Anderson Cooper Wiki, Married, Husband, Gay, Partner and Net Worth

Date: 04 Jul, 2017

Anderson Cooper Wiki, Married, Husband, Gay, Partner and Net Worth

Anderson Cooper is an American journalist, author, and television personality. He was born on June 3, 1967, in New York City, New York. He anchors of the CNN news show called Anderson Cooper 360. The program normally gets broadcasted live from a New York City studio. But Cooper often broadcasts live from CNN's studios in Washington, D.C., or on location for breaking news.

His father Wyatt Emory Cooper was also an artist, writer, fashion designer and heiress Gloria Vanderbilt. His maternal grandparents were millionaire socialite Gloria Morgan Vanderbilt, and equestrian Reginald Claypoole Vanderbilt and his maternal great-great-great-grandfather were business magnate named Cornelius Vanderbilt who belonged to the prominent Vanderbilt shipping and railroad fortune. 

Cooper's media experience began at a very early age. As a baby, he was photographed for Harper`s Bazaar by Diane Arbus. At the age of just three, he appeared as a guest on The Tonight Show with his mother on September 17, 1970. When he was nine, he appeared on To Tell The Truth as an impostor. From age 10 to 13, Cooper modeled with for Calvin Klein, Macy and Ralph Lauren for Ford Models.

Cooper's father died due to multiple heart attacks on January 5, 1978, at the age of 50. Cooper's older brother named Carter Vanderbilt Cooper, committed suicide at a very young age of 23 on July 22 of 1988, by jumping from the 14th-floor terrace of Vanderbilt's New York City penthouse apartment.

Cooper was educated at a private co-educational university preparatory day school in New York City called the Dalton School. After that Cooper went on to attend Yale University. He resided in Trumbull College, and there he majored in political science and graduated with a B.A. in the year 1989.

After graduating from Yale University, he tried to gain entry-level employment with channel ABC but was unsuccessful there.  After he had returned from Myanmar collecting news he was able to sell his home-made news segments to Channel One. After reporting from Burma, Cooper studied the Vietnamese language at the University of Hanoi, and he lived in Vietnam for a year.

Cooper became a correspondent for ABC News in the year 1995. Then he was promoted to the position of co-anchor on its overnight World News Now program on September 21 of 1999. Since 2000 he started hosting of ABC's reality show called The Mole.

Cooper left The Mole after the second season of the program and returned to broadcast news. He joined CNN in 2001.

Cooper is openly a gay, so there is no question of him having a wife or girlfriend or any divorce. Cooper and his boyfriend Benjamin Maisani who is the owner of a gay bar have been dating since 2009. Cooper considered to come out to the public about him when same-sex marriage became legal in New York in July 2011. The gay couple might get married soon and become the husband of his partner Maisani. There is no mention of his children anywhere.

Cooper has a net worth of $100 million and also has a huge salary. He has a height of 5 feet and 10 inches. His bio can be found on wiki pages like Wikipedia and other sites.