Inside the Life of Leopold Stanislaus Stokowski, Anderson Cooper’s brother

By Anisha Maharjan | Updated on March 22, 2022
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    Leopold Stanislaus Stokowski aka Stan is a successful business entrepreneur. Aside from the fame, Leopold has earned as a businessman, Stan is also famous for being the eldest son of Leopold Anthony Stokowski and Gloria Vanderbilt. His father Leopold is a famous English Conductor. While on the other hand, his mother Gloria is a fashion icon, a philanthropist, an entrepreneur, and a fashion model.

    Born into a famous family, the media light tends to follow Stan everywhere he goes. So, who is Stan Stokowski? How much is his net worth? In the meantime, also know about his wife, brother’s untimely death, and more.

    Take a look at all the details about Stans’ personal and professional life. Let’s get right into it!

    Leopold Stanislaus Stokowski is the eldest son of Leopold Anthony Stokowski and Gloria Vanderbilt

    Stan was born as the eldest son to his father Leopold Anthony Stokowski and mother Gloria Vanderbilt. He was born on August 22, 1950, after five years of his parent’s marriage. He follows Christianity as his religion.

    Leopold Anthony Stokowski, his father, was a famous English conductor in the early or mid-twentieth century. He is most known as a Director of the Philadelphia Orchestra. In addition, he has also appeared in the Disney film Fantasia.

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    Leopold Stanislaus Stokowski with his late mom Gloria.

    On the other hand, his mother, Gloria Vanderbilt, was a successful entrepreneur, a painter, a fashion model, and a successful theatre artist. She was also CEO of her own company GV Ltd.

    His School and College

    As for his educational journey, the eldest son of Gloria went to Riverdale Country School in the Bronx. After his high school completion, he went further to attend Middlebury College. Stan graduated from college in 1970.

    After a year in 1971, he joined the School of Visual Arts in New York. He passed out with a degree in painting in 1973.

    Are his parents still together?

    Sadly, his parents are no longer together. The ex-couple parted ways after 10 years of marriage in October 1955. However, the reason for their separation wasn’t disclosed by either party.

    His parents met when his mother was going through a divorce with Pat DiCicco. A few weeks into the divorce, his parents decided to tie the knot. They exchanged vows in April 1945 despite an age gap of almost 42 years. His mother was 21 and his father was 63 at the time of their wedding.

    Stan has a younger brother Christopher Stokowski from his parents’ marriage.

    Professional Career: Leopold Stanislaus Stokowski is a Landscape-Gardener

    As a landscape gardener, Leopold operates various landscape design projects. The businessman Leopold has now owned several landscaping businesses in the New York and New England areas.

    In regards to that, Stan is the owner and operator of New Ground Gardens LLC. It is in Sag Harbor, New York. He started his company in January 1998 as a domestic limited liability company.

    Who is Leopold Stanislaus Stokowski’s wife?

    According to NY Times, Stan exchanged the vows with Emily Goldstein on Sept 29, 1996. They tied the knot at a private house in Wainscott. Minister Charles S. Edwards of Manlius officiated their wedding.

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    Stan with his wife Emily

    In addition, his wife Emily is the daughter of Pauline and Samuel Goldstein of West Chester. She is a graduate of Vassar College. Emily now works as a curator of fine art exhibitions at Glenn Horowitz Bookseller in East Hampton, L.I.

    Furthermore, Stans’ father-in-law is the founder and chief executive of Applied Technology International. It manufactures medical equipment in Exton. Similarly, his mother-in-law is a retired foreign language teacher at the Westtown School.

    The couple shares a son Myles Stokowski born in 1998. He is now attending a private school, Choate Rosemary Hall.

    He has two children from his first wife

    Prior to marrying Emily, Leopold Stanislaus Stokowski was previously married to famous author Ivy Strick, the daughter of Rachelle Strick and Louis Strick. The couple tied the knot at the couple’s farm in Saugerties, on June 18, 1981.

    His first wife Ivy is a famous author and a novelist. She graduated from the Fieldston School in Riverdale and New York University. Furthermore, Ivy also attended the California College of Arts and Crafts in Berkeley.

    From their marriage, the ex-couple is blessed with two daughters i.e. Aurora Stokowski and Arba Stokowski.

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    Stan’s eldest daughter Aurora with her husband

    His eldest daughter, Aurora exchanged vows with her significant other Anthony Mazzei. The couple wedded at St. Patrick’s Cathedral on May 26, 2012.

    Sadly, the couple separated their ways for numerous reasons.

    Leopold Stanislaus Stokowski has a total of nine siblings

    Stan only shares one brother from his parents’ marriage and he is Christopher Stokowski. Leopold has eight half-siblings from her parents’ multiple relationships.

    His half-siblings from his fathers’ side are: Sonya Maria Noel, Johan, Noel, Leif, Christine Gloria Luba, and Andrea Sadja Stokowski

    On the other hand, the half-siblings from his mothers’ side are Carter Vanderbilt Cooper and Anderson Hays Cooper.

    One of his half-siblings committed suicide

    One of Stan’s half-siblings from his mothers’ side committed suicide at a young age. Carter Vanderbilt Cooper, eldest son of Stan’s mom Gloria and his stepfather Wyatt Emory Cooper committed suicide on July 22, 1988. In fact, he jumped off from the terrace wall of his mother Gloria Vanderbilt’s 14th floor Manhattan apartment. At the time of death, Carter was just 23.

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    Stan’s half-brother Carter Cooper died of suicide

    In an interview with People, his brother Anderson Cooper said:

    It’s inconceivable to me that my brother died in 1988 and I’ve lived more of my life without him than I have with him. There’s not a day that goes by that I don’t think about what he would be doing, who he would be, and I still think about his death and have questions about it.

    Moreover, his late mom Gloria was also dumbfounded on what had happened and used to cry for weeks & months.

    How much is Stan Stokowski’s net worth?

    From his career as a landscaper designer and an entrepreneur, we can surely tell that he has earned a decent amount of money. Furthermore, Stan has gathered quite a property from his hard-earned money and he also invests in the share market. So, it all smells of money, right?

    However, different tabloids claim different net worth of him. As a result, there is no exact information on how much his net worth is. Yet, one thing is for sure, he may not be a billionaire but he sure is a millionaire.

    Furthermore, Stan inherited his late mother’s two-bedroom apartment which is worth $1.2 million at present. He got some part of his fathers’ fortune too since his father passed away on 13 September 1977.

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