Anderson Cooper mother inheritance. The mother of CNN star host Anderson Cooper has recently passsed away. She leaves a massive inheritance that is now the talk of the media.
Gloria Vanderbilt, an American heiress and mother of Anderson Cooper, stylist, and fashion icon whose love life has often hit the headlines, died last month at the age of 95. Her son, CNN journalist Anderson Cooper, announced the sad news in a tearful farewell. Nonetheless, the latter is also set to receive a massive inheritance.
When his mother Gloria Vanderbilt passed away last month at the age of 95 from stomach cancer, journalist Anderson Cooper likely wasn’t expecting a large inheritance.
“My mom’s made clear to me that there’s no trust fund,” Cooper once told Howard Stern in a radio interview. “There’s none of that.”
But today, the New York Post reports that Vanderbilt left Cooper almost her entire estate. The great-great-granddaughter of a railroad tycoon, Vanderbilt’s net worth was estimated to be $200 million, when she passed away, a sum stemming from a sizable inheritance and profits from her successful denim business.
It’s none of everyone’s business to know what Cooper will do with the massive sum. But we can always imagine that it’s not like he needed it anyway. Cooper himself is worth 110 million dollars
Gloria Vanderbilt was “an extraordinary woman who loved life and lived it as she pleased,” said Anderson in a CNN tribute.
“She was a painter, writer, stylist, but also a remarkable mother, a wife, a friend. She was 95, but ask those who knew her well, they will tell you that she was the youngest person they knew, and the most modern, “he added.
Born in New York on February 20, 1924, daughter of Reginald Vanderbilt – heir to Baron Railways Cornelius Vanderbilt– and Gloria Morgan, Gloria Vanderbilt has been talking about her since childhood, after a nasty family battle to find out who will raise it.
In the 1970s, she became famous for the line of jeans she created in her name – at a time when designer jeans were still very rare – before expanding the collection to include other clothes, perfumes and jewelery .
His jeans, famous for making “beautiful behind”, will earn him millions, allowing him to establish himself as more than an heiress.
“The money I earned has a reality for me that inherited money does not have,” she told The New York Times in 1985.
The brand, the swan logo, will be bought in 2002 by the group Jones Apparel, but her name is still used commercially.
She who would have inspired the character of Holly Golightly, embodied by Audrey Hepburn in the movie “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” (1961), has fed much the social column, with four weddings and multiple adventures, and lovers as famous as Frank Sinatra, Gene Kelly, Brandon Marlon or Howard Hughes.
Gloria Vanderbilt will deliver crisp details of her love life in a 2004 book, “It Seems Important to Me at the Time”.
She will not say it all, however, passing in silence more painful chapters, such as the death of one of her sons, Carter Vanderbilt Cooper, who threw himself out of the window in front of his mother’s frightened eyes in 1988.
Her aura with the general public was partly due to the misfortunes she experienced: her father died of alcoholism when she was not two years old. She inherits several million, but can not touch it before 21 years.
Her mother, who had still been a teenager, sent her to Paris, where she was raised mainly by a nanny.
In 1934, when Gloria was 10 years old, her paternal aunt, artist and philanthropist Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney – founder of the Whitney Museum – gets her attention after a highly media-related trial. Little Gloria testifies, in tears, and the public is moved for this “poor little rich girl”.
A drama that the American will tell in a 1985 book, “Once upon a time: a true story”.
Gloria Vanderbilt marries for the first time at 17, a Hollywood agent, Pasquale “Pat” DiCicco, a close to the mafia who beats her, according to the New York Times. The marriage will only last four years.
She remarries soon after, this time with conductor Leopold Stokowski, with whom she will have two sons, before divorcing in 1955. It is at this moment that she appears for the first time on the screens of television, in two small roles.
She marries the filmmaker Sidney Lumet, a union that will last seven years. In 1963, she married for the last time with author Wyatt Emory Cooper, who died in 1978.
They will have two other sons, Carter Vanderbilt Cooper (1965) and Anderson Cooper (1967), who became CNN’s star reporter.
“I had many, many loves,” she said one day. “I always feel that something wonderful is going to happen. And that’s always the case.
“One must always have high hopes, secret hopes for oneself, in love as in life. The bigger they are, the better. “
Anderson Cooper recalls that when he was a kid, “we were looking at an old movie and asking if she knew one of the actors, and she was answering” Oh, yes, “with a mysterious air. Even if she did not say more, I already knew at the time that this “yes” was meaningful.