Jann Simon Wenner is an American magazine magnate who is a co-founder of the popular culture magazine Rolling Stone, and former owner of Men's Journal magazine.
22 Facts About Jann Wenner
Jann Wenner participated in the Free Speech Movement while attending the University of California, Berkeley.
Later in his career, Wenner co-founded the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and founded other publications.
Jann Wenner was born in New York City, the son of Sim and Edward Jann Wenner.
Jann Wenner's parents divorced in 1958, and he and his sisters, Kate and Merlyn, were sent to boarding schools.
Jann Wenner completed his secondary education at the Chadwick School in 1963 and went on to attend the University of California, Berkeley.
Jann Wenner discovered photographer Annie Leibovitz when she was a 21-year-old San Francisco Art Institute student.
Jann Wenner hired former FHM editor Ed Needham, who was then replaced by Will Dana, to turn his flagship magazine around, and by 2006, Rolling Stones circulation was at an all-time high of 1.5 million copies sold every fortnight.
Jann Wenner has been involved in the conducting and writing of many of the magazine's Rolling Stone Interviews.
Jann Wenner founded the magazine Outside in 1977; wherein William Randolph Hearst III and Jack Ford both worked for the magazine before Jann Wenner sold it a year later.
Jann Wenner briefly managed the magazine Look and, in 1993, started the magazine Family Life.
From 2004 to 2006, Jann Wenner contributed approximately $63,000 to Democratic candidates and liberal organizations.
In October 2016, Jann Wenner started publishing Glixel, a video games-based website.
Jann Wenner, who was made a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation in 1983, has endured controversy during his career as it relates to his involvement in the organization.
Fans and supporters of several artists have placed a large amount of blame on Jann Wenner for keeping them out of the Hall of Fame.
In June 2007, Monkees bassist Peter Tork alleged to the New York Post that Jann Wenner is excluding the group:.
Jann Wenner feels his moral judgment in 1967 and 1968 is supposed to serve in 2007.
Reportedly, as Thompson was waiting for a $75,000 advance check to arrive, he learned that Jann Wenner canceled the endeavor without telling him.
Jann Wenner then asked Thompson to travel to Vietnam to report on what appeared to be the closing of the Vietnam War.
Jann Wenner fired rock critic Jim DeRogatis in 1996 after DeRogatis published a negative review for an album by the then-popular band Hootie and the Blowfish.
In June 2017, Jann Wenner cut ties with Joe Hagan, the biographer he had commissioned to write his biography, Sticky Fingers, calling the book Hagan produced "deeply flawed and tawdry, rather than substantial".
Together, Jann Wenner and Nye have three children born via surrogate mothers, Noah and twins Jude and India Rose.