Vanessa Friedman Net Worth 2021 and Life story

Vanessa Friedman net worth

Read the complete write-up of Vanessa Friedman net worth 2021, age, husband, biography, as well as other information you need to know.


Vanessa Victoria Friedman is Fashion Director and Chief Fashion Critic at The New York Times. Her style of critizing fashion personalities is loved by many considering the number of followers she has.

Previously, Friedman has worked at numerous other publications including, but not limited to, the Financial Times, the New Yorker, American Vogue, and Vanity Fair.

Early Life

Vanessa Victoria Friedman was born on 4th December, 1967 in New York to Stephen J. Friedman, a lawyer, and Fredrica Friedman (née Schwab), a literary manager. Vanessa Friedman age is 53 years old. She has a younger brother named Alexander. Friedman graduated cum laude from Princeton University. She is also a graduate of Phillips Exeter Academy and The Chapin School.


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In 1998, Friedman was published in The New Yorker. She was the Fashion Features Director for InStyle UK, a position she held from 2000 to 2002. Prior to this, she worked as a Fashion Correspondent for the FT, as an Arts Contributor at The Economist and was the European Editor at Elle US. She has also written extensively on a freelance basis for Entertainment

Weekly, Vogue, The New Yorker and Vanity Fair.

From 2002 to March 2014, Friedman was the fashion editor of the Financial Times. She is the first person to hold the post. Friedman writes a weekly column for the Saturday FT, as well as editing the Style page, and helps cover the luxury industry for the daily newspaper, and edits the twice-yearly supplement The Business of Fashion.

In March 2014, Friedman was named the “fashion director and chief fashion critic” of The New York Times.

In November 2019, Friedman came under fire for criticizing the white pantsuit worn by presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard during a Democratic debate, likening it to outfits worn by cult leaders. In 2016, Friedman had written an article praising the Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton for wearing an identical outfit. Friedman remained under scrutiny from many credible news sources for several days, but The New York Times did not address the issue.


Friedman married J. David Stewart in New York City, on June 15, 1996. They live together with their 3 children in Park Slope, Brooklyn. In her spare time, she enjoys long bike rides, trapeze, and spending time with her family.

Vanessa Friedman net worth

Vanessa Friedman net worth is estimated to be around $5 million. Her career success has earned her a luxurious lifestyle and some of the fancy cars. She is best known to a fashion critic, during the 2021 Oscar awards, Vanessa Friedman criticize alot of celebrities for wearing designer wears that left their tummy bare.