Kimora Lee Simmons has already gained a great deal of success and wealth as a model, fashion designer and businesswoman, so one might ask why she would consider going back to school. However, one can never have too much knowledge. So the 42-year-old, who graduated from Lutheran North High School in St. Louis many years ago, is making time to get herself a degree.
In a post she shared on Instagram, the beauty informed her followers that she’d enrolled at the University of Hartford in Connecticut, announcing all of that while wearing a school hoodie. And even though she is a student, Kimora is already being asked to teach.
“I taught an entrepreneurship/business class today, as well as gave a lecture, at University of Hartford, where I ‘m also a #student!” she wrote. “Thank you #UHart for having me!”
When asked by her followers what she’s going back to school for, Kimora said she’s going after a business degree. She has actually been studying at the school since 2017.
Juggling her business aspirations (her KLS clothing line and energy drink business, Celsius, among other things) with being a mom of four is nothing new for Simmons, the mother of Ming, Aoki, Kenzo and Wolfe. When asked by the Boston Herald last March what advice she would give to other women entrepreneurs trying to do it all, she said it was important to only pursue the things one is passionate about.
“Do something that you like, because you have to be able to weather the storm, the long-haul. When you get tired of it,” she said. “When you don’t want to get up and your kids are getting on your nerves [laughs].”