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One would think that a direct descendant of a Vanderbilt would be financially secure for life and then some if not the entire Vanderbilt family. Anderson Cooper insists that it's a far more complicated situation despite the fact that he has a great deal of celebrity.

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anderson cooper net worth , age

As the son of socialite, heiress, and "Poor Little Rich Girl" Gloria Vanderbilt, the veteran journalist is the modern face of the Vanderbilt dynasty. Gloria Vanderbilt's great-grandfather Cornelius Vanderbilt II was the grandson of the "original" Cornelius, who was one of the wealthiest men in the history of the United States thanks to his shipping and railroad empires.

Cornelius (1794–1877), often known as "the Commodore," passed away with an estimated net worth of $105 million at the time of his death. This was more money than the United States Treasury at the time, which would be equivalent to nearly $205 billion in current U.S. currency.

Even though his son William Henry was able to double their wealth to $230 million, the vast fortune continued to shrink over the years due to heir after heir and scandal after scandal. Anderson has stated that his generation was never given any of the money that had been stolen from the family.

In point of fact, it was never passed down to his mother's generation at all. Gloria passed away in 2019 at the age of 95, and Anderson has recalled his mother begging to borrow money from him both in his book Vanderbilt: The Rise and Fall of an American Dynasty and in his CNN podcast on sorrow titled All There Is.

The inheritance did not make a significant difference in Anderson's already substantial net worth, which has been estimated to be as high as $200 million. Anderson's wealth is primarily attributable to the decades-long career he has had in television and journalism, and less so to the notoriety of his family name.

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Previously, when speaking to CBS about his family's illustrious wealth, he was quoted as saying, "I view the money as kind of a pathology that infected subsequent generations." He believed that his relatives had been brought up with the notion that there will always be money available and that there was no need for them to actually work.

During his time as a student at Yale, Anderson completed an internship at the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). This was the beginning of Anderson's career in politics. He began his career in journalism in the early 1990s, a period during which he (now notoriously) spent one year residing in Vietnam and reporting from that country.

In 1995, he began working as a correspondent for ABC, and in 1999, he was promoted to the position of co-anchor on the network's broadcast World News Now. He left ABC in 2001 to work for CNN, where he is still employed to this day and is rumored to earn between $15 and $20 million each year. In 2003, he was given the role of anchor for CNN's primetime news show Anderson Cooper 360o, which he has continued to present even after it has been in production for the past 20 years.

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