Author Topic: Anderson Cooper Won't Inherit A Dime From Mom's $200 Million Fortune  (Read 1487 times)


Offline stromboli

Re: Anderson Cooper Won't Inherit A Dime From Mom's $200 Million Fortune
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2014, 04:21:55 PM »
He's lying. He weeps enraged tears every night and tears at his pillow.

Offline The Skeletal Atheist

Re: Anderson Cooper Won't Inherit A Dime From Mom's $200 Million Fortune
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2014, 04:01:34 PM »
He's lying. He weeps enraged tears every night and tears at his pillow.
That's from his boyfriend/husband going a bit too rough.
Some people need to be beaten with a smart stick.

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Offline SGOS

Re: Anderson Cooper Won't Inherit A Dime From Mom's $200 Million Fortune
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2014, 06:49:32 AM »
Well, I guess that's kinda cool.  I guess.

Offline Mermaid

Re: Anderson Cooper Won't Inherit A Dime From Mom's $200 Million Fortune
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2014, 07:37:56 AM »
I just heard his interview on Howard Stern. He said that figure of his mother's wealth is totally made up.

I really like him, he is a substantial person. Not to mention that he's great to look at. But mostly that he's self-made. His mother, despite being a Vanderbilt, is also apparently responsible for most of her wealth.
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Online Shiranu

Re: Anderson Cooper Won't Inherit A Dime From Mom's $200 Million Fortune
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2014, 08:04:26 AM »
I'm sure his pedigree didn't at all help him when it came to finding a job :P.

I am a fan of his, though. I like that he is doing this.

Re: Anderson Cooper Won't Inherit A Dime From Mom's $200 Million Fortune
« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2014, 09:28:42 AM »
I wholeheartedly agree with Cooper.  How can you be worthy of respect if you don't earn your own way? 

Re: Anderson Cooper Won't Inherit A Dime From Mom's $200 Million Fortune
« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2014, 11:29:06 AM »
Jack, "earn your own way", bullshit. If there were a law forcing everyone to have jobs then lots of women would be forced to have jobs. And business owners do not "earn their own way", they profit off the labor of the workers. The self worth anyone should have is the self worth of consent and being comfortable with yourself be the supported or the supporter.  None of us "earn our own way", EVER. The information and education I have in my head is due to the labor and work my teachers gained themselves even before meeting me or teaching me.  Someone built the computer I am typing this on. Someone wrote the software for it. Someone shipped it to a store on roads we didn't physically build ourselves. I could give a shit less if you chose to be supported by another person. We all had help along the way and some people like being supported more than others which makes all gender roles and script thinking all bullshit to me. Being happy is what should matter, not who does what or judging someone for a title or paycheck.
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Offline Mermaid

Re: Anderson Cooper Won't Inherit A Dime From Mom's $200 Million Fortune
« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2014, 07:54:47 PM »
If there were a law forcing everyone to have jobs then lots of women would be forced to have jobs.
What does this mean?
We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch - we are going back from whence we came.

John F. Kennedy

Re: Anderson Cooper Won't Inherit A Dime From Mom's $200 Million Fortune
« Reply #9 on: April 03, 2014, 11:44:17 PM »
Jack, "earn your own way", bullshit. If there were a law forcing everyone to have jobs then lots of women would be forced to have jobs. And business owners do not "earn their own way", they profit off the labor of the workers. The self worth anyone should have is the self worth of consent and being comfortable with yourself be the supported or the supporter.  None of us "earn our own way", EVER. The information and education I have in my head is due to the labor and work my teachers gained themselves even before meeting me or teaching me.  Someone built the computer I am typing this on. Someone wrote the software for it. Someone shipped it to a store on roads we didn't physically build ourselves. I could give a shit less if you chose to be supported by another person. We all had help along the way and some people like being supported more than others which makes all gender roles and script thinking all bullshit to me. Being happy is what should matter, not who does what or judging someone for a title or paycheck.
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You read into that a bit, didn't you?  Look back a few posts and see why Mermaid likes Cooper.  Same thing.  I respect people who make something of themselves and who can at least earn their own way.  I respect them even more if they give more that they take.  It's a pretty popular sentiment, you might want to consider it. 

If you're a capable individual and live off of other people efforts without contributing, why would I respect you?  I might pity you, and even show some compassion if you fell on hard times, but not respect.

Offline gussy

Re: Anderson Cooper Won't Inherit A Dime From Mom's $200 Million Fortune
« Reply #10 on: April 04, 2014, 09:13:09 PM »
Anderson Cooper didn't exactly take the easy route into the news business either.  He started out reporting from lovely places like Rwanda, Bosnia, Somalia and Afghanistan on a news station broadcasted to high school kids.  Risking his life for an audience that was completely uninterested.   I would say that he has earned his way in.