Rev Run
Rev Run
Real Name/Full Name Joseph Ward Simmons
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Rev Run
Birth Place: Hollis, New York, U.S.A
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 14 November 1964
Age/How Old: 59 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 173 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 7″
Weight: In Kilograms – 75 Kg
In Pounds – 165 lbs
Eye Color: Black
Hair Color: Black
Parents Name: Father –Daniel Simmons
Mother –Everlyn Simmons
Siblings: Danny Simmons, Russell Wendell Simmons
School: Martin High School
College: N/A
Religion: Christian
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: Justine Simmons
Valerie Vaughn
Wife/Spouse Name: Justine Simmons (m. 1994)
Valerie Vaughn (m. 1983-1992)
Kids/Children Name: Miley Justine Simmons, Joseph Simmons Jr, Diggy Simmons, Victoria Anne Simmons, Vanessa Simmons, Angela Simmons, Rusell Simmons II
Profession: Actor, Rapper, Musician
Net Worth: $80 million
Last Updated: June 2024

Rev Run is a popular American rapper whose talent has enhanced the musical industry. He has worked with the Run-D.M.C group to produce several albums. Their group has been releasing hit songs that have made them popular and won them several awards. Currently, he also has his albums and solo songs. Besides, he is now a millionaire. He is happily married and has children of his own.

Well, how well do you know about Rev Run? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Rev Run’s net worth in 2024, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Rev Run to date.

Biography and Early Life

Joseph Word Simmons, popularly known as Rev Run, was born on 14th November 1964 in Hollis, New York, United States of America. His father, Joseph, was a school attendant supervisor as well as working as a history teacher. On the other hand, his mother was the Park Administrator of the New York City Parks and Recreation Department. He has two siblings, Daniel and Russell, who are also popular artists who founded the Russell Simmons.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Rev Run in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Rev Run’s age is 59 years old as of today’s date 20th June 2024 having been born on 14 November 1964. Though, he is 5′ 7″ in feet and inches and 173 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 165 lbs in Pound and 75kg in Kilograms.


He attended Martin High School. At the same time, he was still an active participant in musical events both in school and within his local community. His talent was quite outstanding at a tender age. Little is known about his university or college life.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Rev Run With Wife Justine Simmons
Rev Run With Wife Justine Simmons

He fell in love with his first girlfriend, Valerie. Together, the couple got married in 1983. Their marriage is blessed with three children; Joseph, Angela, and Vanessa. Unfortunately, their love relationship did not work, and they got divorced in 1992.

Later, he married for the second time in 1994. His wife is Justine, with whom they are still happily living together. His second marriage resulted in three other children; Victoria, Daniel, and Russell. Sad and dark moments came to the family in 2006 when they lost Victoria due to omphalocele. His daughter’s death and funeral sessions have been featured on MTV with his permission.

To maintain a healthy living, he chose to do a strictly vegan diet in 2017. Currently, he resides together with his family in Saddle River, New Jersey.

Is Rev Run Gay?

No. He is straight. He has established a love relationship with the opposite gender twice that led to marriage. Things did not work with Valerie, and he ended up marrying Justine. He has children of his own from both marriages but lost one daughter due to medical complications. Thus, it is evident that Rev Run is not gay, and neither is he a bisexual.

Professional Career

Being a Pentecostal minister, he was nicknamed Rev Run. He started getting popular when he worked as the lead singer for the band The Force. He later collaborated with popular artists such as D.M.C. and Jam-Master Jay to form the group Run-D.M.C.

Working with the Run D.M.C., they produced an eponymous debut album in 1984. The following year, they released the album dubbed ‘King of Rock.’ In 1986, the album ‘Raising Hell’ was released. More albums produced by the group include but are not limited to; Tougher Than Leather, Down with the King, Back from Hell, and Crown Royal.

The group has at least six compilation albums, 30 singles, and one live album. Some of the hit singles produced by the Run D.M.C. group include Its Tricky, It’s Like That, Walk This Way, and My Adidas. Crown Royal album was the last album he produced while working with the group in 2001.

Some of the hit songs he featured in include Liberty X’s song dubbed ‘Song 4 Lovers’ in 2005. His group has been featured in popular films such as; Tougher Than Leather and Who’s the Man.

Working as a solo artist, Rev has released his albums, such as Distortion, released in 2005. Some of his hit singles from the album include; Home Sweet Home, I Used To Think I was Run, and High and Mighty Joe.

Being a celebrity and a highly talented singer, he has been part of popular T.V. shows such as; My Super Sweet 16, Run’s House, and The Weakest Link. Also, he developed his cable series, Rev Run’s Renovation and Rev Run’s Sunday Suppers.


  • Rev Run won the 2007 B.M.I. Urban Awards and was conferred a B.M.I. Icon
  • He received the Protégé of the Year Award in 2004
  • He also featured in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame together with his group.
  • He has been nominated for Grammy Award.
  • He has featured in the popular Rolling Stone Magazine cover.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Rev Run in 2024

Rev Run Net Worth
Rev Run Net Worth

As of 2024, He is worth $80 million. His major source of income comes from his musical career. Working with his group Run-D.M.C, they have earned millions of dollars for net worth. The group has released hit albums that have had millions of sales. Besides, he has also produced his solo albums and songs.

Furthermore, being an actor, he has collected a significant amount to improve his net worth. Being a rich celebrity, he can comfortably afford a luxurious lifestyle for himself and his family. The house he is now living in is estimated to worth about $5.5 million.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

He began his lifestyle as a rapper, and now he is a Pentecostal reverend. He can’t explain how it happened but what he knows he started being a church usher.

Through hard work and dedication, Rev has emerged as a celebrity artist, which has made him afford a luxurious lifestyle. He is happily married and has children. Being a responsible parent and a husband, he raises his children healthy despite being a millionaire.


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