How much is Andy Cohen worth?
|Net Worth:||$50 Million|
|Profession:||Professional TV Host|
|Date of Birth:||June 2, 1968|
|Country:||United States of America|
Who Is Andy Cohen
Andy Cohen, whose full name is Andrew Joseph Cohen, is an American author, producer, writer, and most notably radio and television talk show host. He first began working in that business in the 1990s and ever since then has become one of the most distinguished faces on radio and television. The first (late night) talk show that he both hosted and worked as an executive producer was “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen”.
Since the early 2010s, he’s been heavily involved in the production and directing of the James Beard and Emmy-award winning competition show “Top Chef”. Prior to that, he grew to national popularity by starting work at Bravo. In the television network, Cohen worked as executive vice president where he was responsible for the creation of original content, development of innovative formats, and identification of new talents. Presently, Andy Cohen remains an executive producer of the triumphant “Real Housewives” franchise while also hosting the revived dating show “Love Connection, and his own radio programs.
Andy Cohen has a net worth of $50 million dollars, as of 2020.
How Did Andy Cohen Get So Rich?
Simultaneously with working at Bravo, the multi-talented producer and host also tried acting and that contributed a lot to his wealth. His first acting role was in the final sixth season of the classic “Sex and the City”, which aired in mid-2004. Simultaneously with working for Bravo, he also became a regular on multiple news and talk morning shows such as “Today”, “Morning Joe” thanks to which he earned thousands of dollars. Other talk shows that he had various guest appearances were “Saturday Night Live” and “The Comeback”.
The television show that not only made Andy Cohen a star but also helped him become a millionaire was “Watch What Happens Live”. The late-night talk show initially began as a weekly television talk show that aired in the midnights, however, thanks to its international success, it was later expanded into a weeknight series. The first episode of the pop-culture talk show premiered on July 16, 2009, and as of now, there are 17 seasons and 1,843 episodes. Most recently, it was renewed for additional seasons throughout 2021, however, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the production was suspended and instead has been produced from Andy’s apartment.
Why Is He So Famous?
Cohen became famous in 2009 with the arrival of his own television show on Bravo. He was born on June 2, 1968, in St. Louis, Missouri. After graduating from high school in 1986, he enrolled in the Boston University where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in broadcast journalism. At that time, he was occasionally working for the university newspaper, “The Daily Free Press”, for which he wrote several articles.
His career began after he graduated from the Boston University and interned at CBS News, alongside actress Julie Chen. After spending almost 10 years working for the network, during which he served as a senior producer for “The Early Show”, “48 Hours”, and “CBS This Morning”. In the year of 2000, he began work for the television network “Trio” where he remained there for a few years. In 2004, after the network purchased “Trio”, Andy Cohen became a vice president at “Bravo”. In both 2004 and 2009, Cohen received two Peabody Awards as an executive producer for two Bravo original productions – the; documentary “The N-Word” and the eminent reality television competition “Project Runway”.
What Makes Cohen So Successful?
The success of Andy Cohen came with his own talk show on Bravo, which gathered millions of fans and viewers. At the same time, he continued to make a name for himself and become prosperous in various fields of entertainment. In 2011 and 2012, thanks to his fantastic work as a host, he was given the opportunity to host five beauty pageants – “Miss USA 2011, 2012, and 2013”, as well as “Miss Universe 2011 and 2012”. In 2013, he was offered a deal to host the 2013 edition of “Miss Universe”, which was held in Russia. Cohen, however, declined the offer due to Russia’s recently established anti-gay laws.
Another thing that made Cohen so successful is his passion and desire for radio channels and shows. In September 2015, New York-based company SiriusXM announced the launching of a new radio channel, curated entirely by Andy Cohen. “Radio Andy” features two shows hosted by him (“Andy Cohen’s Deep and Shallow” and “Andy Cohen’s Live”), as well as series of special broadcasts. Besides him, other hosts that have their own shows on the channel are the likes of Bevy Smith, Dan Rather, and Sandra Bernard to name a few.
In addition to the beauty pageants and his own talk shows on the radio and television, since the mid-2010s, Andy has made multiple appearances on a variety of comedy and children television series such as “Alpha House” and “Sesame Street”. He also appeared as himself in competitions such as “Lip Sync Battle” and “RuPaul’s Drag Race”. Even now, he continues to pursue acting and has had (minor) roles in well-received series like “Riverdale” and “The Other Two”. His most recent appearance on a television program was in the game “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?” during which he won $32,000 for the “Planned Parenthood” charity.
Since 2012, he has released three highly-praised memoirs. The first one, an autobiographical memoir titled “Most Talkative” was released in May 2012. In just a few weeks time, the book became a bestseller in multiple “New York Times” categories such as combined nonfiction, hardcover, and paperback. His other two memoirs, “The Andy Cohen Diaries” and “Superficial”, released in 2014 and 2016 respectively, also became best sellers.
Thanks to his outstanding work as an executive producer and host, Andy Cohen has earned many accolades. In 2004, he won his first of two Peabody Awards. A few years later, he won an Emmy Award as an executive producer of the cooking competition “Top Chef”. Since the creation of his show in 2009, Andy Cohen became the first openly gay host of a late-night talk show.
Ever since then, he’s been an influential figure in the LGBTQ community and has been heavily praised for using his voice to help others. From 2012 to 2016, he was consecutively added to Out magazines’ list that focuses on the “Most Powerful Gay People” and has also been praised for his fashion style by magazines such as GQ, Forbes, and Time.