‘Vogue’ Boss Anna Wintour: Is She Married and What is Her Net Worth?
Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour has been influencing the fashion world for decades, and her bob and oversize Chanel shades are part of her signature. Often cited as the inspiration behind Meryl Streep’s character in The Devil Wears Prada, Wintour has a reputation that paints her as aloof and tough.
She’s been running Vogue for three decades and is also the artistic director for its parent company, Condé Nast. Learn more about the elusive fashion titan, her personal life, and net worth.
What did Anna Wintour do before Vogue?
As a young girl, Wintour was greatly influenced by her father, Charles Wintour, who was editor of the London Evening Standard. Wintour developed a love for fashion as a teen and when she was old enough, started working retail in London at Biba’s and eventually at Harrod’s—with the help of her father. She parlayed her love and experience with fashion into a journalism career by landing a gig at Oz and then Harper’s & Queen, per Business of Fashion.
Wintour then flew across the pond and took a job as a junior fashion editor at Harper’s Bazaar in New York. She then jumped to a publication called Viva, and then on to Savvy, New York Magazine, British Vogue, and House and Garden before becoming the editor-in-chief at American Vogue in 1988, according to The Telegraph.
Yes, Anna Wintour is married with children
With such a busy and booming career, it might have seemed like Wintour had no time for a personal life, but she’s been married twice. She and her first husband, David Shaffer, were married from 1986 to 1999 and they had two children: Katherine (also known as “Bee”) and Charles. According to Biography.com, Vogue bosses would often foot the bill so Wintour could travel between New York and London to visit with her hubby.
Wintour married Shelby Bryan, a successful business investor and Harvard graduate, in 2004. Bryan, a Texas native, is a savvy businessman and venture capitalist. The two are still together and keep things private.
Wintour is teaching for Masterclass
In September 2019, Wintour’s teaching gig with Masterclass officially launched on the platform. There, she shares her talents and insights as a coach and teacher in the areas of leadership and creativity. It’s not clear how much the service pays its A-list teachers, but The Hollywood Reporter notes it’s at least $100,000.
In addition to leading Vogue, Wintour has her hand in philanthropic causes
She’s the grand dame of the Met Gala, the annual star-studded event that raises hundreds of millions of dollars for charity each year. CNN reports that Wintour is especially committed to AIDS research and routinely raises funds for a variety of charities including non-profits, medical research, the arts, education, and LGBTQ groups.
A career in fashion media has helped Wintour to grow her wealth
Wintour has been with Vogue since the ‘80s and during her early days, she was raking in $200,000 per year plus allowances for amenities such as travel and clothing. According to Business Insider, the 70-year-old is earning an annual a salary of $2 million plus perks, including a clothing allowance that’s six figures.
She continues to steer Vogue into new creative directions in the digital age. Per the outlet, Wintour’s current net worth is roughly $35 million.