• Anderson Cooper won’t get mom’s millions

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    The Silver Fox is doing just fine on his own, thankyouverymuch.

    So he’s far from miffed that his famous heiress mom, Gloria Vanderbilt, has told him he doesn’t stand to inherit her fortune. In fact, he sounds relieved.

    “My mom’s made clear to me that there’s no trust fund,” Anderson Cooper, 46, told Howard Stern on his radio show Monday. “There’s none of that.”

    The 90-year-old Vanderbilt, of course, is a scion of those railroad-building Vanderbilts — and also amassed her own sizable pot of money by pioneering designer jeans and perfume in the ’80s.

    Regardless of Mom’s decision, “I don’t believe in inheriting money,” Cooper said. “I think it’s an initiative sucker. I think it’s a curse.”

    “Who has inherited a lot of money that has gone on to do things in their own life? 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.”

    Forget the family name that bedecks buildings and roads throughout his native New York and beyond: Cooper clings far more tightly to his other roots. “My dad (Wyatt Emory Cooper) grew up really poor in Mississippi … I paid attention to that because I thought that’s a healthier thing to pay attention to than, like, some statue of a great-great-great-grandfather who has no connection to my life.”

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    3 Comments

    1. Its her money & she can do as she pleases with it. I do find it a bit strange though as anderson seems a really nice guy. If he were a scumbag druggie i would agree with her but he is a decent hard working fair minded person. Maybe his mother isnt such a nice person.

    2. Now these words and deeds of Cooper Anderson must be lessons to learnt by Korina Sanches if she wants to become a prospective first lady.But I think she have more chances of getting hit by a lightning than being a first lady.

    3. Easy for him to say! I do believe in inherited money. Its one’s attitude towards it that matters! Its so sanctimonous to preach about inherited money if you are Anderson Cooper. It’s like Susan Sarandon preaching about not caring about the way she looks. Sure…sure…sure!