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CNN Anchor Anderson Cooper Says He Won’t Be Leaving Any Inheritance To His Son

CNN Anchor Anderson Cooper, says he doesn’t plan on leaving an inheritance for his son.

CNN Anchor Anderson Cooper Won't Be Leaving An Inheritance For His Son
Anderson Cooper and his son Wyatt


Cooper  who inherited less than $1.5 million from late mom Gloria Vanderbilt’s estate after she died in 2019, revealed that he does not plan to leave his wealth to his son, Wyatt.

“I don’t believe in passing on huge amounts of money,”  Cooper 54, told Air Mail’s Ashley Baker and Michael Hainey on Saturday’s episode of their “Morning Meeting” podcast.

“I don’t know what I’ll have. I’m not that interested in money, but I don’t intend to have some sort of pot of gold for my son. I’ll go with what my parents said. College will be paid for, and then you gotta get on it.” He said.

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Anderson Cooper told Howard Stern in 2014 of his own inheritance: “My mom’s made clear to me that there’s no trust fund, there’s none of that. I don’t believe in inheriting money. I think it’s a curse.”

Cooper welcomed Wyatt via surrogate in April 2020 with his ex, Benjamin Maisani.  The broadcaster in an interview with PEOPLE says their co-parenting arrangement is awesome.

“It’s probably an unusual setup, but I knew he would be a great dad, and he is. We’re exes, but we’re family to each other, and we love each other as family and as co-parents”. Cooper added.


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