I don’t believe in inheriting money. I think it’s an initiative sucker. I think it’s a curse.
I’m doing fine on my own. I don’t need any money.
Vanderbuilt, age 90, is worth an estimated $200 million. Cooper, 46, earns about $11 million a year from his show on CNN.
Cooper is also unfazed by his family’s wealth. The Vanderbuilts were once one of the richest families in America.
I’ve never paid attention to it, honestly. My Dad grew up really poor in Mississippi. I paid attention to that because I thought that’s a healthier thing to pay attention to than like some statue of a great-great grandfather who has no connection to my life.
How refreshing. I’ve always liked Anderson Cooper and now I like him even more.