Anderson Cooper Biography and Wiki
Anderson Hays Cooper is an American television journalist who currently serves as the primary anchor of the CNN news broadcast show Anderson Cooper 360°. He also serves as a correspondent for 60 Minutes on CBS News. Cooper came out as gay in 2012.
Anderson Cooper Age and Birthday
Cooper was born on June 3, 1967, in New York, The United States of America, He is 53 years old as of early 2021. His zodiac sign is Gemini.
Anderson Cooper Height
Cooper is quite tall, He stands at 5 feet 10 inches and weighs about 70 kg (154 Ibs).
Anderson Cooper Education
Regarding his educational background, Cooper attended the Dalton School, a private co-educational university preparatory day school in the Upper East Side neighborhood of Manhattan.
Cooper attended Yale University majoring in political science and graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in 1989.
Anderson Cooper Family
Cooper was born into a wealthy family in Manhattan, the younger son of writer Wyatt Emory Cooper (father) and artist, fashion designer, writer, and heiress Gloria Vanderbilt (mother).
His maternal grandparents were millionaire equestrian Reginald Claypoole Vanderbilt of the Vanderbilt family and socialite Gloria Morgan Vanderbilt.
Cooper has two older half-brothers, Leopold Stanislaus “Stan” Stokowski (b. 1950), and Christopher Stokowski (b. 1952).
Anderson Cooper Gay
Cooper came out as gay in 2012. Discussing his sexuality he had the following to say;
“I’m gay, always have been, always will be, and I couldn’t be any more happy, comfortable with myself, and proud.”
Anderson Cooper Partner and Son
Regarding his love life, Anderson was most recently in a relationship with Benjamin Maisani, a French nightclub owner. However, In March 2018, Cooper confirmed that he and his longtime boyfriend Benjamin had split up.
Nonetheless, the ex-couple still co-parent Anderson’s son Wyatt Morgan Cooper who was born through a surrogate on April 27, 2020.
Anderson Cooper Tim Cook
American business executive who is currently serving as the chief executive officer of Apple Inc., Tim Cook, turned to Cooper for advice before he finally made the decision to publicly come out as gay.
Anderson Cooper CNN
Cooper became the anchor of Anderson Cooper 360° on CNN on September 8, 2003. He has been a correspondent for the CBS News program 60 Minutes since 2007, while concurrently serving as a CNN anchor and correspondent.
In 2017, Andy Cohen joined Cooper as co-host of CNN’s New Year’s Eve coverage. They subsequently co-hosted CNN’s New Year’s Eve for 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021.
Anderson Cooper Salary
In early 2007, Cooper signed a multi-year deal with CNN that would allow him to continue as a contributor to 60 Minutes, as well as doubling his salary from $2 million annually to a reported $4 million.
As of 2021, Sources indicate that CNN anchor Anderson Cooper makes about $12 million annually for his show Anderson Cooper 360°.
Anderson Cooper Net Worth
Many sources report Cooper’s net worth to be around $110 million while others are more generous and advise it could be as high as $200 million.
However, we estimate his net worth at $115 million as of 2021. This amount is from his successful career as a journalist among other investments.