Anderson Hays Cooper is a journalist, author, and news correspondent for the CBS News program 60 minutes. From his place in gorgeous Greenwich Village firehouse to his tropical vacation spot in Brazil, we have all the deets on Anderson Cooper house as well as his family, his salary, and his relationship status. But first, let’s break down who Anderson Cooper is before we get to Anderson Cooper home details.
After graduating from Dalton a semester early, Cooper began traveling around Africa before attending Yale University and majoring in political science, interning at the Central Intelligence Agency around the same time. He would graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1989. Completing his education, Cooper applied for an entry-level job answering phones for ABC but was turned down. Despite repeated attempts to find a job in on-air reporting, he found himself stuck working as a fact-checker for small news agency Channel One, until seeking the help from a friend to create a fake press pass that he would eventually use to enter Myanmar (alone) and interview students battling the Burmese government. He was finally able to sell the homemade news segment he created from these interviews to Channel One, and the agency would later give him a camera to film segments during his time at the University of Hanoi in Vietnam. Cooper would go on travel and film in countries all around the world, including Rwanda, Somalia, and Bosnia. In 1995, he began working as a correspondent for ABC News before becoming a co-anchor for World News Now in 1999. Over the years, Anderson Cooper has lent his talents as a journalist and reporter for numerous news shows, including his own news program Anderson Cooper 360. Currently, he acts as a correspondent for the CBS News show 60 Minutes, a position he’s held since 2007. While Anderson Cooper’s resume is pretty impressive, just wait till you get a look at his property portfolio!
Where Does Anderson Cooper Live?
The easier question to answer would be “where Doesn’t Anderson Cooper Live?” seriously the guy has amassed an impressive property portfolio over the years. Though he spends the majority of his time at his vintage digs in Greenwich Village, NYC, he also owns properties in Connecticut, Brazil, and even had a couple of places in the Hamptons for a while. Let’s take a closer look at some of Anderson Cooper’s beautiful real estate!
Anderson Cooper House NYC
Located in Greenwich Village, Manhattan in New York City, Cooper picked up this former 19th-century firehouse back in 2010 for $4.2 million and, with the help of architect Cary Tamarkin, had the place completely overhauled, turning the building into a chic, spacious 8,240 square foot private residence. The Beaux-Arts building-style was built in 1906 and is only 1 of the 3 remaining fire patrol houses in the city.
Despite undergoing extensive renovations, Anderson Cooper firehouse still retains pieces of its past – including a brass firepole, original beams on the ceilings, and 9/11 memorial plaques. Wanting to further embrace the home’s former use as a firehouse, Cooper incorporated the 19th-century gym into his home’s design, adding lots of vintage equipment to enhance its historical appearance. In 2015, Cooper’s New York digs were featured on an H&M advertisement that starred soccer player David Beckham and actor Kevin Hart. In the ad, you can get a brief glimpse of Cooper’s gym, his luxurious bedroom, rooftop terrace, and his living room.
Anderson Cooper House Brazil
During a 2013 romantic getaway in Brazil, Cooper instantly became enamored with the town of Trancoso, located in the state of Bahia on the Atlantic coast, so much so that he even decided to have a vacation home built there with the help of designer Wilbert Das. Called Casa Anderson, this tropical paradise is comprised of four pavilions to make one spacious luxury compound.
The first cottage, built in Colonial style, features a kitchen, a combination living, and dining room, and a veranda used for alfresco dining. Two buildings in the center of the compound are used as guest bungalows, while the structure closest to the pool acts as a two-story treehouse, all of which was made from reclaimed timber, and features an outdoor living room and wet bar on the first floor and a master suite on the second.
Anderson Cooper House Connecticut
In 2014, Cooper purchased this massive, 10,127 square foot Tudor revival, built in 1910, for an unknown amount in Bantam, CT. Reports are the price tag was between $5 and $9 million. Easily one of his more extravagant pieces of real estate, this mansion, known as the Rye House, boasts 10 bedrooms (5 of which have en-suite bathrooms), 6 full bathrooms, and 3 half bathrooms, as well as a den/library, a spacious kitchen, an office suite, 28-foot dining room, and 39-foot living room.
Originally designed by Wilson Eyre (the actual founder of House & Garden), the estate features original fully restored fir and oak flooring, nine hand-carved limestone fireplaces, a marble staircase, cobblestone forecourt, and a detached 4-car garage. Amenities include a 75-foot swimming pool, spa, tennis court, and garden house.
Anderson Cooper House Hamptons (Former)
Anderson Cooper actually owned not one, but two lakefront properties in the Hamptons, both of which are located in Aspatuck Creek. The first of his two Quiongue homes, built in 1946, is a cottage-style abode that boasts 5 bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms, 3,654 square feet of living space, and sits on 2.4 acres of land.
The home features a chef’s kitchen with gorgeous granite counters as well as brick fireplaces, peg wood floors, a great room that looks out onto the waterfront, and even a heated gunite swimming pool complete with a jacuzzi and pool house. Hoping to offload some of his properties, Cooper listed this stunning Hamptons hideaway for $2.1 million and, according to property records, the residence sold for $2.4 in 2015.
Neighboring Hamptons House (Former)
His second Hamptons home, yet another cottage-style, was built in 1928 and was formally used as a community sporting club (likely for hunting geese and ducks) before it was fully renovated and turned into a private residence. The place sits on a spacious 3-acre lot and the single-story home itself measures 3,749 square feet.
Some features to the 4-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom cottage include a hot tub, swimming pool, a bluestone patio, a kitchen decked out with Viking kitchen appliances, and several stone fireplaces. Cooper listed the place around the same time he put the neighboring home on the market, and the cottage ended up selling in 2015 for $2.975 million.
Anderson Cooper Boyfriend
Anderson Cooper was with longtime boyfriend, Benjamin Maisani until the couple separated in 2018. Despite the breakup, however, it seems the two men remain incredibly close; In a statement to USA Today regarding the split, Cooper says “Benjamin and I separated as boyfriends some time ago. We are still family to each other and love each other very much” and “We remain the best of friends and will continue to share much of our lives together.” The former couple even still shares a place together in Manhattan and co-own several properties.
Around the same time that Cooper and Maisani called it quits, Cooper was frequently making trips to Dallas, TX to visit his new flame, Victor Lopez, a 34-year-old radiologist. Though the pair were seen hanging out together numerous times, no relationship has been confirmed by either party and as of right now, Cooper remains on the market and looking for Mr. Right!
Anderson Cooper Net Worth
According to the Los Angeles Times, Cooper has amassed a net worth of over $100 million, and that’s not including the undisclosed value of the estate he inherited from his mother, a famous fashion entrepreneur! (more on Cooper’s family below).
Anderson Cooper Salary
Anderson Cooper’s salary, courtesy of CNN, is now a whopping $12,000,000 per year. According to CheatSheet.com, he ranks at #1 on their lineup of the richest TV news anchors.
Anderson Cooper Family
Many people don’t realize that this popular CNN anchor is actually part of the formally uber-rich and well-established Vanderbilt family, once considered the wealthiest family in the United States. Their rise to success began back in the period called the Gilded Age with American businessman Cornelius Vanderbilt, who is credited today as a key contributor in expanding and improving the country’s transportation system with his railroad and shipping empires. Over the generations, the Vanderbilts invested in numerous other areas of industry and even built several luxurious mansions on Fifth Avenue in New York – most of which have either been demolished or converted into museums in the present day.
Anderson Cooper Brother
Anderson Cooper’s older brother, Carter Vanderbilt Cooper, tragically committed suicide at the age of 23 by jumping off a terrace on the 14th floor of a penthouse at 10 Gracie Square in New York City on July 22, 1988.
Carter had been suffering from severe depression at the time that he was undergoing treatment for and had recently gone through a breakup, but the actual reason for his death remains unknown.
Anderson Cooper Mom
Anderson Cooper’s mother is none other than heiress and famous fashion designer Gloria Laura Vanderbilt. The great-great-granddaughter of Cornelius Vanderbilt, Gloria launched her own self-titled line of clothing and perfumes and was even credited as one of the developers of designer blue jeans.
In addition to being a fashion icon, Gloria Vanderbilt was also a successful actress, model, and author. She married four times, went through 3 divorces, and was the mother of four sons; Leopold Stanislaus Stokowski and Christopher Stokowski (from former husband Leopold Stokowski), and Carter Vanderbilt Cooper and Anderson Hays Cooper (from late husband Wyatt Emory Cooper).
Gloria passed away from stomach cancer on June 17, 2019, in the company of her closest family and friends.
Gloria Vanderbilt Net Worth
It is estimated that Gloria Vanderbilt’s net worth was around $200 million, but a source close to the Vanderbilt family said the designer’s estate was closer to $1.5 million.
Who is Anderson Cooper’s dad?
Anderson Cooper’s father was screenwriter, author, and actor Wyatt Emory Cooper. He starred in the Broadway play The Strong Are Lonely in his 20s and made several television appearances between the early 1950s and 60s, including Studio One in Hollywood (1954-1955) and The Rebel (1960). Some of his writing credits include the film The Glass House and the screenplay The Chapman Report.
Wyatt Cooper passed away on January 5, 1978, while undergoing open-heart surgery after having a heart attack the year before. He was 50 years old at the time of his death.