CNN presenter Anderson Cooper has said he will not leave a legacy for his only son Wyatt Morgan during a podcast appearance. “I don’t believe in passing huge sums of money,” he said. Morgan and ex-partner Benjamin Maisani became parents to Morgan via a surrogate mother in 2020. The birth announcement made one of the most memorable TV moments with a vulnerable Cooper letting the world know his good news during the weekly town hall on the coronavirus pandemic on April 30.
Fast forwarding to his appearance on the podcast where he discussed a book called “Vanderbilt: The Rise and Fall of an American Dynasty” written about his ancestors, Cooper was asked if he would leave a legacy to his own. son. “I don’t believe in transferring huge sums of money. I don’t know what I’ll get. I’m not really interested in money, but I don’t intend to have some sort of pot of gold for my son. I’m going to follow what my parents said… ‘College will be paid off, and then you have to get on with it,’ “Cooper said in the interview.
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What is Anderson Cooper’s net worth?
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Anderson Cooper is worth $ 200 million. He amassed most of his fortune through his journalism career which began in 1992. The 54-year-old currently hosts “Anderson Cooper 360 °” on CNN and is also a correspondent for “60 Minutes on CBS” . According to a Yahoo Finance article citing multiple reports, Cooper makes a salary of $ 12 million per year from CNN. This puts him on the back burner of one of the highest paid journalists in the country.
Cooper is also a bestselling author. He wrote ‘Dispatches from the Edge: A Memoir of War’ where he told the story of his life and career. He also co-wrote a memoir with his mother Gloria Vanderbilt titled “The Rainbow Comes and Comes: A Mother and Son About Life, Love and Loss”. Cooper also produced an HBO documentary titled “Nothing Left Unsaid: Gloria Vanderbilt & Anderson Cooper” in 2016, which was a collection of candid conversations between him and his mother.
Anderson Cooper learned there was no trust fund from his mother
Cooper had the privilege of studying at some of the most prestigious educational institutions, including Dalton School in New York City, after which he enrolled at Yale for his bachelor’s degree. His mother owned a multi-million dollar trust fund from his father Reginald Vanderbilt, but Cooper received a mere $ 1.5 million in inheritance after his mother’s death in 2019. Five years before his death, Cooper had made it clear that he was not expecting it and did so. does not want to inherit millions of his family fortune.
My mother made it clear to me that there was no trust fund. There is none of that, ”he told Howard Stern that year. “[And] I don’t believe in the inheritance of money, “he continued.” Who inherited a lot of money who kept doing things in their own life? From the time I was growing up, if I felt there was a pot of gold waiting for me, I don’t know if I would have been so motivated, ”Cooper said.
Wyatt Morgan birth announcement
“It has been a difficult time in all of our lives, and there are certainly many difficult days ahead,” Cooper said. “It is, I think, especially important in these difficult times to try to hold onto moments of joy and moments of happiness. Even though we mourn the loss of loved ones, we are also blessed with new life. and a new love, ”he said before introducing his son. “Monday, I became a father. I’ve never said that before, out loud, and it always surprises me a little. I’m a dad. I have a son. And I want you to meet him.”
“I never thought it would be possible to have a child, and I am very grateful to everyone who paved the way, as well as to the doctors, nurses and everyone involved in the birth of my son, ”Cooper continued. “Above all. I am eternally grateful to a remarkable surrogate mother who carried Wyatt, watched over him with love, tenderness and gave birth to him,” he said, surprising CNN viewers as he didn had never spoken publicly about having a baby.