Anna Wintour Net Worth

Net Worth:$50 Million
Date of Birth: November 3, 1949 (74 years old)
Height:5 ft 6 in (1.7 m)
Profession:Magazine editor, Journalist
Nationality:United Kingdom

What is Anna Wintour’s Net Worth?

Anna Wintour is an American journalist and magazine editor who has a net worth of $50 million. Her salary as editor of Vogue is $4 million annually. She is regarded as one of the key figures in the fashion industry.¬†She served as the iconic (albeit not particularly attractive) model for the well-known book and film “The Devil Wears Prada”


Anna Wintour was born on November 3, 1949, in Hampstead, London. Prior to transitioning into journalism, her career started in the fashion industry, largely at her parent’s request. Her father Charles Wintour was the London Evening Standard’s editor for almost two decades.

Her parents were wed for over 40 years before divorcing in 1979. Her sibling’s number four. Sadly, while they were young, Gerald, her older brother, perished in a vehicle accident.

Wintour went to North London Collegiate School and began dating older, successful men when she was just a teenager. When he was just 15, Wintour’s father set up her first employment, which she held at Bib boutique.

Career Beginnings

After completing her education at North London Collegiate, she began a training program at Harrods and took fashion classes at a nearby institution. Wintour worked as an editorial assistant for the brand-new Harper’s & Queen fashion magazine in 1970.

Wintour admitted to colleagues even at this early stage of her work that she felt the impulse to edit Vogue (a desire that would grow to be fulfilled nearly 20 years later.) After having multiple disagreements with her rival Min Hogg, Anna quit the magazine and moved to New York with her partner Jon Bradshaw.

In 1975, Anna began working at Harper’s Bazaar from her new home in her new nation as a junior fashion editor. But after only nine months, she lost her job for attempting to produce risky, imaginative, and daring shootings.

She received her first job at Viva as a fashion editor a few months later. But in 1978, the journal ceased publication because it was not lucrative. Wintour took time off from work, called off their engagement, and began dating French song producer Michel Estaban.

She would spend time in both Paris and New York for a period of two years. In 1980, Wintour started working again, and she was appointed fashion editor for New York.

In 1983, Alex Liberman, editorial director for Conde Nast, the company that publishes Vogue, informed Wintour about a position there, giving her the opportunity to work for Vogue for the first time. Wintour was hired and received an immediate pay raise after being named the magazine’s first creative director.

When Beatrix Miller resigned and Wintour took over the UK edition of Vogue, she earned her first editing position. She earned the nickname “Nuclear Wintour” because she replaced a significant percentage of the staff and assumed greater editorial control over the journal than previous editors.

In 1987, Conde Nast requested Wintour to take over House & Garden since the publication’s readership was in jeopardy and lagging behind Architectural Digest. In reality, she made dramatic changes, scrapping $2 million worth of photo spreads and stories in her first week, and squeezing so much fashion onto the pages that it earned the moniker “House & Garment.” Ten months later, Anna Wintour became the new editor of US Vogue.


From her debut issue, Wintour once again made significant changes to Vogue. Many of these modifications were evident directly on the cover. Instead of the magazine’s traditional preference for precise headshots, Wintour preferred more realistic outdoor photography of lesser-known models.

Wintour’s first Vogue cover was also the first to feature a model wearing jeans, and it had the added benefit that she was also sporting a bejeweled T-shirt costing roughly $10,000.

The artistic direction of Vogue was under Wintour’s solid control by the 2000s, and she was well-known. With 832 pages, the September 2004 edition of a monthly magazine was the biggest issue ever printed at the time. Three magazine spinoffs were launched under Wintour’s direction: Teen Vogue, Vogue Living, and Men’s Vogue.

Later on, Teen Vogue developed into a very well-liked brand that generates more advertising money than either Elle Girl or Cosmo Girl. The movie “The Devil Wears Prada,” which featured a Wintour-like character, was released in 2006. Her image was changed by the movie from that of a common person to that of a cultural icon.

In 2008, rumors started to circulate that Wintour had lost her touch and was planning to retire, but she refuted them in a “60 Minutes” story. Wintour took up the role of artistic director while still working at Vogue, Conde Nast revealed in 2013. Wintour was ranked as the 39th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes magazine in 2014.

The Costume Institute complex at the Metropolitan Museum of Art was dedicated to Wintour the same year, and Michelle Obama served as the inaugural patron.

Wintour was honored at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace in May 2017 for her contributions to fashion journalism by being named Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire. One of the foundations of fashion journalism has survived Wintour’s tenure at Vogue.


From 1984 till 1999, Anna was wed to David Shaffer. Charles, who was born in 1985, and Katherine who was born in 1987 are their two offspring.

However, Katherine, better known as Bee, has stated that she has no ambition to follow her mother into the fashion industry. Katherine, popularly known as Bee, published columns for The Daily Telegraph in 2006. In 2004, Shelby Bryan, an investor in businesses, and Wintour got married.

Several charities are connected to Wintour. She is a trustee for the Metropolitan Museum of Art and has planned events that have brought in over $50 million. The CFDA Vogue Fund was established by Wintour to mentor and assist up-and-coming fashion designers.

Over $10 million has been raised by Wintour since 1990 for AIDS charity. In Greenwich Village, she makes her home.

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