CNN reporter Anderson Cooper was the son of Gloria Vanderbilt, an heiress to a fortune at 18 months of age (75 million in today's terms). Instead of coasting through life on her money, Gloria became an artist, actress, and designer. She was married four times and had four sons, one of whom committed suicide by jumping out the window of her apartment while she was there. She lived to be 95, and to the end was a devoted mother. “The last few weeks, every time I kissed her goodbye, I’d say, ‘I love you, Mom,’” Anderson said, after her death. “She would look at me and say, ‘I love you, too. You know that.’ And she was right – I did know that. I knew it from the moment I was born, and I’ll know it for the rest of my life, said Anderson Cooper, what greater gift can a mother give to her son?” I hope my son is sure of the same.