Jann Wenner Net Worth

Jann Wenner Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

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 NameJann Wenner
Net Worth$700 Million
Date Of BirthJanuary 7, 1946
Place Of BirthNew York City, New York, United States
EducationUniversity of California, Berkeley
SpouseJane Schindelheim (m. 1967–1995)
ChildrenJude Wenner, Theodore Simon Wenner
SiblingsMerlyn Wenner, Kate Wenner
PartnerMatt Nye (1995–)
NicknamesJann S. Wenner , Jann Simon Wenner , Jann S Wenner
NominationsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special
MoviesAirplay: The Rise and Fall of Rock Radio, Jerry Maguire, Perfect
1Ranked #5 of 50 influential people in The new York Observer's "The New Power Gays" article, June 2011.
2Left 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).
3He was inspired by The Beatles and The Rolling Stones. He was also a good friend of John Lennon and remains friends with Mick Jagger.
4Wenner and his two younger sisters, Kate and Merlin were sent to boarding schools after his parents divorced in 1958.
5Is the oldest of three.
6In 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.


The 25th Anniversary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Concert2009TV Special executive producer
I'm from Rolling Stone2007TV Series executive producer - 10 episodes
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony2005TV Movie executive producer
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony2004TV Movie executive producer
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony2003TV Movie executive producer
Rolling Stone Presents Twenty Years of Rock & Roll1987TV Movie documentary executive producer
Handguns Aren't the Answer1984TV Short documentary co-executive producer
Rolling Stone Magazine: The 10th Anniversary1977TV Movie executive producer
The 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony2012TV Movie executive producer
The 2011 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony2011TV Movie executive producer
The 2010 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony2010TV Movie executive producer


Almost Famous2000Legend in Cab (uncredited)
Jerry Maguire1996Scully
Crime Story1987-1988TV SeriesPatrick Hallahan
Perfect1985Mark Roth


Cobain: Montage of Heck2015Documentary interview: David Fricke courtesy of - as Jann S Wenner
The Beatles Anthology1995TV Mini-Series documentary archive material provider - 2 episodes


Rolling Stone Magazine: The 10th Anniversary1977TV Movie writing supervisor


Twenty Feet from Stardom2013Documentary very special thanks
The Beatles Anthology1995TV Mini-Series documentary archive material courtesy of - 1 episode


Danny Says2015Documentary
The Sixties2014TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - Founder & Editor, Rolling Stone
American Experience2014TV Series documentaryHimself, co-founder and publisher, Rolling Stone
The Who: The Making of Tommy2013TV Movie documentaryHimself
For No Good Reason2012DocumentaryHimself
The 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony2012TV MovieHimself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2010TV SeriesHimself
Airplay: The Rise and Fall of Rock Radio2008DocumentaryHimself
Imagine2008TV Series documentaryHimself
Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson2008DocumentaryHimself
Swing State2008Documentary
The Colbert Report2007TV SeriesHimself
My Shot With2007TV SeriesHimself
Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride: Hunter S. Thompson on Film2006DocumentaryHimself
American Masters2006TV Series documentaryHimself
... A Father... A Son... Once Upon a Time in Hollywood2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
Charlie Rose2003-2004TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Himself - Guest
The Rutles 2: Can't Buy Me Lunch2004TV SpecialJann Wenner - Interviewee
Biography2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Breakfast with Hunter2003DocumentaryHimself
The Beatles Revolution2000TV Movie documentaryHimself
Hollywood, D.C.2000TV Movie documentaryHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1993-2000TV SeriesHimself
All Access: The Making of 'Almost Famous'2000TV Movie documentaryHimself
HBO First Look2000TV Series documentaryHerself
Behind the Music1999TV Series documentaryHimself
Where It's At: The Rolling Stone State of the Union1998TV Movie documentaryHimself (as Jann S. Wenner)
Lauren Hutton and...1996TV SeriesHimself
MTV Video Music Awards 19941994TV SpecialHimself
The South Bank Show1993TV Series documentaryHimself - Rolling Stone Magazine Editor
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1992TV SeriesHimself
Fast Copy1985TV MovieHimself - Editor, Rolling Stone
Late Night with David Letterman1982TV SeriesHimself
The Annual Friars Club Tribute Presents a Salute to Johnny Carson1979TV MovieHimself
Up Your Legs Forever1971Himself
The David Frost Show1970TV SeriesHimself

Nominated Awards

2010Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Variety, Music or Comedy SpecialThe 25th Anniversary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Concert (2009)

Known for movies

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