Leopold Stanislaus Stokowski

Inside Biography

Leopold Stanislaus Stokowski, the half-brother to Anderson Cooper, is the eldest child of Gloria Vanderbilt and the late Anthony Leopold Stokowski, born in 1950 during his mother's marriage to conductor Leopold Stokowski. While not widely known for his business ventures, Stokowski has gained public attention due to his family's prominence.

Leopold leads a successful career as a landscaper, highly regarded in London and New York for his commercial accomplishments. His involvement in upscale commercial projects distinguishes him within the industry. Anderson Cooper, renowned as a CNN news anchor, is Leopold Stanislaus Stokowski's half-sibling through their mother.

What Is Leopold Stanislaus Stokowski's Age?

Leopold Stanislaus Stokowski, commonly known as 'Stan,' was born on August 22, 1950, in the United States. His father, of Polish descent, hailed from London, England, while his mother was American-born.

Leopold Stanislaus Stokowski with his parents Anthony Leopold Stokowski and Gloria Vanderbilt when he was an infant. SOURCE: Married Celeb

Leopold, categorized as White (Caucasian), holds American nationality. His parents were married at the time of his birth, but they later divorced. He has three half-siblings from his father's side and two half-siblings from his mother's side.

A Brief About Leopold's Parents' Relationship 

Leopold Stanislaus Stokowski was born to Gloria Vanderbilt and Anthony Leopold Stokowski in 1950, five years after their marriage in April 1945. However, his parents divorced when he was five years old in 1955.

Gloria Vanderbilt, renowned for her roles in fashion, writing, and acting, inherited her family's railroad and shipping business. She passed away on June 17, 2019, due to stomach cancer. Anthony Leopold Stokowski, a celebrated music conductor, gained prominence for his appearance in Disney's 'Fantasia' in the 1940s.

Anthony passed away on September 19, 1977, at 95 years old, having been 42 years older than Gloria Vanderbilt. The duo co-authored a book, "The Rainbow Comes And Goes: A Mother And A Son On Life, Love, And Loss," with their son, Anderson Cooper, released in 2016.

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Siblings Details

Leopold Stanislaus Stokowski, apart from being the eldest child of Gloria Vanderbilt and Anthony Leopold Stokowski, has a younger brother, Christopher Stokowski, born on January 31, 1952. Christopher distanced himself from the family due to concerns about his mother's therapist influencing his relationship with his then-fiancée, April Sandmeyer. Reports suggest a possible reconciliation in recent times.

Leopold Stanislaus Stokowski's brother Anderson Cooper. SOURCE: Celebsuburb

Stokowski has five half-siblings from his parents' other marriages: two siblings, Anderson Hay Cooper, and the late Carter Vanderbilt Cooper, from his mother's relationship with Wyatt Emory Cooper. Anderson Cooper, a renowned CNN news anchor and correspondent for "60 Minutes," is the most prominent among Stokowski's siblings.

Tragically, Carter Vanderbilt died by suicide in 1988 at the age of 23 after falling from their mother's house balcony. Additionally, Stokowski has three half-siblings from his father's previous marriages: Sonia Maria Noel Stokowski, Gloria Luba Stokowski, and Andrea Sadja Stokowski.

What Is Leopold Stanislaus Stokowski's Net Worth?

In contrast to his parent's involvement in the entertainment industry, Leopold Stanislaus Stokowski pursued a career as a businessman and entrepreneur. He has held positions in various companies across New York, London, and England, focusing primarily on the landscaping business.

Stokowski is the owner of a landscaping company in Sag Harbor, L.I., and established New Ground Gardens LLC in 1998, registered as a Domestic Limited Liability Company. His estimated net worth stands at $3 million, predominantly accumulated from his successful landscaping business endeavors. Despite his mother's considerable wealth, it's noted that she bequeathed her estate, valued at $1 million, to Anderson Cooper.

Who Is Leopold Stanislaus Stokowski's Wife?

In late 1996, Leopold Stanislaus Stokowski married Emily J Goldstein in an intimate ceremony attended by close friends and family. The wedding, officiated by Charles S. Edwards, was held at a private residence in Wainscott, L.I., with a town justice from Manlius, N.Y. in attendance.

Leopold Stanislaus Stokowski's youngest son. SOURCE: Facebook

Stokowski is 14 years older than his wife, and the couple welcomed their son, Myles Stokowski, in 1998. Emily J Goldstein, a Vassar College graduate, serves as a fine art exhibition curator at Glenn Horowitz Bookseller.

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Past Relationship Of  Leopold

Leopold Stanislaus Stokowski was previously married to Ivy Strick, and their wedding took place on June 18, 1981, at their Saugerties farm, officiated by Justice Richard I. Ryan. Details regarding their divorce remain undisclosed. The couple had two children.

Leopold's kid Aurora Stokowski Mazzei, born in March 1983, owns Aurora Oro Fine Jewelry and works as a freelance editor and content writer. On the other hand, Abra Stokowski, born in February 1985, maintains a private lifestyle with limited public information available. Aurora is currently married to Anthony Thomas Mazzei and has two children.


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by Jonathan, 21 Dec, 2023

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