Run was captioned in the solitary “Song 4 Lovers” by UK pop band Liberty X in September 2005.

Rev Run emerged on the MTV series Run’s House, a reality show fluctuating around his ordinary life with his family from 2005-to 2009. In 2007, he arrived with his son Diggy Simmons on My Super Sweet 16 to attend a 16th birthday party for Diddy’s son, Quincy. Simmons has also generated three other cable series; two premiered in 2014; Rev Run’s Renovation runs on both the DIY Network and HGTV, and Rev Run’s Sunday Suppers for Cooking Channel, the other Rev Runs Around the World premiered in 2016.

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Personal Life

He married Valerie Vaughn in 1983. They have three children named Vanessa Simmons, Angela Simmons, and Joseph “Jojo” Ward Simmons, Jr. After they divorced, he married Justine Jones on June 25, 1994. With her, he had three more children named  Daniel “Diggy” Simmons III, Russell “Russy” Simmons II, and Victoria Anne Simmons.

In 2017, Simmons adopted vegetarianism because God advised him to do so.

Net Worth

His net worth is approx 60 million dollars.

Physical Appearance

He has a brown complexion with 5 ft 7 inches and 75 kg.

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