Tim Leissner

Tim Leissner is a former Goldman Sachs banker that is known for being the third husband of supermodel and entrepreneur, Kimora Lee Simmons. He was considered to be one of Goldman Sachs Group Inc.’s star bankers during his career.

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Tim was born in 1971. Although believed to be Russian, Leissner is actually of German and Brazilian descent. Ever since his childhood, Tim had the privilege to enjoy a more luxurious life than others due to his family’s wealthy background. They were more economically well off than the average family. He graduated from Siegen University in 1991 with a Bachelor’s Degree and then pursued his Master’s Degree at the University of Hartford in 1992. Later in 1993, his further interest in his academic studies led him to enroll at the University of Somerset and graduate with a Ph.D.

Banking Career

In 1997. Tim joined the Lehman brothers as the head of Mergers and Acquisitions. He represented the Asia Pacific region under the Lehman Brothers. In 1988, he chose to work for Goldman Sachs. At that firm, he was assigned to be an executive director in the mergers & acquisition division. Thanks to his hard-working nature, he got promoted to the acting chief-of-staff to Richard Gnodde. With a unique competitive streak, he didn’t stop there. By the end of 2002, he ascended up the company ranks to become the co-president of the company’s Singapore market. In his final promotion, he won the position of chairman of the Southeast Asia division.

Marriage and Divorces

Tim was first married to Judy Chan, the daughter of a Chinese businessman who ran a coal-mining business. According to a colleague from Leissner’s college years who preferred to remain anonymous, the wedding feast included suckling pigs with electric lights flashing in their eye sockets. After divorcing Judy Chan, Tim went on to marry Kimora Lee Leissner, a model and fashion icon. Kimora was born in St. Louis, Missouri. Before her famous career, she worked as an administrator for social security. When she turned fourteen, she entered the modeling world. This career path brought her a ton of fame. In 2007, she starred in her own reality show called “Kimora: Life in the Fab Lane”.

In 2010, she paved her own way with a clothing line called Baby Phat and its management company, Kellwood. Kimora has also appeared in small roles in television shows and films. Her acting career includes Beauty Shop, Brown Sugar, and Waist Deep. Her television fame took her to a level where she was asked to appear in music videos for popular hip hop artists like Ginuwine, Usher and Rich Gang.

Kimora has had multiple marriage partners in her life. She has three children total from all of her husbands. Tim’s marriage with Kimora started in February 2014. After being involved with past dating controversies and gossip, they started their new lives successfully together. Kimora gave birth in 2015 to a baby boy named Wolfe Lee Leissner. The couple together adds tens of millions to their net worth annually. They had a private wedding that went under the radar. It was Russel Simmons, Kimora’s first husband who was one of the first to alert the media about the wedding when he tweeted “All of us love @OfficialKimora but the fact is she is happily married. Tim is has been family for a while now.”

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Last Modified: Jun 27 2020
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