CNN reporter, Anderson Cooper, 46, was on Howard Stern on Wednesday, speaking about his lack of a trust fund. Â His mother, Gloria Vanderbilt, 90, is worth approximately $200 million, and Cooper expects to see none of it. Â That said, Anderson Cooper himself is worth $100 million and allegedly makes $11 million a year at CNN… so he won’t have to slum it any time soon.
â€œMy momâ€™s made clear to me that thereâ€™s no trust fund,â€ he said. â€œThereâ€™s none of that. Whoâ€™s inherited a lot of money that has gone on to do things in their own life? From the time I was growing up, if I felt that there was some pot of gold waiting for me, I donâ€™t know that I wouldâ€™ve been so motivated. She made more money on her own than she ever inherited.Â We believe in working.â€
Did I know Cooper was a Vanderbilt? Â I knew he was awesome, and handsome, and incredibly well-paired with Kathy Griffin on the New Years Eve Special. Â Anyway. Â Good for him, good for the Vanderbilts. Â Hopefully since he’s financially independent, his mother is opting to leave her money to some worthwhile causes. Â Like my children’s college fund.
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