Anderson Hays Cooper, who was born on June 3, 1967 and is from the Vanderbilt family, is an American broadcast journalist and political commentator. He is the main anchor of the CNN news program Anderson Cooper 360°.
Cooper is a correspondent for both CBS News’ 60 Minutes and CNN. He started traveling the world and filming war-torn areas for Channel One News in 1989, the same year he got his Bachelor of Arts from Yale University. Cooper joined ABC News in 1995 as a correspondent, but he quickly took on more jobs across the network. For a short time, he was a co-anchor, the host of a reality game show, and a stand-in for a morning talk show host.
Here’s a look at Anderson Cooper’s net worth
Even though he comes from a long-established, wealthy family in New York and has benefited from his connections, he hasn’t inherited much.
Several sources say that CNN pays Anderson Cooper $12 million a year, making him one of the highest-paid reporters in the country. Cooper is known for his coverage of natural disasters, such as the Indian Ocean tsunamis in 2004 and Hurricane Katrina the following year. Cooper currently hosts the CNN news show “Anderson Cooper 360°.”
Also, he is a regular contributor to CBS’s “60 Minutes.” Cooper was the executive producer of the 2016 HBO documentary “Nothing Left Unsaid: Gloria Vanderbilt & Anderson Cooper,” which was a collection of open conversations with Vanderbilt, Cooper’s mother.
Author’s Career Of Anderson Cooper is also a successful author and makes eight figures a year. He wrote “The Rainbow Comes and Goes: A Mother and Son on Life, Love, and Loss” with his mother. This is in addition to his best-selling “Dispatches From the Edge: A Memoir of War, Disasters, and Survival,” which is about his life and career.
Early Life and Career
Cooper was born in New York City on June 3, 1967. His parents, author Wyatt Emory Cooper and heiress, socialite, and fashion designer Gloria Vanderbilt, gave birth to him. In January 1978, when Anderson was only 10 years old, his father died during open-heart surgery. Ten years after that, their older brother Carter killed himself by jumping out of their mother’s 14th-floor apartment window. Anderson Cooper says that the loss of these loved ones was one of the things that made him want to become a journalist.