Anderson Cooper Net Worth : Books & Lifestyle

Anderson Cooper

The richest newscaster globally, the celebrated journalist and CNN anchor Anderson Cooper’s net worth is $200 million.

Anderson Cooper, originally Anderson Hays Cooper, is an American broadcast journalist and a political commenter.

Primarily Cooper hosts a CNN news show called Anderson Cooper 360. Reportedly he is paid $12 million annually for the show.

Anderson Cooper
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Cooper also works for CBS news 60 Minutes. Anderson Cooper is a big and well-known face in television news in the world.

Early Life

News anchor and political commenter Anderson Hays Cooper was born on 3rd June 1967 in Manhattan, New York, USA as a younger son of Wyatt Emory Cooper and Gloria Vanderbilt.

He was provided with everything he could wish for; Cooper’s maternal grandparents were millionaires.

His father, Wyatt Emory Cooper, was an author/actor, while his mother, Gloria Vanderbilt, was a fashion designer, writer, and heiress.

Cooper had a chance to be in the Tonight Show with his mom when he was just three years old on 17th September 1970.

Anderson had the experience of media very early in his life.

Cooper appeared in Harper Bazar, an American monthly women’s fashion magazine.

Anderson also modeled for big companies like Ford Models, Calvin Klein, Macy’s, and Ralph Lauren when he was just 10 years old.

Cooper’s father died on 5th January 1978 during open-heart surgery.

His older brother Carter Vanderbilt Cooper committed suicide by jumping from their Manhattan penthouse on 22nd July 1988.

It was later revealed that Carter was suffering from severe depression and was on meds.

Cooper graduated from Yale University in 1989 in Arts. He started working at ABC News as a correspondent in 1995.

Anderson Cooper | Quick Facts

Full name Anderson Hays Cooper
Date of birth June 3rd, 1967
Age 56 years old
Birthplace Manhattan, New York, U.S.
Sexual Orientation Gay
Nationality American
Ethnicity Dutch American
Education Yale University
Mother’s name Gloria Vanderbilt
Father’s name Wyatt Emory Cooper
Zodiac sign Gemini
Height 5 feet 10 inches
Weight 154 lbs.
Shoe size 10 (US)
Hair color Silver
Eye color Blue
Marital Status Unmarried
Children Wyatt Morgan Cooper
Net Worth $200 Million
Profession Broadcast Journalist, Political Commentator
Salary $12 Million
Social Media InstagramTwitterFacebookWebsite
Last Update April, 2024

Anderson Cooper | Net Worth and Income

Anderson Cooper has a net worth of a whopping $200 million. One of the most recognized faces in television is also an author, but most of his income comes from the newscaster.

Reportedly he makes $12 Million as a news anchor from CNN and making appearances in the weekend broadcast.

Anderson Cooper in CNN
Anderson Cooper in CNN

Anderson was born in one of the richest families in New York.

Vanderbilt family were tycoons of railroads. Despite having a rich family tree, Anderson became wealthy on his own terms.

He was already a multi-millionaire before inheriting the wealth from his mother, who left a million and a half dollars’ worth of real estate for him.

His mother, Gloria, was Jack of Trades. She tried her hands at everything.

Cooper also signed a contract with Warner Bros back in 2011, where he hosts syndicated talk show Anderson Cooper Live.

No official reports have been found regarding the payment for the show, but according to some speculations, the deal is worth $10 Million.

Anderson also authors a freelancer article for publications like Details Magazine.

He has written a couple of New York’s bestselling books over the course of his career.

He has also been able to make a hefty profit in the real estate sector.

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Anderson Cooper | House, Cars & Yacht & watches


Firehouse turned Manhattan home

Since the TV star is worth hundreds of millions of dollars, it’s no surprise that he owns multiple houses.

One of them is his Greenwich Village, New York house. Cooper purchased a firehouse turned home for $4.2 million back in 2010.

This 19th-century house was later turned into 8,240 square feet private residence by architect Cary Tamarkin.

This house boasts a gym, luxurious bedroom, spacious living room, and rooftop terrace. This is one of three remaining fire patrol houses in the city.

Casa Anderson, Brazil

The Television star not only owns a house inside of the country but also outside.

Yes, Anderson Cooper owns a beautiful Colonial-style house in the Brazilian town of Transco. This is the vacation home for the star.

Casa Anderson Brazil
Casa Anderson Brazil

This four-building compound masterpiece has a family room, kitchen, dining room, and the other two serve as a guest house.

And finally, a master suite happens to be a tree with an outdoor bar, pool, and living room.

Anderson Cooper Connecticut House (Rye House)

The most extravagant piece of the Real-estate purchased by Cooper is his Connecticut house. He purchased this massive 10,127 square feet masterpiece in 2014.

Reportedly the CNN star bought this for $5 – $9 million.  The place is known as Rye House.

This place boasts 10 bedrooms out of which 5 has attached en-suite bathroom, 6 full and 3 half baths, big living room, dining room, an office room.

House also features Oak flooring, a marble staircase, a 75-foot swimming pool, a detached four-car garage, a tennis court, spa, a garden house, hand-carved limestone fireplace.

What a way to live like a king.

Anderson Cooper House Hamptons (Former House)

Anderson owns more than one property in Hamptons. Both are located in Aspatuck Creek.

Both of the properties have all the luxurious amenities possible such as a swimming pool, Jacuzzi. The houses reside right in front of the lake with great views.

Cooper's House in Hamptons
Cooper’s House in Hamptons

But later, Cooper sold the property for $2.4 million in 2015.

To offload some of his real estate’s cooper sold his Manhattan penthouse for $3.75 million in 2012. Two years later, another property in Quiogue, New York, for $3 million, making a profit of $1.3 million.


Just like the house, Anderson also owns pretty sick rides.

He owns Black Chevrolet Camaro, which costs between $25,995 to $68,995 with options and engine variants.

Another interesting car in Cooper’s garage is Aston Martin DB5.

This is a collector car and can cross the $1 million mark very easily.

If Cooper’s DB5 is the original DB5 Bond movies car from the 60s, it would cost $6.4 million.

He also owns a couple of SUVs and sedans from brands like Audi.

Watches Collection

Anderson Cooper has been spotted with numerous timepieces. One of the most iconic watches of the star is his Stainless GMT Rolex.

This model of Rolex can easily cost up to $10,000.

He also has been spotted wearing Vanderbilt watches.

Anderson Cooper | Lifestyle and Vacations


Anderson Cooper is a good-looking guy, but he also dresses better.

As a celebrity, it is almost mandatory to look good because of the paparazzi and media.

Anderson Cooper always looks good with his top-of-the-line Tyvek tuxedo for his shows.

As per his casual outfit, he prefers denim jeans.

Sometimes he is seen wearing glasses. In terms of glasses, Anderson goes for the Italian brand, The Brandon.


Despite his busy schedules, Anderson Cooper always finds time to experience vacations. Being a Television-personality can be very exhausting.

Anderson has been to many spots not only for his work but to relax and enjoy as well.

For the past few years, we have seen cooper take very few vacations. He has been to Bora Bora beach and his vacation home in Brazil.

Anderson chilling in his vacation home
Anderson chilling in his vacation home

In 2017 Cooper joined some well-known celebrities from Hollywood, such as Andy Cohen, Bradley Cooper, Irina Shayk, and Allison Williams, who took a trip to Tahiti, an island in French Polynesia.

Star television personality and others took a trip to Tahiti in Diane von Furstenberg’s $150 Million mega Yacht.

The Yacht is considered the largest globally with its 305 feet long body and can host 16 guests and 21 crew members.

Anderson Cooper | Charity

Being an International Television personality, Anderson Cooper has done quite a charity work.

Cooper is involved in ten charities and supports 12 causes.

He is involved in charitable foundations such as Elton John AIDS Foundation, American Heart Association, Street Teens, GLAAD, and American Stroke Association.

Similarly, he supports causes such as HIV & AIDS, Children, Civil Rights, Environment, and LGBTQ Support.

Anderson Cooper | Movies, Investments, Endorsements & Books


Along with being a television personality Cooper has made an appearance in some of the movies during the course of his career.

Since he is into television journalism, his screen time in the movies also shows him as a news anchor in most of them—quite a character.

Over the years, the star has appeared in at least 16 movies.

Some of the movies he made appearances in are 2015 Chappie, 2016 Batman vs. Superman, 2015 The 33.

Reportedly Cooper made around $100 00 as he only had a few minutes of screen time in those movies.

He not only made appearances in movies but also in documentaries.

Cooper and his mom in documentary
Cooper and his mom in documentary

In the documentary, nothing left unsaid, Anderson Cooper and his mother, Gloria Vanderbilt discuss their notable family’s history.

Cooper was also an executive producer of the documentary.


Anderson has also spread his hands in real estate.

In the past few years, Anderson has bought and sold a couple of houses, making a hefty profit.

In 2012 his midtown Manhattan condo for $3.75 million, and two years later another property in Quiogue, New York, for $3 million, making a profit of $1.3 million.

Book Publications

Anderson Cooper is famous for his television shows, movies, silver fox looks, and best-selling books.

Over the years, Cooper has authored few books, out of which one of his books, Rainbow Comes and Goes, made it to the number one bestseller in New York Times.

Being an author, Cooper has also written books such as Vanderbilt: The Rise and Fall of an American Dynasty (2021) and Dispatches from the Edge: A Memoir of War.

He made just around $500,000 from book publications.


In 1995 Anderson Cooper joined ABC News as a correspondent.

Then he became co-anchor on World News Now on 21 September 1999.

Before getting into broadcasting, he became the host of “The Mole” for two seasons in 2000. He joined CNN in 2001.

He became CNN’s weekend prime-time anchor in the year 2002.

And later, in 2003, he started his own show, “Anderson Cooper 360”.

Anderson also signed a long-term agreement with CNN in 2007. The deal doubled over his salary of $2 million annually.

Anderson Cooper has been awarded five Emmy Awards and two GLAAD Media Awards for his astonishing work as a news anchor and broadcaster.

Anderson Cooper accepting GLAAD awards from Madonna
Anderson Cooper accepting GLAAD awards from Madonna

He also received a Bronze Telly Award, National Headliner Award, Peabody Award, and National Order of Honors and Merit Government of Haiti.

3 Facts about Anderson Cooper

  • After finding it tough to get his foot in the on-air door reporting, Anderson decided to enlist the help of a friend in making a fake press pass.
  • While he was 17 years of age, he went bag packing through Central Africa. During this time, he contracted malaria and had to spend time at the hospital.
  • Anderson Cooper did an internship at the CIA in Langley, Virginia, at Yale University.


Is Anderson Cooper Gay?

Yes, Anderson Cooper is open about his sexual orientation and the fact that he’s gay.

Does Aderson Cooper have a baby?

Yes, Anderson Cooper had a baby through surrogacy.

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