Anderson Cooper Age, Mother, Education, Salary, Career, Net Worth

Anderson Cooper Net Worth, His Fortune at Age 50+

Anderson Cooper is one of America’s most famous television news hosts.

He hosts a news tv show on CNN, “Anderson Cooper 360°”.

Cooper is mostly known as a journalist and the host of a news show.

He’s also one of the richest news hosts in America.

Anderson Cooper is one of the members of Vanderbilt, one of the wealthiest family in America.

His mother, Gloria Vanderbilt has an estimated net worth of $200 million.

However, he gained his net worth by himself. His money doesn’t come from a trust fund of the family.

Because Anderson Cooper mom decided not to give him.

As of this year, Anderson Cooper Net Worth is reportedly about $110 million.

Anderson Cooper Age, Early Life

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Anderson Hays Cooper was born in 1967, on June 3.

He’s the younger son of the writer, Wyatt Cooper, and Gloria Vanderbilt, an heiress of Vanderbilt family.

Anderson Cooper’s age as of this year is 51 years old.

The family business that worth billions of dollars exposed Cooper to a luxurious and glamour life.

When he was a kid, he spent a short period of time as a model for Clavin Klein, Ralph Lauren, and Macy’s.

He once also photographed as the cover of the popular magazine “Harper’s Bazaar”.

Anderson Cooper was a guest on The Tonight Show in 1970 when he was just three years old.

His father, Wyatt Cooper died in 1978 at the age of 50.

Then ten years later, his older brother, Carter Cooper died by suicide in 1988 at the age of 23.

Because of that, Anderson Cooper became motivated to be a journalist.

Anderson Cooper Education

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Cooper attended to the Dalton School. It’s a private co-educational university preparatory day school located in New York City.

When he was 17 years old, he graduated early from Dalton School.

He began traveling all over Africa for months on a “survival trip”.

During the trip, Cooper got infected with Malaria disease and he was hospitalized in Kenya.

Then, Anderson Cooper attended Yale University and lived in Trumbull College.

He was also inducted into the senior society at the university.

He was majoring Political Science and got a B.A. degree in 1989.

When he was still in college, Anderson Cooper worked for CIA, Central Intelligence Agency, as an intern during his political science study.

Anderson Cooper Career

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Anderson Cooper began pursuing journalism without any formal education about journalistic.

His first correspondence work was in the early 1990s.

After that, he decided to take a break from journalism and started to live in Vietnam for one year.

He studied the Vietnamese language at the national university in Hanoi, during his break.

Cooper started to work as a fact checker for Channel One, a small news agency.

The channel produced a youth-oriented news program.

He learned the Vietnamese language in Hanoi is during his time with Channel One.

After the break, Cooper returned to filming more stories for the channel.

Most of his stories covered the topics about some war-torn regions like Somalia, Rwanda, and Bosnia.

Anderson Cooper was also a part of the ABC News channel. He became a correspondent of the Channel in 1995.

Eventually, Cooper rose to be the co-anchor on World News Now program of ABC News, in 1999.

Then, the company asked him to host a reality show on ABC called “The Mole”.

Anderson Cooper as CNN Host

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In 2003, Anderson Cooper sealed a contract deal with CNN as the anchor of Anderson Cooper 360°.

He had covered many important stories such as Sri Lank’s tsunami damage, Lebanon’s Cedar Revolution, and Pope John Paul II’s death.

In 2005, Cooper was added as co-anchor to Aaron Brown in a new 120-minute NewsNight.

He was called by CNN’s president, Jonathan Klein, as the anchorman of the future.

After that, the rating of NewsNight had significantly increased because of that permanent change.

In the early of 2007, Anderson Cooper signed a new multi-year deal with CNN.

The contract allowed him to be a contributor to 60 Minutes program.

Because of that, Anderson Cooper salary was doubled from $2 million to 4 million.

In 2007, Cooper continued his CNN time and became the host of “CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute”.

In the same year, he hosted a documentary named “Planet in Peril” with Jeff Corwin and Sanjay Gupta.

The show later returned in 2008 to the new channel, National Geographic.

In 2010, Cooper had signed with Telepictures and Warner Bros to host a nationally syndicated talk show.

The show was called. “Anderson” now it ‘s called Anderson Live.

Because of that talk show deal, Anderson Cooper got a new multi-year contract with CNN for hosting Anderson Cooper 360°.

The show was about to be disbanded because of the rating distributor.

The final Anderson Live program was aired in 2013, on May 30.

Anderson Cooper Net Worth

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Anderson Cooper salary in the news show at CNN has been increasing through time.

It started from $2 million to $5 million. In 2013, he got $11 million salary.

Moreover, Cooper received another $1 million from HarperCollins because of the memoir about his life.

Based on all the reports, Anderson Cooper net worth estimation is around $110 million with $11 million earnings per year.

Anderson Cooper owned a luxurious Penthouse. He got a 1906 Greenwich Village firehouse that worth $4.3 million.

Cooper owns a total of 3 cars that worth $2.4 million all.

His car collection is quite small includes Alfa Rome and Porsche.

Cooper had achieved a successful career as a journalist. He already won a total of eight Emmy Awards.

He also received the Peabody and National Headliner Awards because of his covering about the Indian Ocean Tsunami.

Anderson Cooper was also nominated as the Favorite Daytime TV Host for People’s Choice Award.


Anderson Cooper built his fantastic fortune through his own hard work without the promising trust fund from the billionaire mother.

Starting a journalism career as a correspondent of a small channel.

He became one of the most phenomenal American news anchors that work in giant media houses like ABC, CNN, and CBS.

As of this year, Anderson Cooper net worth is estimated to be $110 million.