Anna Wintour

Birth Day November 3rd, 1949
Birth Place Hampstead, London
Age 74 Years Old
Zodiac Sign Scorpio

Anna Wintour is a British-American journalist and editor who has been editor-in-chief of Vogue since 1988 and artistic director for Condé Nast, Vogue's publisher, since 2013. In 2010 she was named the 39th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes. Wintour is also a philanthropist. She serves as a trustee of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York where she has organized benefits that have raised $50 million for the museum's Costume Institute. She began the CFDA/Vogue Fund in order to encourage, support, and mentor unknown fashion designers. She has also raised over $10 million for AIDS charities since 1990, by organizing various high-profile benefits. Through the years, she has come to be regarded as one of the most powerful people in fashion, setting trends, and anointing new designers. Scroll down to know more information regarding her full biography, birthday, wiki, facts, news, family, career, husband, siblings, net worth, and many more. 

Famous For

  • For her trademark pageboy bob haircut and dark sunglasses which has made her an important figure in much of the fashion world. 
  • For her eye for fashion trends and her support for younger designers. Her reportedly aloof and demanding personality has earned her the nickname "Nuclear Wintour".

Anna Wintour, a famous journalist


Early life of Anna Wintour

Wintour was born in Hampstead, London on 3 November  1949, to her parents/family; Charles Wintour (1917-1999), editor of the Evening Standard, and Eleanor "Nonie" Trego Baker (1917-1995), an American, the daughter of a Harvard law professor. Her parents married in 1940 and divorced in 1979. Audrey Slaughter, a magazine editor who founded publications such as Honey and Petticoat, is her stepmother. Wintour is a member of a landed gentry family. She had four siblings. Her older brother, Gerald, died in a traffic accident as a child. One of her younger brothers, Patrick, is also a journalist, currently diplomatic editor of The Guardian. James and Nora Wintour have worked in London local government and for international non-governmental organizations, respectively. She holds British as well as American nationality and belongs to white ethnicity. Her birth sign is Scorpio. Her birthday falls on the 3rd of November every year. Her upcoming 71st birthday will be celebrated on the 3rd of November, 2020. She was educated at the independent North London Collegiate School. Her Religion is Christianity.

Career of Anna Wintour

  • Initially, Wintour began her career in Fashion.  Her father arranged her first job, at the influential Biba boutique, when she was 15.
  • In 1970, when Harper's Bazaar UK merged with Queen to become Harper's & Queen, Wintour was hired as one of its first editorial assistants, beginning her career in fashion journalism.
  • She became a junior fashion editor at Harper's Bazaar in New York City in 1975.
  • A few months later, Bradshaw helped her get her first position as a fashion editor, at Viva, a women's adult magazine.
  • In 1981, she became fashion editor of "New York" magazine. She went to work at Vogue in 1983.
  • In 1985, Wintour attained her first editorship, taking over the UK edition of Vogue.
  • In 1987, Wintour returned to New York to take over House & Garden.
  • Ten months later, she became editor of US Vogue. Under Mirabella, it had become more focused on lifestyles as a whole and less on fashion. Industry insiders worried that it was losing ground to the recently introduced American edition of Elle.
  • After making sweeping changes in staff, she changed the style of the cover pictures.
  • Mirabella had preferred tight headshots of well-known models in studios; Wintour's covers showed more of the body and were taken outside as those Diana Vreeland had done years earlier.
  • She used less well-known models and mixed inexpensive clothes with high fashion. 
  • With these changes and improvements, The "Vogue" magazine was soon liked and preferred by many people in the USA at that time.

Anna Wintour, being named the 39th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes


  • Soon The demand for her "Vogue" began to increase rapidly. It became the top-selling and trending magazine of the 1990s surpassing the other three competitor magazines: Elle, Harper's Bazaar, and Mirabella.
  • In 2010, Wintour starred in The Fashion Fund, which aired on Ovation TV.
  • On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of The Devil Wears Prada's release, in 2016, 
  • The Ringer noted how Wintour's personal image had evolved since that film's depiction of Miranda Priestley.
  • According to a January 2017 report in The Nation, an American news magazine, it was rumored that Wintour would have become the United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom had Hillary Clinton been elected President of the United States the previous November.
  • Recently as a Boss of "Vague", She has encouraged fashion houses such as Christian Dior to hire younger, fresher designers such as John Galliano.
  • More recently, she persuaded Brooks Brothers to hire the relatively unknown Thom Browne.
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  • She has also served as the inspiration for the popular novel and movie "The Devil Wears Prada".

Achievement and Awards

Wintour's contribution to the benefit of the fashion world has earned her many honors over the years. The American Society of Magazine Editors elected her to its Hall of Fame in 2010. Her latest honor was in October 2017, when she was awarded Brand’s Visionary Award at Adweek’s Brand Genius Gala.

Personal Life of Anna Wintour

Anna Wintour with her ex-husband, David Shaffer


Anna Wintour is a married woman with a divorced status. Her husband's name was David Shaffer, the Irving Philips Professor of Child Psychiatry. She had two children by David Shaffer following their 1984 marriage: Charles (Charlie) born 1985, and Katherine (known as Bee) born 1987. The latter wrote occasional columns for The Daily Telegraph in 2006 but says she won't follow her mother into fashion. The couple divorced in 1999. Newspapers and gossip columnists claimed her affair with investor Shelby Bryan ended the marriage. Talking about her past relationship,  At the age of 15, she began dating well-connected older men. She was involved briefly with Piers Paul Read, then 24. In her later teens, she and gossip columnist Nigel Dempster became a fixture on the London club circuit. She also dated another older boyfriend, Richard Neville, an Australian writer, and social commentator, in the mid-1960s. In The mid of 1975, she dated freelance journalist Jon Bradshaw. 

Net Worth of Anna Wintour

As of 2020, The net worth of Anna Wintour is estimated to be approximately $40 million. Her salary was reported to be $2 million a year in 2005. In addition, she receives several perks, such as a chauffeured Mercedes S-Class (both in New York and abroad), a $200,000 shopping allowance, and the Coco Chanel Suite at the Hotel Ritz Paris while attending European fashion shows. Condé Nast president S.I. Newhouse had the company make her an interest-free $1.6 million loan to purchase her townhouse in Greenwich Village.

Body Measurement of Anna Wintour

Anna Wintour is a stylish and fashionable woman with a slim and well-maintained body physique. She is an inspiration for femininity and beauty. She is 70 years old now. Despite her old age, She still maintains a fit and healthy body. She claims to rise before 6 a.m., plays tennis, and has her hair and makeup is done, then gets to Vogue's offices. She stands 5 feet 7 inches and weighs 61 Kg. Her breast size is 34 inches, Waist size is 24 inches and hip size is 35 inches. Her Bra cup size is 34B and shoe size is 8(UK). Her eye color is Black and hair color is Brown.  

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