Who is Leopold Stanislaus Stokowski?

Leopold Stanislaus ‘Stan’ Stokowski was born on the 22nd August of 1950 under the sign of Leo, in Manhattan, New York City USA. He is a 69-year-old businessman, but who is probably best known for being the son of conductor Leopold Anthony Stokowski and Gloria Vanderbilt, a well-known heiress, socialite, and fashion icon. His brother is Anderson Hays Cooper, a renowned journalist, TV personality and author.

How rich is he, as of now? Net Worth and Assets

Leopold Stanislaus Stokowski’s net worth is over $1 million, earned from the business industry.

He Hails from Famous Family

Leopold was raised in his hometown of New York City. As mentioned, he hails from famous wealthy parents, and through his mother is a descendant of Cornelius Vanderbilt, who established Vanderbilt railroad and shipping. He has American nationality, belongs to White Caucasian ethnicity, and practices Christianity.  His younger brother is Christopher Stokowski, born in 1952.

Famous Father – Leopold Anthony Stokowski

Leopold Anthony Stokowski was born on the 18th April 1882, in London, England of Polish descent, and is considered as one of the best contemporary conductors of the 20th century.

He reached worldwide fame through his appearance in Walt Disney’s 1940 animated film “Fantasia”. Leopold served as the music director of the Philadelphia Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra, the Symphony of the Air, the NBC Symphony Orchestra, among others. He also established the American Symphony Orchestra, the Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra, the New York City Symphony, etc. Leopold passed away on the 13th September of 1977 from a heart attack in Nether Wallop, Hampshire, England, when he was aged 95.

Famous Mother – Gloria Vanderbilt

Gloria Laura Vanderbilt was born on the 20th February of 1924 in Manhattan, New York City USA, the daughter of Reginald Claypoole Vanderbilt and Gloria Morgan Vanderbilt, and the heiress of Vanderbilt railroads and shipping business. She reached fame on her own account as a fashion model, designer, and artist. She was a contributing writer to such magazines as Elle, Vanity Fair and The New York Times, and co-authored the book “The Rainbow Comes And Goes: A Mother And Son On Life, Love, And Loss” (2016), alongside her son Anderson Cooper.

In April of the same year, Liz Garbus directed and produced the HBO documentary film “Nothing Left Unsaid: Gloria Vanderbilt & Anderson Cooper”, based on the series of conversations between them. Gloria passed away in her hometown at the age of 95, on the 17th June of 2019, from stomach cancer.

The Child Custody Trial of the Century

Following her father’s death when she was only 18 months old, Gloria became the heiress of a $5 million trust fund. However, her mother spent a lot of money, and as a result she lost custody of Gloria to the girl’s aunt, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, a well-known sculptor and founder of the Whitney Museum.

Gloria Vanderbilt

The custody trial took place in 1934 and is the subject of Barbara Goldsmith’s book “Little Gloria…Happy At Last” (1980), and the 1982 NBC mini-series of the same name, in which she was portrayed by actress Jennifer Dundas.

His Half-Siblings

Leopold also has three step-sisters from his father’s previous marriages, named Sonya Maria Noel Stokowski, Gloria Luba Stokowski and Andrea Sadja Stokowski,  and two step-brothers from his mother’s marriage to Wyatt Emory Cooper, named Carter Vanderbilt Cooper and Anderson Hays Cooper. His step-brother Carter took his own life by jumping off their mother’s balcony at the age of 23.

Who is Anderson Cooper?

Anderson Hays Cooper is a renowned CNN journalist, anchor and author. He came to prominence thanks to anchoring his own news show “Anderson Cooper 360°”, broadcast live on the CNN network. Besides that, Anderson is also a correspondent for the CBS news magazine “60 Minutes”, and hosted “Anderson Live”, his own daytime talk show, between 2011 and 2013.

Leopold Stanislaus Stokowski’s Professional Career

Leopold is a successful businessman and entrepreneur, who has worked with various companies based not only in New York but also in London, England. Additionally, he runs his own business venture and makes various investments into landscaping businesses.

Appearance and Vital Statistics

  • Short dark brown hair
  • Green eyes
  • Height – 5ft 8ins (1.73m)
  • Weight – 150lbs (68kgs)
  • Biceps Size – 12ins
  • Vital Statistics – 40-32-35
  • Shoe Size – 9 (US)

Personal Life: Wife Emily Goldstein, Daughter, Hobbies and Favorites

Leopold Stanislaus Stokowski is married to Emily Goldstein, and the couple has two daughters, named Abra and Aurora Stokowski. His daughter Aurora is married to Anthony Mazzei, a businessman and investor. Leopold and his wife currently reside in New York City. His favorite actor and actress are Hugh Jackman and Gal Gadot. He enjoys reading books and traveling to various countries, one of his favorites being Germany. Leopold’s favorite cuisine is Italian.

Author

Benjy is currently a reporter for BiographyPedia based in Adelaide, Australia. Prior to joining BiographyPedia in July 2019, he was a Bizarre TV reporter and theatre critic at TheSun. Benjy has also written for DailyMail and TMZ. Benjy studied journalism at Goldsmiths University of London, graduating in 2009. You can contact him at [email protected]

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