Russell Simmons’s Top 10 Rules For Success


He’ an American business magnate.

He cofounded the hip-hop music label Def Jam and created the clothing fashion lines Phat Farm, Argyle Culture, and American Classics.

He has been described as the third richest figure in hip hop, having a net-worth estimate of $340 million in 2011.

He’s Russell Simmons and here are his Top 10 Rules for Success.

Be Iconic • Be Great • Be Gully



1. Stay focused on your dream
He was born and raised in Queens, New York.

2. Provide services people really need
In 1975 he met a young DJ/Bboy, Kurt Walker who would influence him to join in on a new phenomenon called Hip Hop.

3. Have an honest intention
In 1985 Russell Simmons co-produced and appeared in the film, Krush Groove. He is also interviewed in the 1986 cult documentary Big Fun In The Big Town.

4. Needing nothing attracts everything
His company, Rush Communications, Inc. includes Def Jam, Phat Farm, a movie production house, television shows such as HBO’s Def Comedy Jam, a magazine and an ad agency.

5. Go the extra mile
He co-founded Def Jam in 1983 with Rick Rubin who sold his share of the company for $2 billion to Universal Music Group in 1996.

6. Just give
In 2000, he co-founded the Internet start-up 360 Hip Hop, which he later sold to BET. He was also the star of the 2010 reality TV show Running Russell Simmons.

7. Be awake
He has authored several books that reflect his experiences in the entertainment business and his personal beliefs.

8. Have faith
He has been vegan since 1999 and advocates Ahimsa and veganism, citing animal rights along with the environmental and health benefits.

9. Take care of yourself
He’s a practitioner of Transcendental Meditation and a supporter of the David Lynch Foundation for Consciousness-Based Education and World Peace.

10. Our happiness is up to us
In 2014, Claremont Lincoln University awarded him an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Humane Letters.

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Tiger Toledo is the creator/founder of GULLYWARE Systems and Hip-Hop Sales Coach to celebrities. His concentrations are in sales, media, visual influencing, branding and marketing.