Annie Leibovitz Net Worth

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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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  • Full Name: Annie Leibovitz
  • Net Worth: $20 Million
  • Date Of Birth: October 2, 1949
  • Place Of Birth: Waterbury, Connecticut, United States
  • Profession: Photographer
  • Education: San Francisco Art Institute
  • Nationality: American
  • Children: Sarah Cameron Leibovitz, Susan Leibovitz, Samuelle Leibovitz
  • Parents: Sam Leibovitz, Marilyn Leibovitz
  • Nicknames: Anna-Lou Leibovitz , Annie Leibowitz , Anna-Lou “Annie” Leibovitz
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  • Awards: Honorary Clio Award, Glamour Award for The Visionary
  • Movies: Annie Leibovitz, Zoetrope


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • After ten years as chief photographer of “Rolling Stone” magazine, she has been a featured portrait photographer for “Vanity Fair” since 1983.
  • Being one of the world’s leading portrait photographers, her style is marked by a close collaboration between the photographer and the subject.
  • Her father was a United States Air Force lieutenant colonel, her mother worked as a modern dance instructor.
  • 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.
  • Longtime companion of essayist Susan Sontag from the mid 1980s until Sontag’s death.


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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
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Vanity Fair: Killers Kill, Dead Men Die 2007 Video short
Great Performances 1992 TV Series 1 episode
Camera Department
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Aria 1987 still photographer
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The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2011 TV Series photo furnished by – 2 episodes
The Union 2011 Documentary thanks
El somni 2008 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
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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
Archive Footage
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Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson 2008 Documentary Herself


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