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Annie Leibovitz Net Worth, Biography, Wiki 2017-2016

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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Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Comedy Central Roast of Roseanne2012TV Movie archive provided by
The Oprah Winfrey Show2009TV Series photographs courtesy of - 1 episode
Patti Smith: Dream of Life2008Documentary archival footage courtesy of
Live from New York: The First 5 Years of Saturday Night Live2005TV Movie documentary archive photographs

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Vanity Fair: Killers Kill, Dead Men Die2007Video short
Great Performances1992TV Series 1 episode

Camera Department

Camera Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Aria1987still photographer

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2011TV Series photo furnished by - 2 episodes
The Union2011Documentary thanks
El somni2008thanks
Irene Williams: Queen of Lincoln Road2005Short special thanks
The Great New Wonderful2005special thanks
The Anniversary Party2001thanks: for their huge contribution to the making of this film - as Annie Leibowitz
Even Cowgirls Get the Blues1993special thanks - as Annie Leibowitz
Pumping Iron1977Documentary thanks: Rolling Stone

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Regarding Susan Sontag2014DocumentaryHerself
Rock Center with Brian Williams2011TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Visionaries: Inside the Creative Mind2011TV Series documentary
Late Show with David Letterman2011TV SeriesHerself
Annie Leibovitz: So, There You Go2009Documentary shortHerself
Miradas 22009TV Series documentaryHerself
Karsh Is History2009TV Movie documentaryHerself
Tavis Smiley2006-2008TV SeriesHerself
Imagine2008TV Series documentaryHerself
Channel 4 News2007TV SeriesHerself
American Masters2006TV Series documentaryHerself
Drei Photographinnen - Annie Leibovitz, Inge Morath, Martine Barrat1994TV Movie documentaryHerself
3res 14torze 16tze1993TV SeriesHerself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson2008DocumentaryHerself

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#Fact
1She 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.
2She 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.
3Her 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.
4After ten years as chief photographer of "Rolling Stone" magazine, she has been a featured portrait photographer for "Vanity Fair" since 1983.
5Being one of the world's leading portrait photographers, her style is marked by a close collaboration between the photographer and the subject.
6Her father was a United States Air Force lieutenant colonel, her mother worked as a modern dance instructor.
7Has 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.
8Longtime companion of essayist Susan Sontag from the mid 1980s until Sontag's death.


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