Kimora Lee Simmons Has Built Part Of Her $200M Fortune From Her Catwalk, But Her Proudest Shoes To Strut Are Those As A Mom Of Five

In the era of tall tees, extra baggy and low-rise jeans, boots with the fur, and plastic/rubber clothing (who can forget the outfit Marques Houston wore to the 2004 MTV Movie Awards) — Baby Phat was one of the coveted brands all the girls wanted to wear. Kimora Lee Simmons is the creative mind behind that brand, and her influence remains today.

Although many people’s introduction to Lee Simmons is through her ex-husband, she has more than created space for herself in the fashion and media industries. Born in St. Louis, MO, the Black and Japanese businesswoman started her career as a model at age 13.

She would go on to be featured in shows for luxury designers like Fendi, Valentino, and Yves Saint Laurent. Lee Simmons’ modeling chops would eventually land her a role as a judge on Tyra Bank’s competition show, “America’s Next Top Model.”

However, her appearance on that platform would not be the end of her television career. Kimora Lee Simmons has been seen in roles across several movies and television shows, including her own reality show, “Kimora: Life In The Fab Lane.”

The model’s media success and modeling career rounded out her business endeavors as a fashion designer and brand owner. Baby Phat, which began in the 2000s, now has a partnership with Puma exposing its reach to those well beyond the millennial generation.

As a woman of many talents, Kimora Lee Simmons has built a $200 million net worth, according to Celebrity Net Worth.

And while she has the coin as proof of her business prowess, one of her most significant roles to date is being a mom to her five children.

Kenzo Lee Hounsou

Kimora Lee Simmons’ sons are not on social media, so they keep a low profile. However, the 47-year-old mom doesn’t let that stop her from sharing their accomplishments across her platform.

For example, Kimora Lee Simmons has been vocal about her 13-year-old son Kenzo’s passion for sports and his community service acts.

Gary Lee And Wolfe Lee Leissner

As for her other sons, Gary and Wolfe, you can catch them making cameo appearances on their mom’s Instagram and TikTok videos living their best life.

Ming Lee Simmons

Ming Lee is Kimora Lee Simmons’ oldest daughter with music mogul Russel Simmons. The 22-year-old has followed in her mom’s footsteps by becoming a model. She also uses her social media influence as she’s built a following of one million on Instagram to showcase her personal fashion choices and travels.

Aoki Lee Simmons

Aoki Lee Simmons also stepped into the modeling industry, working with brands like Pyer Moss and more. In addition to modeling, she is a student at Harvard University, making headlines for enrolling at 16-years-old.

Aoki is scheduled to graduate in 2023.