31
Jan
2017

Russell Simmons Sells RushCard For $147 Million!

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Russell Simmons Sells RushCard For $147 Million!

Russell Simmons Sells RushCard For $147 Million!

Business is booming for Russell Simmons! The 59-year-old music mogul’s RushCard, the prepaid debit card company he founded, is being bought by Green Dot for $147 million. Reportedly, Green Dot will buy UniRush, the parent company of RushCard as well as the Rapid! payroll debit card.

In 2015, Simmons and his RushCard made headlines, after a software upgrade wrongly cut off more than 400,000 customers from their funds for days and in some cases weeks. The situation was a PR nightmare for the company and RushCard customers were unable to purchase necessities for their children, and customer service lines were tied up for weeks.

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