Anderson Cooper To Inherit Less Than US$1.5 Million From Mother Gloria Vanderbilt
Anderson Cooper may not be receiving as much of an inheritance from his late mother Gloria Vanderbilt as previously reported.
After Vanderbilt died in June, a New York Post report initially found that Cooper would be receiving almost all of her estate, while her eldest son Leopold Stokowski would receive her New York apartment, which is worth US$1.2 million. While the report estimated Vanderbilt’s net worth at about US$200 million, new probate documents filed after her death found that the value of her estate was closer to US$1.5 million, according to Page Six.
Not that Cooper was expecting a sizeable endowment.
“I don’t believe in inheriting money … I think it’s an initiative sucker,” the CNN anchor told Howard Stern in a 2014 interview. “I think it’s a curse. Who’s inherited a lot of money that has gone on to do things in their life? From the time I was growing up, if I felt like there was some pot of gold waiting for me, I don’t know if I would have been so motivated.”
And besides, Cooper is doing just fine on his own. According to the Los Angeles Times, Cooper’s net worth is estimated to be at US$100 million prior to the inheritance.