Gloria Vanderbilt net worth: Gloria Vanderbilt is an American socialite, fashion designer, actor and entrepreneur who has a net worth of $200 million. Gloria Vanderbilt was born on February 20, 1924 in New York City, New York. She is a member of the esteemed Vanderbilt family. Her son is CNN anchor Anderson Cooper. Gloria's father, Reginald Claypoole Vanderbilt, was the great grandson of Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt. Cornelius Vanderbilt was the third wealthiest American of all time. After adjusting for inflation, Cornelius died with a fortune equal to $185 billion. Cornelius earned his first fortune in shipping but the extreme wealth came much later on in life from railroads and real estate. Gloria Vanderbilt inherited most of her net worth from her father Reginald who was the only male heir to the Vanderbilt railroad fortune. Her father died when Gloria was just one year old. He left her a trust fund that was worth $5 million in 1925 which is equal to roughly $70 million in today's dollars. Though she easily had the wealth and connections to live a lazy socialite life, Gloria ended up building a very successful career as a fashion designer and artist. After achieving some early success as an artist, Gloria lent her name to a line of designer jeans and fragrances which were sold at high end department stores throughout the world.