Eva Chen Bio, Age, Husband, Children, Books, Salary & More

By Soni Pahadi | Updated On: 12 Jan, 2020
Eva Chen Bio, Age, Husband, Children, Books, Salary & More

“If you are dedicated and devoted towards your ambition then you can pile up your success day by day.”

The saying best fits the life Eva Chen, who has been garnering fame as a fashion editor and fashion influencer since her teenage years. She is also an author. 

Eva rose into stardom when she became the Director of the Fashion Partnerships with Instagram. She has maintained her status as an Instagram star with more than 1.2 million followers in her self-titled Instagram account. Likewise, she has over 140k followers on her Twitter.

Meanwhile, Eva has also represented herself as the 2018's New York Times' best-seller for publishing a book called Juno Valentines and the Magical Shoes(2018). Further, she has written several other books, including A Is for Awesome: 25 Iconic Women Who Changed the World (2019) and Juno Valentine and the Fantastic Fashion Adventure (2019).

Eva Chen’s Married Life

Eva has been happily married to her husband, Thomas Bannister, for several years. The wedding took place on 8th August 2013. 

Eva Chen celebrates her husband Thomas Bannister's birthday on 10th September 2019 (Photo: Eva Chen's Instagram)

Together, the pair is blessed with two children; one daughter and a son. Eva’s daughter, Ren was born on 16th December 2015; whereas, son Tao was born on 25th February 2017.


Speaking about Eva’s academics, she attended The Johns Hopkins University from the year 1996-2001 in order to earn a Bachelor's degree in English and Creative Writing.

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After that, she matriculated at the Columbia University-Graduate School Of Journalism from 2003 to 2004 to pursue Bachelors of Science, Magazine writing, and a minor in broadcast journalism. 

Career Info

Before being Head of Fashion Partnerships for Instagram in July 2015, Eva had worked as a Beauty Writer and Contributing Fashion Stylist for Elle since May 2002. She nearly worked for two years in the company.

Later, in May 2005, Eva joined the largest beauty company, Conde Nast. There, she worked for Teen Vogue as a Beauty and Health Director and held the position for almost eight years. Again, she was promoted to Special Project Director and served for two years.

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For instance, in 2012, she joined The Wall Street Journal and fulfilled her duties as a Contributing Editor for WSJ Magazine

Likewise, in March 2013, Eva was hired by Conde Nast, she worked as Columnist for Vogue China. And, she also served as an Editor In Chief for Lucky Magazine

Salary Amount

As an author, Eva makes a good income from her books. In the market, her book named Juno Valentine and the Magical Shoes' price ranges from $6.59 to $16.81, A Is for Awesome: 25 Iconic Women Who Changed the World is priced $5.09-$9.73, and Juno Valentine and the Fantastic Fashion Adventure costs $16.89.

Interesting Facts About Her

  • Eva was born on 24th September 1979 in NewYork. 
  • Her birth sign is Libra.
  • She was raised in Manhattan's Greenwich Village.
  • Eva’s parents were immigrants.
  • She was the youngest editor-in-chief of Lucky magazine.
  • Eva’s husband Thomas is the Creative Director and founder of SXM Entertainment.
  • She met her husband when she was 20 years old.