Leopold Stanislaus Stokowski is the half-brother of Anderson Cooper and the son of the late Anthony Leopold Stokowski and Gloria Vanderbilt. Anderson Cooper is Leopold Stanislaus Stokowski’s half-sibling from his mother and is a renowned news anchor with CNN.
His father, Anthony, was a renowned music conductor, while his mother, Gloria, was a wealthy actress, designer, and author. Leopold is a wealthy businessman, although his kind of business is not one that would make him so famous. However, due to the type of family he came from, he has caught the public’s eye, and people want to know more about him.
Leopold Stanislaus Stokowski’s Ethnicity is Caucasian
Leopold Stanislaus Stokowski is best known as ‘Stan.’ His father was born in London, England, and is also of Polish descent, while his mother was born in America. Leopold Stanislaus Stokowski himself was born on August 22, 1950, and is of White (Caucasian) ethnicity.
Stan was born in the United States of America and is an American National. When Leopold Stanislaus was born, his parents were married. But unfortunately, after his birth, they got divorced. He has three half-siblings from his father and two half-siblings from his mother.
His Parents Got Married in 1945
Leopold Stanislaus Stokowski’s parents got married in April 1945. Five years later, they welcomed him to the world, and when he was five, they got divorced, in 1955 to be precise. His mother, Gloria Vanderbilt, was a renowned fashion designer, author, and actress. She inherited the railroad and shipping business from her father, Reginald Claypoole Vanderbilt.
She is well known for writing in magazines like New York Times, Elle, and Vanity Fair. She also co-authored a book with her son Anderson Cooper titled The Rainbow Comes And Goes: A Mother And A Son On Life, Love, And Loss. The book was launched in 2016. She lost her life on June 17, 2019, to stomach cancer.
Leopold Stanislaus Stokowski’s father, Anthony Leopold Stokowski, was one of the best contemporary music conductors in the 20th century. He became more famous after appearing in Walt’s Disney animation ‘Fantasia’ in the 1940s. On September 19, 1997, he died after suffering a heart attack. He was 95 years old at the time of his death. Stan’s father was 42 years older than his mother.
Leopold Stanislaus Stokowski Has Five Half Siblings, Including Anderson Cooper
Leopold Stanislaus Stokowski is not the only child of his parents. He has a younger brother called Christopher Stokowski, born on January 31, 1952. Unfortunately, he has distanced himself from his family.
His decision to stay away was because his mother’s therapist at the time, Christ Zois, tried to influence his relationship with April Sandmeyer who was his fiancée at that time. Thankfully, there are reports that he may have reconciled with his family.
Leopold Stanislaus Stokowski has five half-siblings from the other marriages of his parents. He has two siblings – Anderson Hay Cooper and Carter Vanderbilt Cooper – from his mother’s relationship with Wyatt Emory Cooper.
His brother, Anderson Cooper, is a famous news anchor at CNN. He is well known for anchoring ‘Anderson Cooper 360°’ and broadcasting live on the CNN network. He is also a correspondent for the CBS news magazine ’60 Minutes’. Anderson Cooper is the most famous of Leopold Stanislaus Stokowski’s siblings.
His other half-sibling from his mother, Carter Vanderbilt, committed suicide in 1988 by falling from the balcony of his mother’s house. He was 23 years old at the time of his death. Nonetheless, Stokowski has three siblings from his father’s previous marriages: Sonia Maria Noel Stokowski, Gloria Luba Stokowski, and Andrea Sadja Stokowski.
Stokowski is a Businessman and Entrepreneur
Unlike Leopold Stanislaus Stokowski’s parents, who were in the entertainment industry, Leopold Stanislaus is a businessman and entrepreneur. There are reports that he worked for several companies in New York, London, and England.
He is into the landscaping business and owns a landscaping company in Sag Harbor, L.I. He also owns New Ground Gardens LLC. He started his company in 1998, and the company is registered as a Domestic Limited Liability Company.
He is believed to have a net worth of $3 million. He amassed this wealth from his Landscaping business. Although his mother was a wealthy woman, she left her estate worth $1 million to Anderson Cooper.
Leopold Stanislaus Stokowski is Happily Married to Emily J. Goldstein
Leopold Stanislaus Stokowski exchanged marital vows with Emily J Goldstein in late 1996. Their marriage was attended by only close friends and family. It was officiated by Charles S. Edwards. The event took place at a private house located in Wainscott, L.I. A town justice of Manlius, N.Y.
He is 14 years older than his wife. The two welcomed their son Myles Stokowski in 1998. Stan’s wife is a graduate of Vassar College. She is a fine art exhibition curator at Glenn Horowitz Bookseller.
He Was Previously Married To Ivy Strick
Before his marriage to Emily, Stanislaus Stokowski was married to Ivy Strick. Their wedding took place on June 18, 1981, at their farm in Saugerties and was officiated by Justice Richard I. Ryan. There are no details as to when and why they got divorced.
However, their union was blessed with two children. The first – Aurora Stokowski Mazzei – was born in March 1983. She owns a business called Aurora Oro Fine Jewelry, where she sells jewelry made of different precious stones.
She is also a freelance editor and content writer at Quill Content and a writer and artist at AVSM Studio. Aurora is currently married to Anthony Thomas Mazzei, and their union is blessed with two children.
Stanislaus Stokowski’s second child with Ivy – Abra Stokowski – was born in February 1985. Abra prefers to live a low-profile life; as such, not much is known about her.
Leopold Is 5 feet 8 inches Tall
Leopold Stanislaus Stokowski stands at the height of 5 feet 8 inches and maintains a weight of 58kg. There are reports that he wears size 9 shoes (US size). As of 2022, he should be about 71 years old. He is enjoying a good life with his wife Emily and their children.