What is the net worth of Cooper Manning?

$15 Million

Cooper Manning is an American energy trader having a net worth of $15 million who is mostly famous for hosting the television show, The Manning Hour for Fox Sports.

He is AJ Capital Partners’ principal and senior managing director of investor relations which is based in Chicago. Archie Manning, a former professional football quarterback, is his father.

Cooper had planned to pursue a career as a professional football player after graduating from high school, but he was diagnosed with spinal stenosis and decided to abandon his football career to seek other opportunities.

Quick Facts About Cooper Manning

Cooper Manning Net Worth $15 Million
Date of Birth March 6, 1974
Age 47
Gender Male
Nationality American
Profession TV Host, Trader
Relationship Status Married
Wife Ellen Heidingsfelder
Children 3

Cooper Manning Earnings, Career and More

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Following his early retirement from football, he became a partner of Scotia Howard Weil, an energy investment boutique with offices in Houston and New Orleans which hosts an annual Energy Conference that attracts top-level investors, public energy companies, private energy companies, and other commercial lenders from all over the world.


He also focused on having a career in the entertainment field of football. He had his segment on The Dan Patrick Show called “Manning on the Street” in the weeks building up to Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans. He joined the Fox NFL Kickoff broadcast crew on September 13, 2015.

He joined AJ Capital Partners‘ executive team in 2016 as a principal and senior managing director of investor relations. His new association with the firm focused on building a portfolio of hotels and resorts, most notably the company’s in-house brand, Graduate Hotels all over the US.

The real estate company’s other ventures include the restoration of old hotels and the creation of new buildings, including the Chicago Athletic Association, Soho House Chicago, Thompson Chicago, and Hotel Lincoln, all of which are located in Chicago.

Later, he hosted “The Manning Hour,” which aired on Fox Sports as well. Later, EPSN presented “The Book of Manning,” a cinematic documentary special where Manning’s role in helping his two younger brothers was one of the major themes.

Manning and his brother, Peyton, co-hosted the College Bowl in 2021.

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Cooper Manning Relationship, Personal Life, and Kids

He is married to Ellen Heidingsfelder who is an attorney from the US. Before finally marrying in 1999, the two began a romantic relationship for a few years. There are three children in the family: two sons and a daughter.

Cooper Manning with his wife, Ellen. (Source: Getty Images)

His son Arch is the top-ranked pro-style quarterback prospect in the class of 2023, according to 247Sports, and plays quarterback for Isidore Newman Institution, the same school where Cooper and his uncles played. May, the oldest child, attended Sacred Heart University before transferring to the University of Virginia to play volleyball. At Newman, Heid, the eldest son, plays center with Arch.

Cooper Manning Early Life, Family, and Education

He is the first child of Archie and Olivia Manning and was born on March 6, 1974, in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was a wide receiver at Isidore Newman School and broke out in his senior year of high school, throwing all of the passes alongside his brother Peyton.


He was a highly regarded prospect coming out of high school, and he chose to attend the University of Mississippi.

He noticed numbness in his fingers and toes when rehearsals began in the summer before school, so he went to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota to be diagnosed. He was diagnosed with spinal stenosis, a narrowing of the spine that causes nerve pinching. Manning accepted the diagnosis and retired from football immediately.

Interesting Facts About Cooper Manning

  • When Peyton began his professional career in the National Football League in 1998, he used his brother’s jersey number, 18, to honor Cooper.
  • On December 13, 2009, Cooper appeared alongside Peyton and Eli in The Simpsons episode “O’Brother, Where Bart Thou?”
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