Who is Kimora Lee Simmons? (Model) Net Worth, Height, Age, and More

Kimora Lee Simmons
Full NameKimora Lee Simmons
BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri, USA
BirthdayMay 4, 1975
Zodiac SignTaurus 
Relationship StatusMarried to Tim Leissner
Height6 feet (183cm)
Weight145lbs (65kg)
Net Worth$200 millions


Kimora Lee Simmons, born on May 4, 1975, is an extraordinary American model, businesswoman, fashion designer, venture capitalist, entrepreneur, TV personality, philanthropist, and author. From her early days as a model for CHANEL, she gained fame, walked for famous brands like Fendi and Valentino, and appeared in Vogue and Elle.

In 1999, she launched Baby Phat, a successful lifestyle brand. She also starred in the reality show “Kimora: Life in the Fab Lane” on E! Network for four seasons. In 2003, she won a Tony award for her work on Broadway’s “Def Poetry Jam”.


Kimora Perkins married Russell Simmons in December 1998. They had two daughters together: Ming Lee Simmons (born January 2000) and Aoki Lee Simmons (born August 2002). After their divorce, Kimora had a son, Kenzo Lee Hounsou, with Djimon Hounsou in May 2009.

In February 2014, she married Tim Leissner, an investment banker. In April 2015, they welcomed their first child together, a son named Wolf Lee Leissner. In 2020, Kimora adopted Gary Lee Foster, expanding her total children to five. In February 2022, it was revealed that Kimora and Tim were estranged, though the exact date of their split remains unclear.


Simmons signed an exclusive modeling contract with Chanel at thirteen, working with Lagerfeld. She walked for Fendi, Valentino, Emanuel Ungaro, and Yves Saint Laurent, and appeared on covers and in Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, and Elle.

She’s got her hands in everything cool—from fashion and skin care to consumer goods and technology. You gotta hear about Codage, this rad skin care line straight outta France. And get this, Pureform Global makes CBD products that aren’t weed or hemp! Plus, there’s Celsius, this drink that’s all about “clean energy” and burning calories. But wait, there’s more! Simmons helped launch Pellequr, this sick Beverly Hills spa that puts a fresh spin on the Korean Spa scene. And you won’t believe it—rumor has it she’s worth over $200 million bucks!

Surprising Facts

After making her a top model, Karl Lagerfeld didn’t appreciate her attitude, calling her “a monster carrying a $5,000 backpack”.

At fifteen, before obtaining a driver’s license, Kimora Lee Simmons purchased BMW drop top. In a car accident, she received 40 stitches on her face.

She has an annual income of $11,951,160.

When she got married to Russell Simmons, she changed her name to Kimora Lee Simmons. Even though they got divorced, she kept the same name.

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