Antoine Benjamin Maisani is a French businessman. Benjamin is better recognized as a boyfriend of renowned American journalist Anderson Cooper. He completed his University education from ‘Hunter College’ majoring in Art History. In one of the interview Benjamin Maisani mentioned that he likes to keep low profile. His work experience as bar owner has also earned him some popularity and fame.
Early Life and Education of Benjamin Maisani
Benjamin Maisani was born on January 27, 1973, in Corsica, France. He holds both French and American nationality whereas his ethnicity is Causcian. His birth sign is Aquarius.
Maisani moved to New York City to study filmmaking. He completed his graduation from Hunter College in Manhattan, New York City. Later he started working at the Morgan Library at Madison Avenue but he has seen the better payment in the bar so, he ended up taking a job at Barracuda, a gay bar in Chelsea.
Benjamin Maisani's Career
Benjamin Maisani started his career as a bartender but today he owns three restaurants throughout New York City. He opens his first gay bar, Eastern bloc at 505 E 6th St and later he opens his next venture at 40 Avenue C and named it Bedlam Bar & Lounge.
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In 2013, Maisani opened up his third bar, Atlas Social Club at 753 9th Ave, New York City. He has also owned Sugarland Nightclub in Brooklyn, but due to some personal reason, the bar closed in 2014.
Benjamin Maisani's Personal Life
Maisani openly admits himself as gay, he is in a romantic relationship with his longtime boyfriend, Anderson Copper. The duo is together since 2009 but due to their secretive nature, no one has an idea about their affair until 2011.
The pair is living a blissful life in their new Greenwich mansion. The pair always seems supportive to one another and shared a strong bond as a storm.
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There are many speculations about their wedding news but no official confirmation has come about it from both sides.
Benjamin Maisani's Net Worth
Maisani has earned a decent amount of net worth from his career as his estimated net worth is $4 million. He is the owner of three popular gay bars which helps him to add more sum to his total net worth.
Generally, the average salary of a nightclub owner in the US is more than $100,000 and he also earned around this figure.
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In 2009, Maisani and his partner purchased a house at Greenwich village costing around $4.3 million. Besides this, the duo owns several other homes also including a mansion in Connecticut which estimated cost is between $5 million-$9 million.
His boyfriend, Cooper has a waterfront in the Hamptons which cost $1.7 million.
Benjamin Maisani Affairs
Affair with Anderson Cooper
They are dating for years and till now they have not tied the knot. They are happy living unmarried life.