Annie Leibovitz Net Worth
|Net Worth:||$40 Million|
|Date of Birth:||Oct 2, 1949 (73 years old)|
|Place of Birth:||Waterbury|
|Profession:||Photographer, Artist, Visual Artist|
|Nationality:||United States of America|
What is Annie Leibovitz's net worth and salary?
Annie Leibovitz is an American portrait photographer who has a net worth of $40 million. Annie Leibovitz has taken some of the most iconic photos of rock stars and celebrities ever. She began her artistic career as a musician and painter, graduating from the San Francisco Art Institute in the late 60s. After spending a few years overseas, where she began focusing solely on photography, she returned to the US, and began one of the most successful photography careers ever. She first made a name for herself as a staff photographer for Rolling Stone. She rose to become Chief Photographer, and held the position from 1983 to 1993. Some of her more famous photographs include the last portrait of John Lennon just five hours before his assassination; the photo of Bruce Springsteen used on the cover of the "Born in the U.S.A." album; Whoopi Goldberg in a bathtub full of milk; Keira Knightley and Scarlett Johansson semi-nude with Tom Ford on the cover of Vanity Fair; Demi Moore's nude and pregnant cover photo, also for Vanity Fair; and Queen Elizabeth II when she visited the United States. She photographed The Rolling Stones on tour, and has long been a favorite photographer for music artists. She has shot portraits of Sting, Dolly Parton, Cyndi Lauper, Miley Cyrus, Michael Jackson, Lady Gaga, and Rihanna, among many, many others. She suffered severe financial problems in the late 2000s, and began putting her everything she owned including the rights to many of her famous photos, up for sale. She was given somewhat of a reprieve, and was able to retain the rights to her photos.
Annie Leibovitz was born in Waterbury, Connecticut, and grew up all over the world, as her father was a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Air Force. She discovered a love of art and music early on, and went on to attend the San Francisco Art Institute, where she focused on painting, while also honing her photography skills. She began her professional photography career in the early 70s, working as a staff photographer for the then fledgling music magazine, Rolling Stone. She became Chief Photographer in 1973 and held the job for the next ten years.
After experiencing financial troubles for several years in a row, in 2009 Annie borrowed $15.5 million from the Art Capital Group. That loan eventually ballooned to $24 million. In 2009, Art Capital Group sued Annie for failing to repay these loans. Liebovitz has since worked to restructure her debt and pay back the loan to avoid losing her life's work which she was forced to use as collateral. In 2012 she listed her New York City Townhouse for $33 million. The house finally sold in 2012 for $28.5 million. In June 2014, Annie purchased an $11.25 million apartment on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, signaling that her financial problems had finally been settled.