Anderson Cooper Net Worth

How much is Anderson Cooper Worth?

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Anderson Cooper net worth:
$200 Million

Anderson Cooper's Salary

$12 Million

Anderson Cooper net worth and salary: Anderson Cooper is an American television personality, journalist and author who has a net worth of $200 million dollars. Anderson Cooper's annual CNN salary is $12 million. Cooper is currently the host of CNN's news show Anderson Cooper 360. He is the son of heiress Gloria Vanderbilt, and the great-great-great-grandson of shipping and railroad magnate Cornelius Vanderbilt. When Cornelius died, he had an inflation-adjusted net worth of $185 billion, which is enough to make him one of the 5 wealthiest people of all time. Anderson's maternal grandfather died when his mother was just one year old. He was the last male heir of the Vanderbilt fortune and left his entire estate, $5 million in 1925 to his daughter. That's the same as around $70 million after adjusting for inflation. Gloria's mother and aunt fought over her custody, and allegedly over control of the trust fund. Her aunt, the founder of the Whitney museum, ultimately won custody. As an adult, Gloria would go on to have enormous success as an artist and fashion designer.

Early Life: Prior to becoming a news anchor, Cooper was a model for Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, and Macy's. He went to Yale University where he studied Political Science and International Relations. During college, Cooper spent his summers as an intern at the CIA. Tragedy stuck when his father died suddenly in 1978. 10 years later, his older brother committed suicide. This event spurred his interest in journalism. After Anderson graduated from Yale University, he lived in Vietnam for a year, studying the Vietnamese language at the University of Hanoi. He then worked as a fact checker for the news agency Channel One, and periodically sold his home-made news segments to the channel. Cooper filmed reports of Vietnamese life and culture, and eventually moved on to Bosnia, Somalia, and Rwanda that aired on Channel One.

Anderson Cooper became a correspondent for ABC News in 1995 then co-anchor on ABC's World News Now program on September 21, 1999. In 2000 Cooper decided he needed a change from the hectic news schedule and became host of The Mole for two seasons before returning to broadcasting. In 2001, Anderson Cooper joined CNN, anchoring alongside Paula Zahn on American Morning. In 2002 he became CNN's weekend prime-time anchor. His own show, Anderson Cooper 360, began in 2003.

Anderson's mother died in June 2019. At the time of her death Gloria Vanderbilt's net worth was $200 million. A few weeks after her death it was revealed that she had left the majority of her estate to Anderson.

Anderson Cooper Net Worth

Anderson Cooper

Net Worth:$200 Million
Salary:$12 Million
Date of Birth:Jun 3, 1967 (52 years old)
Gender:Male
Height:5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Profession:Model, Journalist, Author, Film Producer, Presenter, Television producer
Nationality:United States of America
Last Updated:2019

Anderson Cooper Earnings

  • Anderson Cooper 360°
    $10,000,000/year
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