Gus Wenner

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Gus Wenner
Edward Augustus Wenner
Alma materBrown University
Occupation(s)CEO, Rolling Stone

Gus Wenner is an American magazine executive who is the chief executive officer of Rolling Stone.

Early life and education[edit]

Wenner was born Edward Augustus Wenner and is the son of Jane Schindelheim and magazine magnate Jann Wenner, founder of Rolling Stone and co-founder of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Wenner graduated from Brown University in 2012.[1] While in college, he was one part of the duo "Gus+Scout," alongside Scout LaRue Willis, daughter of Demi Moore and Bruce Willis.[2]


Wenner joined Wenner Media shortly after his graduation from Brown University in 2012. He was in charge of digital aspects of with site traffic climbing 40 percent during his tenure.[1] In 2013, at the age of 23, Wenner became the head of digital for the online versions of Wenner Media's Rolling Stone, Us Weekly, and Men's Journal magazines.[1] During his time as head of digital, he was credited with launching Rolling Stone's standalone country website and also oversaw the sale of the publication to Penske Media Corporation.[3]

Wenner stayed on as the president and chief operating officer of Rolling Stone after its sale to Penske Media Corporation in 2017.[4] He is also the executive producer for several documentaries including SuperVillain The Making Of Takashi 6ix9ine.[5] In 2021 he was promoted to chief executive officer at Rolling Stone.[6]


Year Film Role
2022 Little Richard: I Am Everything Executive producer[7]
2021 SuperVillain The Making Of Takashi 6ix9ine Executive producer[8]
2019 USA v Chapo Executive producer[9]
2015 Jackass Reunion: 15 Years Later Executive producer


  1. ^ a b c Green, Stanley (27 June 2014). "Jann Wenner Promotes His Son Gus to Head Digital Communications for Wenner Media". Jewish Business News. Retrieved 26 November 2021.
  2. ^ Vilensky, Mike (21 August 2012). "The Musical Stylings of Celebrity Offspring". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 2 December 2021.
  3. ^ Sebastian, Michael (5 December 2013). "Rolling Stone Plans a Standalone Website to Cover Country Music". AdAge. Retrieved 2 December 2021.
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  5. ^ Petski, Denise (17 October 2019). "Showtime Orders Tekashi 6ix9ine Limited Docuseries 'Supervillain' Inspired By Rolling Stone Feature". Deadline.
  6. ^ Stenberg, Mark (25 January 2022). "Rolling Stone Names Gus Wenner CEO as the Legacy Title Expands Its Focus". AdWeek. Retrieved 4 February 2021.
  7. ^ "CNN Films, HBO Max Commission LITTLE RICHARD: I AM EVERYTHING (w.t.) Produced By Bungalow Media + Entertainment". CNN. 26 May 2022. Retrieved 8 April 2023.
  8. ^ "'Supervillain' Filmmakers Discuss the Making of Their New Tekashi 6ix9ine Docuseries". Rolling Stone. 19 February 2021. Retrieved 26 November 2021.
  9. ^ de Moraes, Lisa; Pedersen, Erik (28 February 2019). "Rolling Stone Docu Series 'USA V Chapo' Premieres On Facebook Watch In March". Deadline. Retrieved 2 December 2021.

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