12 Interesting Facts About Anderson Cooper You Do Not Wish To Miss Out

Anderson Cooper is a renowned American journalist working as a newscaster and host of Anderson Cooper 3600 based in Washington DC. Anderson is known for covering the breaking news globally and major stories on happenings in the world. The legendary newscaster also works for 60 minutes on the CBS television network. Anderson is rated as one of the most influential journalists in the world, having power and influence in the industry.

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  • Anderson was born as Anderson Hays Cooper on June 3, 1967, in Manhattan, New York City, the United States of America. He is currently 53 years of age.  His birth sign is Gemini. Anderson celebrates his birthday every June 3 of each year in a dazzling ceremony alongside his friends, family, and relations. He loves surprise parties and receiving gifts from his loved ones during his birthday celebrations.
  • Anderson was born and raised by both parents in New York City, in the United States of America. He is a handsome son to Wyatt Emory Cooper, the father, and Gloria Vanderbilt, the mother. Anderson has three brothers, namely, Leopold Stanislaus Stokowski, Christopher Stokowski, and Carter Vanderbilt Cooper. He has no sister. Cooper holds an American nationality; citizenship, and he is of the white race. However, he has not shared data on his religion in the public domain, and we shall upload it once we access the facts from our dependable sources.
  • Anderson is a handsome and good-looking guy blessed with a well-built body with an attractive face. His body measurements, including chest, waist, and hip sizes, are 42-38-41 inches, respectively. Anderson has a height of 5 feet 9 inches (1.76m) and weighs 155lbs (71 Kg). However, he has not shared details about his shoe size. His good looking are complemented by white-gray hair, light brown skin, and blue eyes that make him unique and charming to fans. He is attractive to millions of female fans despite his advanced age making him one of the most viewed male journalists at CNN.
  • Anderson acquired his education in New York, the United States. He acquired his elementary and high school education at Dalton School, in the upper East Side of Manhattan, in New York. Later, the legendary journalists joined Yale University, Trumbull College, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts, Political Science in 1989. 
  • In 2018, Anderson confirmed that he was gay and he was in a longtime intimate relationship with Benjamin Maisani when he announced their separation. Currently, the two partners are not involved in any kind of romance and have parted ways due to unknown reasons. It was also revealed that the legendary journalist was in a strong intimate relationship with Cesar Recio between 2004 and 2009 before engaging with Benjamin Maisani in 2009.
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Anderson Cooper with Gay partner Benjamin Maisani
  • Copper has one child despite being gay. Maisani and Anderson made a legal arrangement with a woman, otherwise called surrogate, who bore a son to Anderson named Wyatt Morgan Cooper. The two gay partners agreed to core parent the child despite the fact that they are separated. 
  • Cooper commenced his career when he first secured employment with ABC News Network as a customer care staff. His responsibilities involved making calls to various persons. In 1995, he was made the News Correspondent for ABC before he was made a co-anchor for World’s News Now program. He later hosted the ANC reality show, The Mole in 1999.  He later quit ABC in 2001 to join the mighty CNN.
  • In 2001, Anderson joined CNN as a newscaster and co-anchor of American Morning alongside Paula Zahn. He also hosted the 2002 CNN’s New Year’s Eve Special. In 2003, Anderson started hosting the Anderson Cooper 3600 program on CNN.
  • Anderson covered diverse news making headlines, including tsunami destruction in Siri Lanka, Beirut revolutions, the death of Pope John Paul II, the royal wedding of Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles, among others. He also moderated the 2016 presidential election debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.
  • Cooper was the first gay journalist to moderate high profile election debates in the United States.  Besides, Cooper had worked as a correspondent for the CBS news program for 60 minutes since his employment in 2007. He is a blessed journalist to serve two mighty television stations at the same time.
  • Anderson is considered one of the highest-paid journalists in the United States. However, he has concealed his annual or monthly salary value from the public. As such, we cannot tell how much the legendary newscaster makes from his journalism career. However, we are reviewing this section, and we shall upload the facts once they are available from our reliable sources.
  • Anderson is presumed as one of the richest and influential journalists in the United States. He is approximated to have a net worth of $120 million as of 2020, including his assets, earnings, and investments. Cooper derives his wealth mainly from his journalism career alongside other investments. He owns an expensive house in Connecticut, drives first-class cars, and lives a lavish lifestyle admired by many. His successful life acts as an inspiration to many people around the world.
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