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)|
|Awards:||Member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame|
|IMDb:||Jann Wenner's IMDb|
About Jann Wenner
Co-founder and publisher of Rolling Stone magazine. He also owned Men's Journal and US Weekly.
He worked as an editor on UC Berkeley's school paper but left the university to launch his own magazines.
He co-founded the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation in 1983.
He fathered three sons with his wife Jane Schindelheim, but started dating Matt Nye after his divorce.
He interviewed many musicians, including Bono.
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