About Anderson Cooper
Anderson Cooper is an American television personality, journalist and author, best known for his widely popular news program Anderson Cooper 360 and talk-show Anderson Live. Anderson Cooper net worth is currently estimated at $100 million and his annual salary is around $11 million.
Cooper was born in a spring 1967, in a family of two famous writers, socialite Wyatt Emory Cooper and Gloria Vanderbilt. His mother was also an actress and fashion designer which made a notable contribution to the proliferation of blue jeans.
Cooper’s ancestors from his mother’s side were extremely wealthy. His great-great-great-grandfather Cornelius Vanderbilt was an owner of the profitable shipping and railroad companies. Anderson’s grandparents Reginald Claypool Vanderbilt and Gloria Morgan Vanderbilt were also millionaires prominent in the society. Their daughter Gloria, the mother of Anderson, inherited much of their fortunes and earned an impressive capital herself. Her net worth is currently estimated at $200 and is twice as big as Anderson Cooper net worth.
Born into a wealthy and popular family, Anderson was seen in the media since he was a kid.
His mother first took him to the filming of talk-show when he was three years old. When Cooper turned 10-year-old he started modeling and worked with such agencies as Ford Models, Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren and Macy’s. Knowing his family, one could guess that Anderson Cooper net worth would be impressive even if he chose not to work.
However, Cooper wanted to be more than a pretty face in the magazine which trusts his family for money. After school he went to study in Yale University and graduated with a major degree in political science in the late 80s. His choice to become a journalist was influenced by a horrible tragedy in his family. When Cooper was just over 20 year old, his elder brother has killed himself by jumping from the balcony of his penthouse apartment in 14th floor.
Cooper first started working as a journalist in the early 90s. After a year doing this job Anderson took a break and stayed in Vietnam, studying Vietnamese language at the local university. In 1995 he was hired by ABC News to work as a correspondent and soon got promoted to the position of co-author of the show. That’s when Anderson Cooper net worth started to grow by his own effort. However, the job at the news show was extremely exhausting physically and mentally. As Cooper recalls, during this period he used to work nearly 20 hours per day and sleep 4, if he was lucky. In 2000 he quit this job to host reality show The Mole, but returned to professional journalism after two years.