Bravo is a leader in the reality television category. Aside from the stars of its shows, there are people in the background to thank for the network’s success. This includes the executive producer Andy Cohen, who works on franchises such as The Real Housewives and Below Deck. As of 2022, Andy Cohen has a net worth of $50 million.
On June 2, 1968, Andrew Joseph Cohen was born in St. Louis, Missouri. He was raised in Jewish family by his parents Lou and Evelyn Cohen along with his sister Emily. The family is of Polish, Lithuanian, and Russian descent.
Andy went to Clayton High School and graduated in 1986. After this, he enrolled at Boston University to study broadcast journalism. This was where he started to develop his media skills.
Cohen got to be a writer for the university student newspaper, The Daily Free Press. After earning his bachelor’s degree in 1990, he interned for CBS News with Julie Chen who is an established TV personality and news anchor.
The Missouri-born journalist went on to work with CBS for ten years. During his time there, he rose to the position of producer. He worked on programs such as 48 Hours, CBS This Morning, and The Early Show.
In 2000, he joined the cable network Trio. After it was acquired by Bravo in 2004, Andy was promoted to be the vice president of original programming. This helped him become an occasional guest on various talk shows.
He got to host his own series when “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen” started airing in 2009. He also hosted the Miss USA beauty pageant in 2011 and 2012.
Andy became a published author after releasing his 2012 memoir, “Most Talkative.” Two years later, he published another book titled “The Andy Cohen Diaries.” While writing the book, he had the idea to make a live conversational show.
In 2015, he started touring the US with his political commentator friend Anderson Cooper on their show AC2. The pair are not dating and are just good friends. The same year, he curated a radio channel called Radio Andy with SiriusXM.
He earned recognition as the producer responsible for many finale reunions in The Real Housewives and Below Deck series. This helped him get more media appearances and publish his latest book, “Superficial.”
Net Worth and Earnings
TheSun.co.uk reports that Andy Cohen’s annual salary is $10 million. This figure is a result of all his television work as an executive producer, actor and host with the Bravo network. Plus, he earns significant royalties from book sales.
Two out of his three books are officially considered bestsellers. And apart from memoirs, he published a quote compilation book called “Glitter Every Day,” which was released in 2021 and became an instant bestseller. That’s why it’s not a surprise that Cohen’s net worth sits at $50 million.
Andy is the first late-night talk show host in the US to come out as gay. In 2018, he made the announcement that a surrogate would help him become a father. He is currently raising a son and a daughter in his luxury apartment in New York City. Andy is also single after his latest relationship with John Hill ended in 2020.