When you think about the glitz and glamour of Hollywood you imagine flashing lights, beautiful gowns, and all the trappings of wealth that come along with it. Most actors and actresses get into acting for the love of the craft and when they hit it big the fun perks like million dollar homes come along with it. But for some stars, the wealth that comes with starring in a Marvel franchise or as the next heroine in the Star Wars movies is not that big a deal for some of them.
Not everybody had to fight their way to the top with auditions for B movies or bad television shows because they already had a famous last name to get them in the casting room door. These stars did not start from the bottom but right at the top due to their family backgrounds. Some of them have famous parents, and others come from titans of industry. One could say they are working with what they have which is a lot to start with!
Anderson Cooper’s last name might not sound illustrious but his mothers sure is. She is a member of the Vanderbilt clan which were instrumental in the shaping of America through their shipping and railroad ventures.
He had all of the privileges of growing up in a wealthy family by being given access to the best schools, like getting his degree from Yale University. But once he finished school he was cut off and told to make his own mark on the world.