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Published on Jan 5, 2011
Best-selling author Russell Simmons visits the NYSE to highlight the recent launch of his latest book "SUPER RICH: A Guide to Having It All," a motivational guide to making the most out of life. In honor of the occasion, Russell Simmons rings The Closing BellSM. "SUPER RICH: A Guide to Having It All" is available in book stores starting Jan. 4, 2011.
Russell Simmons: Forbes Magazine recently named Russell Simmons one of "Hollywood's Most Influential Celebrities." USA Today named Russell Simmons one of the "Top 25 Most Influential People of the Past 25 Years," calling him a "hip-hop pioneer" for his groundbreaking vision that has influenced music, fashion, finance, the jewelry industry, television and film, as well as the face of modern philanthropy. From creating his seminal Def Jam Recordings in 1984, to the 2007 publishing of his New York Times best-seller Do You! 12 Laws to Access the Power in You to Achieve Happiness and Success, Russell is recognized globally for his influence and entrepreneurial approach to both business and philanthropy. Giving back is of primary importance to him in all aspects of life and as Chairman and CEO of Rush Communications, he has consistently leveraged his influence in the recording industry, fashion, television, financial services, and jewelry sectors to give back. A devoted yogi, Russell also leads the non-profit division of his empire, Rush Community Affairs, and its ongoing commitment to empowering at-risk youth through education, the arts, and social engagement. Russell also serves as UN Goodwill Ambassador ForThe Permanent Memorial To Honor The Victims Of Slavery and The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade.
NEW YORK book signing event: On Tuesday, January 11, Russell Simmons will be signing copies of "SUPER RICH", between 6-8p.m. at Borders Penn Plaza, 2 Penn Plaza, New York.
About Gotham Books: Gotham Books, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA), was launched in 2003 by industry veteran William Shinker. Bestsellers that have helped to establish its solid foundation are Eats, Shoots & Leaves, Game of Shadows, The Official eBay™ Bible, The Lucky Shopping Manual, Almost French, Letters to a Young Brother, Letters to a Young Sister, The Conversation, The Miracle of St. Anthony, The Tao of Willie, It's Called Work for a Reason, Do You, The House of Mondavi, Every Shot Must Have a Purpose, How Starbucks Saved My Life, Body Drama, Always By My Side, I Can Has Cheezburger. How to Take Over Teh Wurld, and The Girls from Ames. Penguin Group (USA) Inc. is one of the leading U.S. adult and children's trade book publishers, owning a wide range of imprints and trademarks, including Berkley Books, Dutton, Frederick Warne, G.P. Putnam's Sons, Gotham Books, Grosset & Dunlap, New American Library, Penguin, Penguin Press, Philomel, Riverhead Books, and Viking, among others. Penguin Group is owned by NYSE-listed Pearson plc, the international media group.