Few people are as accomplished as host, producer, and best-selling author Andy Cohen. Cohen is the producer and host of Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen, and is the writer of three critically acclaimed novels about his career. He is also the executive producer of the hit Bravo TV show Real Housewives. Cohen is also the first openly gay mainstream television host and has brought attention to many LGBT rights causes. He is additionally a pop culture aficionado and often makes guest appearances on other shows.
Andy Cohen Net Worth – $15 Million
With three best-selling novels and nearly two decades of production experience, Andy Cohen is regularly cashing in impressive paychecks. He made his mainstream breakthrough as the executive producer of Real Housewives and the host/producer of Watch What Happens. The show’s novel format of allowing viewing interaction via social media made in an instant hit, and has made Cohen famous.
How Did Andy Cohen Earn his Money and Wealth?
Andy Cohen was born on June 2nd, 1968 in St. Lous, Missouri. He graduated Clayton High School in 1968. During his youth, Cohen was always fascinated by late-night TV hosts. He set his sights on the career from the moment he could lift up his hairbrush to pretend it was a microphone, imitating the host whose place he imagined himself taking. These young aspirations were the first stepping stones to a successful career.
While working on a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism at Boston University, Andy Cohen interned at CBS News. He spent 10 years at the company, working his way up from an intern to a producer. Cohen served as the senior producer for features such as The Early Show, CBS This Morning, and 48 hours. In 2000, he also became a producer for Trio, a Canadian popular culture network.
In 2004, Cohen began to work with Bravo after the network purchased Trio. Cohen would go on to produce a slew of hit shows that defined Bravo. In 2006, he produced the Real Housewives of Orange County, which went on to have multiple seasons in cities all over the world. Cohen also produced Project Runway, The Millionaire Matchmaker, Top Chef, and Kathy Griffin: Life on the D List. He continues to serve as the executive producer for the Real Housewives franchise to this day.
While Andy Cohen’s work was well known prior to hosting career, he was practically anonymous until 2009. That year, became the host of Watch What Happens Live. Unlike other talk shows, it was hosted live. Viewers could interact with celebrity guests using social media, live on the air. The show was wildly popular and attracted a small cult following. He also hosted Miss USA from 2011 to 2013 and made frequent guest appearances on Today, Kelly!, and The View.
In 2012, Andy Cohen published his first novel Most Talkative: Stories from the Front Lines of Pop Culture through Henry Holt and Company. The novel was well received and became a New York Times Bestseller. He published a similar novel in 2014, The Andy Cohen Diaries: A Deep Look at a Shallow Year. Cohen made his pop culture commentary series a trilogy with Superficial: More Adventures from the Andy Cohen Series in 2016.
In January 2017, Andy Cohen was chosen to host a revival of 90’s dating game show. Love Connection. The show attracted several million viewers per episode and received positive ratings.
Today, Cohen continues to work on Love Connection and RHOC. Watch What Happens Live has also celebrated over 1200 episodes as of 2018.
Andy Cohen Personal Life and FAQs
- How Old is Andy Cohen?
He was born on June 2nd, 1968, making him 50 years old.
- Does Andy Cohen have a boyfriend or is he married?
In March 2018, Andy Cohen ended a multi-year relationship with Harvard Ph.D. Clifton Assuncao. Cohen has previously stated he would prefer a non-celebrity partner over a celebrity one, since he wants to keep his personal life, well, personal.
- How many books has Andy Cohen written?
Cohen has actually created a pop culture trilogy, starting with Most Talkative: Stories from the Front Lines of Pop Culture, which became a New York Times Bestseller.
- Where does Andy Cohen live?
In 2017, Cohen moved into a stylish Manhattan apartment. In fact, he purchased 4 apartments in the same building and merged 3 of them together, creating a king-sized luxury apartment in the heart of New York City. He also owns a 3.45 million dollar mansion in the Hamptons.