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Jann Wenner Net Worth

Jann Wenner net worth is

$700 Million

Jann Wenner Wiki Biography

Jann Simon Wenner was born on the 7th January 1946, in New York City USA, and is an entrepreneur, best known to the world as the co-founder of the bi-weekly magazine that focuses on popular culture, Rolling Stone. His career has been active since the late 1960s.

Have you ever wondered how rich Jann Wenner is, as of early 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Jann’s net worth is as high as $700 million, earned through his successful career in the entertainment industry. Apart from Rolling Stone, he also owns 100% of US Weekly, which he bought from the Walt Disney Company.

Jann Wenner Net Worth $700 Million

Jann is the son of secular Jewish parents, who divorced when he was in his teens; as a result, he and his two sisters were sent to boarding schools. He matriculated from the Chadwick School, and then enrolled at the University of California, Berkeley, where he was a part of the Free Speech Movement, and also contributed a column “Something’s Happening”, for the student newspaper The Daily Californian. However, he quit studies after two years, and in 1967 started Rolling Stone in San Francisco, with the help of his mentor Ralph J. Gleason, and a loan from his family, and the family of his soon-to-be wife Jane Schindelheim.

His magazine started slowly developing, and he was discovering new talent in different areas of the creativity, including writing, as he discovered Hunter S. Thompson, Cameron Crowe. Joe Klein, Joe Eszterhas, and P.J. O’Rourke, then photographer Annie Leibovitz, when she was still at the San Francisco Art Institute. Thanks to the rising popularity of the magazine, Jann’s net worth was in a constant growth. After ten years of work, Jann moved the magazine to New York City, however, during the late ‘70s and early ‘80s, magazine’s popularity declined, which continued through the ‘90s. Nevertheless, Rolling Stone was back on track with the start of the new millennium, after Jann hired Will Dana as chief editor.

Most recently, Jann launched a video game-focused website, Glixel, the success of which has also contributed to his already staggering net worth.

Thanks to his contribution to music and magazine publishing, Jann has received several prestigious awards, including the Norman Mailer Prize, Lifetime Achievement in Magazine Publishing in 2010, and back in 2004 was co-opted onto the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame Foundation, so having some influence on who is inducted, to the displeasure of some.

Regarding his personal life, Jann was married to Jane Schindelheim from 1967 until 1995; the couple had three children. Since the divorce, he has been in a relationship with fashion designer Matt Nye; the two have adopted three children since then.

Politically he is a liberal, and has been known to contribute to the campaigns of several Democratic party candidates, and to various liberal organisations.

Full Name Jann Wenner
Net Worth $700 Million
Date Of Birth January 7, 1946
Place Of Birth New York City, New York, United States
Profession Entrepreneur
Education University of California, Berkeley
Nationality American
Spouse Jane Schindelheim (m. 1967–1995)
Children Jude Wenner, Theodore Simon Wenner
Siblings Merlyn Wenner, Kate Wenner
Partner Matt Nye (1995–)
Nicknames Jann S. Wenner , Jann Simon Wenner , Jann S Wenner
IMDB http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0921048/
Nominations Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special
Movies Airplay: The Rise and Fall of Rock Radio, Jerry Maguire, Perfect
# Fact
1 Ranked #5 of 50 influential people in The new York Observer’s “The New Power Gays” article, June 2011.
2 Left his wife for model turned fashion designer Matt Nye. Wenner and his wife were separated in 1995. After a 43-year marriage, their divorce was finalized on 12 October 2011. They had three children, Alex, Theo, and Edward Agustus (Gus).
3 He was inspired by The Beatles and The Rolling Stones. He was also a good friend of John Lennon and remains friends with Mick Jagger.
4 Wenner and his two younger sisters, Kate and Merlin were sent to boarding schools after his parents divorced in 1958.
5 Is the oldest of three.
6 In 1967 he and Ralph J. Gleason co-founded Rolling Stone magazine. When Gleason died in 1975, Wenner took over as publisher, a position he still holds.


Title Year Status Character
The 25th Anniversary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Concert 2009 TV Special executive producer
I’m from Rolling Stone 2007 TV Series executive producer – 10 episodes
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony 2005 TV Movie executive producer
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony 2004 TV Movie executive producer
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony 2003 TV Movie executive producer
Rolling Stone Presents Twenty Years of Rock & Roll 1987 TV Movie documentary executive producer
Handguns Aren’t the Answer 1984 TV Short documentary co-executive producer
Rolling Stone Magazine: The 10th Anniversary 1977 TV Movie executive producer
The 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony 2012 TV Movie executive producer
The 2011 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony 2011 TV Movie executive producer
The 2010 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony 2010 TV Movie executive producer


Title Year Status Character
Almost Famous 2000 Legend in Cab (uncredited)
Jerry Maguire 1996 Scully
Crime Story 1987-1988 TV Series Patrick Hallahan
Perfect 1985 Mark Roth


Title Year Status Character
Cobain: Montage of Heck 2015 Documentary interview: David Fricke courtesy of – as Jann S Wenner
The Beatles Anthology 1995 TV Mini-Series documentary archive material provider – 2 episodes


Title Year Status Character
Rolling Stone Magazine: The 10th Anniversary 1977 TV Movie writing supervisor


Title Year Status Character
Twenty Feet from Stardom 2013 Documentary very special thanks
The Beatles Anthology 1995 TV Mini-Series documentary archive material courtesy of – 1 episode


Title Year Status Character
Danny Says 2015 Documentary
The Sixties 2014 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself – Founder & Editor, Rolling Stone
American Experience 2014 TV Series documentary Himself, co-founder and publisher, Rolling Stone
The Who: The Making of Tommy 2013 TV Movie documentary Himself
For No Good Reason 2012 Documentary Himself
The 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony 2012 TV Movie Himself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2010 TV Series Himself
Airplay: The Rise and Fall of Rock Radio 2008 Documentary Himself
Imagine 2008 TV Series documentary Himself
Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson 2008 Documentary Himself
Swing State 2008 Documentary
The Colbert Report 2007 TV Series Himself
My Shot With 2007 TV Series Himself
Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride: Hunter S. Thompson on Film 2006 Documentary Himself
American Masters 2006 TV Series documentary Himself
… A Father… A Son… Once Upon a Time in Hollywood 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
Charlie Rose 2003-2004 TV Series Herself – Guest / Himself – Guest
The Rutles 2: Can’t Buy Me Lunch 2004 TV Special Jann Wenner – Interviewee
Biography 2004 TV Series documentary Himself
Breakfast with Hunter 2003 Documentary Himself
The Beatles Revolution 2000 TV Movie documentary Himself
Hollywood, D.C. 2000 TV Movie documentary Himself
Late Night with Conan O’Brien 1993-2000 TV Series Himself
All Access: The Making of ‘Almost Famous’ 2000 TV Movie documentary Himself
HBO First Look 2000 TV Series documentary Herself
Behind the Music 1999 TV Series documentary Himself
Where It’s At: The Rolling Stone State of the Union 1998 TV Movie documentary Himself (as Jann S. Wenner)
Lauren Hutton and… 1996 TV Series Himself
MTV Video Music Awards 1994 1994 TV Special Himself
The South Bank Show 1993 TV Series documentary Himself – Rolling Stone Magazine Editor
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1992 TV Series Himself
Fast Copy 1985 TV Movie Himself – Editor, Rolling Stone
Late Night with David Letterman 1982 TV Series Himself
The Annual Friars Club Tribute Presents a Salute to Johnny Carson 1979 TV Movie Himself
Up Your Legs Forever 1971 Himself
The David Frost Show 1970 TV Series Himself

Nominated Awards

Year Award Ceremony Nomination Movie
2010 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special The 25th Anniversary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Concert (2009)

Known for movies

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