Anderson Cooper to receive less than $1.5 million from mother Gloria Vanderbilt, a sum far less than initially reported

CNN anchor Anderson Cooper will end up receiving less than $1.5 million from his mother, heiress and socialite Gloria Vanderbilt. The CNN personality’s mother was said to have left her apartment to her eldest son, and “all the rest” of the estate to Cooper. Vanderbilt’s wealth had been valued at $200 million.

However, citing probate documents filed after her death, the remainder of her wealth is the figure shy of $1.5 million. “Her family’s fortune… diminished over the years due to charitable donations and lavish spending,” reports FOX Business.

Cooper had made previous remarks about not expecting to get anything from her, labeling inheritances as an “initiative sucker” and a “curse.” He had previously told Howard Stern on his radio program, “My mom’s made clear to me that there’s no trust fund. There’s none of that.”

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3 replies

  1. I don’t think the amount of inheritance is relevant to anything any of us need to know. Those who watched the documentary about Anderson and his mother could see the beautiful relationship they had. Gloria Vanderbilt was keenly aware of hardships that so many people experience in all of life’s stages and she was very generous with her gifts to a number of different charities. Anderson Cooper and his family have and are living out their lives in the public’s eye and I think the documentary is what people should want to know about and the way to remember Ms. Vanderbilt. Comparing the value of an estate and the innuendo that a lesser amount than what was previously reported means anything is not necessary and frankly, disrespectful.

    I understand this is a commentary on the happenings at CNN and the people who work there. I subscribe to your newsletter because I watch CNN and I like to know about changes when they happen at the network so I’m not pointing a finger at you. I just think the “gossip” that goes on particularly when we know people are grieving a loss is something we all should think twice about.

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