Anderson Cooper: "I don't believe in inheritance"

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    CNN talking head Anderson Cooper's mom is Gloria Vanderbilt, and as such worth millions, but it's not going to him.

    "My mom's made clear to me that there's no trust fund. There's none of that," he told Howard Stern. "[And] I don't believe in inheriting money."

    Cooper, 46, said that inherited money is an "initiative sucker" and a "curse." Because of that, he's grateful that his mother always gave him an incentive to work.

    "Who's inherited a lot of money that has gone on to do things in their own life?" he asked. "From the time I was growing up, if I felt that there was some pot of gold waiting for me, I don't know that I would've been so motivated."​

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    The only inheritance I received was health issues.....
     
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    How pragmatic of him. His mother made it clear that he would not inherit her moolah, so he eschews the idea of inheriting said millions. Convenient, to say the least. Seems to me that momma recognized that her money would be ill-spent and decided on a better course of action.
     
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    silly, but that is his choice
     
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    He probably should have waited to jump out of the closet after she died...
     
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    I would tend to agree with him.

    But an inheritance is something to be proud of, to protect, and to grow. Enough so that you can pass it along to the next generation.
     
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    A person could also do great charitable works with an inheritance.
     
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    I had no clue that was his mother. But I admire him for having that outlook.
     
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    I must say, these are not the reactions I expected. :dunno:
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    The Vanderbilt wealth has been a mixed blessing. Quite a few heirs died young.

    Gloria herself was a little girl lost.

    She loves that Anderson is gay. She has Kathy Griffin over for sleepovers fergoshsakes

    Cooper has worked hard. And at $6 million a year salary, he don't need no stinkin' Vanderbilt money.

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