Anderson Cooper is the anchor of CNN news show, Anderson Cooper 360?. He is also a major correspondent for 60 Minutes. Cooper is a well-known television personality and an author. Cooper is a multi-awarded journalist who has been in the industry since the 1990s.Image Credit: Flickr: Peabody Awards
So what is Anderson Cooper net worth in 2018? What are Anderson Cooper’s salary/earnings? Read on…
As early as when Anderson Cooper was a baby, he was already exposed to the media following his appearances with his mother. He also modeled for Ford Models from age 10 to 13 for Calvin Klein, Macy’s and Ralph Lauren. He suffered from Dyslexia as a child. Cooper studied at the Dalton School. He then went on to Yale University after traveling around Kenya for several months where he contracted Malaria. He resided in Turnbull College, majored in Political Science and graduated in 1989. Cooper’s father died on January 5, 1978 after suffering from a series of heart attacks while undergoing open-heart surgery. His brother, Carter Vanderbilt Cooper, died after committing suicide on Jul 22, 1988 at the age of 23. Cooper is openly gay and has been dating Benjamin Maisani since 2009.
Cooper was an intern at the Central Intelligence Agency for two summers. He worked as a fact checker for Channel One, a small news agency with youth oriented programs. Cooper entered Myanmar using a fake press pass and he reported about the students fighting the Burmese government. He was able to sell his home-made news to Channel One. He took a break and lived in Vietnam for a year. He studied the Vietnamese language at the University of Hanoi. While he was there, he filmed about Vietnamese life and culture and this was shown on Channel One. He also filmed stories from war-torn countries such as Somalia, Rwanda and Bosnia.
Cooper moved to ABC News in 1995 and rose from being a correspondent to being the co-anchor of World News Now in September 21, 1999. Cooper became the host of ABC’s reality show, The Mole in 2000. He became a co-host on Live with Regis and Kelly in 2007, when Philbin underwent a triple-bypass heart surgery. Cooper joined CNN in 2001. He was an anchor on American Morning together with Paula Zahn. Cooper became the weekend prime-time anchor of CNN in 2002. He became the anchor of Anderson Cooper 360? on September 8, 2003. Throughout his career, Cooper has covered several important stories such as the death of Pope John Paul II, tsunami damage in Sri Lanka, Cedar Revolution in Beirut, Lebanon, the Niger famine in Maradi and the royal wedding of Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles, among others. Cooper’s addition to NewsNight contributed to an increase in its ratings.
Cooper’s Anderson Cooper 360? program was expanded to two hours and moved to a different time slot. Cooper signed a multi-year deal with CNN in 2007 and this doubled his annual salary from $2 million to a reported $4 million. Cooper began hosting CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute in 2007. In the same year he also hosted the Planet in Peril documentary together with Sanjay Gupta and Jeff Corwin. The sequel, Planet in Peril: Battle Lines premiered in December 2008. Cooper has a talk show called, Anderson Live that premiered on September 12, 2011 but had its final airing on May 30, 2013.
Anderson Cooper’s family has an estimated $200 million; however, according to Cooper (who discussed the situation on Howard Stern), he won’t be receiving any of that. So his net worth is purely from his own work. In all, we estimate Anderson Cooper net worth in 2018 at $50 to $75 million.