Who is Harvey Weinstein? Career, Net worth, Georgina Chapman & daughters, Accusers, Facts
Who is Harvey Weinstein?
A former film producer famous for The Crying Game, Heavenly Creatures, Flirting with Disaster, and many others are Harvey Weinstein. He is an American, who co-founded the entertainment company Miramax, along with his brother Bob Weinstein.
How was the Early life of Harvey Weinstein?
Fig: Harvey Weinstein in his young age
Harvey was born on March 19, 1952, in Queens, New York City. He was born to Mr. Max Weinsten and Mrs. Miriam Weinsten, in a Jewish family. Max Weinstein was a diamond cutter and Miriam was a housewife. He has a younger brother, Bob Weinstein. Weinstein graduated from John Bowne High School. He also graduated from a University at Buffalo. Harvey grew up with his brother in a co-op house in New York.
When and how did Harvey Weinstein start his Career?
Fig: Harvey Weinstein with his brother Bob Weinstein during their early career
Harvey developed a passion for films from an early age. His brother had a similar passion for movies. The brothers collected the profits from the concert promotion business. The profit collected led them to create an independent film distribution company Miramax. The name of the company was based on their parents' names, Max and Miriam. The company during the initial stages released films based on music-oriented concert films. In the early 80s’ Miramax company got independent success. Throughout the 80s the company built a ladder towards success. It led to many box office hits. The offensive actions in movies, Lies, and Videotapes became the highest grosser movie of the independent studios. In the early 2000s, Disney offered $80 million for the ownership of Miramax. The deal was accepted and Miramax got a new height.
The Academy Award For the Best Picture was award to Miramax. Harvey was also active in the fashion industry. His fashion labels were used in many movies. Later, there were many awards assigned to the company. In 2006, the brothers left the Miramax company and chose a new company for themselves. The company was named The Weinstein Company. A decade of experience of the brothers led them to a new height and helped them achieve a lot of success. But due to the allegations against Weinstein, led the company into bankruptcy. Due to which, the company has to shut down. However, Harvey was recognized as a famous film producer.
Harvey Weinstein's Controversies and accusers
Fig: Harvey Weinstein during his arraignment
In 2011, Weinstein faced legal actions from filmmaker Micheal More claiming $2.7 million in profits for his documentary Fahrenheit 9/11. The matter was dropped because of the undisclosed settlement. Weinstein also faced controversy for editing and dubbing Asian movies. He also faced controversy for misbehaving with a reporter in a party. Not only that, but he also became the victim of controversy when he excoriated Julie Taymor during the engagement party. Harvey also faced a huge controversy when he tried to oppose the Roman Polanski, who did drugs and tried to rape a 13-year old girl, and made a movie on it. In 2017, the New York Times published that many women accused Harvey of offensive harassment, assaults, and rapes. Even the female co-actors also admitted, they faced the same experience with Weinstein. These controversies made Weinstein loose lots of things. He was expelled from the Academy of motion picture arts and had to resign from Directors Guild of America. In 2018, Weinstein was arrested by the New York Police for the charge of rape, criminal intercourse act, intercourse abuse, and intercourse misconduct. He was released after a huge sum of bail.
How much is the Net worth of Harvey Weinstein?
According to the source the net worth of Harvey Weinstein is estimated to be $235 million by 2019 reports. He had a net worth of 300$ at the end of 2017 but it decreased because of the cases and controversies that he faced. He owns four branded cars, Mercedes Benz, Audi, Lexus, and Volvo worth $2,06,460. Harvey owned a huge mansion worth $10 million but had to sell it because of the controversies.
Georgina Chapman & daughters of Harvey Weinstein
Fig: Harvey Weinstein with his ex-wife Georgina Champman
Harvey has married twice in his life. Firstly, he was married in 1987, to his assistant Eve Chilton Weinstein. The couples had three children, Lily Weinstein on February 20, 1995, Emma Weinstein on February 2, 1998, and Ruth Weinstein in 2002. However, they divorced in 2004. Harvey married an English fashion designer and actor, Georgina Champman in 2007. The couples had two kids, India Pearl Weinstein in 2010, and Dashiell Weinstein in 2013. However, Georgina filed a divorce against Harvey after the intercourse harassment in 2017.
Facts about Harvey Weinstein
Currently, Harvey is dealing with legal cases regarding intercourse assaults. He has faced a huge loss in the properties during these cases. However, Weinstein is active on such as poverty, AIDS, juvenile diabetes, and many others. Harvey is also a long time supporter and contributor of the Democratic Party.
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