It takes some kind of gut to come out openly gay and to turn back at the fame which was knocking the doorstep of him, successful business and co-owner of numerous restaurants, Benjamin Maisani, is the self-made man and believes in hard work will pay off rather than extra mileage of fake popularity.
He never used the image of his former gay partner Anderson Cooper to focus the light of fame on himself instead worked his way up to success.
Career and Progression
There is no denying his ability and dedication. Benjamin, who shifted to New York to study Film Making got enrollment to Hunter College with an outstanding GPA of 4 but saw his fortune turned in the right direction when he took the job at a bar in Barracuda in Chelsea.
In March 2017, Maisani said that working in the bar forked himself out of his self and redeemed his self-esteem. Now Maisani is the proud owner of three gay bars himself Eastern bloc, Bedlam Bar and Lounge and Atlas Social Club. These all are the gay bar and center attraction of the city’s gay community.
How Much is Benjamin Net worth?
Benjamin who is business and co-owner of the bar earns his fortune through his business and property dealing as well. Maisani who is fairly a young entrepreneur has a decent net worth of $4 million.
During his rise to the success, he bought a lavish house in Connecticut which worth staggering $8 million. Considering his age, Benjamin can only see his fortune turn higher.
Benjamin along with his Partner Anderson who is a successful Anchor and Journalist has acquired various properties inside the territory as well as outside including a tropical resident in Brazil which they called Casa Anderson.
Anderson who is a journalist, anchor and an author to various paper to his credit has a net worth of $100 million.
Was Benjamin Married to Gay-Partner Anderson?
Benjamin, who was in a gay relationship with Anderson since 2009, was living with his partner in a beautiful townhouse in Manhattan. There were unconfirmed reports of the duo getting married before the Labor’s Day in 2012, but it never came out in public. The rumor again started in October 2016; with Anderson’s 92-year old mom Vanderbilt reportedly walked her beloved son down the aisle.
Benjamin, who was photographed kissing another man in 2012, denied the rumor of split with Anderson after going on a vacation with him in Croatia. In a recent interview, Anderson mentioned that he was open to having a baby and add to his family with partner Benjamin.
The couple, who was in a public relationship since 2011, was seen yachting together with friends Kelly Ripa and her husband. In 2017, His partner was in peak up news in March 2017, when Anderson wanted to bring Andy Cohen to co-host with him after a reported bust-up with presenter Kathy Griffin.
The couple was spotted traveling to the Venice together on 28 May 2017, where they were off to the museum.
Benjamin Maisani and his long-term boyfriend Anderson Cooper in Venice, 2017 (Photo: Instagram/Anderson)
But coming to the year 2018, the couple who led nine years of relationship together have confirmed of their split. As per people.com, his longtime boyfriend Anderson Cooper told that they have split but remain as a friend and also said that they stay to continue their lives together. But he did not disclose the reasons behind their separation and had kept their information low-key. Some reports suggests that Benjamin was annoyed as Anderson travels much time focusing on the career. It seems like Anderson's workaholic nature was the reason behind their separation.
Benjamin, who is currently aged 45, came out in this world on 27 January 1973 in Corsica, France. Benjamin being the fitness freak has kept his body ripped, stands a decent height of 5 feet and 6 inches. Benjamin belongs to the Caucasian-White ethnicity and holds both American and French nationality.
He moved to New York to study filmmaking after he completed his preliminary education from France. He joined Hunter College in New York and graduated from there.