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Anderson Cooper is an American correspondent, TV personality and author. Anderson Cooper is widely known as the chief anchor of CNN news show Anderson Cooper 360°.

Quick info:

  • Birthday: June 3, 1967 (age 50)
  • Ethnicity: White
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Television Personality

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1. Family and Personal Life

Anderson Cooper is the son of Wyatt Emory Cooper and Gloria Vanderbilt. Anderson Cooper is dating Benjamin Maisani since 2009.

Cooper was born in New York City to Wyatt Emory Cooper, a writer, and Gloria Vanderbilt, a writer, and heiress. In 1978, he lost his father at the age 50. He belongs to the family of a millionaire as his great-great-great-grandfather Cornelius Vanderbilt was a business magnate of his time.

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  • Parents: Wyatt Emory Cooper and Gloria Vanderbilt
  • Partner: Benjamin Maisani
  • Children: N/A
  • Marital Status: N/A

Cooper attended Dalton School in New York. Following his graduation from Dalton School, he traveled to Africa as he suffered malaria and admitted to hospital in Kenya. And then he wrote ‘Africa was a place to forget and be forgotten in’. He then joined Yale University and earned B.A degree in Political Science in 1989.

Anderson Cooper is openly gay. According to Washington Times, he is the most prominent openly gay journalist on American television. Since 2009, Anderson Copper is dating Benjamin Maisani. Their relationship published only after same-sex marriage was legalized in 2011.  

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2. Body measurements and Lifestyle

Anderson Cooper possesses 5 feet 10 inches height and weighs 68 Kg. He often spends his time exploring new places with colleagues. 

Copper is a super stud and has appealing looks. His magnetic Blue eyes with deep stern voice and Gray-white hair can simply attract anyone.

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  • Height: 5 feet 10 inches (177 cm)
  • Body measurement: N/A
  • Plastic surgery: N/A
  • Weight: 68 Kg (150 lbs.)

Anderson Cooper loves to spend quality time with his boyfriend and family members. He likes to travel and explore places. To know more about his lifestyle, you can follow him on social networking site.

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3. Professional Career

Anderson Cooper began his career as an intern at the Central Intelligence Agency. He is widely recognized as the host of CNN show.

Anderson Cooper started as an intern at the Central Intelligence Agency during his time in college. Later he started his first correspondence work from the early 1990s. He then was able to sell his home-made news segments, after his graduation from Yale University, to Channel One.

Career Timeline:

  • 1995: Joined ABC as a co-anchor
  • 2001: moved to CNN.
  • 2003: Became an anchor of Anderson Cooper 360°.
  • 2006: Publish his memoir.
  • 2007: Started hosting the show CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute

Slowly and gradually he was able to flourish his name in the field of journalism. In 1995, he entered into ABC News as a correspondent then eventually he achieved a higher position. He became the co-anchor on the overnight show “World News Now” on 21 September 1999.

A few months later in 2000, he decided to be the host of ABC’s reality show “The Mole”. Working in the ABC News he was also a fill-in co-host for Live with Regis and Kelly in 2007.

In the year 2001, Anderson Cooper joined CNN as an anchor on “American Morning” with Paula Zahn. A year after that he became the weekend prime-time anchor. Then in 2002, he hosted channel’s New Year’s Eve special from Times Square.

He began as the anchor of Anderson Cooper 360° on 8 September 2003 on CNN. He covered tons of stories like tsunami damage in Sri Lanka, the death of Pope John Paul II, the Cedar Revolution in Beirut, and the royal wedding of Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles.

Cooper, early 2007, signed a huge deal with CNN to be the contributor to 60 Minutes. The same year he initiated hosting CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute. He has also hosted the documentary “Planet in Peril” alongside Jeff Corwin and Sanjay Gupta.

His syndicated talk show “Anderson Live” was premiered on 12 September 2011 and during the same time, he made a new multi-year contract to continue Anderson Cooper 360°. The “Anderson Live” syndicate was completed on 30 May 2013.

In 2016 he became the first openly gay person who moderated a presidential election debate. He was with Martha Raddatz to moderate the second presidential election debate among Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.

The then that, Anderson Cooper is also a part of CBS News’ 60 Minutes since 2007. He has also become the narrator for the 2011 Broadway revival of “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying”. He is also involved in freelancing for several magazines.

In May 2006, he published a memoir “Dispatches from the Edge” for HarperCollins which was placed at number one in ‘The New York Times Best Seller List’ topper on 18 June 2006.

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4. Net worth and Salary 2018

Anderson Cooper has accumulated million dollars through his profession. Cooper bought a house for $4.3 million in 2010.

Anderson Cooper net worth and salary is around $200 million and $11million. Being an author and correspondent, he has accumulated million dollar fortune. Through his passion and dedication towards his profession, he has earned both name as well as fame.

Quick Info:

  • Salary: $11 million
  • Net Worth: $200 million

In 2014, he alongside his partner bought at the Rye House. Prior to that, copper bought a house in 2010 for $4.3 million.

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