• Tim Leissner is a former banker with Goldman Sachs, who is married to fashion model Kimora Lee Simmons
• He has a net worth of $25 million, and his wife's net worth is $50 million
• He studied at the University of Siegen, University of Hartford, and University of Somerset, and worked for Lehman Brothers and Goldman Sachs
• He was involved in the 1MDB scandal, and left Goldman Sachs in 2017
• He was married to Judy Chan before marrying Kimora Lee Simmons, and the couple have a child together

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Short Info

Net Worth$50 million, $50 million
Date Of BirthMay 4, 1975, May 4, 1975
SpouseTim Leissner, Russell Simmons, Tim Leissner, Russell Simmons, Tim Leissner, Russell Simmons
FactShe bought much of the artwork and furniture from Gianni Versace's estate after his murder.

Who is Tim Leissner?

Tim Leissner was born in 1971, in the United States of America, of German and Brazilian descent, and is a former banker with the company Goldman Sachs, but probably best known for being the husband of fashion model as well as fashion designer Kimora Lee Simmons.

The Riches of Tim Leissner

How rich is Tim Leissner? As of late-2018, sources estimate a net worth that is over $25 million, earned through a successful career in banking. His net worth has also been elevated thanks to the success of his wife, who has an estimated net worth at $50 million. As he continues his endeavors, it is expected that his wealth will also continue to increase.

Early Life, Education, and Career Beginnings

While there is little information about Tim’s childhood, it is known that he had very few restrictions, and his parents wanted him to pursue the career he wanted growing up. He also showed a lot of intellect in performing well during high school, drawing a lot of praise from teachers. After matriculating, he enrolled in the University of Siegen in Germany and completed his bachelor’s degree in 1991.

he then went to the University of Hartford to complete an MBA. Afterwards, he enrolled in the University of Somerset to study for a Ph.D. While working on his doctorate, he was also working with the Lehman Brothers company as the head of mergers and acquisitions. He had control over the Asia-Pacific region, subsequently stay with the company for six years. After the completion of his doctorate and a long tenure with the company, he then left to pursue a working opportunity with Goldman Sachs, where he was given the position as Executive Director of the Mergers and Acquisitions division of the company.

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Goldman Sachs

Tim served well for the next few years as his career with Goldman Sachs continued, and eventually, his achievements saw him promoted to acting chief-of-staff to Richard Gnodde. He worked his way up and eventually became the co-president heading the company’s Singapore market, where he stayed there for a few years until relinquishing his position to move to Hong Kong and expand the company’s reach there.

The company grew even further, and he became Chairman of the entire South-East Asia Division. As the head of the division, he helped create billion dollar deals with the Malaysian state fund called 1Malaysia Development Bhd or 1MDB, however, issues surfaced when rumors started spreading as to whether or not 1MDB was actually using the money on local projects as intended. Evidence led to suspicion that funds may have been misappropriated, leading to an investigation concluding that there were some inaccuracies as well as unauthorized moves made by the company. The bank’s popularity in the country dropped significantly, and eventually led to Tim leaving Goldman Sachs in 2017. His current employment situation is unknown.

Kimora Lee Simmons

Kimora Lee Simmons is the owner of the American apparel brand called Baby Phat, which is the high end line of the Russell Simmons label often found in department stores such as Macy’s and Dillard’s. She served as the CEO and creative director through 2010, before fully taking over the company. She initially found popularity through a modelling contract with Chanel, and attracted a lot of attention in the early 1990s, leading to work with high profile designers such as Yves Saint Laurent and Valentino.

Her designing work began when she was working with then husband Russell Simmons, leading to the creation of Baby Phat. Simmons was later removed, and though no details have been shared as to why, many speculate that he was spending too much money in the company. Kimora Lee has also appeared in small roles in various films, and as one of the judges of the reality competition series “America’s Next Top Model”. She has published a self-help book too, and is also well known as a philanthropist.

Personal Life

For his personal life, it is known that Tim was previously married to Judy Chan who is the daughter of a Chinese businessman who owned a coal mining business. However, the relationship did not last long and ended in divorce. He later married Kimora Lee Simmons who has been married two times before they met. According to an interview, the couple met while on a ‘plane, and it started with an argument but ended with a marriage proposal, and they married in 2013. They have a child together, and she also has three children from her previous marriages. Tim has been barred for the US securities industry for the issues he created with his work in Malaysia.

General Info

Full NameKimora Lee Simmons
Net Worth$50 million, $50 million
Date Of BirthMay 4, 1975, May 4, 1975
Height1.83 m, 1.83 m, 1.83 m
ProfessionTelevision producer, Entrepreneur, Fashion Designer, Actor, Model, Television producer, Entrepreneur, Fashion Designer, Actor, Model, Model, Actor, Entrepreneur, Fashion Designer, Television producer
EducationLutheran High School North, Lutheran High School North, Lutheran High School North
NationalityAmerican, American, American, American, American


SpouseTim Leissner, Russell Simmons, Tim Leissner, Russell Simmons, Tim Leissner, Russell Simmons
ChildrenAoki Lee Simmons, Ming Lee Simmons, Kenzo Lee Hounsou, Wolfe Lee Leissner, Aoki Lee Simmons, Ming Lee Simmons, Kenzo Lee Hounsou, Wolfe Lee Leissner, Aoki Lee Simmons, Ming Lee Simmons, Kenzo Lee Hounsou, Wolfe Lee Leissner
ParentsVernon Whitlock Jr., Joanne Perkins, Vernon Whitlock Jr., Joanne Perkins, Vernon Whitlock Jr., Joanne Perkins, Kimora Lee Simmons, Russell Simmons, Kimora Lee Simmons, Russell Simmons
SiblingsAoki Lee Simmons, Kenzo Lee Hounsou, Wolfe Lee Leissner, Ming Lee Simmons, Kenzo Lee Hounsou, Wolfe Lee Leissner
PartnerDjimon Hounsou, Djimon Hounsou, Djimon Hounsou


MoviesWaist Deep, Rebound, Beauty Shop, Waist Deep, Rebound, Beauty Shop, Waist Deep, Rebound, Beauty Shop
TV ShowsAmerica's Next Top Model, Kimora: Life in the Fab Lane, Life & Style, America's Next Top Model, Kimora: Life in the Fab Lane, Life & Style, America's Next Top Model, Kimora: Life in the Fab Lane, Life & Style

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1Gave birth to her 4th child at age 39, a son named Wolfe Lee Leissner in April 2015. Child's father is her 2nd husband, Tim Leissner.
2Gave birth to her 3rd child at age 34, a son named Kenzo Lee Hounsou on May 30, 2009. Child's father is her now ex-boyfriend, Djimon Hounsou.
3Was in a relationship with Djimon Hounsou from 2007 to 2012. They have a son together.
4Has her own Reality TV Show called Kimora: Life in the Fab Lane (2007) on The E! Channel and Style Network. [October 2007]
5Creative Director of Baby Phat Clothing [March 2002]
6Creative Director of Baby Phat Clothing. [March 2002]
7Gave birth to her 2nd child at age 27, a daughter named Aoki Lee Simmons on August 16, 2002. Child's father is her now ex-1st husband, Russell Simmons.
8Gave birth to her 1st child at age 24, a daughter named Ming Lee Simmons on January 21, 2000. Child's father is her now ex-1st husband, Russell Simmons.
9Attended Lutheran High School North in St. Louis, Missouri.
10Tyra Banks is the godmother of her daughter Ming Lee
11She has an annual income of £ 9,400,000.
12Janice Dickinson wrote of a rivalry between herself and Kimora when they both were on America's Next Top Model (2003) in her book, "Everything about Me is Fake and I'm Perfect". Dickinson admits that she criticized Kimora's fake hair and nails, but says that she would have been much nicer if Kimora had shown up on time for filming.
13Although she is friends with model Devon Aoki and hired her for a Baby Phat ad campaign, she denies that her daughter Aoki is named after the model.
14She bought much of the artwork and furniture from Gianni Versace's estate after his murder.
15Once Karl Lagerfeld had transformed her into one of the world's top fashion models, he resented her attitude and called her a "$5,000-tote-bag- wearing monster."
16She and Karl Lagerfeld's three other fashion models Bernadette Jurkowski, Shoshanna Fitzgerald and Olga Sobolewska were dubbed "the four Karlettes".
17At thirteen, she had an exclusive contract modeling for Coco Chanel.
18Russell Simmons, whom she later married, sent bouquets of flowers to her agency to woo her. The bouquets were so large and heavy that they required two men to move them.
19Daughter of Vernon Whitlock Jr., who is black, and his wife, Joanne Perkins, who is half Korean, half Japanese.
20At fifteen, before she had her driver's license, she bought herself a secondhand BMW drop-top. She got into a car accident and had to have 40 stitches in her face.
21Growing up in St. Louis, Missouri, other children called her "Chinky giraffe" because of her height and Asian ethnic ancestry.
22Her mother, Kyoko Perkins, is a former Social Security Administrator.
23Cites Red Lobster Restaurants the favorite eatery of her childhood.
24Is a client of nutritionist-to-the-stars, Oz Garcia.
25Kimora is half African-American, one quarter Korean and one quarter Japanese. Father Vernon Whitlock Jr is African-American and mother Joanne Kyoko Perkins is half Korean, half Japanese.
26Ex-daughter-in-law of Daniel Simmons; ex-sister-in-law of Joseph Simmons and Daniel J. Simmons.
27Best friend (who also served as maid of honor at Kimora's wedding) is model/actress Tyra Banks.




Kimora: Life in the Fab LaneTV Series executive producer - 10 episodes, 2008 - 2010 producer - 4 episodes, 2007


Rich Gang: Tapout2013Short
Waist Deep2006Fencing House Lady
Rebound2005Female Reporter #1
Beauty Shop2005Denise
For Your Love2001TV SeriesShamira
The Big Tease1999Dick Miyake's Hair Model (as Kimora Lee)
One World Music Beat1998TV SeriesHost (as Kimora Lee)
For Love or Money1993Model (as Kimora)


Unzipped1995Documentary very special thanks - as Kimora Lee


Def Jam Fight for NY2004Video GameHerself (voice, as Kimora Lee)
35th NAACP Image Awards2004TV SpecialHerself
Vibe Awards2003TV SpecialHerself
Brown Sugar2002Herself
Cribs2001TV SeriesHerself
30th NAACP Image Awards1999TV SpecialHerself
1998 MTV Movie Awards1998TV SpecialHerself
Catwalk1995DocumentaryHerself (as Kimora Lee)
Unzipped1995DocumentaryHerself (uncredited)
Fashion News Live2005-2013TV SeriesHerself
Larry King Now2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Fashion Police2011-2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest Host / Herself - Guest
The Nate Berkus Show2011TV SeriesHerself - Designer
The Mo'Nique Show2011TV SeriesHerself
Kimora: Life in the Fab Lane2007-2011TV SeriesHerself
The Talk2011TV SeriesHerself
RTL Boulevard2010TV SeriesHerself
Talk Stoop with Cat Greenleaf2010TV SeriesHerself
The Bonnie Hunt Show2010TV SeriesHerself
Entertainment Tonight2007-2010TV SeriesHerself
Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief2010TV Movie documentaryHerself (as Kimora Lee)
Shooting Star(s): The Rise of Hip Hop Photographer Johnny Nunez2009DocumentaryHerself (as Kimora Lee)
MTV Video Music Awards 20092009TV SpecialHerself (as Kimora Lee)
Life on the Road with Mr. and Mrs. Brown2009DocumentaryHerself
Larry King Live2008TV SeriesHerself
E! True Hollywood Story2008TV Series documentaryHerself
What Perez Sez2008TV SeriesHerself
E! Live from the Red Carpet2007-2008TV SeriesHerself - Fashion Expert
America's Next Top Model2003-2008TV SeriesHerself - Judge
Rachael Ray2007TV SeriesHerself
Fashion Rocks2007TV MovieHerself
TV One on One2006TV SeriesHerself
Behind the Label2006TV SeriesHerself
Fashion Rocks2006TV MovieHerself
The Tyra Banks Show2006TV SeriesHerself
Legends Ball2006TV Movie documentaryHerself
In the Cutz2006TV Series
The 20th Annual Soul Train Music Awards2006TV SpecialHerself
20/202005TV Series documentaryHerself
The Fabulous Life of2005TV Series documentaryHerself
Fashion Week Diaries2005TV Movie documentaryHerself (as Kimora Lee)
The 19th Annual Soul Train Music Awards2005TV SpecialHerself
Life & Style2004TV SeriesHerself - Host

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E! True Hollywood Story2006TV Series documentaryHerself

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