Anderson Cooper Biography
Anderson Cooper is an American journalist and political commentator from the Vanderbilt family who currently serves as the primary anchor of the CNN news broadcast show Anderson Cooper 360°. In addition to his duties at CNN, Cooper serves as a correspondent for 60 Minutes on the CBS News program since 2007.
Anderson Cooper Age
Cooper is 55 years old as of the year 2022, he was born on 3 June 1967, in Manhattan, New York City, United States of America. His birthday is on June 3rd every year. He is an American by nationality and he belongs to the white ethnicity.
Anderson Cooper Height
Cooper stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 8 inches (1.78 m). He also weighs 167 lbs (77 kg).
Anderson Cooper Education
Cooper attended Dalton School which is a private co-educational day school on the Upper East Side of Manhattan in the early 1980s’ and graduated in 1985. He then joined Yale University and graduated in 1989 majoring in political science and graduating with a Bachelor of Arts.
Anderson Cooper Family
Cooper was born into a prominent New York City family to artist Gloria Vanderbilt (mother) and his father, Wyatt Emory Cooper in Manhattan, New York City, United States of America. He was born the youngest in his family after his older brother Carter Vanderbilt Cooper. His mother was an American artist, author, actress, fashion designer, heiress, and socialite while his father was an author.
Cooper has also two older half-brothers, Leopold Stanislaus “Stan” Stokowski (b. 1950), and Christopher Stokowski (b. 1952), from Gloria Vanderbilt’s ten-year marriage to conductor Leopold Stokowski.
Unfortunately, in 1978, Cooper’s father died during open-heart surgery, a tragedy that would influence the way Cooper lived his life. Tragedy struck his family again a decade later, when his brother, Carter Vanderbilt Cooper, committed suicide by jumping to his death from the 14th-floor window of their mother’s New York City apartment at the age of 23. Her mother Vanderbilt died at her home in Manhattan on June 17, 2019, aged 95 of stomach cancer.
Anderson Cooper Partner
Cooper is openly gay. However, he is termed as “the most prominent openly gay journalist on American television”. Despite having fear of letting the public know about his private life in interviews. Cooper had the courage on July 2, 2012, however, he gave Andrew Sullivan permission to publish an email that stated he was gay.
Cooper had an affair with his long-term partner, Benjamin Maisani until their split in 2018. Although the couple publicly announced their relationship in 2015, reports suggest the pair had been dating since 2009. However, in 2014, Cooper and his long-term partner, Benjamin Maisani, purchased Rye House, a historic estate in Connecticut.
In 2018, Cooper announced that they “separated as boyfriends” but continue to be each other’s family. However, the couple remained close friends and went on to co-parent Cooper’s children.
Benjamin Maisani is a French-American entrepreneur who owns three happening nightclubs and bars in New York. He was born on January 27, 1973, in Corsica, France in a Catholic household and moved to New York to complete his studies.
Anderson Cooper Children
Cooper has two children altogether. However, the exes welcomed their firstborn son Wyatt Morgan Cooper on April 27, 2020, by a surrogate. On February 10, 2022, Cooper announced at the beginning of his show on CNN that he had just become a father for a second time to a son named Sebastian Luke Maisani-Cooper. However, Cooper stated that his ex-partner Benjamin Maisani is in the process of adopting Cooper’s first son Wyatt, after which Wyatt’s surname will become Maisani-Cooper. The pair are currently focused on co-parenting both their sons while maintaining a non-romantic partnership.
Anderson Cooper Salary
Cooper earns an average annual salary of $12 million. However, journalists’ salaries vary mainly according to the level of seniority of the journalist in question. Cooper has been the host of the CNN news show “Anderson Cooper 360,”, hence has been able to accumulate this great salary.
Anderson Cooper Net Worth
Cooper’s net worth is estimated to be $50 Million as of 2022. He has accumulated his fortunes through his primary source of income as a broadcast journalist and in the other businesses he has invested in.
Anderson Cooper Body Measurements and Facts
- Full Names: Anderson Cooper
- Career / Profession: Journalist
- Nationality: American
- Ethnicity: White
- Sexual Orientation: Gay
- Age: 55 years old as of the year 2022
- Zodiac Sign: Gemini
- Date of Birth: 3 June 1967
- Place of Birth: Manhattan, New York City
- Birthday: June 3rd
- Body Measurements: Under Review
- Height: 5 feet 8 inches (1.78 m)
- Weight: 167 lbs (77 kg)
- Marital Status: Under Review
- Wife/Spouse: Benjamin Maisani
- Children: Two
- Net Worth: Estimated to be $50 Million as of 2022
- Salary: Average annual salary of $12 million
Anderson Cooper House
Cooper resides in Greenwich Village, Manhattan in New York City, United States of America. Being one of the highest-earning television hosts, he likes to spend his earnings on luxury stays. A couple of years back, Cooper purchased an ultra-posh property that is spread across 20,000 square feet. Cooper bought this property for $31 Million.
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