Jann Wenner

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Date of Birth January 7, 1946
Place of Birth New York
Age 75 years old
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Jann Simon Wenner is an American magazine magnate who is the co-founder and publisher of the popular culture magazine Rolling Stone, and former owner of Men's Journal magazine. He participated in the Free Speech Movement while attending the University of California, Berkeley. Wenner, with his mentor Ralph J. Gleason, co-founded Rolling Stone in 1967. Later in his career, Wenner co-founded the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and has founded other publications. As a publisher and media figure, he has faced controversy regarding Hall of Fame eligibility favoritism, the breakdown of his relationship with gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson, and criticism that his magazine's reviews were biased.

Born: Jann Simon Wenner, January 07, 1946, New York City, United States
Partner(s): Matt Nye (1995–present)
Children: 6
Awards: Member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
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About Jann Wenner

Co-founder and publisher of Rolling Stone magazine. He also owned Men's Journal and US Weekly.

Before Fame

He worked as an editor on UC Berkeley's school paper but left the university to launch his own magazines.

Achievement

He co-founded the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation in 1983.

Family Life

He fathered three sons with his wife Jane Schindelheim, but started dating Matt Nye after his divorce.

Associations

He interviewed many musicians, including Bono.

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Latest information about Jann Wenner updated on January 25, 2021.