Who is Simon Halls?
Simon Halls, born on the 12th of January, 1964, is an American publicist who became known for his success in the world of public relations. He is known to have worked with stars including Neil Patrick Harris, Ridley Scott, Anette Benning and Bryan Singer. He is also known for being the husband of actor Matt Bomer.
Simon Halls’ Early LifeHalls was born in Toronto, Canada in 1964, but not much is known about his family members and early education, as he prefers to keep his personal life private. During his younger years, he dated women, but later on embraced his sexuality and admitted that he is gay. After matriculating from high school in Canada, Halls decided to move to the United States and attended University of South California. Even during his college days, he was already working on strengthening his connections that he would later use to his benefit as a publicist. He even started working in PR firms as an assistant, to gain experience before working in the real world.
Simon Halls’ Career
Halls’ professional career started when he got into the public relations team of Warner Bros. The major Hollywood studio exposed him to a larger network of people in various walks of life. His early years as a publicist helped establish his career, as well as his net worth. After his time at Warner Bros., Halls moved to Russia, when an opportunity to work as the PR manager of the country’s first McDonald’s opened up. He lived in Russia for two years then returned to the US after the success of this project.
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Back in the US in the early 90’s, Halls decided to work for BWR Public Relations, a firm that handles various high-profile clients including Sarah Jessica Parker and Jude Law. His passion for his work soon made him one of the star PR managers of the firm, and his continued success working for various firms also helped to increase his wealth.
Simon Halls’ Own PR Firm
In 1995, Halls decided to open his own PR firm, Huvane Baum Halls, alongside two partners. The company quickly became one of the most well-known agencies in Hollywood that attracted major stars and other personalities. The success of the firm made him one of the biggest names in Public Relations, and also increased his net worth tremendously.
Within six years, his company attracted various firms because of its success. In 2011, they decided to merge with industry giant PMK and formed PMK/HBH, which Simon served as the company’s CEO from 2001 to 2010, and was the man behind the successful Oscar campaigns of various movies including “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”, “American Beauty”, and “Gladiator.”
After years in the firm, Halls and his partners decided to leave in 2010, again deciding to open their own firm – Slate PR – and in a few years time they were able to garner huge names under their agency, including Neil Patrick Harris, Bryan Singer, Frances McDormand, Annete Bening, John Wells, Joe Wright and Ang Lee and many more. The company now handles over 450 clients and have over 50 Academy Award nominations and more than 200 Emmy nominations under their belt. The success of Slate PR was also a huge help in increasing his net worth.
Simon Halls Net Worth
As of 2018 and based on authoritative sources, Halls’ net worth is reported to be *unidentified*. He was able to acquire such wealth from his years working in the Public Relations industry, from being an assistant to becoming the CEO of his own firm.
Simon Halls’ Personal Life
In terms of his personal life, Halls is married to actor Matt Bomer. The two married in 2011, and they have three children together: Kit, born in 2005, and twins Walker and Henry, born in 2008. Both Halls and Bomer are very secretive about their relationship and family life. The two met when Bomer hired Halls to be his publicist, and the rest is history.
Aside from his work as a publicist, Halls also has his own other endeavors, including sitting on the board of Project ALS. He and Bomer even participated in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to help support the cause. Halls also worked for Hillary Clinton during her presidential campaign, as her Entertainment Council.
Simon Halls’ Body Measurement
In terms of his body measurement, Halls is 6 ft. 2 in. (1.88m). Although not much information is available regarding his other measurements, he does carry a fit and slender body.