Anderson Cooper Career, Gay, Awards, Personal life

Nadine Caridi

Quick Facts

Date of Birth June 3, 1967
Nationality American
Profession Author, Host, Broadcast journalist
Working for CNN News, Anderson Cooper 360o
Spouse Benjamin Maisani (Partner)
Name on Birth Anderson Hays Cooper
Height 5? 10?
Ethnicity White
Qualification B.A in political science
Education at Yale University
Net Worth(s) $100 million
Weight 68 kg, 150 pounds
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Brown turned White
Age 55 Years

Anderson Cooper is a famous American journalist who is also a great television personality and an author who has achieved a lot as a professional. Anderson Cooper career and personal life are very interesting matters to cover and also inspirational to all of his fans around the world.


Anderson Cooper personality and existence revolve around as an author, talk show host, game show host and of course a broadcast journalist. Anderson is mostly famous for being the primary anchor of the CNN news show ‘Anderson Cooper 3600’.


Anderson Cooper was born on June 3, 1967, in New York City, New York, United States. He was born to mother Gloria Vanderbilt who is a fashion designer, writer, and artist by profession and father Wyatt Emory Cooper who is a writer by profession.

Cooper has two older half brothers namely Leopold Stanislaus “Stan” Stokowski and Christopher Stokowski. Both of his half brothers are from his mother Gloria’s ten-year marriage with the conductor Leopold Stokowski.

Early life and education

Anderson Cooper career achievements are the virtue of his quality education and perseverance. He went to the Dalton School which is a private co-educational university preparatory day school situated in New York City. He attended Yale University and got the B.A in 1989. He graduated with a major in political science. He has also studied the Vietnamese language at the University of Hanoi.

Careen and net worth

Anderson Cooper career in journalism is stemmed from his personal interest in the field. His significant achievements started from the early 90s. He worked as a co-anchor in World News Now from 1999 to 2000. Then he was a Mole host from 2001 to 2002. He has also worked as a Newsnight co-anchor in 2005. His presentation skills are just marvelous and he is good at what he does.

He is an anchor for the CNN news show ‘Anderson Cooper 3600’. He started doing this job in 2003 and is still contributing there. Also, he has been a 60 minutes correspondent from 2007 to present. Besides these work, he has been into Anderson Live for around two years from 2011 to 2013.

Anderson Cooper career has made him not only a well- known journalist but also a rich one. He has a jaw-dropping net worth of $100 million.

Personal life and spouse

Anderson Cooper personal life has always been one of the major attractions in media. According to ‘The New York Times’, he is ‘the most prominent openly gay journalist on American Television’ and yes he is a gay and is not ashamed to admit the fact.

However, Anderson Cooper personal life has always been under the shadows until 2012. According to him his silence regarding on certain aspects of his private life has given some mistaken impression that he had been hiding something. This fact had made him uncomfortable, ashamed and afraid. That had distressed him because it was simply not true. He had openly admitted the fact about his sexual orientation in an email which Anderson had given permission of publishing to Andrew Sullivan. In the email, he wrote that he is a gay, always had been and always would be and he could not have been happier, comfortable and proud.

Anderson Cooper gay partner Benjamin Maisani is a gay bar owner by profession. Anderson and Benjamin had been dating since 2009. The couple did not consider coming out in public until same-sex marriage became legal in New York.

Then they purchased the Rye House which is a historic estate in Connecticut. Anderson Copper gay partner Benjamin is also kind of charming person and the couple is so in love. They currently live together in a renovated firehouse in Greenwich Village. They purchased the place in 2009 by paying a huge sum of about $4.3 million. Apart from that, the couple owns several other homes.  Also, Cooper also has a waterfront in the Hamptons which cost about $1.7 million. Anderson and Benjamin do not have any kids as of now but they definitely are open to having kids.

 Awards, achievements, and recognitions

Anderson Cooper career is one definition of achievements and hard work. Anderson Cooper awards would definitely make a long list. He won Bronze Telly award for coverage of famine in Somalia in 1993, Emmy Award for the coverage of Princess Diana’s funeral in 1997, GLAAD Media Award as an outstanding TV journalist in 2001, Peabody Award and National Headliner Award in 2005, Emmy Award in 2006 etc. Hence, Anderson Cooper awards and achievements are enough to intimidate an average journalist and he has always been an inspiration to many.

Anderson is active is social media. He uses the network to give a peak to his personal life and to give some updates as well. He has many followers on twitter.

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