Anderson Cooper Net Worth $100 Million
Anderson cooper is an award winning journalist who boasts of a net worth of $100 million. The hunky news anchor is the son to writer Wyatt Cooper and the mega-rich designer Gloria Vanderbilt. The self-proclaimed news junkie cultivated a ravenous interest in media in his formative years and at the age of three had appeared as a guest in the Tonight’s show. He graduated from the Dalton School in 1985 and later studied in Yale where he majored in political science and International Relations.
After graduating from Yale, Anderson’s lifelong interest in Journalism led him to film stories from war-torn regions across the globe including Vietnam, Somalia and Rwanda. He edited his videos into short reports and sold them to Channel One. In 1995, Cooper was hired by ABC following his captivating job with Channel One.
He co-anchored the World News Now program before switching career paths to become the host of ABC’S reality program The Mole
Anderson Cooper returned to news reporting when he was hired by CNN in 2002. He began as a co-host of the network’s morning show before becoming CNN’s weekend prime time-anchor. In 2003, he became the anchor of Anderson Cooper 360° a critically acclaimed TV show that focuses on investigative and in-depth reporting. Besides covering major events around the world, Cooper has played a critical role in CNN’s political coverage and has moderated several presidential debates.
His Ubiquity and relentless dedication to journalism have seen him rack up myriad awards. In 2001, he won a Peabody award for his unfaltering coverage of hurricane Katrina. Besides being a television personality, Cooper is also a freelance writer. His memoir for Harper Collins topped the New York Times Bestseller list. As his fame soars, so does his pay check in 2012 alone, his salary was $11 million. Cooper’s unflinching reporting remains unequalled.