Even if Cooper Manning isn’t the host of the Fox Sports show, The Manning Hour, he would still be famous for a good number of other reasons. Although this bloke is currently most known for his stint with Fox Sports, the business world recognizes him as one of the prominent figures of AJ Capital Partners – he is a Senior Managing Director of the private real estate company’s Investor Relations.
Disregarding that, his first claim to fame was probably for being the eldest son of one of NFL’s finest quarterbacks, the ex-American footballer, Archie Manning. Cooper walked in his dad’s shoes for a while and caught more attention for himself. He was set to make exploits in NFL but was unfortunately stopped by a health issue that effectively terminated his blooming career.
In addition to the foregoing, Mr Cooper is associated with the attainment of his younger brothers, Peyton and Eli Manning who have both done well for themselves as professional American football quarterbacks. In fact, Cooper was the reason Peyton picked the no. 18 jersey when he kicked off his pro football career with NFL in 1998. It is said that he chose the number his brother (Cooper) was known with when he played football in order to honor him.
Cooper Manning Bio (Age)
You don’t have to make speculations about Cooper’s age anymore as it has been authenticated that his birth happened on the 6th of March and in the year 1974.
According to his official records, his place of birth was in New Orleans, Louisiana which was equally where he was brought up by his parents, Archie (father) and Olivia (mother) Manning alongside his siblings.
To the best of our knowledge, all Cooper wanted as a young lad was to become a football legend like his dad and he was good at it. It is said that he and his brother Peyton proved that they are indeed their father’s sons in high school where Cooper played as a wide receiver. It was super obvious to everyone that he would go on and build a career for himself in the game. As such, it wasn’t a surprise when Cooper signed with the University of Mississippi.
But as fate would have it, he was soon diagnosed with spinal stenosis, a health condition that destroyed his hopes of making history at NFL. Cooper was devastated but he embraced his fate and moved on to other endeavours.
Now a media personality, Cooper Manning has taken on a variety of media roles. In addition to being the host of Fox Sports’ The Manning Hour, he makes contributions for Fox NFL Kickoff and conducts interviews for the media outlet. His profile with Fox acknowledges him as an accomplished public speaker and director of Scotia Howard Work, an energy firm in New Orleans.
Net Worth – How Rich Is He?
Irrespective of the fact that Cooper Manning didn’t get to gather wealth for himself as a footballer like his dad and siblings, he has been able to make lemonade out of his lemons.
The man has done well for himself as a media personality and has equally thrived in the various endeavours he’s embarked on.
Apart from his salary as a media personality, he bags major bucks as a part owner of an energy investment firm and from his activities with AJ Capital Partners. Little wonder the value of his wealth is said to be $15 million.
Family, Wife, and Children – Is He Married?
You already know Cooper hails from a family crazy about football right? Well, you can learn more if you watch the ESPN film, The Book of Manning.
Apart from the family he hails from, Cooper has been building his personal home with his wife Ellen whom he married way back in 1999. While Cooper and his wife have endeavoured to keep their family affairs away from the media, it is a common knowledge that their union has thus far, been blessed with three kids, May, Arch, and Heid respectively born in 2002, 2004, and 2006.
Arch, named after his grandfather Archie has already shown he has the Manning blood working his veins. He plays football and is already being celebrated for leading his school to a championship.