Although the ultimate measure of self-fulfillment comes from within, it’s pretty clear you’ve made it once you land the cover of Forbes Magazine. Russell Simmons doesn’t need extra validation of his fiscal and spiritual success, but a Forbes Magazine cover all his own is a pretty damn sweet reminder!
Boss man Uncle Rush landed the cover of the November issue of Forbes and is sharing some major news about the next chapter of life he is about to crack open.
Russell is leaving his native NYC behind to start a new life in Los Angeles, he reveals to the magazine, and he has a new lady in his life.
Check out the excerpts from the interview below:
On his upcoming plans:
In January, he’ll debut Tantris, a yoga line for women and men. “It’s going to be high-end and sexy,” he says. “Something way more sexy than what Lululemon is doing.” He’ll also publish a book, Mass Mantra, which is a do-it-yourself guide to meditation.
On his move to L.A.:
“It’s new inspiration, new sh-t,” he says, explaining the move to L.A. “I’m gonna make a bunch of movies and TV. I’m gonna take my kids to school. It’s a new life.” He’s contemplating producing two small-budget films and has a new deal with a YouTube channel that will function as an incubator for talent and ideas that could be spun into TV and film.
On his new love interest:
He has a new steady–they’ve been on ten dates–named Leila Lopes, a 26-year-old Angolan who happens to be the reigning Miss Universe. Simmons stops short of calling her his girlfriend, though. He’s frequently photographed with comely young women. Lopes is charming and poised, “good company,” Simmons says. But when his friends started telling him “this is your Michelle Obama,” it freaked him out.
GlobalGrind is sending out a huge congratulations to Uncle Russ for this milestone, but we’ll miss him when he’s in L.A.!
Be sure to head over to Forbes.com to read the full article.