Erin Brockovich Net Worth
Erin Brockovich is a name known for being involved in building a case against Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), California despite not having legal education in law, being an unemployed single mother at that point of time and a very little support.
Now a consumer advocate and a guardian of a crowd sourced map of reported cancer clusters, Erin holds a net worth of almost 42 million dollars. Her main source of income being law, she is also funded by a number of lawsuits against large companies in the United States. The Pacific Gas and Electric Company settled the case for a whopping amount of 333 million dollars, the largest settlement ever awarded in a direct vacation lawsuit in the history of the United States. Masry and Vititoe, her lawyers received over 133 million dollars, while Attorney Ed Masry rewarded Erin with a 2 million dollars as a bonus alone.
Born as ‘Erin Pattee’ to Frank Pattee and Betty Jo Pattee in Lawrence, Texas on June 22, 1960, she did her schooling from Lawrence High School. She completed her college degree from Kansas State University. She won the Miss Pacific Coast beauty pageant in 1981 and since has been living in California.
She has worked as a management trainer for a few months in Kmart straight after college. Then she participated in a lawsuit against Pacific Gas and Electric Company which was a case a purported contamination of tap water, with Hexavalent Chromium which was emitted by a cooling tower system against corrosion. It leads to several illnesses among the townspeople. She then took part in other lawsuits based on anti-pollution such as, Kettleman suit in 2006 which was settled for 335 million dollars. Then she filed a suit against the Beverly Hills Unified School District in 2003. It was accused of harming the health and safety of its students by operating a cluster of oil wells in school grounds by operators. She has also counseled in the lawsuit against Prime Tanning Corporation in 2009. The lawsuit was claiming waste sludge containing high levels of Hexavalent Chromium distributed to farmers in New Missouri to be used a s fertilizers on fields causing brain tumors in alarming numbers. In 2016, she started investigating methane leak against south California gas from its underground facility near Porter Ranch North of Los Angeles.
Erin became a social sensation after a movie was made on her in 2000 featuring the mega star Julia Roberts. She then hosted a Television show, “challenge America with Erin Brockovich’ for ABC channel. She is also a writer and released ‘Take it from me: Life’s a struggle but you can win’ in 2001. She then fashioned in a song by the Lonely Island. A document called ‘Last call at the Oasis’ based on the United States’ water policy was made giving her an extended role in it. She has hosted Zone Reality’s ‘Final justice’.
Erin is being a consultant for Girardi and Keera. She is also the President of the Brockovich Research and Consulting firm. She is an adviser for Shine Lawyers, Australia, Weitz and Luxemburg, a New York based law firm for personal injury claims for people suffering from exposure to asbestos.
Awards and Achievements
She has been conferred with two honorary doctorates, one for law by Lewis and Clark law school in 2005 and one of Humane Letters from the Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles in 2007. An Honorary Master of Arts degree from the Jones International University in centennial, Colorado.
Erin Brockovich Bio Info
Birth Name: Erin Pattee
Born: 22 June 1960 (age 58 years), Lawrence, Kansas, United States
Height: 1.77 m
Spouse: Eric L. Ellis (m. 1999), Steven Brockovich (m. 1989–1990), Shawn Brown (m. 1982–1987)
Movies and TV shows: Erin Brockovich, Final Justice with Erin Brockovich
Children: Katie Brown, Matthew Brown, Elizabeth Brockovich
Occupation: Environmental Activist, Entrepreneur
Erin Brockovich Quotes
- If you follow your heart, if you listen to your gut, and if you extend your hand to help another, not for any agenda, but for the sake of humanity, you are going to find the truth. – Erin Brockovich
- I am an advocate for awareness, the truth, and a person’s right to know. I believe that in the absence of the truth, all of us stand helpless to defend ourselves, our families and our health, which is the greatest gift we have. – Erin Brockovich
- Life is full of challenges. How you handle these challenges is what builds character. Never be afraid to be who you are. – Erin Brockovich
- If you can go out there and stand up for what it is you believe in no matter how many times you are knocked down, in the end, the swinging of your own blows will exhaust them. – Erin Brockovich
- My mom and my dad taught me the greatest gifts we have are our family, our health and the right to clean water and good land. – Erin Brockovich
Erin Brockovich Videos on YouTube
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