Anderson Cooper is among the most popular news anchors and television personalities in the world in addition he is an author. On news channels you will find him in the CNN show Anderson Cooper 360° and in addition he is a major correspondent in the television program broadcasted on CBS for 60 Minutes.
As part of his journalism work he covered Princess Diana’s funeral, Hurricane Katrina and even Haiti earthquake and these events earned him a global recognition and several awards too. Today Anderson Cooper is among the highest earning news anchors. Let’s find out more about how much is Anderson Cooper’s net worth in 2018.
Anderson Cooper Early Life
Anderson Hays Cooper hails from New York City where he was born in 1967. His parents are Wyatt Emory Cooper and Gloria Vanderbilt a fashion designer and a heiress whose net worth is $200 million. He is a descendant of Gloria Morgan Vanderbilt, and Reginald Claypoole Vanderbilt who were socialites and millionaires.
He went to Dalton School and joined Yale University where he went to Trumbull College and graduated with a B.A in political science.
Cooper is openly gay and he is currently dating Benjamin Maisani since 2009 a bar owner. He made the public aware of this matter in 2011 when same sex marriage became legal.
Anderson Cooper Career, Awards & Achievement
Anderson Cooper career started off by working as an intern in the Central Intelligence Agency where he worked for two summers. He got a formal employment with Channel One where he could film and assemble reports of the Vietnam people way of life and their culture. He moved from Vietnam to air stories of war torn regions such as Rwanda, Somalia and Bosnia for Channel One.
In 1995 he joined ABC news where he was a correspondent. After four years he became a co-anchor for World News and in 2000 he hosted NBC reality show The Mole. In 2007 he became the co-host of Live with Regis and Kelly.
After leaving The Mole he joined CNN in 2001 and secured a position as an anchor on American Morning and the host to CNNs New Year’s Eve Special. In 2003 he became an anchor in Anderson Cooper 360 which to date he still runs the program. While at CNN he covered some important stories such as Niger famine in 2005, death of Pope John Paul II, Tsunami damage in Sri Lanka, Hurricane Katrina among others. Other programs that he co-anchored are 2005 News Night, CNN’s 60 Minutes, CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute, Planet in Peril documentary, among others
In 2016 he moderated the second presidential election debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.
Awards & Achievements
To date Anderson Cooper has been awarded with 5 Emmy Awards, 2 GLAAD Media Awards, National Order of Honour and Merit Government of Haiti, National Headliner Award, Peabody Award, and a Bronze Telly award.
Net Worth of Anderson Cooper
Anderson Cooper net worth currently stands at $100 million. Annually Anderson Cooper earnings totals $11 million. A big bulk of Anderson Cooper net worth fortune has been contributed by his news anchor and hosting gigs that have earned her a substantial amount of money. Today Anderson Cooper net worth would have been around $300 million if at all his mother’s trust fund was given to him although her mother said he won’t get a dime. But with $100 self-made money he doesn’t have a reason at all for complaining.
Today Anderson Cooper is a household name among news anchors. He has covered what needs to be covered to be named one of the world’s best journalists. And since he has no signs of retirement we are obviously see him in 2018 doing what he does best.