Anna Wintour is a British-American journalist and editor who is probably famous because she is the current editor-in-chief of the magazine, ‘Vogue’. She has a very highly coveted position in the world of magazine publishing. Now let’s have a close look at Anna Wintour’s net worth in 2019.
Dame Anna Wintour DBE, popularly known as Anna Wintour was born on November 3, 1949, in Hampstead, London. Her father, Charles Wintour was the editor of the ‘Evening Standard’ and her mother, Eleanor Trego Baker was the daughter of the famous Harvard Law professor. Her mother was American, and the parents got divorced when Anna was thirty years old.
Anna comes from a family of big personalities. Lady Elizabeth Foster, Duchess of Devonshire, was her great-great-great-grandmother. Audrey Slaughter, a magazine editor and founder of publications like ‘Honey’ and ‘Petticoat’, is her step-mother. She grew up with four siblings, her elder brother died in a car accident when he was a kid.
Anna was educated at the independent North London Collegiate School. She was always interested in fashion and frequently rebelled against the dress code. With her growing interest in fashion, she decided to give up on her studies and dropped out of school. She got herself enrolled in a training program at ‘Harrods’.
Anna always admired the tony London lifestyle and eventually became part of it when she was fifteen-years-old. One of the shows that inspired Anna to make a career in fashion was ‘Ready Steady Go!’ where she adored Cathy McGowan, another reason being the fashion magazines that her grandmother used to send her from America.
Anna was a very ambitious young lady and started dating older men who had good connections. She once dated Piers Paul, historian, and novelist when she was young. She is married to a child psychiatrist, David Shafter and together the couple has two kids. Due to their personal differences, after fifteen years of marriage, the couple got divorced.
Anna Wintour’s first job was at the ‘Harper’s & Queen’, where she worked as an editorial assistant. Her good connection came in handy as she got an opportunity to work with path-breaking photographers like Jim Lee and Helmut Newton. After spending some time at ‘Harper’s & Queen’, she quit the job and shifted to New York, where she started working with one of her boyfriend who was a freelancing journalist.
Anna started working as a junior fashion editor for the ‘Harper’s Bazaar’ but got fired after nine months. With the help of her boyfriend, she got a job at the adult magazine, but the magazine was shut down. Soon, she became the fashion editor of the magazine ‘Savvy’ and then started working with ‘New York’ as a fashion editor. Here, under the supervision of Edward Kosner, she learned a lot of things about fashion editing.
Three years later, she got an opportunity to work for the American ‘Vogue’. She became the creative director and became the chief editor of the British ‘Vogue’. After two years working with ‘Vogue’, Anna joined ‘Home and Garden’. In 1988, she got the golden opportunity, Anna became the editor-in-chief of American ‘Vogue’ and moved back to New York.
Anna became the influential name in the world of fashion and was rewarded for her hard work, she became the artistic director of the publisher of ‘Vogue’, ‘Conde Nast’ while retaining her position in ‘Vogue’. Anna has also starred in the documentary ‘The Fashion Fund’ and was aired on ‘Ovation TV’.
Awards & Achievements
Anna Wintour is one well-known personality in the world of fashion industry. Her contribution to the benefit of the fashion world has earned her many honors over the years. Her latest honor was in October 2017, when she was awarded Brand’s Visionary Award at Adweek’s Brand Genius Gala.
Net Worth of Anna Wintour
The estimated net worth of Anna Wintour is approximately $35 million. Her main source of income has been her earnings from her contribution to the world of fashion. According to the reports, Anna gets a salary of around $2 million.
Anna Wintour is an ambitious lady, who used all the possible ways to achieve the success she is enjoying today. She is one of the biggest influential figures in the world of fashion and has helped young designers to achieve their dreams. Even at the age 68, she is still working and with her skill, inspiring people.