# 42 Anderson Cooper

One of my ‘light’ crushes when I came to the US 14 years ago was Anderson Cooper. He is handsome, confident news anchor and definitely caught my eyes. He is a son of Gloria Venderbilt. Yes that family line of Cornilus Venderbilt, who made a fortune from railroad and shipping.

Unlike his envious family background, he went through pretty tragic life events. His father died when he was 10 years old, and exactly ten years later his brother committed a suicide at the age of 23. His mother died last year.

Wikipedia quoted his own writing.

"Loss is a theme that I think a lot about, and it's something in my work that I dwell on. I think when you experience any kind of loss, especially the kind I did, you have questions about survival: Why do some people thrive in situations that others can't tolerate? Would I be able to survive and get on in the world on my own?"