Anderson Cooper Biography

Anderson Hays Cooper is an American broadcast journalist and political commentator. He is the primary anchor of the CNN news broadcast show Anderson Cooper 360°.

In addition to his duties at CNN, Cooper serves as a correspondent for 60 Minutes on CBS News.

Born on  June 3, 1967 (age 54 years), in New York, in the United States of America,  Cooper graduated from Yale University with a Bachelor of Arts in 1989.

As a young journalist, he began travelling the world, shooting footage of war-torn regions for Channel One News.

At the age of three, Cooper was a guest on The Tonight Show on September 17, 1970, appearing with his mother.

career timeline

  • 1999–2000: World News Now co-anchor
  • 2001–2002: The Mole hos
  • 2002–present: New Year’s Eve Live co-anchor on CNN and CNN International
  • 2003–present: Anderson Cooper 360° anchor
  • 2005: NewsNight co-anchor
  • 2007–present: 60 Minutes correspondent
  • 2011–2013: Anderson Live
  • 2021: Jeopardy! guest host


  • Chappie (2015)
  • The 33 (2015)
  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)


  • Dispatches from the Edge: A Memoir of War, Disasters, and Survival (Harper Perennial, 2006). ISBN 978-0061451515.
  • The Rainbow Comes and Goes (Harper Perennial, 2016). ISBN 978-0062454942.
  • Vanderbilt: The Rise and Fall of an American Dynasty. Hardcover – September 21, 2021 ISBN 0062964615

Anderson Cooper Net Worth

Anderson Cooper is estimated to have a net worth of $200 million

Anderson Cooper Partner

Anderson Cooper is said to be in a relationship with  French businessman, Benjamin Maisani, who he has dated for 10 years before breaking up in 2018. The two, however, have chosen to remain in each other’s lives.

Anderson Cooper Son

Anderson is said to have two sons by the name of Wyatt Morgan Cooper and  Sebastian Luke Maisani-Cooper

Anderson Cooper Mother

Anderson Cooper’s mother is Gloria Vanderbilt

Anderson Cooper Wife

Anderson Cooper is said to be single after breaking up with French businessman, Benjamin Maisani, who he has dated for 10 years


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