In today’s text we are going to discuss the net worth and biography of a popular rising singer and rapper star Diggy Simmons.
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Every celebrity is unique in its own way, and not all of them work in the same branches.
Besides learning more about how much they earn and how they became popular in the first place, we will touch on the subject of their early years and personal life, so you can get a clear image about the person you are interested in.
Diggy Simmons’s real name is Daniel Dwayne Simmons III. He was born in Queens, New York in a family of 7. Daniel has a total of 5 siblings and his father is Joseph “Rev. Run” Simmons, who is already a household name in the music industry.
His uncle is the famous Russell Simmons, who is one of the most successful executive producers, film producers and one of the co-founders of Def Jam.
From a young age, Daniel was already in the eye of the public by being the son of a famous rapper and nephew of a famous record and film producer.
All of this influenced him to start dreaming about his own success one day, and most probably, in music just like his father. Daniel’s mother, Valerie Vaughn is also a public figure and the entire family was in the public eye from ‘90s until this day.
Daniel showed interest for rapping and began creating his first lines at an early age. His parents supported him from the start and knew that most of their kids are going to end up in show business like them.
His father, Joseph Simmons, is a famous rapper and singer of the band Run-D.M.C. that was leading group in the charts during 1990s.
Diggy’s mother is Valerie Vaughn, who divorced his father in 1993 and since then, Diggy has built a great relationship with his stepmom, Justine Simmons, who appeared alongside him in the Run’s House reality TV show on MTV.
The family of 7 seemed to be working perfectly and all of the siblings were as close as they can be.
Before starting his music career, Diggy was a part of a reality TV show that was aired on MTV called the “Run’s House”.
The show followed members of the Simmons family in their everyday lives, and among them was the young Diggy Simmons.
The show aired from 005 up to 2009, after which several spin off shows followed. Some of them are “Rev Run’s Sunday Suppers” and “Rev Run’s Around the World”.
Being exposed to cameras from an early age, it was no wonder that Daniel decided to go into show business as soon as he reaches appropriate age.
His career started when he was only 14 years old. Many talented people in the music industry were already watching out for him and waiting for him to make his first move in the music industry.
In 2009, Diggy released his first debut album on his blog under the name “The First Flight”. This was his first step as a rapper and singer, and the first venture into the tough world of show business. Overnight, Diggy received a massive support from the people who heard his mixtape and he reached 100,000 downloads of his mixtape in the first several weeks.
Being influenced by his famous family members, Daniel decided to invest in a sneaker collection under the name of Chivalrous Culture. His collection was an instant hit and everybody was hooked on the new star on the rise. Daniel definitely showed everyone that he was no only a rapper, but he is also a talented entrepreneur who was ready to invest in his future and turn the industry around.
Daniel’s cover for the “Made You Look” was an instant hit as well and by 2011 he was one of the biggest rising stars in the industry. His third mixtape under the name “Past, Present(s), Future” was released the same year and he was definitely in the spotlight, enjoying his 15 minutes of fame.
His new album titled “Unexpected Arrival” came out in 2015 and the fans could barely wait to hear what Diggy had in store for them now.
Besides being a talented rapper and businessman, Diggy also tried his talent as an actor in a comedy show titled Parental Guidance. He portrayed a role of Billy Crystal and Bette Midler. Everyone praised his performance and concluded that the young star is equally talented for acting and for music. It is no wonder since acting is in his blood and family.
BET nomination for Young Star followed as well as nomination for the NAACP Image Awards. Two new singles came out in 2013 titled “Mama Said2 and “My Girl”.
When it comes to Diggy’s net worth, assumptions are that he is worth around 3.75$ million, even though he is still on the rise. This talented entrepreneur doesn’t only earn money from his music and performances but also from his contracts with various companies and from the business he owns.
All of this is pretty impressive for someone who recently turned 24 years and is just at the beginning of his career.
Diggy Simmons has been in the public eye from an early age and this made him very aware of the power of media. He takes great care of the amount of information that go out into the public and makes sure that nothing harmful is released, that could damage his and the reputation of his family.
His father, Joseph Simmons, is a famous rapper and singer of the band Run-D.M.C. that was leading group in the charts during 1990s. Diggy’s mother is Valerie Vaughn, who divorced his father in 1993 and since then, Diggy has built a great relationship with his stepmom, Justine Simmons, who appeared alongside him in the Run’s House reality TV show on MTV. The family of 7 seemed to be working perfectly and all of the siblings were as close as they can be.
Diggy often says that he is blessed for having such a large family and so many siblings. Even though he is famous, the fame hasn’t changed him and he continues to be as humble as he was before.
Diggy grew up among people who are extremely famous and praised both for their acting, singing and business talents, so he had a big role to live up to. When it comes to his love life, many rumors appeared when Diggy entered the world of show business.
People were associating him with various famous actresses and singers, but the only confirmed relationship was with Destiny Thompson. The relationship didn’t last too long, but it was the only confirmed girlfriend that the public knows about.
Diggy admits to admiring Kanye West and Jay z as his biggest inspirations in the music industry, and he certainly strives towards becoming as successful as they are.
Besides being into rap, he also admits that he would like to try his luck in the pop industry or in songs that are more similar to Maroon 5, Arctic Monkeys and similar genre of music to theirs.
Diggy seems to be focused solely on his career at the moment, and no new rumors have appeared since the breakup with Thompson.
We can certainly expect new projects from Diggy in the future and much more to come from this talented young man.
Full name: Daniel Dwayne Simmons III
Date of birth: March 21, 1995
Birthplace: Queens, New York City, United States
Profession: songwriter, singer, actor, model, rapper
Height: 1.74 cm
Net Worth: $3.75 million