Anderson Cooper Doesn’t Believe in Inheritance
Anderson Cooper, the son of heiress Gloria Vanderbilt, has made it clear that he doesn’t believe in inheriting money. He wants his children to find their own passions and work for their own success.
Cooper’s father made it clear to him that there was no Vanderbilt fortune waiting for him. This early lesson set him on a course of wanting to work and find his own path.
Raising His Sons
Cooper is raising his two sons, Wyatt and Sebastian, with his friend and ex, Benjamin Maisani. While his sons are too young to discuss wealth, Cooper has thought about how to approach the topic with them.
Views on Inheritance
Cooper has previously expressed his views on inheritance, calling it an “initiative sucker” and a “curse.” He believes that if he had felt there was a pot of gold waiting for him, he may not have been as motivated to succeed.
Exploring Family History
Despite his stance on inheritance, Cooper is interested in his family history and has written books about dynasties and money. He wrote “Vanderbilt: The Rise and Fall of American Dynasty” in 2021 and has a new book, “Astor: The Rise and Fall of an American Fortune,” coming out soon.
About the Author
Emily Burack is the news writer for Town & Country, covering entertainment, culture, and the royals. She was previously the deputy managing editor at Hey Alma, a Jewish culture site.