Anderson Cooper – Bio, Age, Husband, Net Worth, Education

Anderson Cooper - Bio, Age, Husband, Net Worth, Education

This article will tell you about Anderson Cooper, whether he is gay, his children, Networth, and his personal life.

So, without any further ado, let’s get started –

Anderson Cooper Biography And Early Life

Cooper began his career as a fact-checker for the Channel One News program for young adults. Later, he became a correspondent for the show and covered events such as the war in Bosnia and the genocide in Rwanda.

The famous journalist was born in New York City on June 3, 1967. His father, Wyatt Emory Cooper, was a writer, and his mother, Gloria Vanderbilt, was a fashion designer. Despite being born into a wealthy family, his life was full of tragedy. His father died of a heart attack when he was a child of ten, and his brother Carter committed suicide in 1988.

In 1995, Anderson joined ABC News to work as a co-anchor for World News Now and a journalist for 20/20. He became more famous for his reports of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, which he reported live from New Orleans.

In 2006, he left ABC News and joined CNN, where he currently hosts the news show “Anderson Cooper 360°.”

Besides CNN,  Cooper is a “60 Minutes” reporter on CBS News. He has won multiple awards, including many Emmy Awards, Peabody Awards, etc.

On July 2, 2012, Anderson Cooper came out as gay and always supported LGBTQ rights. He participates in charitable organizations like the Elton John AIDS Foundation and UNICEF.

He has also published some bestselling books, including “Dispatches from the Edge,” “The Rainbow Comes and Goes.” etc.

Though Anderson does not possess a degree in journalism, he has built a prosperous career as a successful journalist. He continues to impact people through his work and dedication positively.

Anderson Cooper Age, Height, Weight

Cooper was born on June 3, 1967, and he is now 55 years old. He is 5 feet 9 inches (1.78 m) tall and weighs 70 Kg or 154 lbs.

Anderson Cooper Relationship

Anderson Cooper Relationship
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Anderson Cooper came out as gay to the public on July 2, 2012. He was in a relationship with Cesar Recio for 5 years. They began dating in 2004, but they broke up in 2009.

Anderson’s second relationship was with Benjamin Maisani. They began their relationship in 2009 and got separated in 2018.

Anderson Cooper Net Worth

Anderson Cooper Net Worth

As per 2023 estimates, Cooper’s net worth is approximately $310 Million. Anderson Cooper is one of the highest-earning television gay hosts in the country. He receives an annual salary of $15 million from CNN, and his monthly income is around $2 million.

Cooper loves to spend his money on luxury stays. A year ago, he purchased a luxurious property spread across 20,000 square feet for $31 Million.

Cooper possesses some of the most expensive cars in the world. He has a Range Rover Sport worth $210,000. He also owns an Aston Martin DBX worth $390,000. In addition, he has the following cars.

  • Audi Q2
  • BMW X7
  • Mercedes-Benz C-Class
  • Lincoln Corsair
  • Volvo XC90

Anderson Cooper Partner

Currently, Anderson has no partner. He dated Benjamin Maisani for nine years, and they separated in 2018. However, many reports suggest that the former couple would remain close friends to co-parent their kids.

Anderson Cooper Children

Anderson Cooper Children
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Anderson Cooper is gay and has 2 sons through surrogacy Wyatt Morgan and Sebastian Luke Maisani-Cooper.

He announced the news about Wyatt on April 30, 2020, stating, “I became a father. I have never said that out loud, and it astonishes me. I have a son.” He also posted on his Instagram, “Wyatt Morgan Cooper was born weighing 7 pounds 2 ounces.”

On February 10, 2022, Anderson announced on his CNN show Anderson Cooper 360 that he welcomed another son called Sebastian Luke Maisani-Cooper.

Although Anderson and Benjamin are no longer in a relationship, the couple co-parents their children.

Anderson Cooper Education

Cooper attended Dalton School, a private co-educational school in Upper Eastern Manhattan. In 1989 he completed his graduation in Bachelor of Arts in political science from Yale University. Cooper also learned Vietnamese from the University of Hanoi.

Andreson has been a self-proclaimed news junkie since he was in utero. He pursued journalism with no formal journalism education.

60 Minutes Anderson Cooper Dogs

Cooper’s “60-minute Show” once conducted an experiment, “Survival of the Friendliest – How Dogs Evolved to be Man’s Best Friend,” with his dog Lily.

The experiment features Brian Hare, an evolutionary anthropologist and founder of Dognition, a corporation that provides comprehensive dog assessments. Hare assumes that dogs are unique among animals as they are exceptionally skilled at reading and responding to human signals.

Hare thinks that Dogs evolved to be “hyper-social.” They easily interact with humans more than with other dogs. The segment “60-Minutes” also interviews dog owners and trainers, who share their experiences of how dogs appear to have an innate ability to understand and respond to human emotions.

Cooper also wanted to learn about the unusual behavior of dogs, so he participated in this scientific experiment of “60 Minutes.” The experiment tested Anderson’s dog Lily’s DNA and compared it with that of wolves and other dogs. The result showed that Lily’s genetic mutation makes her more likely to seek human affection.

This mutation is also discovered in other dog breeds, such as labradors and golden retrievers, but not in ancient dogs and wolves. This experiment reveals that Anderson’s Lily’s friendliness is not a result of her training or upbringing but also her evolution.


Where is Anderson Cooper now?

Cooper is currently a reporter for CNN News and CBS News. He lives in New York City.

Is Anderson Cooper gay?

Anderson came out as gay to the public on July 2, 2012.

What is Anderson Cooper net worth?

Anderson’s net worth is $310 Million.

What is Anderson Cooper’s salary at CNN?

Anderson earns a salary of $15 Million from CNN.

About the author

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Eliana Cooper is an esteemed editor at World-Wire, recognized for her expertise in sports and government news. With a background in Journalism and Political Science, she excels in delivering in-depth and factual reporting. Her work is known for its thorough research and clear presentation, making complex topics accessible. Eliana's contributions have earned her recognition, including the "Excellence in Sports Journalism" award in 2023.

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