Gloria Vanderbilt Net Worth

Gloria Vanderbilt Net Worth is
$200 Million

Gloria Vanderbilt 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.

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Quick Facts

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),



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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