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Anderson Hays Cooper was born on 3 June 1967, in New York City USA, and is a model, journalist, author, film and television producer, as well as a presenter. Anderson is perhaps best recognized as a correspondent and journalist, who has worked with such TV news networks as ABC, CNN and CBS, and even premiered his own syndicated talk show entitled “Anderson Live”.

So just how rich is Anderson Cooper? According to sources, Anderson’s net worth is estimated to be $100 million, as of mid-2016. The main sources for Anderson Cooper’s impressive wealth are his career as a journalist including his television appearances.

Anderson Cooper Net Worth $100 Million

Anderson Cooper’s father was a well-known writer, while his mother was both a writer and an artist. With such famous parents, Cooper had a lot of exposure to the media from the earliest stages of his childhood. Cooper made his first appearances on television screens in 1970, when at the age of three he was featured on a late-night talk show with his mother –  “The Tonight Show”. As a teenager, Anderson took up a job as a model and was signed to the Ford Modeling Agency where he worked with Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein. Cooper then attended Dalton School and continued his studies at the Yale University, from where he graduated with a BA degree in political science, deciding then that he wished to follow a career as a journalist.

Cooper’s first major work related to journalism was in the Channel One News network, where he initially worked as a fact checker, but slowly rose to prominence with more on the scene reports he provided for the network. In 1995, Anderson Cooper left Channel One to work with ABC News, and as a correspondent and co-anchor on several news shows, Cooper soon expanded his career path, and accepted an offer to work as a host of the reality game show called “The Mole”. His net worth was certainly rising.

However, Cooper did stay long, as two years later in 2002, he left “The Mole” and ABC altogether, and instead went to work as an anchor on CNN, where Cooper was to gain wide public exposure and was able to contribute much more to his net worth. Cooper slowly rose to fame during his time with the CNN network, as he was not only an anchor of “American Morning” and a host of “New Year’s Eve Special” segments, but also had his own first show called “Anderson Cooper 360”. Cooper managed to settle himself down in CNN, and in 2007 signed a deal with the network that doubled his annual salary, from $2 million up to $4 million. In 2011, Cooper premiered another show entitled “Anderson Live”, that was on air for two years until its cancellation in 2013.

Even though Anderson Cooper is primarily known as a television personality, he is also a freelance writer who has made numerous contributions to various magazines, and even published a memoir called “Dispatches from the Edge”, both of which have added to his net worth.

In his personal life, Anderson makes no secret that he is gay, and lives with his partner Benjamin Maisani, the owner of a gay bar, in Connecticut.


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Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Nothing Left Unsaid: Gloria Vanderbilt & Anderson Cooper 2016 Documentary executive producer
Anderson Live 2012 TV Series executive producer - 1 episode
Anderson Cooper 360° 2005 TV Series Anchor - 1 episode
CNN Presents 2005 TV Series documentary Himself - 1 episode
NewsNight with Aaron Brown 2005 TV Series Anchor - 1 episode

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice 2016 Anderson Cooper
The 33 2015 CNN Anchor
Chappie 2015 Anderson Cooper

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Nothing Left Unsaid: Gloria Vanderbilt & Anderson Cooper 2016 Documentary audio recordings courtesy of
CNN Presents 2005 TV Series documentary himself - 2 episodes

Camera Department

Camera Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Nothing Left Unsaid: Gloria Vanderbilt & Anderson Cooper 2016 Documentary additional cinematography

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Behind the Stories of Special Operations 2015 Documentary short the producers wish to thank

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Liberia Will Rise: The Love Of Liberty Part II 2016 Documentary completed Archival Footage
The 10th Annual CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute 2016 TV Movie pre-production Himself - Host
CNN Superhero: Above and Beyond - A CNN Heroes 10th Anniversary Special 2016 TV Movie filming Himself - Host
Anderson Cooper 360° 2003-2016 TV Series Himself - Host / Himself - Anchor / Himself / ...
Live with Kelly and Michael 2005-2016 TV Series Himself - Guest Host / Himself - Guest Co-Host / Himself / ...
2016 Presidential Debates 2016 TV Mini-Series Himself - Moderator
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert 2016 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
60 Minutes 2006-2016 TV Series documentary Himself - Correspondent (segment "The Nile Crocodile") / Himself - Correspondent (segment "Michael Phelps") / Himself - Correspondent (segment "The Smartest Dog in the World") / ...
Entertainment Tonight 2008-2016 TV Series Himself
Jeopardy! 2004-2016 TV Series Himself - Celebrity Contestant / Himself - Clue Giver / Himself - Video Clue Presenter / ...
Late Night with Seth Meyers 2014-2016 TV Series Himself
The CNN Quiz Show: The '80s Edition 2016 TV Movie Himself - Host
The Chew 2016 TV Series Himself - Guest
The View 2007-2016 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
CBS This Morning 2012-2016 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
CBS News Sunday Morning 2016 TV Series documentary Himself - Host, Anderson Cooper 360
The CNN Quiz Show: Race for the White House 2016 TV Movie Himself - Host
The Person Who Changed My Life 2016 TV Movie documentary Himself - Host
Nothing Left Unsaid: Gloria Vanderbilt & Anderson Cooper 2016 Documentary Himself
The Life of Adam 2015 Documentary Himself
The CNN Quiz Show: Famous Americans Edition 2015 TV Movie Himself - Host
The 9th Annual CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute 2015 TV Movie Himself - Host
Le petit journal 2015 TV Series Himself
Behind the Stories of Special Operations 2015 Documentary short Himself - CNN Anchor
CNN Democratic Primary Debate 2015 TV Special Himself - Moderator
The CNN Quiz Show: TV Edition 2015 TV Movie Himself - Host
The CNN Quiz Show: The '70s Edition 2015 TV Movie Himself - Host
The CNN Quiz Show: Presidents Edition 2015 TV Movie Himself - Host
Late Show with David Letterman 2005-2015 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself / Himself - News Anchor
CNN NewsCenter 2015 TV Series documentary Himself - Anchor
New Day 2015 TV Series Himself - Host / Himself
CNN Newsroom 2003-2015 TV Series Himself - Host / Himself - Guest / Himself - correspondent
The 8th Annual CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute 2014 TV Movie documentary Himself - Host
Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. 2014 TV Series documentary Himself
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver 2014 TV Series Himself
CNN Saturday 2014 TV Series Himself - Anchor
Stars and Stripes: A CNN Heroes Special 2014 TV Movie documentary Himself - Host
Roots: Our Journeys Home 2014 TV Movie documentary Himself - Host
The Wendy Williams Show 2012-2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Francis Effect 2014 Documentary Himself - Host, Anderson Cooper 360
State of Bacon 2014 Himself
The Insider 2012-2014 TV Series Himself
Inside Edition 2014 TV Series documentary Himself
60 Minutes Sports 2013-2014 TV Series documentary Himself - Correspondent (segment "The Ride of His Life") / Himself - Correspondent (segment "GoPro")
The 7th Annual CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute 2013 TV Movie documentary Himself - Host
The Simpsons 2013 TV Series Himself
Anderson Live 2011-2013 TV Series Himself - Host / Himself
Saturday Night Live 2011-2013 TV Series Himself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2011-2013 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
Erin Burnett OutFront 2012-2013 TV Series Himself
Watch What Happens: Live 2009-2013 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
Good Day L.A. 2013 TV Series Himself
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2004-2013 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself - Guest (segment "Mean Tweets")
The Talk 2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
CNN Heroes: Sharing the Spotlight 2012 Pre-Show 2012 TV Movie Himself - Host
The 6th Annual CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute 2012 TV Movie Himself - Host
The Daily Show 2005-2012 TV Series Himself
The Soup 2012 TV Series Himself
The 39th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 2012 TV Special Himself
Kathy 2012 TV Series Himself
Beautiful-Savannah Robinson 2012 Video short Himself
New Year's Eve Live with Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin 2011 TV Movie Himself - Host
The 5th Annual CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute 2011 TV Movie Himself - Host
The Western Republican Presidential Debate 2011 TV Movie Himself - Moderator
The Colbert Report 2005-2011 TV Series Himself
Piers Morgan Tonight 2011 TV Series Himself
The Marilyn Denis Show 2011 TV Series Himself
The 38th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 2011 TV Special Himself
CNN Breaking News: Revolution in Egypt - President Mubarak Steps Down 2011 TV Movie Himself - Anchor
Adopting Haiti 2011 Documentary Himself
The 4th Annual CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute 2010 TV Movie documentary Himself - Host
Buzz: AT&T Original Documentaries 2009-2010 TV Series documentary Himself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2007-2010 TV Series Himself - Guest
If God Is Willing and da Creek Don't Rise 2010 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
CNN Heroes: Coming Back from Katrina 2010 TV Movie Himself - Host
Charlie Rose 2004-2010 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself - Host
Pregnancy Pact 2010 TV Movie Himself (uncredited)
Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief 2010 TV Movie documentary Himself - Correspondent, Haiti
The Oprah Winfrey Show 2005-2010 TV Series Himself
The Jay Leno Show 2010 TV Series Himself - Guest
The 3rd Annual CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute 2009 TV Movie documentary Himself - Host
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien 2009 TV Series Himself - Guest
Larry King Live 2004-2009 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest Host
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2007-2009 TV Series Himself - Guest
CNN New Year's Eve Live! with Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin 2009 TV Special Himself - Host
Planet in Peril: Battle Lines 2008 TV Special documentary Himself
The 2nd Annual CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute 2008 TV Movie Himself - Host
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 2005-2008 TV Series Himself - Guest
Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List 2008 TV Series Himself
The 22nd Annual Genesis Awards 2008 TV Special Himself
CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute 2007 TV Movie Himself
CNN/YouTube Republican Debate 2007 TV Movie Himself - Host
Planet in Peril 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself
CNN: Special Investigations Unit 2007 TV Series Correspondent
CNN/YouTube US Presidential Democratic Candidates Debate 2007 TV Movie Himself - Host
CNN YouTube Debate Countdown 2007 TV Mini-Series Himself
American Masters 2007 TV Series documentary Himself
CNN Presents 2004-2007 TV Series documentary Himself - Host / Himself - Anchor
Jerry Seinfeld: The Comedian Award 2007 TV Movie Himself
The 2nd Annual Quill Awards 2006 TV Special Himself
CNN Live From... 2003-2006 TV Series Himself / Himself - correspondent
CNN Live Today 2006 TV Series Himself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2006 TV Series Himself - Guest
The 100 Greatest TV Quotes & Catchphrases 2006 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Real Time with Bill Maher 2005 TV Series Himself
Iron Chef America: The Series 2005 TV Series Himself - Judge
Last Call with Carson Daly 2005 TV Series Himself - Guest
CNN Special Reports 2003-2005 TV Series Himself - Anchor / Himself - correspondent
The 100 Most Memorable TV Moments 2004 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn 2004 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Mole 2001-2004 TV Series Himself - Host
Journalists: Killed in the Line of Duty 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself - Host
NewsNight with Aaron Brown 2003 TV Series Himself - correspondent
Headline News 2003 TV Series Himself - Correspondent
I Love the '80s 2002 TV Series documentary Himself
World News Now 1992 TV Series Himself - Anchor (1999-2000)
Channel One News 1990 TV Series Himself / Reporter
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 1979 TV Special Himself (uncredited)
To Tell the Truth 1969 TV Series Himself / Imposter #2 'Wally Norton - The World's Youngest Bear Trainer'

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Tupamaro 2017 Documentary completed Himself
Paul Flynn 2015-2016 TV Series Himself / Himself - Associate Pastor
Good Morning Britain 2016 TV Series Himself
Breakfast 2016 TV Series Himself
Entertainment Tonight 2014-2016 TV Series Himself / Himself - Host, Anderson 360
Extra 2015-2016 TV Series Himself
Amanda Knox 2016 Documentary Himself
Media Buzz 2014-2016 TV Series Himself / Himself - CNN Host / Himself - Host, Anderson Cooper 360 / ...
The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore 2016 TV Series Himself
Access Hollywood 2016 TV Series Himself
Mike & Mike 2014-2016 TV Series Himself - 'Jeopardy!' Contestant / Himself
The Drunken Peasants 2014-2016 TV Series Himself
Inside Edition 2014-2016 TV Series documentary Himself
11.22.63 2016 TV Mini-Series Himself
Late Night with Seth Meyers 2016 TV Series Himself - South Carolina Town Hall
Boots on the Ground in Haiti 2016 Documentary Himself
Who Is Donald Trump? 2015 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Making of American Sniper 2015 Video documentary short Himself, interviewer
Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief 2015 Documentary Himself
We Need to Talk About Sandy Hook 2014 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
Mobilize 2014 Documentary
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver 2014 TV Series Himself - Reporter
Chelsea Lately 2012-2014 TV Series Himself / Himself - News Correspondent
Crossfire 2014 TV Series Himself
Blackfish 2013 Documentary Himself
Occupy Unmasked 2012 Documentary Himself
Fatal Honeymoon 2012 TV Movie Himself (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live 2012 TV Series Himself
Kony 2012, Part II: Beyond Famous 2012 Documentary short Himself (uncredited)
Game Change 2012 TV Movie Himself (uncredited)
Drew Peterson: Untouchable 2012 TV Movie Himself
Soul Surfer 2011 Himself (uncredited)
The Craigslist Killer 2011 TV Movie Himself (uncredited)
9/11thology 2010 Video Himself (uncredited)
I Know What I Saw 2009 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 36th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 2009 TV Special Himself (uncredited)
Consuming Kids: The Commercialization of Childhood 2008 Documentary Himself
Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed 2008 Documentary Himself
The O'Reilly Factor 2008 TV Series Himself - Host of 'Anderson Cooper 360' / Himself
Ghosts of Abu Ghraib 2007 Documentary Himself
Shut Up & Sing 2006 Documentary Himself
When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts 2006 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Last Laugh '04 2004 TV Movie Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013 Vito Russo Award GLAAD Media Awards
2013 Emmy News & Documentary Emmy Awards Outstanding News Discussion & Analysis Anderson Cooper 360° (2003) · Charlie Moore (executive producer)
· Kara Kasarjian (senior broadcast producer)
· Kerry Rubin (senior producer)
· Mary Anne Fox (senior producer)
· Sean Yates (senior producer)
· Susan Chun (senior producer)
· Chuck Hadad (producer)
· Elise Miller (producer)
· Leah Smith (producer)
· Soledad O'Brien (correspondent)
2012 Emmy News & Documentary Emmy Awards Outstanding News Discussion & Analysis Anderson Cooper 360° (2003) · Charlie Moore (executive producer)
· Kara Kasarjian (senior broadcast producer)
· Mary Anne Fox (senior producer)
· Penny Manis (senior producer)
· Kerry Rubin (senior producer)
· Sean Yates (senior producer)
· Chuck Hadad (producer)
· Ben Finley (producer)
· Eli Lazar (director)
2012 Emmy News & Documentary Emmy Awards Outstanding Live Coverage of a Current News Story - Long Form CNN Breaking News: Revolution in Egypt - President Mubarak Steps Down (2011) · Arwa Damon (correspondent)
· Ian James Lee (correspondent)
· Frederik Pleitgen (correspondent)
· Nic Robertson (correspondent)
· Fionnuala Sweeney (correspondent)
· Ivan Watson (correspondent)
· Ben Wedeman (correspondent)
· Saad Abedine (producer)
· Amir Ahmed (producer)
· Housam Ahmed (producer)
· Pierre Bairin (producer)
· Tommy Evans (producer)
· Tom Fenton (producer)
· Raja Razek (producer)
· Mary Rogers (producer)
· Joe Duran (producer)
· Christian Streib (producer)
· Clayton Nagel (producer)
· Wojciech Treszczynski (producer)
· S
2011 Emmy News & Documentary Emmy Awards Outstanding Coverage of a Breaking News Story in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast Anderson Cooper 360° (2003) · Kathleen Friery (executive producer)
· Charlie Moore (executive producer)
· David Doss (senior executive producer)
· Jill Billante (senior producer)
· Penny Manis (senior producer)
· Sean Yates (senior producer)
· Joneil Adriano (producer)
· Susan Chun (producer)
· Danielle Dollorto (producer)
· Ismael Estrada (producer)
· Dwayne Dye (producer)
· Mary Anne Fox (producer)
· Carl Graf (producer)
· Jack Gray (producer)
· Chuck Hadad (producer)
· Neil Hallsworth (producer)
· Michael Jackson (producer)
· Phil Littleton (producer)
· Kirk McDonald (producer)
·
2011 Emmy News & Documentary Emmy Awards Outstanding Live Coverage of a Current News Story - Long Form Anderson Cooper 360° (2003) · Sanjay Gupta (chief medical correspondent)
· Charlie Moore (executive producer)
· David Doss (senior executive producer)
· Joneil Adriano (producer)
· Rose Arce (producer)
· Susan Chun (producer)
· Gilbert De La Rosa (producer)
· Ferre Dollar (producer)
· Danielle Dollorto (producer)
· Ismael Estrada (producer)
· Mary Anne Fox (producer)
· Carl Graf (producer)
· Jack Gray (producer)
· Chuck Hadad (producer)
· Rick Hall (producer)
· Neil Hallsworth (producer)
· Michael Jackson (producer)
· Phil Littleton (producer)
· Diana Miller (producer)
· Jeff Fager (executive producer)
· Patti Hassler (executive editor)
· Bill Owens (senior broadcast producer)
· Paul Bellinger (producer)
· Michael H. Gavshon (producer)
· Drew Magratten (producer)
2006 Emmy News & Documentary Emmy Awards Outstanding Live Coverage of a Breaking News Story - Long Form Anderson Cooper 360° (2003) · David Doss (senior executive producer)
· Kathleen Friery (executive producer)
· Charlie Moore (senior broadcast producer)
· Jeff Koinange (correspondent)
2005 IDA Award International Documentary Association Continuing Series CNN Presents (1993) · Sid Bedingfield
· Jody Gottlieb
· John J. Valadez ("High Stakes")
· Tim Wolochatiuk ("Impact of Terror")
· Simcha Jacobovici ("Impact of Terror")
· Ken Shiffman ("Reasonable Doubt")

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015 Emmy News & Documentary Emmy Awards Outstanding Live Coverage of a Current News Story - Long Form Anderson Cooper 360° (2003) · Charlie Moore (executive producer)
· Jenny Blanco (senior producer)
· Laura Dolan (senior producer)
· Bill Kirkos (senior producer)
· Brian Vitagliano (senior producer)
· Kristin Wilson (senior producer)
· Sean Yates (senior producer)
· Kara Kasarjian (senior broadcast producer)
· Lawrence Crook (producer)
· Betsy Klein (producer)
· Kirk McDonald (producer)
· Lindsay Perna (producer)
· Anne Roche (producer)
· Carolyn Sung (producer)
· Chris Welch (producer)
· Anne Woolsey (producer)
· Brooke Baldwin (correspondent)
· Jason Carroll (correspondent)
· Chris Cuom
2014 Emmy News & Documentary Emmy Awards Outstanding Individual Achievement in a Craft: Writing 60 Minutes (1968) · Andy Court (writer)
2013 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Talk Show Host Anderson (2011)
2013 Emmy News & Documentary Emmy Awards Outstanding Continuing Coverage of a News Story in a News Magazine 60 Minutes (1968) · Jeff Fager (executive producer)
· Bill Owens (executive editor)
· Andy Court (producer)
· Robert Shattuck (co-producer)
· Anya Bourg (co-producer)
2012 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Talk Show Host Anderson (2011)
2012 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Talk Show/Informative Anderson (2011) · Jim Murphy (executive producer)
· Lisa Morin (executive producer)
· Cathy Chermol (executive producer)
· Terence Noonan (executive producer)
· Susan Sobocinski (senior supervising producer)
· Jennifer Anastasi (supervising producer)
· Katherine Gulinello (supervising producer)
· Kathleen Rajsp (supervising producer)
· Cristin Moran (supervising producer)
· Phil Tangel (supervising producer)
· Stacy Rollins (senior producer)
· Jennifer Zweben (senior producer)
· James V. Glover III (producer)
· Rachel Hanfling (producer)
· Scott Masterson (producer)
· Anita Pepper (producer)
· Meredith Richards (produ
2012 Emmy News & Documentary Emmy Awards Outstanding Live Coverage of a Current News Story - Long Form Anderson Cooper 360° (2003) · Charlie Moore (executive producer)
· Kara Kasarjian (senior broadcast producer)
· Jill Billante (senior producer)
· Penny Manis (senior producer)
· Sean Yates (senior producer)
· Tommy Evans (producer)
· Mary Anne Fox (producer)
· Neil Hallsworth (producer)
· Jill Dougherty (correspondent)
· John King (correspondent)
· Nic Robertson (correspondent)
· Ivan Watson (correspondent)
· Ben Wedeman (correspondent)
· Hala Gorani (correspondent)
· Parisa Khosravi (senior vice president of international newsgathering: CNN worldwide)
2012 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite Daytime TV Host Anderson (2011)
2006 Emmy News & Documentary Emmy Awards Best Story in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast Anderson Cooper 360° (2003) · David Doss (senior executive producer)
· Charlie Moore (senior broadcast producer)
· Kathleen Friery (executive producer)

TitleSalary
Anderson Cooper 360° (2003) $5,000,000 /year (2009)
Anderson Cooper 360° (2003) $5,000,000 /year (2007)

#Fact
1 Anderson's partner, French nightclub mogul Benjamin Maisani, runs the "Eastern Bloc" (E. Village), "Bedlam" (E. Village), "Atlas Social Club" (Hell's Kitchen) and "LOVEGUN" (Williamsburgh) in New York.
2 His book, "Dispatches from the Edge: A Memoir of War, Disasters and Survival", is released. [May 2006]
3 Signed a multi-year deal with CNN, which would allow him to continue as a contributor to 60 Minutes (1968) as well as doubling his salary from $2 million annually to a reported $4 million. [2007]
4 Great nephew of Thelma Morgan.
5 In his autobiography "Dispatches from the Edge: A Memoir of War, Disasters, and Survival" he recalls that as a small boy, his mother showed him the statue of his great-great-great-grandfather Cornelius Vanderbilt at Grand Central Station. For several years after, he believed that when one's older relatives died, they turned into statues. Cornelius Vanderbilt made part of his vast fortune in the railroad business, which is why his statue stands at Grand Central.
6 Second cousin once removed of James Vanderbilt and third cousin once removed of Timothy Olyphant.
7 Has two half-nieces and one half-nephew by his elder half-brother Stan Stokowski: Aurora (born March 1983), Abra (born 1985) and Myles (born 1998).
8 Has two half-brothers from his mother's marriage to Leopold Stokowski: Leopold Stanislaus "Stan" Stokowski (born August 22, 1950) and Christopher Stokowski (born January 31, 1952).
9 Ranked #2 among "The Most Powerful Gay Men and Women in America" by Out Magazine in May 2007. After years of speculation, Cooper publicly admitted his homosexuality via a July 2012 email to Andrew Sullivan.
10 His older brother Carter Vanderbilt Cooper (born on 27 January 1965) committed suicide on 22 July 1988.
11 Suffered from dyslexia as a child.
12 Spent two summers as an intern at the CIA.
13 Is a huge fan of the New York-based pop band Scissor Sisters.
14 He has English, and small amounts of Dutch, Scots-Irish (Northern Irish), and Welsh, ancestry, as well as a Chilean matrilineal great-great-grandmother (who was of Spanish and Indigenous descent).
15 Interviewed news legend Walter Cronkite at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, California, in the second installment of a four-part University of Judaism Public Lecture Series (26 February 2007).
16 In October 2005, it was announced that he signed a US $1 million contract to write a memoir for Harper Collins detailing his "life as a journalist and human being in Sri Lanka, Africa, Iraq and Louisiana/Mississippi" over the previous year. It was entitled Dispatches from the Edge and was released 23 May 2006. Some of Cooper's proceeds are being donated to charity. In addition, the book topped the New York Times bestseller list on 18 June 2006.
17 He was Number 3 on Playgirl magazine's Sexiest Newscasters List in 2004. In second place was Fox News Channel's Sean Hannity and in first place was MSNBC's Keith Olbermann.
18 Named as one of the Sexiest Men Alive in 2005 by People magazine.
19 Has a pet Welsh Springer Spaniel named Molly.
20 Commencement speaker for the graduating class of 2005 at Kean University and the class of 2006 at Yale University.
21 Photographed as a baby by Diane Arbus for Harper's Bazaar.
22 One of the Top 10 men on Vanity Fair's international best-dressed list, which was published in the magazine's April 2004 issue. He appeared again on the international best-dressed list in the magazine's September 2006 issue.
23 Started getting gray hair at the age of 20 and was completely gray by the age of 35.
24 Modeled with Ford Models for Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein and Macy's from age 10 to 13.
25 A self-described "news junkie", having been one "since I was in the womb.".
26 He has been a guest co-host of Live with Kelly and Michael (1988), filling in for Regis Philbin on several occasions since 2006.
27 Also is a freelance writer whose articles have appeared in many other outlets, including Details magazine.
28 At the age of 3, Cooper was a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962) on 17 September 1970, when he appeared with his mother, Gloria Vanderbilt.
29 Writes a monthly column for Details magazine.
30 He waited tables at Mortimer's while growing up.
31 During his senior year at Dalton, he left school and drove across South Africa in a truck. He contracted malaria while there and had to be hospitalized.
32 Graduated from Dalton School in Manhattan (1985).
33 Has a dog named Molly.
34 Graduated from Yale in 1989 with a BA in political science.
35 He studied Vietnamese at the University of Hanoi in the 1990s.
36 Cooper returned to broadcast news, now on CNN (2001).
37 Son of Gloria Vanderbilt and Wyatt Cooper
38 ABC News correspondent from 1995 to 2000.

#Quote
1 It's become clear to me that by remaining silent on certain aspects of my personal life for so long, I have given some the mistaken impression that I am trying to hide something - something that makes me uncomfortable, ashamed, or even afraid. This is distressing because it is simply not true. The fact is, I'm gay, always have been, always will be, and I couldn't be any more happy, comfortable with myself, and proud.
2 As a child, I used to spend summers at the beach, and I loved to run along the edge of the sand cliffs made by the retreating tide. As I ran, I could feel the sand collapse beneath me, but as long as I kept moving forward, kept running fast, I could stay one step ahead of the falling cliff. That's what anchoring the news is like. You can easily falter, easily destroy your career in a sentence or two. The key is to keep going, keep moving, never forget you're running on sand.
3 I think I was really shaped by loss, by the loss of my dad when I was ten, and the suicide of my brother when I was twenty-one and he was twenty-three. Both those things motivated me to be independent and self-reliant, to set out on my own and figure out my way in the world in a way that I thought would lead to a healthy, happier life.
4 I started going to wars by myself because I was interested in the issues of survival. I wanted to be around people who spoke the language of loss.
5 [on celebrities] Seeing these people on TV, you think you want to be like them. But when you meet them, it's kind of disappointing. You realize, my God, they're just as desperate as everybody else. Especially the people in movies and TV. They're always looking around to see what more famous, better paid person is about to come into the room and steal their thunder. [They're]really creative and interested and fascinating, but they're also driven and kind of mad and unhappy.
6 I haven't reached the level of ego yet where I can talk about myself in the third person, but I'm so hoping I reach that stage.
7 When a big event happens people turn on to CNN, not only because they know there will be people there covering an event on the ground, but because they know we're going to cover it in a way that's non-partisan, that's not left or right.
8 You know, I understand why people might be interested. But I just don't talk about my personal life. It's a decision I made a long time ago, before I ever even knew anyone would be interested in my personal life. The whole thing about being a reporter is that you're supposed to be an observer and to be able to adapt with any group you're in, and I don't want to do anything that threatens that. [In New York magazine, responding to rumors that he might be gay.]
9 Regarding his appearance on Celebrity Jeopardy: "It was called the Power Players edition, though I'm not sure why I was in it because I'm neither a "playa" nor a person of power. The experience really made me realize how much of a loser I am, because of how much I got into it. I mean, it's kind of a no-win proposition. In what I do you're supposed to know a certain amount of things, and there you are exposing yourself to ridicule for not knowing stuff. I didn't consider it that much in advance, but that morning I woke up and was like 'What have I got myself into?' But I feel OK about it now."
10 When I was younger, I talked to the adults around me that I respected most about how they got where they were, and none of them plotted a course they could have predicted, so it seemed a waste of time to plan too long-term. Since then I've always gone on my instincts.
11 If I'm hip, we've got a problem in this country. I really shouldn't be held up as any model of hipness. If anything I think I'm sort of old school in my approach to objective reporting and not wearing my opinion on my sleeve. There's a lot of that in American TV news these days. Too much, in fact.
12 Obviously I was well aware that I had what people consider a privileged upbringing. My mom was never a bake-cookies sort of mom. I really had no reins whatsoever.
13 Anyone who has experienced a certain amount of loss in their life has empathy for those who have experienced loss.
14 I am sort of drawn toward places in the world where there is struggle and conflict.
15 When the war in Iraq began I was anchoring the overnight coverage for CNN. Your teleprompter is blank and you have four hours to fill, and it can be a very long night if you don't know your stuff. I like that challenge.
16 I've always loved reporting from the field most of all. There's something about doing live TV and being there as it happens that's always appealed to me. I think there's great value to bearing witness to these events as they're actually happening.
17 "I very much do not want to become what I used to make fun of. The newscaster on The Simpsons (1989) sadly is not that far off from what you see out there".
18 Going gray is like ejaculating: you know it can happen prematurely, but when it does it comes as a total shock.
19 We do things with a wink and a nod. If you don't include yourself in the critique, you have no business doing it.

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1 Steely Blue Eyes
2 Golden voice
3 Boyish, young-looking face and premature gray-white hair
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