Will Andy Cohen’s dazzling gay pride display affect his net worth?
Can you imagine being the mastermind behind some of TV’s biggest reality hits, the king of late-night talks and now, caught up in a social media storm? Welcome to the world of Andy Cohen, the trailblazing television exec whose net worth clocks in at a cool fifty million dollars.
Let’s take a look into how his net worth came to be and what the businessman thinks about all of this himself.
Cohen has built a name for himself over the years as a television executive, producing not just shows, but cultural phenomena. His claim to fame? “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen”, a late-night talk show which launched in 2009 and put him on the map. However, Cohen isn’t just a talk show host.
He’s also the creative genius behind reality show hits like “The Real Housewives” franchise, “Project Runway”, and “Queer Eye.”
Off-screen, Cohen doesn’t slow down. He’s a best-selling author with a number of books under his belt, including “Most Talkative: Stories from the Front Lines of Pop Culture” and “Superficial: More Adventures from the Andy Cohen Diaries.”
In addition to his television and literary achievements, Cohen is a proud and vocal advocate for LGBTQ+ rights. In fact, his significant contributions to the LGBTQ+ community earned him a spot in Time magazine’s 100 most influential people of 2020.
Recently, though, Cohen found himself the subject of viral chatter. A secret video of him at an NYC Pride event, chatting with a man while playing with the man’s nipple, went viral. But fans came to his defense in droves and likely drove up his net worth in the process.
The video sparked a spirited defense from fans on social media. After all, isn’t Pride a celebration of the LGBTQ+ community’s freedom to be themselves? “People are really shaming Andy Cohen for having a hot guy sit on his lap during Pride?” questioned one Twitter user.
Fans pointed out the hypocrisy of trying to shame a gay man for, well, being gay. Others pointed fingers at the person who secretly recorded Cohen, criticizing them for invading his privacy during a Pride event.
Despite the controversy, Cohen didn’t comment on the footage. Instead, he asked fans to submit their questions for an upcoming episode of “Watch What Happens Live” that will feature Vivica A. Fox and “Real Housewives of Orange County” star Jennifer Pedranti. Could this be a subtle hint that he might be ready to address the situation on his show?
After the video went viral, Cohen found himself in the midst of an outpouring of support. Fans flooded Twitter, calling out the person who recorded the video and standing in solidarity with Cohen. He thanked them in return, expressing his gratitude for the support.
As the story continues to unfold, Cohen’s supporters seem to stand firmly behind him. After all, he’s a grown man, a self-professed gay icon and someone who has always been open about his life. So, when is it time for us to respect an individual’s right to express their sexuality, especially during an event designed to celebrate that very thing? And, isn’t it high time we stop trying to police people’s lives, especially during Pride?
Do you think any of this petty scandal affects the man’s net worth? Let us know in the comments!