Harvey Weinstein is a famous film producer and the co-founder of Miramax Films. Miramax Films Corporation was an entertainment film distribution company which was established in 1979 by Harvey and his brother Bob. Headquarter of Miramax is situated in Los Angeles, California. It distributed television shows and produced several successful independent films.
Biography and Early Education
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Harvey Weinstein was born on March 19, 1952, in New York City. He is American Nationality holder. He belongs with a Jewish family. Father name is Max Weinstein and mother is Miriam. His brother is named Robert Weinstein who is professionally known as Bob, who has focused on making horror and action films.
Harvey got married to Eve Chilton in 1987, but both of them felt incompatible with one another and thus Eve got the divorce in the year 2004. Later on, Harvey got another marriage with English Fashion Designer, Georgina Rose Chapman, in 2007 but this marriage also became a flop, and both were separated in 2017. Overall Harvey Weinstein has five children.
Harvey Weinstein completed his graduation from John Bowne High School and the University at Buffalo which is public research institute in New York. According to Hollywood Reporter:
“Weinstein enrolled at John Bowne High School, he had skipped the eighth grade and joined the class of 1969 a year early.”
“The yearbook lists him as the news editor of the school paper, a member of the student council and part of the radio club. “He was very good at coordinating things,” recalls his childhood friend Peter Adler, who had known Weinstein since he was three years old and graduated John Bowne the same year, “If we wanted to play a softball game, Harvey was always the one getting everyone together.””.
Harvey Weinstein had grown up with the passion to enter the film industry. So he started his career in the late ‘70s, with Miramax. Initially, he operated the Miramax Company with more creative and financial independence than any other division of Disney and released musical concert films.
After he produced a string of successful films until the 2000 year, he left the company on September 30, 2005, and decided to form his new film studio along with his Brother, Bob, so they opened new production Company, the Weinstein Company and sold Miramax by Disney to Filmyard Holdings.
According to en.wikipedia.org, a filmmaker Moore took legal action against the Weinstein brothers.
“In the aftermath of the allegations against Weinstein, the company was forced into bankruptcy, with Lantern Entertainment purchasing all assets in 2018. The company was shut down on July 16, 2018, and the website sometime after that.”
During his career of producing successful films, Harvey Weinstein received many awards listed below:
- In 1996, Harvey Weinstein garnered Britannia Award for Excellence in Film.
- American film awards which are called Gotham awards gave Best Producer Award to Harvey Weinstein in the year of 1997.
- He also won Glaad Excellence in Media Award in 1998 and thus made a hat-trick in winning awards for consecutive three years.
- He produced a romantic, independent film in 1998, Shakespeare in Love and won Academic award also called Oscars.
- He received seven Tony awards for Billy Elliot the Musical, August: Osage County and for many other plays.
- In 2001, the British independent film awards association gave special Jury Prize to him.
- British Film Institute Fellowship Award was also named to Weinstein in 2002.
- Weinstein won two awards in 2003, special award and producer award from Saturn Award and DVD Exclusive Awards associations.
- He is the winner of Best Revival of a Musical Award in 2010 that is La Cage aux Folles.
- Later on, in 2013, he won Milestone Award and W.E.B Du Bois Medal from Harvard University in 2014.
Harvey Weinstein Net Worth
As in 1979 when Miramax created, it began to grow its thriving business in the 1980s. Later on, they sold Miramax for $660 to an investor group and developed their own film production company, Weinstein Company, whose net worth was estimated at $150 million, according to Forbes report.
The Weinstein have built legendary careers in movies. According to the company’s site, they received 341 Oscar nominations and won 81 Academy Awards while worked at Miramax and The Weinstein Company. Amazingly, Weinstein’s net worth was estimated at $300 million at that time.
Before the sexual scandals of Weinstein were exposed, his career was at the peak level. After he was fired from his own company, he was forced to pay $20 million for divorce agreement to her recent wife, Georgina Chapman. In the wake of the scandals, Weinstein is too cash poor to pay for different spousal support obligations. Recently, celebritynetworth.com tells about Harvey Weinstein Net Worth that he has a net worth of $50 million.
Net Worth Spent due to Sexual Harassment Scandals
Powerful predators have abused women for centuries without fear of arrest. Particularly harassing women in and around the entertainment industry is coming for decades. Also, Weinstein has been influential in the film production over the past few decades is an irony. There are several cases heard about the unethical behavior of Harvey Weinstein such as has described in the link:
As described in the link https://twitter.com/nytimes/status/917817717478043648?lang=en
“Tomi-Ann Roberts said Weinstein harassed her in 1984 when she was an aspiring actress. Today, she researches sexual objectification”.
In October 2017, A deluge of allegations came out against the Weinstein thus he was dismissed from his company and expelled from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. By October 31, more than 80 women had made allegations against Weinstein.
On May 25, 2018, Weinstein was arrested in New York and charged with rape, sexual abuse, and sexual misconduct. Still, under inquiry in L.A. and London for suspected sex crimes, he paid $1 million in cash to post bail, surrendered his passport and was issued ankle supervision.
On July 2, 2018, Weinstein was indicted with three additional offense sex charges. Weinstein was indicted on one count of scandalous sexual act in the first degree, and two counts of rapacious sexual attack. In August, a German actress filed a national lawsuit in Los Angeles, claimed that Weinstein had raped her during the Cannes Film Festival in 2006.
Harvey belongs with Democratic Party which is the major contemporary party in the United States. He owned multimillion-dollar homes across the country, including a waterfront Connecticut hall where he hosted a charity performance for Barack Obama. During the 2016 presidential election, Weinstein was active in fundraising for Clinton’s campaign and hired a same private investigator who worked for the campaign of former President Bill Clinton in 1990s.