Gloria Vanderbilt Net Worth

Gloria Vanderbilt Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Gloria Vanderbilt net worth is
$200 Million

Gloria Vanderbilt Wiki Biography

Gloria Laura Vanderbilt was born on 20 February 1924, in Manhattan, New York City USA, and is an author, artist, actress, socialite, as well as a fashion designer, but perhaps best known as a part of the Vanderbilt family, which was one of the most prominent families in the United States during the Gilded Age, which constitutes the late 19th century. The success of the family begins with Cornelius Vanderbilt, who created a business empire of railroad and shipping systems, and then ventured on to other businesses. Another noted person in the family is the American journalist and television personality Anderson Cooper, who is Gloria Vanderbilt’s son.

So just how rich is Gloria Vanderbilt, as of mid-2017? According to authoritative sources, Gloria’s net worth is estimated to be over $200 million, the majority of her wealth actually coming from her business ventures, not inheritance.

Gloria Vanderbilt Net Worth $200 Million

Gloria Vanderbilt’s father, Reginald Claypoole Vanderbilt, passed away when Gloria was only 18 months old, which in turn made her the youngest heiress to her father’s $5 million trust fund. Since she was a minor, the rights to control the fund went to her mother who was challenged by Gloria’s aunt Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney alleging that her mother was unfit, a confrontation which resulted in one of the most infamous trials,  later retold in a television miniseries directed by Waris Hussein called “Little Gloria… Happy at Last”. Gloria was educated at several high schools, and attended an art school called Art Students League, where she focused on her artistic skills. Vanderbilt’s passion for arts resulted in her studies at the Neighborhood Playhouse, where she also studied acting. Vanderbilt proved to be a talented artist, as her paintings started to be used by a privately owned manufacturer of greeting cards in America – “Hallmark Cards”. At the same time, Gloria began painting specifically for linens and pottery.

Gloria Vanderbilt’s artistic nature inspired her to venture into the fashion industry too. In 1976, Gloria suggested the production of designer jeans  with her logo on them, so Gloria is known as the creator of designer jeans, that became extremely popular all around the world. Vanderbilt did not stop with jeans only – she then went on to launch a line of shoes, perfumes, dresses, blouses, sheets and other goods, all of which carried Vanderbilt’s swan logo. Vanderbilt then sold her name to the designer company Murjani Group, followed in 1982 by partnering with L’Oreal to create eight perfumes, inevitably named “Gloria Vanderbilt”. In addition to her partnerships, Gloria Vanderbilt also founded her own company called “GV Ltd.”

Gloria Vanderbilt is also a known author, and has published three novels and four memoirs, plus making consistent contributions to such magazines as “Elle”, “Vanity Fair” and “The New York Times” since the beginning of her writing career in the 1970s.

Gloria has led an interesting personal life, although not necessarily private. She has been married four times, firstly to actors’ agent Paul DiCicco (1941-45), then to conductor Leopold Stokowski (1945-55) with whom she had two sons. Director Sydney Lumet (1956-63) was Gloria’s third husband, and the last was author Wyatt Emory Cooper, from 1963 until his death in 1978, and with whom she had two sons. Gloria had a close friendship with film-maker Gordon Parks until his death in 2006, and apparently had romantic relationships with Frank Sinatra, Marlon Brando, Roald Dahl and Howard Hughes, among others.

Now well into her 90s, Gloria still lives in New York City.

Full NameGloria Vanderbilt
Net Worth$200 Million
Date Of BirthFebruary 20, 1924
Place Of BirthManhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
ProfessionDesigner, Actor, Artist, Writer, Fashion designer, Socialite, Visual Artist
EducationWheeler School, Art Students League of New York, Miss Porter's School
SpouseWyatt Emory Cooper (m. 1963–1978), Sidney Lumet (m. 1956-1963), Leopold Stokowski (m. 1945-1955), Pat DiCicco (m. 1941-1945)
ChildrenAnderson Cooper, Carter Vanderbilt Cooper, Leopold Stanislaus Stokowski, Christopher Stokowski
ParentsReginald Claypoole Vanderbilt, Gloria Morgan Vanderbilt
SiblingsCathleen Vanderbilt
NicknamesGloria Laura Morgan Vanderbilt , Gloria Laura Vanderbilt Morgan , Gloria Laura Vanderbilt Cooper , Gloria Vanderbilt Stokowski , Little Gloria , The Poor Little Rich Girl , Gloria Laura Vanderbilt , Gloria Vanderbilt-DiCicco-Stokowski-Lumet-Cooper
NominationsGoodreads Choice Awards Best Memoir & Autobiography
MoviesHalf Past Autumn (2000), Nothing Left Unsaid: Gloria Vanderbilt & Anderson Cooper (2016, documentary)
TV ShowsAnderson Cooper 360 (2016),
1On personal power: One of the goals of life is to try and be in touch with one's most personal themes -- the values, ideas, styles, colors, that are the touchstones of one's own individual life, its real texture and substance.
2You must always have great, secret, big fat hopes for yourself in love and in life. The bigger, the better.
3When I'm traveling to promote my book, I feel like an artful impostor. What I really am is when I'm in my (painter's) studio and when I'm writing. With actors, it's the same thing. They're kind of artful impostors in public. When you get to know them, they're different people.
4I've had many, many loves. I always feel that something wonderful is going to happen. And it always does.
5I have a tremendous appetite for life; the phone rings and your whole life could change.
6I don't read anything about myself. As a child, there was something in me that was just instinctive. I want to be clear in my spirit, and I don't want to be blocked by things that get inside of you and kill you.
7If you don't have a father, you don't miss it, because you don't know what it is. It was really only when I married Wyatt Cooper that I understood what it was like to have a father, because he was just an extraordinary father.
1Shares her birthday with her cousin C.V. Whitney.
2Was the center of a fierce custody battle between her mother and her mother's sister-in-law, Gertrude Vanderbilt-Whitney, who was convinced Gloria's mother wan an unfit parent. Mrs. Whitney eventually gained guardianship of the then-11 year old. The incident was the basis of the mini-series Little Gloria... Happy at Last (1982).
3Her first husband, mobster Pat DiCicco, was a henchman for Lucky Luciano. Both men were implicated in the death of Thelma Todd.
4Known for her line of designer jeans in the late '70s and '80s.
5Has two granddaughters and one grandson by her eldest son, Stan Stokowski: Aurora (born March 1983), Abra (born 1985), and Myles (born 1998).
6Had a much-older half-sister, Mary Cathleen Vanderbilt (1904 - 1944), by her father Reginald Claypoole Vanderbilt's first marriage to Cathleen Gebhardt Neilson (1882 - 1927).
7Niece of Harry Hays Morgan.
8Was romantically linked to Howard Hughes, Frank Sinatra, Marlon Brando, Gordon Parks, Bobby Short and even Truman Capote.
9Studied at the Art Students Leauge of New York.
10Her aunt Thelma Converse was the mistress of the Duke of Windsor when she introduced him to her friend, Wallis Simpson.
11Born to Reginald Claypoole Vanderbilt (1880-1925), a railroad heir, and his second wife Gloria Laura Mercedes Morgan (1904-1965), she became heiress of a four million dollar trust due to her father's death, being just 15 months old.
12Played by Jennifer Dundas in Little Gloria... Happy at Last (1982).
13She is of Dutch, Chilean, Spanish, and Irish descent.
14Mother of Leopold Stanislaus "Stan" Stokowski, born August 22, 1950 and Christopher Stokowski, born January 31, 1952, by Leopold Stokowski; Carter Vanderbilt Cooper, born January 27, 1965, (committed suicide July 22, 1988) and Anderson Cooper, born June 3, 1967, by Wyatt Cooper.
15Mother of CNN host Anderson Cooper.
16Painter, stage and film actress, author, designer of fashion and housewares.


The Love Boat1981TV SeriesGloria Vanderbilt
The Dick Powell Theatre1963TV SeriesConnie Carmichael
Shirley Temple's Storybook1960TV SeriesAlice Kipling
Adventures in Paradise1960TV SeriesJudith
The United States Steel Hour1959TV SeriesMyra Kent / Marya Alexandrovna
Playhouse 901958TV SeriesElsie
Kraft Theatre1958TV SeriesGirl
Studio One in Hollywood1957TV SeriesElizabeth Alexander
Producers' Showcase1954TV SeriesSibyl (segment 'Shadow Play')


Nothing Left Unsaid: Gloria Vanderbilt & Anderson Cooper2016Documentary photographs courtesy of


CBS This Morning2016TV SeriesHerself
Entertainment Tonight2016TV SeriesHerself - Author, The Rainbow Comes and Goes
Live with Kelly and Michael2016TV SeriesHerself - Author, The Rainbow Comes and Goes
CBS News Sunday Morning2016TV Series documentaryHerself
Nothing Left Unsaid: Gloria Vanderbilt & Anderson Cooper2016DocumentaryHerself
Anderson Live2011TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself
The Oprah Winfrey Show2006TV SeriesHerself
The Early Show2004TV SeriesHerself
Half Past Autumn: The Life and Works of Gordon Parks2000TV Movie documentaryHerself
Biography1995TV Series documentaryHerself
In Concert at the Met1984TV SpecialHerself - Host
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade1979TV SpecialHerself
Today1970-1975TV SeriesHerself
Frank Sinatra: The Main Event1974TV Movie documentaryHerself - Audience Member (uncredited)
The Mike Douglas Show1970-1974TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Artist
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1970TV SeriesHerself
Art Carney Special1959TV SeriesHerself
The Colgate Comedy Hour1955TV SeriesHerself
Person to Person1953TV Series documentaryHerself

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Live with Kelly and Michael2016TV SeriesHerself
Sinatra: All or Nothing at All2015TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
Le secret de la Dernière Malle de Marilyn2012DocumentaryHerself

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