Anderson Cooper is an American journalist, author, and television personality. He is the host of CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360°. He is also a contributor to CBS Evening News and 60 Minutes.
He is well known for hosting live coverage of major political events like the U.S. presidential elections, U.S. elections, and U.S. midterm elections.
He has won various awards, including several Primetime Emmy Awards, People’s Choice Awards, George Foster Peabody Awards, and American Bar Association Silver Gavel Award for Excellence in Legal Reporting.
Early Life and Career Beginnings
Anderson Cooper was born in New York City on November 4, 1967. He studied at Brown University and then attended Yale Law School, where he earned his J.D. Following law school, he clerked for a Superior Court of Manhattan judge.
Afterward, Anderson served as the lead stories editor for The San Francisco Chronicle from 1995 to 1996 before becoming an investigative reporter with INSIDE POLITICS Magazine in 1997-1999 and then joining TIME Inc., where he wrote for various magazines such as TIME and PEOPLE.
In 1999, Cooper became an anchor of CNN’s national news broadcasts across the United States. From 2007 to 2012, he was listed three times among Forbes’ most influential celebrities in American media. He is currently on a journalism fellowship with Stanford University.
Writing and Other Pursuits
Cooper authored a book, “A Spy among Friends: How Aldrich Ames Secretly Saved the World,” which was published by Random House in 2003. He also wrote an article for Vanity Fair called “Deep Cover”.
He received Primetime Emmy Awards and George Foster Peabody Awards; he has won several People’s Choice Awards. As of early 2018, Cooper has concentrated on novels with interwoven elements of true-life stories.
Cooper is also a three-time finalist for the Alfred I. DuPont–Columbia University Award, which recognizes journalists of exceptional ability and integrity who have made significant contributions to informing the public about issues related to race relations and current events in America.
In 2018 he was awarded the American Bar Association Silver Gavel Award for Excellence in Legal Reporting, joining other notable jurists such as Gideon Lev, Johnnie Cochran, and Earl Warren.
What is Anderson Cooper’s Net Worth?
Richard Cohen, a columnist for The Washington Post and CNN contributor, has estimated that the total net worth of Anderson Cooper as of March 2019 is $60 million.
As of 2022, Anderson Cooper was one of the highest-paid people in American media. His net worth went from $12 million to more than $70m since becoming a global news anchor and investigative reporter for CNN as well as authoring several books and articles.
With his inspiration from figures such as Christiane Amanpour and Dan Rather, he joined ABC News in 2005, where he worked until 2012, when he joined CNN once again. As an experienced and influential reporter-host, Anderson Cooper is considered one of the highest-paid people in American media.
With an estimated net worth of $70 million, Anderson Cooper is one of the highest-paid journalists in the world.
He has earned his wealth from his successful career as a journalist and T.V. host. He’s also considered to be one of the most influential men in America.