|Net Worth:||$50 Million|
|Residence:||Flushing, New York, united states|
|Date of Birth:||March 19, 1952|
|Occupation:||Film Producer and Director|
Harvey Weinstein is an American former film producer and director. Harvey along with his brother Bob Weinstein established Miramax Entertainment Company. Through this Company, they produced some of the classics of contemporary American cinema. Those award-winning films are the Crying Game, Flirting with Disaster, Heavenly Creatures, Pulp Fiction and Shakespeare in Love.
After some years he left Miramax Company and then Weinstein and his brother co-founded another company The Weinstein Company. From 2005 to 2017 he served as the chairman of Weinstein Company alongside his brother.
In spite of the tremendous achievements and award-winning films, Weinstein’s career almost came to an end when more than a dozen women accused him of sexual harassment, raping and assaulting cases in 2017. As a result of these allegations, Harvey was fired from his company and also expelled from the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences and suffered a great loss of over $250 million when he was at the pinnacle of his career.
As of 2019, Harvey Weinstein’s net worth is roughly estimated to be $50 million.
Harvey Weinstein was born on March 19, 1952, in New York United States of America. His father Max Weinstein was a diamond cutter. His mother name is Miriam Weinstein. He belongs to a Jewish family. Weinstein grew up in a housing co-op called Electchester in New York with his brother, Bob. Bob is his only brother, with whom he co-founded his film producing company Miramax.
Harvey attended John Bowne High School and then went to University at Buffalo. During 1970s Weinstein, brother Bob and Corky Burger produced rock concerts in Buffalo.
Weinstein married twice and had five children, once in 1987 with assistant Eve Chilton and had three daughters: Remy (1995), Emma (1998) and Ruth (2002). Unfortunately, the couple got divorced In 2004.
Then he married to an English fashion designer and actress Georgina Chapman and had two children: daughter India pearl (2013) and son, Dashiell (2017) but due to sexual harassment accusations, she also left Harvey in 2017.
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Weinstein started his career with brother Bob. They co-founded a company named Miramax, after the name of their parents Miriam and max in the 70s. He is a passionate film producer and earned a great profit by releasing the music-oriented concert films, Paul Mc Cartney and Rockshow.
In the beginning, Miramax Film Company purchased the rights to dispense small independent films and edited the two movies and tailored it into one movie. As a result of their effort, Miramax released their first hit, The Secret Policeman Other Ball in May 1982. The movie did a great business and raised a significant amount for Amnesty International and raised its profile in the United States.
Weinstein’s art house films also achieved tremendous commercial success and outstanding achievements. They also gained special attention with the release of a documentary The Thin Blue Line in 1988. In 1989 Sex Lies and Videotape brought exceptional success taking Miramax to the next level.
Weinstein’s earned more than $80 million after the success of the Crying Game and Disney. In 1997, First Academy Award was awarded to Miramax for best picture for The English patient. This was the peak of Harvey’s career where he got critical success for his movies, Good Will Hunting and Shakespeare in Love.
In 2005 Weinstein brothers left Miramax to establish their production company, which they named The Weinstein Company along with other partners Quentin Tarantino, Robert Rodriguez, and Colin Vaines.
As of 2019, Harvey Weinstein’s net worth is around $50 million.
Harvey was nominated many times and received some of the prestigious awards.
- He won Britannia award for excellence in film in 1996.
- He won Gotham award for best production in 1997.
- In 2003 he also won special awards by Saturn award.
- In 2013, he won producers guild of America awards by Milestone awards.
- He was also made Knight by the French Legion of Honor.
Controversies and allegations
Harvey remained in controversies and alleged multiple times, which ruined his career and he suffered a great loss.
In 2011 he was alleged by the famous filmmaker Michael Moore claiming the profit of around $2.7 million for his documentary Fahrenheit.
He was alleged by more than a dozen women for sexually harassing them, these accusations resulted in he was fired by his own company, expelled from British Academy Of Film And Television Arts, suspended from The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. After all this, he also resigned from the Director’s Guild of America. His wife Georgina Chapman also left him, she considered him as a cheater.
These allegations rocked Harvey’s boat and provoke an effect known as the Weinstein effect. A national campaign started to stop sexual harassment and suppress sexual misconduct.
In 2018 Harvey was arrested due to several allegations of a criminal sex act, rape, sex abuse, and sexual misconduct. However, was released after paying $1 million as a bail.
As of 2019, the net worth of Harvey Weinstein is $50 million.
Besides his production companies and his contribution to the film industry, he was also active in endeavoring different business ventures. He also produced a project runway for the fashion industry.
He has been also active on various social issues like poverty, multiple sclerosis, aids, and diabetes provided his services to non-profit organizations.
Harvey Weinstein worked hard in the beginning and planned a fruitful career but in the light of various controversies, his outstanding productions and significant contributions went belittle.
Due to controversies and allegations, Harvey suffered a major drop in his net worth.
As of 2019, Harvey Weinstein’s net worth is estimated to be $50 million.