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Anderson Cooper net worth:
$110 Million

Anderson Cooper's salary (annual):
$11 Million

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Anderson Hays Cooper was born on 3 June 1967, in New York City USA, and is a model, journalist, author, film and television producer, as well as a presenter. Anderson is perhaps best recognized as a correspondent and journalist, who has worked with such TV news networks as ABC, CNN and CBS, and even premiered his own syndicated talk show entitled “Anderson Live”.

So just how rich is Anderson Cooper? According to sources, Anderson’s net worth is estimated to be $110 million, as of mid-2016. The main sources for Anderson Cooper’s impressive wealth are his career as a journalist including his television appearances.

Anderson Cooper Net Worth $110 Million

Anderson Cooper’s father was a well-known writer, while his mother was both a writer and an artist. With such famous parents, Cooper had a lot of exposure to the media from the earliest stages of his childhood. Cooper made his first appearances on television screens in 1970, when at the age of three he was featured on a late-night talk show with his mother –  “The Tonight Show”. As a teenager, Anderson took up a job as a model and was signed to the Ford Modeling Agency where he worked with Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein. Cooper then attended Dalton School and continued his studies at the Yale University, from where he graduated with a BA degree in political science, deciding then that he wished to follow a career as a journalist.

Cooper’s first major work related to journalism was in the Channel One News network, where he initially worked as a fact checker, but slowly rose to prominence with more on the scene reports he provided for the network. In 1995, Anderson Cooper left Channel One to work with ABC News, and as a correspondent and co-anchor on several news shows, Cooper soon expanded his career path, and accepted an offer to work as a host of the reality game show called “The Mole”. His net worth was certainly rising.

However, Cooper did stay long, as two years later in 2002, he left “The Mole” and ABC altogether, and instead went to work as an anchor on CNN, where Cooper was to gain wide public exposure and was able to contribute much more to his net worth. Cooper slowly rose to fame during his time with the CNN network, as he was not only an anchor of “American Morning” and a host of “New Year’s Eve Special” segments, but also had his own first show called “Anderson Cooper 360”. Cooper managed to settle himself down in CNN, and in 2007 signed a deal with the network that doubled his annual salary, from $2 million up to $4 million. In 2011, Cooper premiered another show entitled “Anderson Live”, that was on air for two years until its cancellation in 2013.

Even though Anderson Cooper is primarily known as a television personality, he is also a freelance writer who has made numerous contributions to various magazines, and even published a memoir called “Dispatches from the Edge”, both of which have added to his net worth.

In his personal life, Anderson makes no secret that he is gay, and lives with his partner Benjamin Maisani, the owner of a gay bar, in Connecticut.


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Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Nothing Left Unsaid: Gloria Vanderbilt & Anderson Cooper2016Documentary executive producer
Anderson Live2012TV Series executive producer - 1 episode
Anderson Cooper 360°2005TV Series Anchor - 1 episode
CNN Presents2005TV Series documentary Himself - 1 episode
NewsNight with Aaron Brown2005TV Series Anchor - 1 episode

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice2016Anderson Cooper
The 332015CNN Anchor
Chappie2015Anderson Cooper

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Nothing Left Unsaid: Gloria Vanderbilt & Anderson Cooper2016Documentary audio recordings courtesy of
CNN Presents2005TV Series documentary himself - 2 episodes

Camera Department

Camera Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Nothing Left Unsaid: Gloria Vanderbilt & Anderson Cooper2016Documentary additional cinematography

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Behind the Stories of Special Operations2015Documentary short the producers wish to thank

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Liberia Will Rise: The Love Of Liberty Part II2016Documentary completedArchival Footage
The 10th Annual CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute2016TV Movie pre-productionHimself - Host
CNN Superhero: Above and Beyond - A CNN Heroes 10th Anniversary Special2016TV Movie filmingHimself - Host
Anderson Cooper 360°2003-2016TV SeriesHimself - Host / Himself - Anchor / Himself / ...
Live with Kelly and Michael2005-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest Host / Himself - Guest Co-Host / Himself / ...
2016 Presidential Debates2016TV Mini-SeriesHimself - Moderator
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
60 Minutes2006-2016TV Series documentaryHimself - Correspondent (segment "The Nile Crocodile") / Himself - Correspondent (segment "Michael Phelps") / Himself - Correspondent (segment "The Smartest Dog in the World") / ...
Entertainment Tonight2008-2016TV SeriesHimself
Jeopardy!2004-2016TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity Contestant / Himself - Clue Giver / Himself - Video Clue Presenter / ...
Late Night with Seth Meyers2014-2016TV SeriesHimself
The CNN Quiz Show: The '80s Edition2016TV MovieHimself - Host
The Chew2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The View2007-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
CBS This Morning2012-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
CBS News Sunday Morning2016TV Series documentaryHimself - Host, Anderson Cooper 360
The CNN Quiz Show: Race for the White House2016TV MovieHimself - Host
The Person Who Changed My Life2016TV Movie documentaryHimself - Host
Nothing Left Unsaid: Gloria Vanderbilt & Anderson Cooper2016DocumentaryHimself
The Life of Adam2015DocumentaryHimself
The CNN Quiz Show: Famous Americans Edition2015TV MovieHimself - Host
The 9th Annual CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute2015TV MovieHimself - Host
Le petit journal2015TV SeriesHimself
Behind the Stories of Special Operations2015Documentary shortHimself - CNN Anchor
CNN Democratic Primary Debate2015TV SpecialHimself - Moderator
The CNN Quiz Show: TV Edition2015TV MovieHimself - Host
The CNN Quiz Show: The '70s Edition2015TV MovieHimself - Host
The CNN Quiz Show: Presidents Edition2015TV MovieHimself - Host
Late Show with David Letterman2005-2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself / Himself - News Anchor
CNN NewsCenter2015TV Series documentaryHimself - Anchor
New Day2015TV SeriesHimself - Host / Himself
CNN Newsroom2003-2015TV SeriesHimself - Host / Himself - Guest / Himself - correspondent
The 8th Annual CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute2014TV Movie documentaryHimself - Host
Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.2014TV Series documentaryHimself
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver2014TV SeriesHimself
CNN Saturday2014TV SeriesHimself - Anchor
Stars and Stripes: A CNN Heroes Special2014TV Movie documentaryHimself - Host
Roots: Our Journeys Home2014TV Movie documentaryHimself - Host
The Wendy Williams Show2012-2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Francis Effect2014DocumentaryHimself - Host, Anderson Cooper 360
State of Bacon2014Himself
The Insider2012-2014TV SeriesHimself
Inside Edition2014TV Series documentaryHimself
60 Minutes Sports2013-2014TV Series documentaryHimself - Correspondent (segment "The Ride of His Life") / Himself - Correspondent (segment "GoPro")
The 7th Annual CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute2013TV Movie documentaryHimself - Host
The Simpsons2013TV SeriesHimself
Anderson Live2011-2013TV SeriesHimself - Host / Himself
Saturday Night Live2011-2013TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2011-2013TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Erin Burnett OutFront2012-2013TV SeriesHimself
Watch What Happens: Live2009-2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
Good Day L.A.2013TV SeriesHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2004-2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself - Guest (segment "Mean Tweets")
The Talk2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
CNN Heroes: Sharing the Spotlight 2012 Pre-Show2012TV MovieHimself - Host
The 6th Annual CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute2012TV MovieHimself - Host
The Daily Show2005-2012TV SeriesHimself
The Soup2012TV SeriesHimself
The 39th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards2012TV SpecialHimself
Kathy2012TV SeriesHimself
Beautiful-Savannah Robinson2012Video shortHimself
New Year's Eve Live with Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin2011TV MovieHimself - Host
The 5th Annual CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute2011TV MovieHimself - Host
The Western Republican Presidential Debate2011TV MovieHimself - Moderator
The Colbert Report2005-2011TV SeriesHimself
Piers Morgan Tonight2011TV SeriesHimself
The Marilyn Denis Show2011TV SeriesHimself
The 38th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards2011TV SpecialHimself
CNN Breaking News: Revolution in Egypt - President Mubarak Steps Down2011TV MovieHimself - Anchor
Adopting Haiti2011DocumentaryHimself
The 4th Annual CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute2010TV Movie documentaryHimself - Host
Buzz: AT&T Original Documentaries2009-2010TV Series documentaryHimself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2007-2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest
If God Is Willing and da Creek Don't Rise2010TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
CNN Heroes: Coming Back from Katrina2010TV MovieHimself - Host
Charlie Rose2004-2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself - Host
Pregnancy Pact2010TV MovieHimself (uncredited)
Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief2010TV Movie documentaryHimself - Correspondent, Haiti
The Oprah Winfrey Show2005-2010TV SeriesHimself
The Jay Leno Show2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 3rd Annual CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute2009TV Movie documentaryHimself - Host
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Larry King Live2004-2009TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest Host
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2007-2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest
CNN New Year's Eve Live! with Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin2009TV SpecialHimself - Host
Planet in Peril: Battle Lines2008TV Special documentaryHimself
The 2nd Annual CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute2008TV MovieHimself - Host
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2005-2008TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List2008TV SeriesHimself
The 22nd Annual Genesis Awards2008TV SpecialHimself
CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute2007TV MovieHimself
CNN/YouTube Republican Debate2007TV MovieHimself - Host
Planet in Peril2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
CNN: Special Investigations Unit2007TV SeriesCorrespondent
CNN/YouTube US Presidential Democratic Candidates Debate2007TV MovieHimself - Host
CNN YouTube Debate Countdown2007TV Mini-SeriesHimself
American Masters2007TV Series documentaryHimself
CNN Presents2004-2007TV Series documentaryHimself - Host / Himself - Anchor
Jerry Seinfeld: The Comedian Award2007TV MovieHimself
The 2nd Annual Quill Awards2006TV SpecialHimself
CNN Live From...2003-2006TV SeriesHimself / Himself - correspondent
CNN Live Today2006TV SeriesHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2006TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 100 Greatest TV Quotes & Catchphrases2006TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Real Time with Bill Maher2005TV SeriesHimself
Iron Chef America: The Series2005TV SeriesHimself - Judge
Last Call with Carson Daly2005TV SeriesHimself - Guest
CNN Special Reports2003-2005TV SeriesHimself - Anchor / Himself - correspondent
The 100 Most Memorable TV Moments2004TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn2004TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Mole2001-2004TV SeriesHimself - Host
Journalists: Killed in the Line of Duty2003TV Movie documentaryHimself - Host
NewsNight with Aaron Brown2003TV SeriesHimself - correspondent
Headline News2003TV SeriesHimself - Correspondent
I Love the '80s2002TV Series documentaryHimself
World News Now1992TV SeriesHimself - Anchor (1999-2000)
Channel One News1990TV SeriesHimself / Reporter
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade1979TV SpecialHimself (uncredited)
To Tell the Truth1969TV SeriesHimself / Imposter #2 'Wally Norton - The World's Youngest Bear Trainer'

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Tupamaro2017Documentary completedHimself
Paul Flynn2015-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Associate Pastor
Good Morning Britain2016TV SeriesHimself
Breakfast2016TV SeriesHimself
Entertainment Tonight2014-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Host, Anderson 360
Extra2015-2016TV SeriesHimself
Amanda Knox2016DocumentaryHimself
Media Buzz2014-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - CNN Host / Himself - Host, Anderson Cooper 360 / ...
The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore2016TV SeriesHimself
Access Hollywood2016TV SeriesHimself
Mike & Mike2014-2016TV SeriesHimself - 'Jeopardy!' Contestant / Himself
The Drunken Peasants2014-2016TV SeriesHimself
Inside Edition2014-2016TV Series documentaryHimself
11.22.632016TV Mini-SeriesHimself
Late Night with Seth Meyers2016TV SeriesHimself - South Carolina Town Hall
Boots on the Ground in Haiti2016DocumentaryHimself
Who Is Donald Trump?2015TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Making of American Sniper2015Video documentary shortHimself, interviewer
Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief2015DocumentaryHimself
We Need to Talk About Sandy Hook2014DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Mobilize2014Documentary
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver2014TV SeriesHimself - Reporter
Chelsea Lately2012-2014TV SeriesHimself / Himself - News Correspondent
Crossfire2014TV SeriesHimself
Blackfish2013DocumentaryHimself
Occupy Unmasked2012DocumentaryHimself
Fatal Honeymoon2012TV MovieHimself (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live2012TV SeriesHimself
Kony 2012, Part II: Beyond Famous2012Documentary shortHimself (uncredited)
Game Change2012TV MovieHimself (uncredited)
Drew Peterson: Untouchable2012TV MovieHimself
Soul Surfer2011Himself (uncredited)
The Craigslist Killer2011TV MovieHimself (uncredited)
9/11thology2010VideoHimself (uncredited)
I Know What I Saw2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 36th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards2009TV SpecialHimself (uncredited)
Consuming Kids: The Commercialization of Childhood2008DocumentaryHimself
Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed2008DocumentaryHimself
The O'Reilly Factor2008TV SeriesHimself - Host of 'Anderson Cooper 360' / Himself
Ghosts of Abu Ghraib2007DocumentaryHimself
Shut Up & Sing2006DocumentaryHimself
When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts2006TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Last Laugh '042004TV MovieHimself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013Vito Russo AwardGLAAD Media Awards
2013EmmyNews & Documentary Emmy AwardsOutstanding News Discussion & AnalysisAnderson Cooper 360° (2003)· Charlie Moore (executive producer)
· Kara Kasarjian (senior broadcast producer)
· Kerry Rubin (senior producer)
· Mary Anne Fox (senior producer)
· Sean Yates (senior producer)
· Susan Chun (senior producer)
· Chuck Hadad (producer)
· Elise Miller (producer)
· Leah Smith (producer)
· Soledad O'Brien (correspondent)
2012EmmyNews & Documentary Emmy AwardsOutstanding News Discussion & AnalysisAnderson Cooper 360° (2003)· Charlie Moore (executive producer)
· Kara Kasarjian (senior broadcast producer)
· Mary Anne Fox (senior producer)
· Penny Manis (senior producer)
· Kerry Rubin (senior producer)
· Sean Yates (senior producer)
· Chuck Hadad (producer)
· Ben Finley (producer)
· Eli Lazar (director)
2012EmmyNews & Documentary Emmy AwardsOutstanding Live Coverage of a Current News Story - Long FormCNN Breaking News: Revolution in Egypt - President Mubarak Steps Down (2011)· Arwa Damon (correspondent)
· Ian James Lee (correspondent)
· Frederik Pleitgen (correspondent)
· Nic Robertson (correspondent)
· Fionnuala Sweeney (correspondent)
· Ivan Watson (correspondent)
· Ben Wedeman (correspondent)
· Saad Abedine (producer)
· Amir Ahmed (producer)
· Housam Ahmed (producer)
· Pierre Bairin (producer)
· Tommy Evans (producer)
· Tom Fenton (producer)
· Raja Razek (producer)
· Mary Rogers (producer)
· Joe Duran (producer)
· Christian Streib (producer)
· Clayton Nagel (producer)
· Wojciech Treszczynski (producer)
· S
2011EmmyNews & Documentary Emmy AwardsOutstanding Coverage of a Breaking News Story in a Regularly Scheduled NewscastAnderson Cooper 360° (2003)· Kathleen Friery (executive producer)
· Charlie Moore (executive producer)
· David Doss (senior executive producer)
· Jill Billante (senior producer)
· Penny Manis (senior producer)
· Sean Yates (senior producer)
· Joneil Adriano (producer)
· Susan Chun (producer)
· Danielle Dollorto (producer)
· Ismael Estrada (producer)
· Dwayne Dye (producer)
· Mary Anne Fox (producer)
· Carl Graf (producer)
· Jack Gray (producer)
· Chuck Hadad (producer)
· Neil Hallsworth (producer)
· Michael Jackson (producer)
· Phil Littleton (producer)
· Kirk McDonald (producer)
·
2011EmmyNews & Documentary Emmy AwardsOutstanding Live Coverage of a Current News Story - Long FormAnderson Cooper 360° (2003)· Sanjay Gupta (chief medical correspondent)
· Charlie Moore (executive producer)
· David Doss (senior executive producer)
· Joneil Adriano (producer)
· Rose Arce (producer)
· Susan Chun (producer)
· Gilbert De La Rosa (producer)
· Ferre Dollar (producer)
· Danielle Dollorto (producer)
· Ismael Estrada (producer)
· Mary Anne Fox (producer)
· Carl Graf (producer)
· Jack Gray (producer)
· Chuck Hadad (producer)
· Rick Hall (producer)
· Neil Hallsworth (producer)
· Michael Jackson (producer)
· Phil Littleton (producer)
· Diana Miller (producer)
· Jeff Fager (executive producer)
· Patti Hassler (executive editor)
· Bill Owens (senior broadcast producer)
· Paul Bellinger (producer)
· Michael H. Gavshon (producer)
· Drew Magratten (producer)
2006EmmyNews & Documentary Emmy AwardsOutstanding Live Coverage of a Breaking News Story - Long FormAnderson Cooper 360° (2003)· David Doss (senior executive producer)
· Kathleen Friery (executive producer)
· Charlie Moore (senior broadcast producer)
· Jeff Koinange (correspondent)
2005IDA AwardInternational Documentary AssociationContinuing SeriesCNN Presents (1993)· Sid Bedingfield
· Jody Gottlieb
· John J. Valadez ("High Stakes")
· Tim Wolochatiuk ("Impact of Terror")
· Simcha Jacobovici ("Impact of Terror")
· Ken Shiffman ("Reasonable Doubt")

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015EmmyNews & Documentary Emmy AwardsOutstanding Live Coverage of a Current News Story - Long FormAnderson Cooper 360° (2003)· Charlie Moore (executive producer)
· Jenny Blanco (senior producer)
· Laura Dolan (senior producer)
· Bill Kirkos (senior producer)
· Brian Vitagliano (senior producer)
· Kristin Wilson (senior producer)
· Sean Yates (senior producer)
· Kara Kasarjian (senior broadcast producer)
· Lawrence Crook (producer)
· Betsy Klein (producer)
· Kirk McDonald (producer)
· Lindsay Perna (producer)
· Anne Roche (producer)
· Carolyn Sung (producer)
· Chris Welch (producer)
· Anne Woolsey (producer)
· Brooke Baldwin (correspondent)
· Jason Carroll (correspondent)
· Chris Cuom
2014EmmyNews & Documentary Emmy AwardsOutstanding Individual Achievement in a Craft: Writing60 Minutes (1968)· Andy Court (writer)
2013Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Talk Show HostAnderson (2011)
2013EmmyNews & Documentary Emmy AwardsOutstanding Continuing Coverage of a News Story in a News Magazine60 Minutes (1968)· Jeff Fager (executive producer)
· Bill Owens (executive editor)
· Andy Court (producer)
· Robert Shattuck (co-producer)
· Anya Bourg (co-producer)
2012Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Talk Show HostAnderson (2011)
2012Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Talk Show/InformativeAnderson (2011)· Jim Murphy (executive producer)
· Lisa Morin (executive producer)
· Cathy Chermol (executive producer)
· Terence Noonan (executive producer)
· Susan Sobocinski (senior supervising producer)
· Jennifer Anastasi (supervising producer)
· Katherine Gulinello (supervising producer)
· Kathleen Rajsp (supervising producer)
· Cristin Moran (supervising producer)
· Phil Tangel (supervising producer)
· Stacy Rollins (senior producer)
· Jennifer Zweben (senior producer)
· James V. Glover III (producer)
· Rachel Hanfling (producer)
· Scott Masterson (producer)
· Anita Pepper (producer)
· Meredith Richards (produ
2012EmmyNews & Documentary Emmy AwardsOutstanding Live Coverage of a Current News Story - Long FormAnderson Cooper 360° (2003)· Charlie Moore (executive producer)
· Kara Kasarjian (senior broadcast producer)
· Jill Billante (senior producer)
· Penny Manis (senior producer)
· Sean Yates (senior producer)
· Tommy Evans (producer)
· Mary Anne Fox (producer)
· Neil Hallsworth (producer)
· Jill Dougherty (correspondent)
· John King (correspondent)
· Nic Robertson (correspondent)
· Ivan Watson (correspondent)
· Ben Wedeman (correspondent)
· Hala Gorani (correspondent)
· Parisa Khosravi (senior vice president of international newsgathering: CNN worldwide)
2012People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Daytime TV HostAnderson (2011)
2006EmmyNews & Documentary Emmy AwardsBest Story in a Regularly Scheduled NewscastAnderson Cooper 360° (2003)· David Doss (senior executive producer)
· Charlie Moore (senior broadcast producer)
· Kathleen Friery (executive producer)

TitleSalary
Anderson Cooper 360° (2003)$5,000,000 /year (2009)
Anderson Cooper 360° (2003)$5,000,000 /year (2007)

#Fact
1Anderson's partner, French nightclub mogul Benjamin Maisani, runs the "Eastern Bloc" (E. Village), "Bedlam" (E. Village), "Atlas Social Club" (Hell's Kitchen) and "LOVEGUN" (Williamsburgh) in New York.
2His book, "Dispatches from the Edge: A Memoir of War, Disasters and Survival", is released. [May 2006]
3Signed a multi-year deal with CNN, which would allow him to continue as a contributor to 60 Minutes (1968) as well as doubling his salary from $2 million annually to a reported $4 million. [2007]
4Great nephew of Thelma Morgan.
5In his autobiography "Dispatches from the Edge: A Memoir of War, Disasters, and Survival" he recalls that as a small boy, his mother showed him the statue of his great-great-great-grandfather Cornelius Vanderbilt at Grand Central Station. For several years after, he believed that when one's older relatives died, they turned into statues. Cornelius Vanderbilt made part of his vast fortune in the railroad business, which is why his statue stands at Grand Central.
6Second cousin once removed of James Vanderbilt and third cousin once removed of Timothy Olyphant.
7Has two half-nieces and one half-nephew by his elder half-brother Stan Stokowski: Aurora (born March 1983), Abra (born 1985) and Myles (born 1998).
8Has two half-brothers from his mother's marriage to Leopold Stokowski: Leopold Stanislaus "Stan" Stokowski (born August 22, 1950) and Christopher Stokowski (born January 31, 1952).
9Ranked #2 among "The Most Powerful Gay Men and Women in America" by Out Magazine in May 2007. After years of speculation, Cooper publicly admitted his homosexuality via a July 2012 email to Andrew Sullivan.
10His older brother Carter Vanderbilt Cooper (born on 27 January 1965) committed suicide on 22 July 1988.
11Suffered from dyslexia as a child.
12Spent two summers as an intern at the CIA.
13Is a huge fan of the New York-based pop band Scissor Sisters.
14He has English, and small amounts of Dutch, Scots-Irish (Northern Irish), and Welsh, ancestry, as well as a Chilean matrilineal great-great-grandmother (who was of Spanish and Indigenous descent).
15Interviewed news legend Walter Cronkite at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, California, in the second installment of a four-part University of Judaism Public Lecture Series (26 February 2007).
16In October 2005, it was announced that he signed a US $1 million contract to write a memoir for Harper Collins detailing his "life as a journalist and human being in Sri Lanka, Africa, Iraq and Louisiana/Mississippi" over the previous year. It was entitled Dispatches from the Edge and was released 23 May 2006. Some of Cooper's proceeds are being donated to charity. In addition, the book topped the New York Times bestseller list on 18 June 2006.
17He was Number 3 on Playgirl magazine's Sexiest Newscasters List in 2004. In second place was Fox News Channel's Sean Hannity and in first place was MSNBC's Keith Olbermann.
18Named as one of the Sexiest Men Alive in 2005 by People magazine.
19Has a pet Welsh Springer Spaniel named Molly.
20Commencement speaker for the graduating class of 2005 at Kean University and the class of 2006 at Yale University.
21Photographed as a baby by Diane Arbus for Harper's Bazaar.
22One of the Top 10 men on Vanity Fair's international best-dressed list, which was published in the magazine's April 2004 issue. He appeared again on the international best-dressed list in the magazine's September 2006 issue.
23Started getting gray hair at the age of 20 and was completely gray by the age of 35.
24Modeled with Ford Models for Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein and Macy's from age 10 to 13.
25A self-described "news junkie", having been one "since I was in the womb.".
26He has been a guest co-host of Live with Kelly and Michael (1988), filling in for Regis Philbin on several occasions since 2006.
27Also is a freelance writer whose articles have appeared in many other outlets, including Details magazine.
28At the age of 3, Cooper was a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962) on 17 September 1970, when he appeared with his mother, Gloria Vanderbilt.
29Writes a monthly column for Details magazine.
30He waited tables at Mortimer's while growing up.
31During his senior year at Dalton, he left school and drove across South Africa in a truck. He contracted malaria while there and had to be hospitalized.
32Graduated from Dalton School in Manhattan (1985).
33Has a dog named Molly.
34Graduated from Yale in 1989 with a BA in political science.
35He studied Vietnamese at the University of Hanoi in the 1990s.
36Cooper returned to broadcast news, now on CNN (2001).
37Son of Gloria Vanderbilt and Wyatt Cooper
38ABC News correspondent from 1995 to 2000.

#Quote
1It's become clear to me that by remaining silent on certain aspects of my personal life for so long, I have given some the mistaken impression that I am trying to hide something - something that makes me uncomfortable, ashamed, or even afraid. This is distressing because it is simply not true. The fact is, I'm gay, always have been, always will be, and I couldn't be any more happy, comfortable with myself, and proud.
2As a child, I used to spend summers at the beach, and I loved to run along the edge of the sand cliffs made by the retreating tide. As I ran, I could feel the sand collapse beneath me, but as long as I kept moving forward, kept running fast, I could stay one step ahead of the falling cliff. That's what anchoring the news is like. You can easily falter, easily destroy your career in a sentence or two. The key is to keep going, keep moving, never forget you're running on sand.
3I think I was really shaped by loss, by the loss of my dad when I was ten, and the suicide of my brother when I was twenty-one and he was twenty-three. Both those things motivated me to be independent and self-reliant, to set out on my own and figure out my way in the world in a way that I thought would lead to a healthy, happier life.
4I started going to wars by myself because I was interested in the issues of survival. I wanted to be around people who spoke the language of loss.
5[on celebrities] Seeing these people on TV, you think you want to be like them. But when you meet them, it's kind of disappointing. You realize, my God, they're just as desperate as everybody else. Especially the people in movies and TV. They're always looking around to see what more famous, better paid person is about to come into the room and steal their thunder. [They're]really creative and interested and fascinating, but they're also driven and kind of mad and unhappy.
6I haven't reached the level of ego yet where I can talk about myself in the third person, but I'm so hoping I reach that stage.
7When a big event happens people turn on to CNN, not only because they know there will be people there covering an event on the ground, but because they know we're going to cover it in a way that's non-partisan, that's not left or right.
8You know, I understand why people might be interested. But I just don't talk about my personal life. It's a decision I made a long time ago, before I ever even knew anyone would be interested in my personal life. The whole thing about being a reporter is that you're supposed to be an observer and to be able to adapt with any group you're in, and I don't want to do anything that threatens that. [In New York magazine, responding to rumors that he might be gay.]
9Regarding his appearance on Celebrity Jeopardy: "It was called the Power Players edition, though I'm not sure why I was in it because I'm neither a "playa" nor a person of power. The experience really made me realize how much of a loser I am, because of how much I got into it. I mean, it's kind of a no-win proposition. In what I do you're supposed to know a certain amount of things, and there you are exposing yourself to ridicule for not knowing stuff. I didn't consider it that much in advance, but that morning I woke up and was like 'What have I got myself into?' But I feel OK about it now."
10When I was younger, I talked to the adults around me that I respected most about how they got where they were, and none of them plotted a course they could have predicted, so it seemed a waste of time to plan too long-term. Since then I've always gone on my instincts.
11If I'm hip, we've got a problem in this country. I really shouldn't be held up as any model of hipness. If anything I think I'm sort of old school in my approach to objective reporting and not wearing my opinion on my sleeve. There's a lot of that in American TV news these days. Too much, in fact.
12Obviously I was well aware that I had what people consider a privileged upbringing. My mom was never a bake-cookies sort of mom. I really had no reins whatsoever.
13Anyone who has experienced a certain amount of loss in their life has empathy for those who have experienced loss.
14I am sort of drawn toward places in the world where there is struggle and conflict.
15When the war in Iraq began I was anchoring the overnight coverage for CNN. Your teleprompter is blank and you have four hours to fill, and it can be a very long night if you don't know your stuff. I like that challenge.
16I've always loved reporting from the field most of all. There's something about doing live TV and being there as it happens that's always appealed to me. I think there's great value to bearing witness to these events as they're actually happening.
17"I very much do not want to become what I used to make fun of. The newscaster on The Simpsons (1989) sadly is not that far off from what you see out there".
18Going gray is like ejaculating: you know it can happen prematurely, but when it does it comes as a total shock.
19We do things with a wink and a nod. If you don't include yourself in the critique, you have no business doing it.

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