Facts of Christopher Stokowski
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Christopher Stokowski is a keen musician who rejects the fame and fortunes of his legendary father, Leopold Stokowski. He disappeared from the public eye and estranged himself from his family about decades and was not heard of again from anyone until sometime in 2016 when he reappeared on the scene. He is also widely known as a half-brother of renowned American journalist Anderson Cooper.
Christopher Stokowski Bio, Education
Christopher Stokowski is a musician who was born in the United States of America in 1952, and he celebrates his birthday on 31 January every year. He holds an American Nationality and belongs to Polish-Irish-Swiss-American Ethnicity.
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CAPTION: Christopher Stokowski
He is the son of Gloria Vanderbilt and Leopold Stokowski who was one of the most prominent orchestra conductors of the early and mid 20th century. His mother was also a popular artist, actress, author, model, and fashion designer.
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I was 16 and this was my first shoot for #harpersbazaar. The great George Hoyningen-Huene was the photographer. I was surprised and secretly thrilled afterwards to see the photo in Bergdorf Goodmans window, along with the outfit I was wearing in the shoot.
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If we talk about his educational background, 66-years-old Christopher have pursued his education from Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, a hamlet in New York, United States.
Christopher Stokowski Family, Siblings
Christopher Stokowski is a son of his father’s third marriage with Gloria Vanderbilt.
He has step-siblings from his father’s previous marriages. His oldest step-sibling is a sister, Sonia Maria Noel, who was an actress.
Two other step-sisters came from his father’s second wedding to Johnson & Johnson heiress, Evangeline Johnson whose name was Gloria Luba Stokowski and Andrea Sadja Stokowski.
CAPTION: Gloria Vanderbilt and Anderson Cooper
If we talk about his mom, she has been married four times in her life. In 1955, following the divorce with Christopher father, she married Sidney Lumet from 1956 to 1963. After that with author Wyatt Emory Cooper in 1963 which lasted until 1978 when he died during open-heart surgery.
With her fourth and last husband, she gave birth to her late son Carter Vanderbilt Cooper and CNN journalist, Anderson Hays Cooper which goes on adding him more siblings.
CAPTION: Christopher Stokowski's step-brothers and mother
Christopher Stokowski Girlfriend, Wife
Christopher once fell love in 1974 with a girl named April Sandmeyer, and the two were planning to tie the knot when Christopher’s father became ill. Later his father, Leopold died in 1977, and his grandparents Wyatt Cooper followed months after. At that time, his half-sibling, Anderson Cooper, was just at the age of ten.
CAPTION: April Sandmeyer
His mother started to seek counsel from a handsome, young therapist Dr. Christ L. Zois and on trusting him, she often spent a lot of money on him. He also frequently gave her advice concerning her children and their romantic involvements.
Later, Christopher and his girlfriend April Sandmeyer knew that Dr. Zois had been intruding into their relationship and making some very disparaging and heartbreaking remarks to his mother, Gloria Vanderbilt. He is knowing that his fiancee was so heartbroken. As a result, she broke it up with Christopher.
After all that incident, Chris stopped talking to his mother and moved out of the house in a bid to try and win April back. He told this mother that he was leaving New York and was never coming back. Christopher cut himself off from his family completely and never returned, even after his younger stepbrother Carter committed suicide ten years later.
Christopher Stokowski Net Worth
No traces of Christopher's net worth is recorded as he disappeared for decades and lived a very low-key life. He reportedly inherited millions of fortunes from his passed father but rejected his wealth and stardom to carve out a career on his own as a musician.
On the other hand, Christopher didn't use his surname and adopted a fake name to work as a musician. Besides that, his mother 94-years-old Gloria Vanderbilt has summoned the net worth of $200 Million.
The actress, author, or model, is on the dawn of her career and wants to make sure she has a worthy heir. But, Anderson Cooper, his half-brother says that he will not inherit his mother's $200 million as he thinks inheritance is "a curse." Meanwhile, he has the net worth of $100 Million and bags a huge salary from CNN.