Skip to main content
  1. News
  2. Top News

Anderson Cooper won't inherit: CNN host talks about mother's choice

See also

Anderson Cooper won't inherit any of of his mother's fortune. Who is his mother? Not many know that the CNN news anchor and host is the son of Gloria Vanderbilt. Yes, the Vanderbilt behind the jeans, and she has a fortune worth millions. On April 1, The Blaze shared Cooper's thoughts on the fact that he won't inherit any of those millions from his mother. There is no trust fund.

Cooper spoke about the lack of trust fund this morning on Howard Stern. He was open about his mother's choice. In fact, he was glad about it. He said the following this morning:

I don’t believe in inheriting money. I think it’s an initiative sucker. I think it’s a curse. Who has inherited a lot of money that has gone on to do things in their own life?

Cooper does not want her money. He makes $11 million a year as an anchor for CNN. That doesn't compare to the fortune his mother has, but it makes it so he doesn't really need any of his mother's money.

He also told Stern that knowing he had that money coming to him would have given him less motivation to work hard for his own money. What do you think? Would the millions in a trust fund change anything if you were in his shoes?

Regina Avalos covers the latest in news. Whether it is the latest in television spoilers, celebrities, or news from around the world, she keeps her readers up to date on what is happening. To follow her news updates, check out her Facebook and Twitter.



  • Gaza conflict
    Israel official: Ceasefire and expanding Gaza conflict are both being discussed
  • Air Algerie crash
    Conflicting reports about the Air Algerie disappearance begin to emerge
    Top News
  • Arizona execution
    A Senator familiar with torture denounces Joseph Wood's botched execution as such
    US News
  • Ray Rice suspended
    Ravens' running back Ray Rice is suspended for two games for a domestic violence arrest
  • Amazon tribe falls ill
    An Amazonian tribe catches influenza after making first contact with the developed world
  • CIA prison in Poland
    Poland is declared guilty of human rights violations for hosting a secret CIA prison