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May 1, 2016updated 13 Jul 2016 10:55am

Angela Simmons net worth

By Suren Prasad

Angela Simmons net worth

American businesswoman and social media celebrity Angela Renee Simmons has a reported net worth of over £5.2 million.

Angela Simmons was born to Joseph ‘Rev Run’ Simmons of Run DMC fame and Valerie Vaughn in New York City on September 18, 1987. Graduating from High School of Fashion Industries followed by a year at the Fashion Institute of Technology, Simmons dropped out to launch a footwear range called Pastry Footwear with Vanessa her elder sister on March 23, 2007.

Did the launch of Pastry Footwear pay off and make her a millionaire?

A part of their family’s brand of footwear, Run Athletics, it began with only four pairs of shoes, with both girls designing them as well. Phenomenal success saw Pastry selling over £10.5 million worth of shoes from ‘Cake’ (its first collection, resembling red velvet cake, strawberry shortcake, etc.), by the end of its debut year.

Simmons appeared in the MTV reality series Run’s House (2005-2009), featuring Rev Run and his family, and its offshoot Daddy’s Girls (2009).

Starting a mini-mag in autumn 2006 titled Angela’s Rundown with American magazine Word Up! (spotlighting American talent of African heritage), Simmons soon got her teen trends magazine onto newsstands in 2007. However, publication for both magazines were stopped after April 2012.

In October 2006, she featured in hip hop star Bow Wow’s music video “Shortie Like Mine”.
With the creation of Foofi and Bella, her own faux fur range, Simmons made her debut as a designer in late 2015.

Since January 2016, Simmons has been starring in the reality show Growing Up Hip Hop, along with Romeo Miller; a series for which she’s also an executive producer.
Her magazine appearances include Teen Vogue, People, Seventeen, US Weekly, Essence, Life & Style and Vibe, while other TV show appearances include The Wendy Williams Show, Fox Business and Good Day NY.

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She has a reasonably huge social media fan base with 2.4 million followers on Instagram. Simmons also has her own official website/personal blog called AngelaIAM.com.

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