As the only children of Russell and Kimora Lee Simmons, Aoki and Ming Lee Simmons had very big shoes to fill. The product of the co-founder of Def Jam Records and the internationally-renowned fashion model-turned-Baby Phat founder, the two girls are also part of the greater family legacy that includes their famous cousins (including Angela, Vanessa, and Diggy) and legendary uncle (Rev. Joseph “Run” Simmons, aka one-half of the legendary Hip-Hop group, Run-DMC).
You might say that Aoki and Ming were destined for greatness from birth. Fortunately, they didn’t disappoint, and today, they’re successful women and entrepreneurs in their own right. One is even Ivy League-educated (And, as Kimora Lee put it, she got there on her own merit — not because of her family name or other connections)!
Regardless of whatever else goes right, or wrong, in the case of Russell and Kimora Lee, we can all agree that Aoki and Ming Lee Simmons — their two daughters — are doing their part to keep the familial entertainment legacy alive. Let’s take a look at what we know about these two beautiful young Black women.
Editorial note: The net worths listed in this piece are speculative estimates drawn from various online sources.
Who's Aoki Lee Simmons?
Born on Aug. 16, 2002, Aoki Lee Simmons is the youngest daughter of Russell and Kimora Lee Simmons. The teenager was born and raised in New York City.
What Does Aoki Lee Simmons Do Now?
In May 2019, People announced that the then-16-year-old Aoki Lee got accepted into Harvard University. On her Instagram page, Aoki Lee revealed that she’s studying classics at the prestigious Ivy League university, and she’s scheduled to graduate in 2023.
But while she’s working toward her degree, Aoki Lee is following in her mother’s footsteps. In July 2021, she walked the runway in the Pyer Moss haute couture presentation. And on Sept. 8, 2021, Aoki Lee partnered with JustFab to launch her own capsule collection.
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What's Aoki Lee Simmons' Net Worth?
Aoki Lee Simmons has a reported net worth of $55 million.
Who's Ming Lee Simmons?
Born on Jan. 21, 2000, Ming Lee Simmons is the oldest daughter of Russell and Kimora Lee Simmons. Like her sister, she was born and raised in New York City.
What Does Ming Lee Simmons Do?
Like her sister and her mother, Ming Lee Simmons is in the fashion industry. She’s partnered with Boohoo as an ambassador for the popular clothing brand.
“When I first got the opportunity to work with boohoo, I was really excited because they were offering a chance for me to design my own collection and put my own thoughts and heart into it,” Simmons told ESSENCE. “I’ve given a lot of input to my mom and my sister when we work together, but this time I am doing it myself and I am really excited about that.”
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What's Ming Lee Simmons' Net Worth?
Ming Lee Simmons has a reported net worth of $400,000, according to one source. However, other reports suggest she has a net worth of anywhere between $500,000 and $1.5 million.