Family and Personal Life
Anderson Cooper Mother: Gloria Laura Vanderbilt is an American artist, author, actress, fashion designer, heiress, and socialite. When Vanderbilt celebrated her 90th birthday on February 20, 2014, her collections of many drawings, paintings and collectibles were placed on display in the 1stdibs Gallery at New York Design Center in New York City.
Anderson Cooper and his boyfriend, gay bar owner Benjamin Maisani, have been dating since 2009. He considered coming out to the public when same sex marriage became legal in New York in July 2011.
In 2014, the couple purchased the Rye House, a historic estate in Connecticut. Tim Cook, of Apple, turned to cooper for advice before he subsequently made the decesion to publicly come out as gay.
In 2014, Cooper appeard in Henry Louis Gates' Finding Your Roots, where he found out about an ancestor, Burwell Boykin, who was a slave owner from the South.
Professional Career Growth
He gained media experience at the very early age. Anderson was captured in photo for ‘Harper’s Bazaar’ by the photographer Diane Arbus. When he reached to age of three, he made guest appearance on the show called ‘The Tonight Show’.
At nine years of age, Anderson made appearance as impostor in the show ‘To Tell the Truth’. After earning so many experiences in several television shows, Anderson made his mind to make career in journalism world. While studying in college, he worked as an intern at ‘Central Intelligence Agency’. During the period of 1990s, he covered report live in Vietnam.
Later, soon after graduating from Yale University, Cooper worked as fact checker for small news agency called ‘Channel One’. In the year 1995, he officially started his journalism career by working as correspondent for ‘ABC News’.
After serving as correspondent for several periods, he got promoted to work as co-anchor of the show called ‘World News Now’. In 2001, Cooper became associated with CNN and started working as anchor for the show ‘American Morning’. Soon after a year in 2002, Anderson was hired as weekend prime time anchor of CNN.
In 2003, Anderson Cooper’s career reached to peak graph when he was appointed as an anchor of the show ‘Anderson Cooper 360’. In 2007, Anderson singed multi-year deal with ‘CNN network’ after which he started working as correspondent on the news show ’60 Minutes’. In addition of working as news show host in the various programs, he has also supplied his voice to narrate 2011 Broadway revival ‘How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying’.
Salary and Net Worth 2017
As on 2017, Anderson Cooper has a massive net worth of $100 million and is believed to earn a annual salary of $11 million from his reporting at CNN. The news anchor currently receives an $11 million salary (which doesn't include bonuses) from CNN each year, according to Business Insider.
Although an $11 million salary is nothing to complain about — and also places Cooper among the highest-paid TV anchors in America — Cooper's bank account could have received an extra boost from his mother, the artist, fashion designer and heiress Gloria Vanderbilt.
Achievement and Contributions
Miraculous broadcasting personality, he has earned many awards and nominations in his career. Anderson was first time awarded with ‘Bronze Telly Award’ for the news coverage of ‘Famine’ in Somalia.
Likewise in 2005, Anderson grabbed the award of ‘National Headliner Awad’ for covering 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami. For more news and recent updates, his fans can follow him on his twitter account @andersoncooper.