Anderson Cooper to Inherit Over $1.5 Million from Late Mother's Estate

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July 08, 2019Jul 08, 2019

Gloria Vanderbilt recently passed away. Now, her entire fortune has been left to her son, Anderson Cooper.

"The document, filed Monday in Manhattan surrogate court, says the recently deceased socialite fashion icon’s eldest son Leopold 'Stan' Stokowski will get her Midtown pad in a co-op at 30 Beekman Place, but 'all the rest' of her property goes to the CNN host," reported Fox.

Vanderbilt is the great-great-great-granddaughter of railroad tycoon Cornelius Vanderbilt. She died on June 17, 2019, after being diagnosed with advanced stomach cancer. She was 95 years old.

Cooper has spoken out concerning his mother's fortune in the past. He said he didn't expect to get anything.

“My mom’s made clear to me that there’s no trust fund. There’s none of that,” Cooper told Stern. "I don’t believe in inheriting money … I think it’s an initiative sucker. I think it’s a curse. Who’s inherited a lot of money that has gone on to do things in their life? From the time I was growing up, if I felt like there was some pot of gold waiting for me, I don’t know if I would have been so motivated.”

However, it looks like he will be getting the inheritance. Reports state that he is receiving over $1 million.

"The CNN anchor will receive less than $1.5 million while Vanderbilt’s oldest son, Leopold “Stan” Stokowski, gets the socialite’s Manhattan co-op, Page Six Opens a New Window. reported, citing probate documents filed after the 95-year-old's death on June 17. The amount represents the total value of Vanderbilt’s estate at the time of her death," according to Fox.

The amount is considerably less than anticipated. Some were surprised it was so small.

"Reports initially indicated that Vanderbilt had an estimated net worth of $200 million. Her family's fortune, however, diminished over the years due to charitable donations and lavish spending, Forbes reported. Some believed Vanderbilt would donate the rest of her fortune to philanthropy," according to reports.

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