Gloria Vanderbilt left almost all her estate to her son Anderson Cooper.
The late actress, author, and fashion designer, died on June 17, 2019 after being diagnosed with advanced stomach cancer. She was 95 at the time of her death.
Vanderbilt, who had estimated $million net worth, leaves nearly everything in the hands of her youngest son, CNN anchor Anderson Cooper, according to a news report.
Anderson Cooper’s estranged half-brother who he hasn’t seen in 40 years receives nothing from the mother’s estate, according to report
The will was filed in Manhattan surrogate court on Monday. The total amount and properties that Cooper will finally receive is still unclear, but the Will gives Cooper all of his late mother’s property except for 210 shares in a co-op in which she lived at 30 Beekman Place in Manhattan.
A two-bedroom apartment at 30 Beekman Place currently goes for $1.2million, according to StreetEasy. That will be left to her eldest son, Leopold Stokowski, Page Six reported.
Gloria Vanderbilt’s middle son, Chris Stokowski, was left with nothing.
Stokowski’s, whose father was conductor Leopold Stokowski, has been estranged from his mother for 40 years.
He reportedly cut off all contact with his family in 1978 after accusing heiress Gloria’s therapist of meddling in his love life, according to Dailymail.
Anderson Cooper was very close with his half-brother, who was 15 years his junior.
‘He adored Chris, who spoiled him rotten,’ Christopher’s former fiance April Sandmeyer told MailOnline in April 2014.
‘Anderson was only 10 when his father died and his adored older half-brother disappeared. It’s heart breaking’.
Anderson Cooper’s mother, Gloria Vanderbilt, was the great-great-great-granddaughter of railroad tycoon, Cornelius Vanderbilt.
Cornelius Vanderbilt was one of the richest Americans in history. He built his wealth in railroads and shipping. According to sources, he had an estimated networth of $215 billion (2016 dollars; inflation-adjusted). Cornelius Vanderbilt died on January 4, 1877 at the age of 82.