Christopher Stokowski's bio: Who is one of Gloria Vanderbilt's children?

Christopher Stokowski's bio: Who is one of Gloria Vanderbilt's children?

Christopher Stokowski is the second-born son of the late socialite Gloria Laura Vanderbilt and renowned conductor Leopold Stokowski, who has been estranged from his family for almost four decades. He is also the maternal half-brother to popular CNN journalist Aderson Cooper.

Christopher Stokowski
Christopher Stokowski with his parents and his brother. Photo: ImOldFashionedVintageEveryday, @VeraLotarSevcenkoVeraLautard (Modified by author)
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Like his father, Christopher Stokowski is a musician, but he is known for his famous family name. He is the son of the late heiress Gloria Vanderbilt and the maternal half-brother of CNN's Anderson Cooper.

Profile summary

Full nameChristopher Stokowski
Date of birthJanuary 31, 1952
Age70 years (as of 2022)
Zodiac signAquarius
Place of birthThe United States of America
Sexuality Straight
Height in feet6'0"
Height in centimetres183
Weight in pounds187
Weight in kilograms85
Hair colourWhite
Eye colourBlue
Relationship statusSingle
MotherGloria Laura Vanderbilt
Father Late Leopold Stokowski
Paternal siblingsAndrea Sadja, Sonya Maria Noel, and Gloria Luba
Maternal siblingsCarter and Anderson Hays Cooper
GrandfatherReginald Claypoole Vanderbilt
GrandmotherGloria Morgan Vanderbilt
CollegeBard College
Net worth$1 million

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Christopher Stokowski's biography

Christopher Stokowski was born on January 31, 1952, in New York. He was born into the family of Leopold Stokowski and Gloria Vanderbilt.

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How old is Christopher Stokowski?

Christopher Stokowski's age is 70 years as of 2022.

Christopher Stokowski's family

His father, Leopold, was a famous music director, while his mother, Gloria Laura Vanderbilt, was famous for being the inheritor of what was left of the Vanderbilt railroad fortune.

How many children did Gloria Vanderbilt give birth to? Vanderbilt was married four times, and she had four sons. Christopher is the second born among Gloria Vanderbilt's children.

Christopher's father was her second husband; she had two sons, Leopold Stanislaus Stokowski and Christopher Stokowski, with him.

In 1963, Vanderbilt married writer Wyatt Cooper. She also had two sons, Carter Vanderbilt Cooper and Anderson Hays Cooper. Altogether, Gloria Vanderbilt's sons are four in number.

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How old was Gloria Vanderbilt when she gave birth to Anderson Cooper?

How many children did Gloria Vanderbilt give birth to?
Gloria Vanderbilt speaks during SiriusXM's 'Town Hall' With Gloria Vanderbilt at SiriusXM Studios on July 14, 2016, in New York City. Town Hall To Air On Radio Andy. Photo: Robin Marchant
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Gloria was 52 years old. She gave birth to Anderson on June 3, 1967, in Manhattan, New York City.

Christopher has three paternal half-sisters, Andrea Sadja Stokowski, Sonya Maria Noel Stokowski, and Gloria Luba Stokowski. In 1988, Anderson Cooper's brother Carter Cooper took his own life by jumping from the 14th floor of his mother's apartment.

Christopher Stokowski's grandparents were Reginald Claypoole Vanderbilt and Gloria Morgan Vanderbilt. Reginald was a gambler who mismanaged the railroad and shipping fortune passed on to him by his grandfather. He died in 1925 at 45 years old.

Educational background

Christopher pursued his education at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, a hamlet in New York, United States.


There is very little information about Stokowski's work history as he has been away from the limelight since 1978. However, he is believed to be a classical musician who works under an alias that does not let him receive direct credit for his work.

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Dating history and family issues

The musician is believed to be currently single. Due to the fact that he lives his life away from public attention, most of his dating history is not known. There is not much information about his ex-girlfriend, ex-wife, or children.

However, in 1974, he fell in love with a lady named April Sandmayer, and they got engaged three years later. Not long after his dad and stepdad became deceased, he began seeing his mother's therapist.

He later discovered that his mother and the therapist were planning to end his relationship with Sandmayer. The issue eventually resulted in his fiancée calling off the engagement.

The musician moved out of his family's house to win her back, but he could not sway her. In 1978, Chris completely gave up his family's fame and money. He left New York and told his family that he would never return.

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He did not contact his family for decades until 2016, when he reconnected with them through Sandmayer. For many years, his mother assumed he left to be with Sandmeyer, but this was not the case.

Who inherited the Vanderbilt's fortune?

Gloria Vanderbilt's children
Anderson Cooper and Gloria Vanderbilt attend the "Nothing Left Unsaid" Premiere at Time Warner Center on April 4, 2016, in New York City. Photo: Roy Rochlin
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Vanderbilt's fortune went to her first son Leopold Stokowski and 4th son Anderson Cooper. She gave Leopold her midtown Manhattan apartment valued at $1.2 million, which was the most valuable property she owned. She left her remaining estate, valued at a little less than $1.5 million, to Anderson.

Christopher, the formerly alienated Anderson Cooper's brother, did not receive anything from his mother because he had been estranged from his relatives for many decades. However, he and his mother did reunite before she died.

At the end of Gloria's life, it was discovered that her wealth had depleted from an estimated $200 million to $1.5 million. Also, Anderson Cooper's siblings did not attend their mom's burial.

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How tall is Christopher Stokowski?

Christopher Stokowski's height is 6 feet (183 centimetres), and he weighs 187 pounds (85 kilograms). He has blue eyes and white hair.

What is Christopher Stokowski's net worth?

According to TV Show Stars, Chris Stokowski is reported to have a net worth of $1 million. This information is not from a verified source.

Christopher Stokowski is the second offspring of the late socialite and artist Gloria Vanderbilt. He is the half-brother of popular CNN news anchor Anderson Cooper. He alienated himself from his family when he was 26 years old out of anger and perhaps, hurt towards his mother's meddling in his love life.

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