Tuesday, July 9, 2019
Gloria Vanderbilt's expected fortune at the time of her passing was estimated to be around $200 million, but according to probate documents, her estate is much smaller. Her eldest son, Leopold “Stan” Stokowski, will inherit his mother's Manhattan co-op, and her son Anderson Cooper gets "the rest," which consists of less than $1.5 million.
The reports have indicated that lavish spending and sizable charitable donations largely diminished her family fortune. Even so, it is more than the CNN anchor had expected to inherit, as he believed that he was not going to receive anything from his mother. "Who has inherited a lot of money that has gone on to do things in their own life?" Cooper asked radio host Howard Stern in 2014. "From the time I was growing up, if I felt that there was some pot of gold waiting for me, I don't know that I would've been so motivated."
See Katherine Lam, Gloria Vanderbilt's Son Anderson Cooper to Inherit Less than $1.5M, Report Says , Fox Business, July 8, 2019.