Anderson Cooper's family was worth $200 billion, but what is his net worth now?

Previously, the CNN host claimed that the Vanderbilt fortune did not reach his generation.

A direct descendant of a Vanderbilt should be financially secure for the rest of their lives and then some. 

Anderson Cooper insists that while fame is present, it's actually a lot more complicated.

As the son of socialite, heiress, and "Poor Little Rich Girl" Gloria Vanderbilt.

Whose great-grandfather Cornelius Vanderbilt II was the grandson of the "original" Cornelius.

Whose railroad and shipping empires made him one of the richest men in American history.

The veteran journalist is the modern face of the Vanderbilt dynasty.

Cornelius (1794–1877), also known as "the Commodore," had an estimated net worth of $105 million .