If you see TV often, especially news, you must be familiar with one of the anchors from CNN named Anderson Cooper. He is the main man of Anderson Cooper 360 ° and he is one of the most popular anchors in the United States. Anderson Cooper is also rich. Can you guess his net worth? If you have no idea, here is the information for you.
Net Worth and Earnings
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Anderson Cooper has a net worth of $200 million. How can the number be that big? What makes him that rich? Below is the details where he earned everything that he has now. By reading everything, you will not be surprised with his total net worth.
- CNN Salary
Anchor is Anderson Cooper’s main job so it seems his net worth is mostly from him being an anchor. His salary is reported to be about $12 million per year for his show entitled Anderson Cooper 360 °. Not only this show, he also makes an appearance on CNN Newsroom, the one that airs twice a day on weekdays and throughout the weekend. There is no information whether he is paid more for his appearance on the second one or if his salary is for all.
- His other earnings
Anderson Cooper is also an author. As a freelancer writer, he has released a variety of articles, including in publications such as Details magazine. In May 2006, he released his memoir named Dispatches from the Edge. It was by HarperCollins. It was a hit and even topped The New York Times Best Seller list in June of the same year. Before his mother left him forever, he managed to write something named The Rainbow Comes and Goes: A Mother and Son on Life, Love, and Loss with his late mother.
In 2015, the man once had a chance to interview Andy Cohen about his book called The Andy Cohen Diaries. After the encounter, these two decided to make the stage show named AC2. The tour was opened in Boston and the other ones were held in Miami Beach, Chicago and Atlanta. They visited 50 cities in total.
Before getting hired by CNN, Anderson Cooper has previous experience hosting talk shows. In 2007, he used to be a co-host of Live with Regis and Kelly, the time when Regis Philbin had to undergo triple-bypass heart surgery. He was always on the screen every time one of the hosts was unavailable.
Prior to becoming an anchor, Anderson Cooper had some model gigs. He has worked with popular brands, including Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, and Macy’s.
- Vanderbilt fortune
Vanderbilt is a well-known name. Everyone must have heard about it at least once in their life. In the 1800s, there was one named Cornelius Vanderbuilt that created a railroad and shipping empire. He was one of the richest men in the United States. His original wealth would have been equivalent to $185 billion dollars if you convert it to today’s money. For context, it is the same amount of money in Elon Musk’s pocket when he was announced the richest man on the planet.
The CCN’s anchor is the descendant of Cornelius Vanderbilt and his mother’s name was Gloria Vanderbilt. His mother died in early last year. From his mother, it is believed that Anderson Cooper received less than $1.5 million in the inheritance. Contrary to the popular belief, it is not his biggest source of wealth. Actually, he never expected to get anything from his mother but the fact says otherwise.
Things Anderson Cooper Spends His Money On
As one of people who have nine digits net worth, it is safe to say that he is living a pretty nice life. Anderson Cooper has a firehouse located in Greenwich Village, New York. This one is known to be his unusual home. It was purchased for $4.3 million in 2010. After purchasing it, he renovated it and turned it into a full home while still maintaining every classic detail. Two years later, he sold his midtown Manhattan penthouse for $3.75 million. In 2014, the anchor sold another one in Quiogue, New York for $3 million. From this one, he made a total of $1.3 million in profit.
He spent somewhere between $5 and $9 million for a historic stone mansion in Lichfield County, Connecticut. He purchased it in the summer of the same year. It features a total of 18 rooms plus the original chestnut wood paneling, limestone fireplaces and a hand carved marble staircase. The cozy place is named Rye House. In addition to these things, it also has Japanese pagoda trees and magnolias, an Olympic size swimming pool, a tennis court, and a walkway with stone pillars.
It seems like these ones above are not enough for him. He has another one in Brazil. It is a vacation home. It is located in the town of Trancoso. The place is known as Casa Anderson.
What about cars? As for cars, Anderson Cooper was seen with Black Chevrolet Camaro. Actually, it is unknown if it belongs to him or his boyfriend.
A Thing to Learn from Anderson Cooper
In 2016, Anderson Cooper had an interview. At the time, he said that despite being born from a wealthy family, his parents always told him to always work hard and make a career path of his own and he did it. He started from zero by modeling. At the time, he was paid a few hundred thousand dollars.
As the one with a great skill, Anderson Cooper is an expert at covering major international events. Thanks to his talent, he managed to earn plenty of cash. Every year, he could earn $11 million by working for CNN. In 2012, his net worth was $50 million and it keeps increasing with $10 to $15 million each year, peaking at more than $200 million as of today. It seems like his net worth will keep rising as he is blessed with his journalist drive and talent.