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.”