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

By Staff Writer | Updated On: 09 Apr, 2019
Anderson Cooper Wiki, Married, Husband, Gay, Partner and Net Worth

Quick Information

Date of Birth June 03, 1967 Age 54 Years 1 Month(s)
Nationality American Profession Journalist
Marital Status Single Divorced/Engaged Not Yet
Gay/Lesbain Yes Ethnicity White
Net Worth ?$200 Million Height 5 Feet 10 Inches (1.78 m)
Education Trumbull College Siblings Carter Vanderbilt Cooper, Leopold Stanislaus Stokowski, Christopher Stokowski (Brother)
Parents Wyatt Emory Cooper (Father), Gloria Vanderbilt (Mother)

Anderson Cooper is an American journalist, author, and television personality. 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.

Anderson Copper's Wiki, Age

Anderson Copper was born on 3 June 1967 in Manhattan, New York City. He is the younger son of the writer Wyatt Emory Cooper and the artist, fashion designer, writer, 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. 

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Anderson's father died due to multiple heart attacks on January 5, 1978, at the age of 50.

Anderson'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.

Anderson Career & Net Worth

Anderson is currently the host of CNN's news show Anderson Cooper 360. 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. 

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.

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

Before entering in the journalism field, he was a model for Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, and Macy's.

As of now, he has garnered a net worth of $110 million and draws an average salary of $12 million. 

Anderson Cooper Married To Wife Or Gay?

Anderson who stands at a height of 5 feet 10 inches (1.77 meters) is openly a gay, so there is no question of him having a wife or girlfriend or any divorce or children. 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. 

Anderson Cooper with his boyfriend, Benjamin Maisani (Photo: dailymail)

Sadly, Anderson and his long-time boyfriend have split. There was a new that he had taken five trips to Dallas and spend time with 33 years old doctor Victor Lopez. Even after his split, he remained friends with Benjamin still live together. They were spotted leaving their Greenwich Village home together after the news of the separation. 

Not long after his split, he was rumored to be dating Victor Lopez. Even though he has not confirmed his relationship, they have been seen together on several occasions over the past several months. However, as both of them have avoided the question his fans can only wait for his announcement.