Kimora Lee Simmons

Kimora Lee Leissner, formerly Simmons, popularly known as Kimora Lee Simmons is an American fashion model and fashion designer.

Kimora Lee Leissner, formerly Simmons, popularly known as Kimora Lee Simmons is an American fashion model and fashion designer. She took over Baby Phat and became CEO/creative director in 2010. She has known reality television shows, Kimora: Life in the Fab Lane, and Kimora: House of Fab. She has over 1.8 million followers on her Instagram.

Bio, Age, Parents, Nationality

Kimora Lee was born on May 4, 1975, in Los Angeles, California. Kimora Lee Perkins is her given name. She is 47 years old as of 2023. Vernon Whitlock Jr. was her father, and Joanne “Kyoko” Perkins was her mother. Her birthplace is in the United States, in St. Louis. She is a citizen of the United States. Taurus is her zodiac sign. She grew up in Florissant, Missouri, a northern St. Louis suburb. Her Nationality is American.

During the Korean War, her mother was born in Korea to a Japanese mother and adopted by a US serviceman. She was born and raised in the United States. Her father served in St. Louis as a Federal Marshal, an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission prosecutor, a bail bondsman, and eventually as a barber. He was sentenced to 24 years in prison for drug trafficking. Agents from the government wanted to employ her father as an informant, but he declined and was sentenced to five years in jail. She was adopted by her mother after her parents divorced.

Education Details

In St. Louis, Missouri, she attended Lutheran North High School. Because of her height and mixed ancestry, she was bullied. By the age of ten, she stood 5 feet and 10 inches tall. When she was eleven years old, her mother enrolled her in a modeling class to help her gain confidence.

Marie-Christine Kollock, a representative for the seminal Paris Agency Glamour, discovered Kimora at a Model Search in Kansas City and sent her to Paris.

Quick Facts About Kimora Lee Simmons

Gender Female
Age 47 years old (in 2023)
Date of Birth May 4, 1975
Full Name Kimora Lee Leissner
Profession Model
Nationality American
Birthplace St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Zodiac Sign Taurus

Kimora Lee Simmons: Career, Net Worth 2023

Kimora has signed a deal with Chanel as an exclusive model. She had only turned 14 years old at the time. She began her career as a model for Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld. After closing Lagerfeld’s haute couture show in 1989, she rapidly gained popularity in the fashion world.

She went on to walk for Fendi, Valentino, Emanuel Ungaro, and Yves Saint Laurent, among others. Harper’s Bazaar has featured her on the covers of their German, Indonesian, Singaporean, and Malaysian editions.

Kimora is one of the established businesswomen. She started her career as a model and later entered into business in the fashion industry. She has modeled and promoted several brands as a model. Later, she launched several of her clothing lines and perfumes. Besides modeling and business, she has also appeared in films and tv shows. Working in the entertainment industry is her major source of income. As of 2023, her net worth is estimated at $50 million.

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Relationship Status of Kimora Lee Simmons

Kimora Lee first married Russell Simmons. They first met during 1992 New York City’s Fashion Week when Kimora was 17. On 20 December 1998, they got married to each other. The couple shares 2 daughters, Ming Lee Simmons, and Aoki Lee Simmons. The couple separated in March 2006 and their divorce was later finalized in January 2009.

She then started dating actor and model, Djimon Hounsou in March 2007. The couple participated in a traditional Benin commitment ceremony in the summer of 2008. The couple shares a son, Kenzo Lee Hounsou. They later separated in November 2012. They were never legally married in the United States.

Kimora Lee then married former Goldman Sachs banker Tim Leissner. She confirmed that they had been married for a while in February 2014. The couple shares a son, Wolfe Lee Leissner.

She lives with her family in Beverly Hills, California.

Body Measurement – Height, Weight

Kimora Lee stands at the height of 1.83 m i.e. 6 feet. She has a body weight of 154 lbs i.e. 70 kg. She has a voluptuous body build. Her body measurements are 38-29-37 inches. She wears a bra of size 34D. She has brown eyes and her hair color is Black. She wears a dress in size 8 (US) and shoes in size 10.5 (US).

FAQs of Kimora Lee Simmons

How many biological kids does Kimora Lee have?

Kimora Perkins married Russell Simmons in December 1998. Before the couple divorced in 2009, they welcomed two daughters: Ming Lee Simmons (born January 2000) and Aoki Lee Simmons (born August 2001).

Is Kimora Lee Simmons still rich?

Her next shot at success was when Kimora and her ex Russell Simmons started an innovative company called Baby Phat. The company innovated and led the diversification of the fashion industry, which is how Kimora has made the bulk of her very impressive $200 million.

Is Kimora Lee Simmons still married?

Lee is currently married to Tim Leissner who pleaded guilty to money laundering in 2018, paying nearly $44 million to avoid jail time.

Who is Kimora Lee Simmons best friend?

Kimora & Tyra – It’s unsurprising that two of the most fashionable and hardest-working women, Kimora Lee Simmons and Tyra Banks, are best friends.

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