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Anderson Cooper Net Worth: Career & Lifestyle

American T.V journalist Anderson Hays Cooper has an estimated net worth of $220 million.

Anderson Hays Cooper is an American T.V journalist/ commentator widely known for his show Anderson cooper 360° (AC360 °) on the worldwide popular TV channel CNN.

Anderson Cooper
Anderson Cooper (Source: Scary Mommy)

He received The National Order of Honor and Merits from the Haitian government, the highest honor granted, for his work during the 2010 earthquake in Haiti.

Andrew Cooper has won numerous awards throughout his career, including 8 Emmy and 2 Peabody Awards.

Anderson Cooper | Quick Facts

An overview of Anderson’s life

Full Name Anderson Hays Cooper
Nickname Andy Coop
Date of Birth June 3, 1967 ( age 54)
Birthplace New York, United States
Nationality American
Ethnicity (Multiracial) White and Hispanic
Zodiac Sign Gemini
Education Yale University (BA)
Net Worth $220 million
Occupation Broadcast journalist and political commentator
Father’s Name Wyatt Emory Cooper
Mother’s Name Gloria Vanderbilt
Siblings Carter Vanderbilt Cooper, Leopold Stanislaus Stokowski, Christopher Stokowski
Sexual Orientation Openly Gay
Height 1.78 m (5’10”)
Weight 64 kg
Eye Color Blue Eyes
Favorite Food Flavored Popcorn
Marital Status Single
Children Wyatt Morgan Cooper (b. April 7, 2020)
Shows World News Now (co-anchor )

The Mole (host)

Anderson Cooper 360

CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute

Syndicated Talk Show: Anderson Live

60 Minutes (correspondent)

Salary $12 million per year
Employers Channel One News (1990-1995)

ABC News (1995-2000)

CNN News  ( 2001- present)

Years Active 1990-Present
Awards The National Order of Honor and Merits ( Haiti)

8 Emmy Awards

2 Peabody Awards

6 GLAAD Media Awards

National Headliner Awards

Yale Undergraduate Lifetime Achievement Award

Last Updated May 2024

Anderson Cooper | Net Worth and Income

Anderson Cooper currently makes $12 million per year from the TV show Anderson Cooper 360 °, which has helped him earn the title of the richest news anchor.

Cooper holds an estimated net worth of $220 million.

However, coming from a well-known family background of a wealthy businessman, actors and, TV personalities, people are often curious about his late mother Gloria Vanderbilt’s will.

They often question how much Anderson inherited from his late mother’s fortune.

Well, the answer is $1.5 million.

Yes, it’s out and open that Anderson Cooper inherited $1.5 million from his late mother Gloria Vanderbilt (D. 2019) that would be just a small fraction (around 0.75%) of his total net worth.

So it is clear that Anderson earned his huge fortune from his hard work and his astonishing career as a broadcast journalist, political commentator, and writer.

Anderson Cooper’s Net Worth in Different Currency

Let’s see how much is Anderson Cooper’s net worth in different currencies around the world.

Currency Net Worth
Euro €193,565,900
Pound Sterling £164’857,000
Australian Dollar A$307,623,360
Canadian Dollar C$280,971,900
Indian Rupees ₹ 16,515,686,000
Bitcoin ฿3763.19

Anderson Cooper | Houses and Cars

Working and living in America, Anderson is sure to live most of the time in New York, where he has a lavish house that was originally a 19th-century firehouse, which he bought at $4.2 million back in 2010.

Cooper renovated the building in a modern chic way while still keeping the authentic style of the 19th-century building and added a lot of vintage and old equipment.

Apart from his lavish New York apartment, Anderson owns quite amazing properties.

One of which is his luxury getaway home in Trancoso, Brazil. This tropical paradise home serves as a perfect getaway for a vacation, a party, or a private gathering.

He also has a massive property of 10,127 square feet in Connecticut, which he bought back in 2014.

Though the exact price of the property is unknown, it’s said to be somewhere between $5 million – $9 million.

The property is known as The Rye House and features ten bedrooms, six full and three half bathrooms, a library, an office suite, a kitchen, and a 28-feet dining hall.

Anderson’s Connecticut Estate (Source: pinterest.com )

We can clearly say that Cooper likes his house luxurious, lavish, and extravagant. His houses are sure to be his cherished possessions.

Despite being one of the richest journalists and having millions of fortune Cooper still likes to take the subway, ride his bicycle, and sometimes love to walk around New York City.

Well, that explains his perfectly built athletic physic.

Anderson Cooper | Lifestyle and Vacations


Anderson Hays Cooper was born in New York in 1967 to parents; Wyatt Emory Cooper and Gloria Vanderbilt.

His mother was an heiress to a well-established business family known as The Vanderbilt. They were socialites and millionaires running a business of trade and shipping in America.

He did his early schooling at Dalton School, and later, he graduated with a degree in B.A. in political science from the famous Yale University.

Personal life

Cooper has two older half-brothers from his mom’s previous relationship, Leopold Stanislaus Stokowski and Christopher Stokowski.

He also had an older brother Carter Vanderbilt Cooper. Born on January 27, 1965, Carter was two years older than Anderson, who he lost to suicide at the young age of 23.

He still mourns his brother’s death every day.  However, that was not the first tragedy of Cooper’s life. He lost his father to open-heart surgery in 1978 when he was only ten years old.

Similarly, he has also openly stated about mild dyslexia he had as a child.

He also came out as gay and considers himself very happy, comfortable, confident, and proud for who he is.

Moreover, his son Wyatt Morgan Cooper was born on April 27, 2020. He announced the birth of his son, who was conceived through surrogacy.

Though no longer together, Anderson and his ex-partner Benjamin Maisani have decided to co-parent the child together.


Anderson Cooper claims he doesn’t have a life off-air, as he is considered one of the busiest men in TV broadcasting.

He spends most of his days, even weekends working.

He keeps himself limited to the gym, work, and home. We can say that Cooper is a bit of a workaholic. But he does go on vacation sometimes.

Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen in Vacation
Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen in Vacation (Source: Distractify)

It was during a romantic getaway with his former partner to Brazil where he fell in love with the tropical town of Trancoso and decided to build a vacation home there, on the Atlantic coast.

Anderson Cooper | Charity

Anderson Cooper has been involved in lots of charity works as well. He supports a lot of charity foundations.

American Stroke Association, American Heart Association, Elton John AIDS Foundation, National Wildlife Federation, Robert F Kennedy Memorial Street Teens are some of the foundations Cooper supports.

Anderson Cooper | Movies and Book Publications

Anderson is not an actor by profession but has played his parts in some movies like the Chappie, The 33, The Chew, Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice, etc.

He also produced and acted on ‘Nothing Left Unsaid: Gloria Vanderbilt and Anderson Cooper’, a series of conversations of him and his late mother, Gloria.

Apart from being an amazing host, broadcast journalist, and political commentator Cooper has also established himself as a writer.

Yes, he has also written many books in the past few years.

The bestselling books of his career are:

1)        Vanderbilt: The Rise and Fall of an American Dynasty (September 21, 2021)

2)        The Rainbow Comes and Goes (2016), which he co-authored with his late mother, Gloria Vanderbilt.

3)        Dispatches From The Edge: A Memoir of War, Disasters, and Survival (2006)

He has also written many articles for many different outlets and magazines.

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Anderson Cooper | Career

His early career started when he worked as an intern for the Central Intelligence Agency while still studying in college.

Then in 1995, he joined ABC News as a correspondent and was later promoted to the co-anchor of the channel’s show ‘World News Now’ in 1999.

He later went on to host the same channel’s reality game show, The Mole.

He left the show after its second season in 2001 and joined CNN to return to broadcasting, where he worked alongside Paula Zahn in the show ‘American Morning.’

Anderson Cooper 360
Anderson Cooper 360 (Source: YouTube)

In 2003 he got to host the show named after himself Anderson Cooper 360°, which is very popular on CNN.

He also works as a correspondent for another renowned TV show, ‘60 Minutes’, for the CBS television network.

He has covered numerous disasters, wars, world events, etc., in his journalism career and has received many awards for his outstanding work in his field.

Some of the major events he covered were Princess Diana’s funeral, the death of Pope John Paul II, Hurricane Katrina, the Haiti earthquake, the tsunami in Sri Lanka, etc.

Cooper also moderated the second presidential debate in the 2016 election between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.

3 Facts About Anderson Cooper

  • Anderson Cooper started modeling at the age of 10.
  • He has partied with Charlie Chaplin.
  • Anderson Cooper was an intern at the CIA in Langley, Virginia, at Yale University.


What is Anderson Cooper’s net worth?

As of May 2024, Anderson Cooper has a net worth of $220 million.

Does Anderson Cooper have a son?

Yes, he has a son who was conceived via surrogacy. His son Wyatt Morgan Cooper was born on April 27, 2020.

Does Anderson Cooper have any pets?

The answer is yes. He has a Welsh Springer Spaniel dog. Her name is Lilly.

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