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Anna-Lou Leibovitz was born on 2nd October 1949, in Waterbury, Connecticut USA, and is a portrait photographer, perhaps best known to the world for photographing legendary musician John Lennon on the day of his murder. Also, in 1991 she became the first woman to have her work exhibited at London`s National Portrait Gallery. Her career began in 1970.
Have you ever wondered how rich Annie Leibovitz is, as of late 2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Annie`s net worth is as high as $20 million, however, she has experienced financial difficulties in the past, and was even forced to sell her house.
Annie Leibovitz Net Worth $20 Million
Annie is of Jewish ancestry, since her parents were Romanian Jews. She is one of six children born to Marilyn Edith and her husband Samuel Leibovitz. Her father worked in the US Air Forces, serving as a lieutenant colonel, and because of the nature of his job, Annie and the whole family moved quite often. She even spent time in the Philippines during the Vietnam War, and is where she took her first pictures.
Annie went to Northwood High School, located in Silver Spring, Maryland, and at that time she started to show interest in art, and also writing and playing music. After matriculation, she enrolled at San Francisco Art Institute to study painting, but parallel with studies, Annie pursued her passion of photography. In 1969 she went to Amir, Israel as a kibbutz volunteer.
Upon her return in 1970, she joined Rolling Stone magazine as staff photographer. Thanks to her good work, Jann Wenner, co-founder of the magazine, named her as chief photographer. For the next 10 years she held that position, which only increased her net worth, and also helped establish a name for herself. Annie photographed numerous stars, including the Rolling Stones in 1971 and 1972, while she was the concert-tour photographer in 1975. Also, she photographed Joan Armatrading, and in that way became the first woman to photograph the three-time Grammy Award-nominated singer. Her most successful work came in 1980, when she photographed John Lennon and his wife Yoko Ono – John and Yoko were curled up one to another, with Lennon naked. The picture became an immediate hit, since Lennon was shot and killed just five hours later.
Annie continued to take notable photographs after she left Rolling Stone, some of these include Jackie and Joan Collins in a limo, then Miley Cyrus semi-nude, Johnny Depp and Kate Moss with Moss nude and Depp fully clothed with his head on her abdomen, Caitlyn Jenner, Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan, who was pregnant at the time, and Adele for Vogue, among many others, the popularity of which increased her net worth by a large margin.
Annie has also released 11 photography books, including “Photographs”, Photographs 1970-1990, “White Oak Dance Project: Photographs by Anne Leibovitz”, “Women”, ”Pilgrimage”, among others, sales of which have helped increase her net worth.
Thanks to her skills, Annie has received several prestigious awards, including the Royal Photographic Society’s Centenary Medal and Honorary Fellowship, and Prince of Asturias Award for Communication.
Regarding her personal life, Annie is a mother to three children. Her first child was born in 2001 when she was 52, while her twins were born to a surrogate mother in 2005. When it comes to her love life, Annie was a close friend with writer Susan Sontag, from 1989 until Susan`s death in 2004. When asked about their relationship, Annie would often say that the two were friends, but also that she loves Susan.
Following poorly financed renovation projects, Annie was forced to borrow $15.5 million against her properties, eventually believed to have sold her main residence for over $30 million.
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Annie Leibovitz information
|Birth date:||October 2, 1949|
|Birth place:||Waterbury, Connecticut, United States|
|Education:||San Francisco Art Institute|
|Children:||Sarah Cameron Leibovitz, Susan Leibovitz, Samuelle Leibovitz|
|Parents:||Sam Leibovitz, Marilyn Leibovitz|
|Awards:||Honorary Clio Award, Glamour Award for The Visionary|
|Movies:||Annie Leibovitz, Zoetrope|
|Books:||Pilgrimage, American Music, Annie Leibovitz - Art Ed, Annie Leibovitz Photographs|
More about Annie Leibovitz:
|Comedy Central Roast of Roseanne||2012||TV Movie archive provided by|
|The Oprah Winfrey Show||2009||TV Series photographs courtesy of - 1 episode|
|Patti Smith: Dream of Life||2008||Documentary archival footage courtesy of|
|Live from New York: The First 5 Years of Saturday Night Live||2005||TV Special documentary archive photographs|
|Vanity Fair: Killers Kill, Dead Men Die||2007||Video short|
|Great Performances||1992||TV Series 1 episode|
|The Tonight Show with Jay Leno||2011||TV Series photo furnished by - 2 episodes|
|The Union||2011||Documentary thanks|
|Irene Williams: Queen of Lincoln Road||2005||Short special thanks|
|The Great New Wonderful||2005||special thanks|
|The Anniversary Party||2001||thanks: for their huge contribution to the making of this film - as Annie Leibowitz|
|Even Cowgirls Get the Blues||1993||special thanks - as Annie Leibowitz|
|Pumping Iron||1977||Documentary thanks: Rolling Stone|
|Regarding Susan Sontag||2014||Documentary||Herself|
|Rock Center with Brian Williams||2011||TV Series||Herself - Guest|
|Visionaries: Inside the Creative Mind||2011||TV Series documentary|
|Late Show with David Letterman||2011||TV Series||Herself|
|Annie Leibovitz: So, There You Go||2009||Documentary short||Herself|
|Miradas 2||2009||TV Series documentary||Herself|
|Karsh Is History||2009||TV Movie documentary||Herself|
|Tavis Smiley||2006-2008||TV Series||Herself|
|Imagine||2008||TV Series documentary||Herself|
|Channel 4 News||2007||TV Series||Herself|
|American Masters||2006||TV Series documentary||Herself|
|Drei Photographinnen - Annie Leibovitz, Inge Morath, Martine Barrat||1994||TV Movie documentary||Herself|
|The South Bank Show||1993||TV Series documentary||Herself|
|3res 14torze 16tze||1993||TV Series||Herself|
|The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson||1991||TV Series||Herself - Guest|
|Late Night with David Letterman||1982||TV Series||Herself|
|Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson||2008||Documentary||Herself|
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|1||She was the first female, chief photographer for Jann Wenner's "Rolling Stone Magazine," a post she held from 1973 to 1983. However, she was not first female to photograph a cover for the magazine. That distinction belongs to Linda McCartney with her blue solarized portrait of Eric Clapton captured for the cover of the May 11, 1968 issue.|
|2||She was the last person to professionally photograph John Lennon alive (early on the day he was assassinated). However, the very last person to photograph Lennon, shortly before he was fatally shot, was amateur photographer Paul Goresh.|
|3||Her most famous photos include those of a nude John Lennon, hugging a clothed Yoko Ono, taken in the morning before his death, Demi Moore with a suit painted on her body, Whoopi Goldberg lying in a bathtub full of milk, Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi with their faces painted blue and recently Queen Elizabeth II during her US visit in 2007.|
|4||After ten years as chief photographer of "Rolling Stone" magazine, she has been a featured portrait photographer for "Vanity Fair" since 1983.|
|5||Being one of the world's leading portrait photographers, her style is marked by a close collaboration between the photographer and the subject.|
|6||Her father was a United States Air Force lieutenant colonel, her mother worked as a modern dance instructor.|
|7||Has three children: daughter Sarah Cameron, born in October 2001, when Annie was 52 years old, and her twins Susan and Samuelle, born to a surrogate mother in May 2005.|
|8||Longtime companion of essayist Susan Sontag from the mid 1980s until Sontag's death.|
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