1. Biography

Anderson Hays Cooper was born on June 3, 1967 in New York City. Cooper is a journalist, TV personality and author. His mother is the famous Gloria Vanderbilt. His father died on January 5, 1978, from heart complications at the age of 50. Cooper had an older brother named Carter Vanderbilt Cooper. His brother committed suicide on July 22, 1988, by jumping from the terrace of his mother’s penthouse apartment. Cooper is openly gay. He has never been married and has no children.

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2. Income & Salary

Anderson Cooper’s career began as an infant when one of his baby photos was featured in Harper’s Bazaar. During his teenage years, Cooper was a model for the Ford Model Agency. In 1995, he began working for ABC as a news correspondent. In 2001, Cooper went on to work at CNN. He began covering major stories including Hurricane Katrina. From 2003 to present, Cooper has been an anchor on CNN on his own namesake show Anderson Cooper 360. In October 2005, Cooper signed a $1 million contract with Harper Collins Publishers to write a memoir about his life as a journalist.

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3. Estimated Net Worth

In 2007, Cooper signed a multi-year deal with CNN that doubled his annual salary for $2 million to $4 million. In 2011, he got his own talk show called Anderson Live, which has since been cancelled. Also in 2007, Anderson Cooper earned $5 million. In 2012 to present, Anderson Cooper’s annual salary from CNN is $11 million plus bonuses. His net worth is $100 million.

How much is Anderson Cooper’s Net Worth? $100 Million!

Video Transcript:

Anderson Cooper is a journalist and television personality that was born in New York, New York, on June 3, 1967. Anderson Cooper is the son of famous heiress and fashion designer Gloria Vanderbilt. Anderson Cooper revealed that he was gay in 2012, and he has been dating Benjamin Maisani since 2009.

After struggling to get work as a news journalist after graduating from Yale University, Anderson Cooper used a fake press pass to film his own segments in Myanmar and Vietnam. Cooper was able to sell his news segments to Channel One. Anderson Cooper got his first major job when he became a correspondent for ABC News in 1995. He would quickly become the anchor of “World News Now” in 1999. Cooper would leave “World News Now” in 2000 to become the host of the reality competition “The Mole.” Anderson Cooper would leave “The Mole” after two seasons to return to the news. After working on “American Morning” on CNN for one year, he would get his own show. “Anderson Cooper 360” began airing in September 2003, and it is still on the air today. Anderson Cooper would get his own talk show called “Anderson Live” in 2011, but it would only last two seasons. In addition to his work on CNN, Cooper is also a freelance writer and correspondent for “60 Minutes.”

Anderson Cooper has an estimated net worth of $100 million. Most of this net worth was accumulated through work as a television news anchor. Anderson Cooper made $11 million in 2013 and 2014 for his work as news anchor for CNN.

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