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Rolling Stone Owner Appoints His Son As Head Of For His Graduation Gift


Gawker - Rolling Stone owner Jann Wenner has a knack for picking talent. So we’re sure his online staff will give a hearty welcome to their new boss: Jann Wenner’s fresh-out-of-college kid. Gus Wenner, 22, is an amazing media success story. Just a few years ago, he was a Brown University student playing in a band with fellow celebukid Brown student Scout Willis. Today, he’s still playing in a band with Scout Willis— and also running the website of a major national magazine! Gus’s dad, Jann (the boss of the place, coincidentally) sent this email out to Rolling Stone staffers today:

Date: Monday, May 20, 2013 2:52 PM

Subject: Gus Wenner

Dear all:

David Kang and I are very pleased —and I am very proud —to announce that Gus Wenner, after leading the re-launch re-design effort for our website, will now continue by heading up the overall operations of



Fucking rich people. Just no regard for human life whatsoever. The thing I don’t get about this story is how does the kid accept this? I mean maybe I can understand the dad giving him this job because parents spoil their kids, but honestly how detached from reality do you have to be to want it? To have everybody DESPISE you?  To not even pretend to have earned it. Like no matter what this kid does for the rest of his life he’s never going to have real respect. Never.  At least work for a year before taking over.  It’s just common courtesy to all the employees you are stomping on.  Give off the illusion that you care about spitting in their faces.  It’s being the boss’s son 101 really.