Anna Wintour 


Not only at the helm of what is without question the most influential fashion magazine in the world since 1988, Wintour for more than two years has also served as the artistic director of its parent company, Condé Nast. Her influence extends beyond media and fashion, and into the art world: Last year, the Metropolitan Museum of Art named its Costume Center after her—Michelle Obama cut the ribbon to mark its opening—and Wintour has been the chair of the museum’s annual Gala for the past 20 years. The Gala has brought in a reported $145 million, and according to The New York Times, last year it brought in almost $12 million alone.



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