Russell Simmons co-founded Def Jam Recordings in 1984, creating the
foundation for the musical and cultural revolution known as hip hop. He went
on to form the Rush Communications empire, which included a clothing
company, film and television production, a management company, a magazine
and an advertising agency. Not satisfied by being an entertainment legend
and a business mogul, he took up yoga and meditation, studied spiritual
literature, and became a public advocate for practical spirituality. A
tireless philanthropist and social activist, he became a dedicated vegan and
recently added The Happy Vegan to his stable of bestsellers, which includes
Do You! (2008), Super Rich: Inside and Out (2011) and Success Through
Stillness (2014). Outspoken, honest, passionate and unrestrained, he was
unique among our guests, as we spoke about his spiritual influences, the
ideas and practices that guide his path, the rationale for veganism and
much, much more. Learn more about Russell Simmons here: