The heir of the Vanderbilt who reneged from his last name, worked as a waiter and suffered his brother's suicide revealed in a book the misfortunes of his family

At a time when large media corporations are disputed the reluctant audience, Anderson Cooper (54) remains an upward value that does not waste a second of his li

The heir of the Vanderbilt who reneged from his last name, worked as a waiter and suffered his brother's suicide revealed in a book the misfortunes of his family

At a time when large media corporations are disputed the reluctant audience, Anderson Cooper (54) remains an upward value that does not waste a second of his life for travel from New York to Seoul, passing through Helsinki or Singapore, although that suggests the first steps of his son Wyatt, born little more than a year ago through a rental belly. Cooper is openly homosexual and, although in 2018 he broke with the couple of him Benjamin Maisani, the journalist decided to give paternity.

Recently he has published the Book Vanderbilt: The Rise and Fall of An American Dynasty, where he disaglet the fortune and misfortune of his ancestors. For years, Cooper tried to hide that he belonged in his own right to Clan Vanderbilt. His mother was the afamada socialité and designer Gloria Vanderbilt, Tatarranieta of Cornelius Vanderbilt 'the Comodore', Maker of the Great Fortune Family in the last third of the 19th century thanks to the railroad and the steam ships, which made him the Ricest man in the world. Anderson Cooper emphasizes that Cornelius had more money than United States Treasury Department, which was equivalent to one in twenty dollars in circulation belonged to him.

However, the opulence with which Cornelius lived, his children, grandchildren and biznietos finiquited the great family fortune. If that were not enough, Gloria lived a traumatic childhood due to the waste of her mother and her twin sister Thelma - loved from then Prince of Wales who then resigned to the throne for Wallis Simpson - since his aunt paternal Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney - cast with The whine heir, who gave name to one of New York's museums - won in court the custody of the so-called 'poor rich girl'. Called the trial of the century, accusations of lesbianism and nymphomania made the delights of the press.

Gloria had a 5 million dollar trust - a minoity for what had been the family fortune - and longed for freedom, that's why he got married young. Among his husbands there was a friend of the Mafioso Lucky Luciano, the composer Leopold Stokowski, with whom he had two children, Leopold and Chris, the film director Sidney Lumet and the Wyatt Emery Cooper writer, with whom he would have two other children, Carter (1965- 1988) And Anderson (1967). The misfortune would stick again on her when her husband died because of an operation of the heart in 1978 and the harder of everything, when he witnessed his son Carter's suicide with only 23 years old when he jumped from the family apartment located in the Plant fourteen in Manhattan. That misfortune marked Gloria and Anderson forever.

Aware that his last name was going to guide his destiny, Anderson was always presented to people with Cooper. In this way he knew if people looked at him for being who he was him or for him. He worked as a waiter in the same restaurant where he was going to eat with his mother and whose friends he used to serve, but these did not bother to look at the employees. In this way he knew that for him to value it was better to go unnoticed, work hard and study a lot. And he became a correspondent. He worked for the ABC News and since 2007 he does it for the CBS News in the 60 Minutes program.

His mother, who had been a lover of Marlon Brando, Frank Sinatra and Howard Hughes, as well as an inspiration for Truman Capote, had reached great notoriety as a writer of erotic novels, designer of Texans, had given his name to a perfume. At the death of her in 2019 at age 95 she bequeathed the son of her Anderson 1.5 million dollars, her firstborn Leopold her Manhattan apartment and Chris disinherited.

Updated Date: 09 November 2021, 01:48

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