Anderson Cooper

Anderson Cooper has a mind-blowing net worth of around $200 million. He is one of the very well-known television journalists.

Born on June 3, 1967, in Manhattan, New York City, he is the younger son of fashion designer, artist, and heiress Gloria Vanderbilt and writer Wyatt Emory Cooper.

Cooper currently hosts the CNN news show called Anderson Cooper 360, with an annual salary of $12 million.

Anderson Cooper at the 71st Annual Peabody Awards
Anderson Cooper at the 71st Annual Peabody Awards

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Cooper is actually gay and was the first gay person to moderate a presidential debate in the general election.

Further, he moderated the second presidential election debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in 2016.

Quick Facts

Here are some of the quick facts of Anderson Cooper:

Full Name Anderson Hays Cooper
Net Worth $200 million
Birth Date June 3, 1967
Birth Place Manhattan, New York City, the United States of America
Profession Political Commentator, Broadcast Journalist
Father’s Name Wyatt Emory Cooper
Mother’s Name Gloria Vanderbilt
Gender Male
Sexual Orientation Gay
Marital Status Single
Children Wyatt Morgan Cooper
Siblings Late Carter Vanderbilt Cooper, Christopher Stokowski, and Leopold Stanislaus Stokowski
Nationality American
Age 55 Years Old
Weight 154 lbs
Height 5 feet 10 inches
Education Dalton School, Yale University
Employer Channel One News(1990-1995), ABC News(1995-2000), and CNN(2001-present)
Television Anderson Cooper 360, Anderson live, Anderson Cooper Full Circle
Movies Chappie(2015), The 33(2015), Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice
Bloodline Vanderbilt Family
Social Media Instagram, Twitter
Years Active 1990 – Present
Last Update 2022

Anderson Cooper: Net Worth and Income

Anderson Cooper has a net worth of $200 million. He is one of the most well-recognized news anchor and television personalities globally, and he is also an author.

Mostly all his incomes are from his journalism career.

Cooper is estimated to earn $12 million annually from CNN, where he hosts a news show and makes an appearance in the weekend broadcast.

He also has contracts with Warner Bros(W.B) and Telepictures, where he hosts nationally syndicated talk show Anderson Cooper live.

It’s estimated that this deal is worth over $10 million.

Not only is Cooper a Global personality, but he is from a very wealthy family that has made its name in the history of the United States.

His great-great-great-grandfather was a railroad tycoon and made quite the fortune out of it.

Cooper is also an author and has written one or two books of his own. Not only that, but he also works as a freelance for writing.

Subsequently, last year after the passing of Cooper’s mother, Gloria Vanderbilt Cooper, he inherited the majority of her real estate, which was estimated to be around $1.5 million.

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Anderson Cooper: House and Cars

Anderson owns an 8,240 square feet firehouse in Greenwich Village, New York, which he bought for $4.3 million in 2010.

He later renovated and transformed it into a full house, keeping all the classic details of the house.

Cooper sold his midtown manhattan penthouse for $3.75 million in 2012, and two years later, another property in Quiogue, New York, for $3 million, making a profit of $1.3 million.

Subsequently, later that year, Cooper bought himself a historic stone mansion in Litchfield County, Connecticut, for which he spent somewhere between $5 to $9 million.

As if this was enough for Cooper. He also owns a gorgeous vacation home in Brazil, in Trancoso, and named it Casa Anderson.

As for cooper’s cars, he owns a Black Chevrolet Camaro, Aston Martin DB5, and an Audi.

Anderson Cooper Lifestyle and Vacation

Cooper has maintained his privacy, separating his work and personal life from being global news. He lives a pretty normal and downsized life.

Cooper is openly gay, and according to the New York Times, he is “the most prominent openly gay journalist on American television.”

It wasn’t until July 2, 2012, when he permitted Andrew Sullivan to publish an email that stated the truth about him being gay.

Being a Tv-personality can be very exhausting.

Anderson Cooper relaxing in his Vacation home in Brazil.
Anderson Cooper is relaxing in his Vacation home in Brazil.

Anderson has been to many locations not only for his journalism but to relax and enjoy as well.

For the past few years, we have seen cooper take very few vacations. He has been to Bora Bora beach and his vacation home in Brazil.

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Anderson Cooper: Charity

Being an International Tv-personality, Cooper has done quite some charity work as well.

He supports many charity organizations and foundations.

AIDS & HIV, Animals, Cancer, Children, Civil Rights, Conservation, Environment, Health, Human Rights, LGBT Support, and Rape/Sexual Abuse are some of the causes supported by Anderson Cooper.

And below are the charities he supports:

  • American Heart Association
  • American Stroke Association
  • Elton John AIDS Foundation
  • GLAAD
  • Hillsides
  • International Myeloma Foundation
  • National Wildlife Federation
  • Robert F Kennedy Memorial
  • Street Teens
  • V Foundation for Cancer Research

Anderson Cooper: Movies, Investments, and Book Publications

Movies

Throughout his Television Journalism Career, Cooper has been seen in only a few movies, which are Chappie(2015), The 33(2015), Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice(2016).

He only had a few seconds of screen-time in those movies and played himself as a News Anchor.

It is reported that Cooper made around $100,00 as he only had a few minutes of screen time in those movies.

Investments

Anderson has a few investments in real estate, as we know that he buys and sells the property for profit. Just in the few past years, Cooper has bought and sold two houses.

His midtown Manhattan penthouse for $3.75 million in 2012, and two years later another property in Quiogue, New York, for $3 million, making a profit of $1.3 million.

Book Publication

Being an author, Cooper has written books such as Vanderbilt: The Rise and Fall of an American Dynasty(2021) and Dispatches from the Edge: A Memoir of War.

He also wrote Disasters and Survival(2006), The Rainbow comes and go(2016), and Biographical Dictionary of Famous Tar Heels(1988).

He made around $500,000 from his book publication.

Career

After graduation, Cooper tried to gain entry-level employment at the ABC answering telephones but was not successful.

After finding it difficult to get his foot in the on-air door reporting, Anderson decided to enlist the help of a friend in making a fake press pass.

Subsequently, in 1995, Cooper finally became a correspondent for ABC News, rising to co-anchor on its overnight World News Now program on September 21, 1999.

Being a freelance writer, Cooper authored a variety of articles that have appeared in many outlets, including Details magazine.

He also published a memoir for HarperCollins in 2006, Dispatches from the Edge, detailing his life and work in Sri Lanka, Africa, Iraq and Louisiana over the previous year.

Anderson Cooper on his show Anderson Cooper 360
Anderson Cooper on his show Anderson Cooper 360

Likewise, Cooper began hosting the documentary ‘Planet in Peril’ with Sanjay Gupta and Jeff Corwin on CNN in October 2007.

Subsequently, in the following year, Cooper, Gupta, and Lisa Ling from National Geographic Explorer teamed up for a sequel, ‘Planet in Peril: Battle Lines, which premiered in 2008.

Before becoming a news anchor, Cooper was a model for Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, and Macy’s from 10 to 13.

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3 Facts about Anderson Cooper

The anchor parents held parties where they invited Charlie Chaplin, Lillian Gish, and George Plimpton.

After the anchor’s father’s death at the age of 50, 10-year-old Cooper decided to think about providing for himself. The anchor signed with the Ford Modeling Agency and began modeling clothes for Ralph Lauren and Macy’s.

He decided to spend his summers interning at the headquarters of the agency in Langley, Virginia. Later, he chose not to pursue intelligence work as a profession.

Quotes

“The farther you go…, the harder it is to return. …”

“The farther you go, however, the harder it is to return. …”

“Each child’s story is worthy of telling. …”

“Hope is not a plan …”

FAQs

Was Anderson Cooper ever married?

No, Anderson Cooper has not been married before and still is unmarried.

Did Anderson Cooper had a baby?

Yes, Anderson Cooper did have a baby, and it was by surrogacy.

Is Anderson Cooper Gay?

Yes, Anderson Cooper is full-on open about his sexual orientation and the fact that he’s gay.

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