Anna Wintour

Born on November 3, 1949 to father Charles Wintour and mother Eleanor Trego Baker in Hampstead, London, England, Anna Wintour spent most her childhood days growing up with her four siblings in London. She has three brothers, Gerald Wintour, Patrick Wintour and James Wintour and a sister Nora Wintour. She did her schooling from the North London Collegiate School . Being the daughter of the editor of the Evening Standard, she developed an interest in fashion at a very young age. Watching Ready Steady Go! regularly also increased her interest in fashion. She has a very appealing personality and she likes to maintain a balanced diet.

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She began her career at the age of 15 when she started working for the Biba boutique. At the age of 16, she left her school to pursue a career in fashion and started her training with Harrods. She then went on to pursue her career as a fashion journalist when she started working for Harper & Queen as an editorial assistant in the year 1970. She stopped working there after some years owing to some conflicts with Min Hogg and shifted to New York. She then went on to work for Harper’s Bazaar as a junior fashion editor in the year 1975. She left this job after a few months and then joined Viva as a fashion editor. The magazine was closed down in the year 1978 and Wintour went on to work as a fashion editor for Savvy magazine in the year 1980. She soon left that job and started working as a fashion editor for New York magazine.

The breakthrough in her career came in the year 1983 when she started working at Vogue as a creative director. In the year 1985, she succeeded Beatrix Miller as the editor of the British Vogue and helped the magazine gain a lot of popularity. She then went on to work at the House & Garden in the year 1987. In the year 1988, she succeeded Grace Mirabella as the editor-in-chief of American Vogue. Her editorship helped the magazine gain a lot of popularity and also became the leading magazine in the market. Wintour also helped in releasing three more additions to the Vogue magazines, Men;s Vogue, Teen Vogue and Vogue Living. In the year 2008, rumors started about her retirement owing to some controversies, but the rumors were later termed as false by the magazine. She also gained the position of the artistic director of Conde Nast in the year 2013.

She has been the recipient of several awards and honors which include Lifetime Achievement Award by the Council of Fashion Designers of America and Legion d’Honneur. She was also appointed to the Order of the British Empire in the year 2008 by Queen Elizabeth II.

According to her bio, she was married to David Shaffer in the year 1984, but the marriage ended in divorce in the year 1999. They are proud parents of two children. According to her biography, her salary as well as net worth is pretty high.

Quick Facts
Birth Date: 3 Nov, 1949
Age: 70 yrs
Occupations: Journalist
Fashion editor
Citizenship: United Kingdom
Birth Place: London
residence: London
Greenwich Village
Education: North London Collegiate School
Gender: Female
Description: English magazine editor
Spouse: David Shaffer[1984-1999]
Shelby Bryan [M. 2004]
Net Worth 2021: 50 million
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Last Modified: Feb 19 2023
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