Jann Wenner Net Worth

Jann Wenner Net Worth 2022

Jann Wenner Net Worth
Jann Wenner Net Worth

According To Uswhispers Jann Wenner's Net Worth $600 Million Wenner Is the co-founder and publisher of "Rolling Stone," as well as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Jann was a member of the Free Speech Movement and co-founded "Rolling Stone" in 1967 with Ralph J. Gleason. He has supported writers Hunter S. Thompson, Joe Klein, and Cameron Crowe, discovered photographer Annie Liebovitz, and interviewed Bill Clinton, John Kerry, Al Gore, Barack Obama, and Bono of U2.

Early Years

Jann Wenner was born Jann Simon Wenner in New York City on January 7, 1947. Wenner comes from a Jewish family that is not religious, and his parents, Edward and Sim, divorced in 1958. Jann and his sisters, Merlyn and Kate, were sent to boarding institutions after their parents divorced. Wenner attended the Chadwick School in Los Angeles before enrolling at the University of California, Berkeley in 1963. Jann wrote a column called "Something's Happening" in the student publication "The Daily Californian" before dropping out in 1966. Wenner's mentor, "San Francisco Chronicle" jazz writer Ralph J. Gleason, helped him find a job at "Ramparts" magazine.


Wenner and Gleason co-founded "Rolling Stone" magazine in 1967 in San Francisco after Jann borrowed $7,500 from his family and Jane Schindelheim's family. "Rolling Stone" relocated its headquarters to New York City in 1977, and while readership decreased in the late 1970s and early 1980s, the magazine's circulation hit an all-time high of 1.5 million copies every two weeks by 2006. In May 2006, the magazine released its 1,000th issue, which featured a 3-D holographic cover. Jann was nominated for a National Magazine Award for an interview she conducted with Bono of U2.

He started "Outside" magazine in 1977 and sold it in 1978. Wenner temporarily ran "Look" magazine before launching "Family Life" magazine in 1993. In 1986, he purchased "US Weekly" with The Walt Disney Company, then in 2006, he purchased Disney's part of the magazine. Jann was reported to be selling a 49% share in "Rolling Stone" to BandLab Technologies, a Singapore-based company, in September 2016. Wenner Media stated a year later that the remaining portion was for sale, and Penske Media Corporation purchased it, as well as BandLab's 49% ownership.

The novels "Gone Crazy and Back Again" (Robert Sam Anson), "Sticky Fingers: The Life and Times of Jann Wenner and Rolling Stone Magazine" (Joe Hagan), and "Rolling Stone: The Uncensored History" (Joe Hagan) have all written about Jann and "Rolling Stone" (Robert Draper).

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