Anna Wintour net worth: What is she famous for? What’s her role in the Met Gala?
The Vogue editor-in-chief is a pivotal figure at the Met Gala, and that will continue in 2023.
The 2023 Met Gala is fast approaching, and the event wouldn’t be possible without the prominent presence of Anna Wintour.
The Vogue Magazine editor is one of the most influential figures in fashion and publishing.
Wintour is editor at British Vogue, and the inspiration behind ‘The Devil Wears Prada’, the book and movie adaptation starring Meril Streep and Anne Hathaway.
Who is Anna Wintour?
Born to British newspaper editor Charles Wintour and American Eleanor Trego Baker, whose father was a Harvard law professor, in 1949, Wintour grew up with four siblings.
One brother tragically died in a car accident when Wintour was very young. Another brother is a journalist, and a third works for the local government. Wintour’s sister works in international affairs.
Anna studied at North London Collegiate School, where she began developing a strong sense of her own style: skirts she hemmed herself and wearing her hair in a short bob, which became her signature look.
At the age of 15 — thanks to her father’s connections — Wintour landed a job at London fashion brand BIBA, and the following year the teenager entered into a training program at Harrods. The young businesswoman also enrolled in a local school to study fashion.
In 1970, Wintour began working in fashion journalism at Harper’s Bazaar UK and Queen Magazine’s Harper’s & Queen as an editorial assistant. Five years later, the fashionista made the move across the pond to New York City, where she worked as a junior fashion editor at Harper’s Bazaar.
Next came Viva magazine, where Wintour worked as fashion editor until the publication went under a few years later, and then as a fashion editor for New York Magazine.
When did Anna Wintour start at Vogue?
Wintour’s big break came in 1983 when she landed her role as creative director at Vogue. By 1985, Wintour replaced British Vogue editor Beatrix Miller, who was retiring.
Several years later, Wintour became the editor of American Vogue and changed the whole magazine’s approach to styling and photography.
What is Anna Wintour’s net worth and salary?
As of 2022, Anna Wintour’s net worth is $50 Million. The Vogue editor’s salary is between $2 million and $4 million, factoring in perks such as a Mercedes S-Class with her own driver, attending international fashion weeks, staying at lush hotels like the Ritz Paris, and couture clothing.
Wintour, who is not only editor-in-chief at Vogue but also Condé Nast’s artistic director, Condé Nast’s global chief content officer, and Vogue’s global editorial director, receives designer labels in bounds from designers looking to be published in Vogue. She also reportedly has a $200,000 budget to shop for her own wardrobe.
In terms of real estate, Wintour lives in a luxurious home in New York’s West Village, which was reportedly paid through a Condé Nast, which is Vogue’s parent company, interest-free loan.
The fashion editor also has a 62-acre Long Island estate and is rumored to own the property next door to her secondary home as well.
Anna Wintour and the Met Gala
As such a significant fashion icon, the Met Gala wouldn’t be what it is today without the likes of Wintour.
The fashion editor brings glamor and flair to the annual event, as she is at the center of the fashion industry network. Everyone wants to sit next to Wintour at the Met Gala.
Wintour has raised millions of dollars for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, on which she serves on the board of trustees, through benefits that have reportedly raised more than $50 million.
Forbes magazine named Anna Wintour the 39th most powerful woman in the world in 2014. In the same year, the Metropolitan Museum of Art honored Wintour by naming its Costume Institute complex after her.
A few years later in 2017, Wintour’s prestige continued to rise as she traveled to Buckingham Palace to be named a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire.