The president of Condé Nast passed away
Samuel Irving Newhouse, the owner of the subsidiary company of Condé Nast, Advance Publications, died on October 1.
“Today is a very sad day for the readers of this magazine and the employees of the company Condé Nast. S.I. Newhouse, the man who built this company and directed it for more than 50 years, died in New York after a long illness, ” – the official press release said.
The publishing house Condé Nast was created in the beginning of the 20th century. It was named after its founder. Samuel Irving began the career of a media tycoon from a small business, several magazines, namely 4 in the US, 2 in the UK and 2 in France. Over the years, Samuel Irving has achieved outstanding results. He was a great lover of gloss. He strengthened Vogue’s position as the world’s leading and most influential glossy brand in the world. He also owns the world-wide popularity of Vanity Fair. It was Samuel Irving who breathed new life into the gloss and created from him a real phenomenon of the publishing industry. To the list, you can add New Yorker, from which Irving made a popular magazine. Samuel Irving also bought Gentlemen’s Quarterly (GQ), which became the market leader among competitors.
Samuel Irving for 40 years of work in the publishing house has launched and bought major publications about health, travel, architecture, beauty and sports. He expanded the influence of the publishing house around the world. So Condé Nast is presented in 30 countries of the world. More than 140 magazines and more than 100 websites are published in these countries.
“Newhouse was an outstanding leader. Wherever he led me, I followed him without any questions – simply because he believed in me exactly as I once trusted him, ” – commented Anna Wintour, artistic director of Condé Nast and editor-in-chief of American Vogue.
“He was an unpretentious, reserved person, possessed a sense of irony and was able to laugh at himself. He was always fair to others. He seldom lost his composure and never raised his voice. He treated everyone with respect, regardless of rank and place in society. He was attentive to everyone. He was a “thinking” man long before this word became fashionable, ” – said Samuel Irving’s older brother.