Anderson Cooper Salary, Yearly Income, and Net Worth in 2023


Anderson Cooper income
Full NameAnderson Hays Cooper
Date of BirthJune 3, 1967
Age56 years
ProfessionBroadcast journalist
TelevisionAnderson Cooper 360° Anderson Cooper Full Circle Anderson Live
Net Worth$ 200 Million

Anderson Cooper is a popular American journalist, author, and political commentator who is well-known for hosting his syndicated talk show, Anderson Live.  Currently, he is anchoring the CNN news broadcast “Anderson Cooper 360°”.

Besides this, Cooper also serves correspondent for CBS’ 60 Minutes. He is known for his reporting on natural disasters, including Hurricane Katrina and tsunamis in the Indian Ocean in 2004. Anderson Cooper is also a notable author. The “Dispatches from the Edge: A Memoir of War, Disasters, and Survival,” is one of his career’s best-selling books.

Cooper has been in the news recently for hosting the new show on CNN Plus called “Parental Guidance”. He is considered the most-richest media person in the world with a net worth of $200 Million. His wealth is largely deprived of his career in journalism and his inheritance.

Anderson Cooper Net Worth 2023

According to various sources, Anderson Cooper is one of the highest-paid journalists in the country. He earns a salary of around $12 million from CNN. Apart from his media job, he has earned his wealth from many other endeavors, including journalism, film and television production, presenting, modeling, and writing.

Anderson Cooper was also born into a wealthy family. He is a member of the Vanderbilt family. His great-great-grandfather, Cornelius Vanderbilt, was a shipping and railroad tycoon. Cooper inherited around $1.5 million after his mother’s death.

He worked with many other news agencies and also hosted many shows which boosted his wealth. At present, Anderson Cooper’s net worth is $200 million (including his inherited wealth).

Biography- Early Life and Career

Anderson Cooper was born on June 3, 1967, in Manhattan, New York City. His father Wyatt Emory Cooper, was a notable writer, and his mother Gloria Vanderbilt, was a successful artist. He was born into huge affluence and connections, that ultimately played a role in his success.

He started his career at the age of 10, by doing modeling for Calvin Klein, Ford Models for Ralph Lauren, and Macy’s. He completed his schooling at Dalton School located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Cooper attended Yale University and earned a degree in Bachelor of Arts in 1989.

He started his career as a fact-checker for Channel One. Cooper also filmed reports of Vietnamese life and culture, stories of various war-torn regions including Somalia, Bosnia, and Rwanda that were broadcasted on Channel One.

In 1995, He joined ABC News as a correspondent but soon he switched career paths and hosted ABC’s reality show “The Mole” in 2000. Later in the year 2001, Cooper joined CNN as an anchor.

By 2003, he started hosting his show called “Anderson Cooper 360°”. Besides this, Cooper is also contributing to the CBS News program “60 Minutes”. He has been awarded 18 Emmy Awards along with an Edward R. Murrow Award and Peabody Award.

Real NameAnderson Hays Cooper
Popularly Known asAnderson Cooper
Birth PlaceManhattan, New York City
Zodiac SignN/A
Relationship StatusN/A
ParentsWyatt Emory Cooper, Gloria Vanderbilt
SchoolDalton School, Manhattan
CollegeYale University
Weight68 kg (149 lbs)
Eye ColorLight Blue
Hair ColorGray
Net Worth$200

Anderson Cooper’s Personal Life

Anderson is openly gay, and the most prominent openly gay journalist on American television. He has two sons Wyatt Morgan Cooper and Sebastian Luke Maisani-Cooper via surrogacy. In March 2018, Cooper and Maisani (his long-term partner) had split up.


Throughout his career journey, Cooper has won many awards for his coverage of numerous events and issues. He also honored with an Emmy Award in a1997 for his coverage of Princess Diana’s funeral; a National Headliner Award in 2005 for his coverage of the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami; a Peabody Award in 2005 for his coverage of Hurricane Katrina; two Emmys in 2011 for his coverage of Haiti; and the GLAAD Media Award in 2013; Emmy Award in 2020 for his coverage of 60 Minutes: “Mark Bradford”.

Anderson Cooper House and Other Assets

In 2010, Cooper bought a luxurious apartment in Greenwich Village for worth $4.3 million. The property was initially used as a New York City firehouse. After the purchase, Cooper got on an upgrade program that saw him install a variety of facilities like a gym and brass fire pole.

In 2014, Cooper and Benjamin Maisani, purchased Rye House for between $5 and $9 million, in Connecticut. In the same year, he also purchased a vacation house in Trancoso, Brazil.

Anderson Cooper Career Timeline

YearCareer Events
1999–2000World News Now co-anchor
2001–2002The Mole host
2002-2023New Year’s Eve Live co-anchor on CNN and CNN International
2003-2023Anderson Cooper 360° anchor
2005News Night co-anchor
2007- 202360 Minutes correspondent
2011–2013Anderson Live
2021Jeopardy! guest host

Less Known Facts about Anderson Cooper

The well-known news anchor suffered from dyslexia as a child.

He was photographed for the cover of Harper’s Bazaar as a baby.

He had done modeling in his childhood for Macy’s, Calvin Klein, and Ralph Lauren.

He started his media career as a fact-checker for Channel One.

He debuted on television at the age of 3, on the Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson along with his mother.

His brother committed suicide at the age of 21.

He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Arts from Yale University.

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What is the height of Anderson Cooper?

Anderson Cooper stands at a height of 5 feet and 10 inches (1.77 m).

What is Anderson Cooper’s net worth in 2023 after inheritance?

He has a total net worth of over $200 Million.

He has a total net worth of over $200 Million.

He earns more than $12 million annual salary from CNN.

What is the sexuality of Anderson Cooper?

He is gay.  

What is the age of Anderson Cooper?

He is 56 years old.

Is Cooper born into a rich family?

Yes, he belongs to the Vanderbilt family.

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