Last updated on July 26th, 2019 at 09:54 am

Anna Wintour, born in London, is a known personality as the ‘Vogue’ magazine’s chief editor. She is also a fashion journalist widely praised in the fashion globe and is significant support staff for aspiring young fashion designers. She is also renowned for her pageboy bob haircut and dark sunglasses trademark.

Early life

Wintour was born as Dame Anna Wintour DBE on  November 3, 1949. She was born to an English dad, Charles Vere Wintour, who was the editor of the Evening Standard, London, and American mom Eleanor Trego Baker. Her ethnicity is mixed (English, Scottish, Netherlands, French  Huguenot) and British.

She learned a lot from her dad about presenting various subjects in the newspaper. That’s the reason she grew up with interest in journalism and fashion which later defined her character. From a young era, she was aware of fashion. She was attending North London Collegiate School where she was not going to follow the code of dress.

Anna Wintour success story

Wintour began her career as a fashion associated staff at an early era. When she was 15, her first work in the Biba boutique. At the fashion college, she took different fashion courses and training programs. But eventually, she left saying, “You know fashion or you don’t.” Her strange connection with elderly individuals has privileged many of her early career movements. Most of them are linked to company magazine or staff linked to the fashion industry. In 1970, she began working as first editorial assistants in Harper’s and Queens. But soon she is quit all her U.K. works and moved to New York where she was appointed as the editor of the adult women’s magazine, ‘Viva.’

Anna Wintour as Vogue's Editor in Chief
Anna Wintour as Vogue’s Editor in Chief

She continued to move with her interest in fashion journalism and became New York’s fashion editor. She returned to the UK for two years as editor-in-chief of British Vogue before returning back to New York as editor-in-chief.

Anna is also one of the famous faces who attended Donald Trump and Melania Trump wedding in Bethesda-by-the-Sea Church in Palm Beach Florida.

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Anna Wintour Salary and Net worth

The net worth of Anna Wintour is estimated to be over $40 million, most of which comes from her participation with “Vogue” magazine. But all her professional attempts have contributed since the early 1970s. According to the source, her annual salary is around $2 million.

Anna’s Relationship and personal life

The status of Anna’s relationship stands to be fairly bizarre. From very young era, she was indulged in various relationships. Early in her teenage at 15, she was connected to award-winning Novelist Piers Paul Read for some amount of time. While she turned 21 years old, she was in a relationship with another older boyfriend Richard Neville who was the editor of magazine ‘OZ’.

Wintour’s son & daughter

Anna Wintour with her husband Shelby Bryan
Anna Wintour with her husband Shelby Bryan

Wintour then had a benefit-like relationship with Jon Bradshaw, a freelance journalist. She dated French record producer Michel Esteban after she broke with Bradshaw. But later, she was married to David Shaffer who is Child Psychiatry’s Irving Philips professor in 1984. This relationship also didn’t last long and they divorced in 1999. But together they had two kids, a son Charles Shaffer who is born in 1985 and a daughter Bee Shaffer born in 1987. After the divorce, Wintour became engaged in an affair with American pioneer in telecommunications, John Shelby Bryan in 2004.

Wintour’s both the children are married. Her son Charles is married to  Elizabeth Cordry in 2014. Where Bee is married to an Italian director Francesco Carrozzini in 2018.

Anna Wintour’s love for tennis

In numerous fashion and fundraising activities, Anna Wintour and Shelby Bryan are often seen together in public. The pair also loves traveling to and from the U.S. Open matches for tennis and she often used to play.

Anna Wintour Facts

  • Wintour is a well-known philanthropist, a trustee of New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, reportedly raising $50 million for the Costume Institute.
  • In order to promote, assist and mentor fashion designers, she introduced the CFDA/Vogue Fund.
  • She also promotes AIDS charities that have raised over $10 million since 1990 organizing multiple high-profile advantages.
  • She is often criticized by Animal Rights activist for encouraging fur in the name of fashion outfits.
  • Using her magazine to share her being the elite of feminism and beauty, she confronted critics and renowned newspapers with significant criticism. 
  • Anna is not involved in social media such as accounts for Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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