Anderson Cooper Biography, Age, Wiki, Height, Weight, Girlfriend, Family & More

Anderson Cooper

Biography / Wiki

Award-winning journalist Anderson Hays Cooper is an American celebrity who is quite famous as a television personality. He is famous for his work with the CNN TV channel. Cooper is known for his high standards of journalism and has covered many global news events around the world.

He has traveled from Vietnam, Somalia, and Rwanda to many war-ravaged regions of the world and filmed stories. He then accepted a role as an ABC News reporter and then started hosting a reality show called ‘The Mole.’

Since then, he has covered a variety of important stories, such as the tsunami in Sri Lanka, the death of Pope John Paul II, the wars in Egypt and Syria, the bombing of the Boston Marathon, and the shootings of Sandy Hook. He currently hosts the ‘Anderson Cooper 360°’ television news program.

Height / Weight / Age

Born on 3rd of June 1967 Anderson Cooper is currently 53 years old. He is tall and has maintained his weight to 70kg while his height is 5 feet 10 inches. With his body figure measurements of 40-32-34, he still appears to be quite attractive. Cooper has white-colored hair and the color of his eyes is grey, he does not experiment with his looks often.

Net Worth

As one of the most successful news anchors in the world, Anderson Cooper has been awarded multiple awards and is one of the most recognized TV personalities. He has earned most of his wealth through his career in journalism as well as his work as an author. The total net worth estimated for Anderson Cooper is $25 million US dollars as of now.

Education / Family

The native of New York Anderson Cooper was born and raised in Manhattan. He has studied at Dalton’s school and later attended the university graduating with a degree in political science.

The son of Wyatt Emory Cooper and Gloria Vanderbilt, he grew up with his brother Carter Vanderbilt Cooper but all of his close family is now deceased. He has been in a relationship twice with his partner’s Cesar Recioand Benjamin Maisani.


Anderson Cooper

Birth PlaceManhattan, New York, United States of America
Date Of BirthJune 3, 1967
Age53 years
HeightIn Centimetres -178 cm

In Feet and Inches – 5′ 10″

WeightIn Kilograms – 70 Kg

In Pounds – 154 lbs

Eye ColorGrey
Hair ColorWhite
ProfessionTV Personality, Journalist, and Author
Sexual OrientationGay
SchoolDaltons School
CollegeYale University
Home TownManhattan, New York, United States of America
Fathers NameLate Wyatt Emory Cooper (Writer)

Wyatt Emory Cooper
Wyatt Emory Cooper
Mothers NameLate Gloria Vanderbilt (Actress, Social Worker, Fashion Icon)


Anderson Cooper with his mother
Anderson Cooper with his mother
BrothersCarter Vanderbilt Cooper (Dead),

Anderson Cooper with his brother Carter
Anderson Cooper with his brother Carter

Leopold Stanislaus “Stan” Stokowski (Step-brother),

Anderson Cooper with his brother Leopold
Anderson Cooper with his brother Leopold

Christopher Stokowski (Step-brother)

Christopher Stokowski
Christopher Stokowski

Career / Fashion And Style

His first job after college was as a fact-checker for a smaller news agency called ‘Channel One.’ In 1995, he was made an ABC News correspondent. Finally, in 1999, he became co-anchor of the ‘World News Now’ show. He began hosting ABC’s reality show ‘The Mole’ in 2000. In 2001, he returned to broadcasting news by joining CNN.

Initially, before becoming CNN’s weekend prime-time anchor in 2002, he anchored alongside Paula Zahn in ‘American Morning’. He began to anchor ‘Anderson Cooper 360°,’ a CNN news show that is broadcast internationally on CNN International. As a temporary arrangement, he was later added to the program ‘NewsNight’ in 2005 as a co-anchor.

In 2007, with Sanjay Gupta and Jeff Corwin on CNN, he also hosted the documentary ‘Planet in Peril.’ Cooper also acts as the news show ’60 Minutes’ reporter for CBS. In 2016, he became the first openly gay person to moderate the second Hillary Clinton-Donald Trump presidential debate.

Girlfriends, Affairs, Wife, and More

PartnerJulio Cesar Recio (2004-2009),

Anderson Cooper with his ex-boyfriend Julio
Anderson Cooper with his ex-boyfriend Julio

Benjamin Maisani (2009-2018)

Anderson Cooper with his ex-boyfriend Benjamin
Anderson Cooper with his ex-boyfriend Benjamin
Marital StatusUnmarried

Favorite Things

Here we provide you the list of Anderson Cooper’s favorite things.

Favorite PeopleHis late brother Carter Cooper
Favorite RefugeHis tropical home in Trancoso
Favorite AnimalsDogs
Favorite Music BandScissor Sisters
favorite foodFlavored popcorn, Water Ices
Favorite Everyday RitualMeditation

Anderson Cooper

Some Interesting Facts about Anderson Cooper

  • According to Will, her mother, she left almost all of her property with Anderson when she passed away in June 2019.
  • Cooper had commented that he did not believe in inherited wealth as it would ruin one’s drive and would be a curse with reference to inheritance.
  • In 2012, in an email published online, he publicly proclaimed himself to be homosexual.
  • Cooper has been awarded numerous awards multiple times for his excellent work, such as 1997, 2006, and 2011 Emmy Awards.
  • In 2005, he made it to the “Sexiest Men Alive” list of People’s magazine.
  • He was ranked number 2 by Out magazine in May 2007 among “The Most Powerful Gay Men and Women in America.”
  • Cooper landed a reporter’s job at ABC News in the mid-1990s, where he reached the position of co-anchor in 1999.
  • In May 2006, he published his novel, Dispatches from the Edge: A Memoir of War, Disasters, and Survival.
  • He has got a pet dog named Lily.