Harvey Weinstein Net Worth
Who is Harvey Weinstein?
Harvey Weinstein is a popular former producer from America. He was born on 19th March 1952. Harvey and his brother Bob Weinstein has founded an entertainment company named “Miramax”. It has produced lots of successful and popular independent films. “Sex, Lies and Videotape” in 1989, “The Crying Game” in 1992, “Pulp Fiction” in 1994, in the same year “Heavenly Creatures”, “Flirting with Disaster” in 1996, “Shakespeare in Love” in 1998 etc. Harvey has won an Academy Award as a producer of the film “Shakespeare in Love”. He has received several other awards and nominations including 7 Tony Awards for different types of musicals and plays. “The Producers”, “Billy Elliot the Musical”, “August: Osage County” – these are some of his famous plays. Later they co-founded a mini-major film studio named The Weinstein Company. Both of them were the co-chairman of the studio during 2005 to 2017.
Harvey Weinstein Net Worth:
Weinstein has an estimated total net worth of $240 million whereas some sources say it is near about $300 million as of now. He has earned lots of money from his co-founded production company and film studio. Lots of box-office hits have been made under his production.
Harvey Weinstein Life History:
Weinstein was born in the Flushing section of the New York City borough of Queens. Max Weinstein and Miriam were his parents. His father was a diamond cutter. He was born in a Jewish family and carries a Polish descent because of his Polish maternal grandparents. He was raised along with his younger brother in a housing co-operative – Electchester in the New York City. Harvey has attended the John Bowne High School to complete the graduation. After that, he went to the University at Buffalo.
In the month of October 2017, Harvey Weinstein was sent away from his company and got excluded from the “Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences” because of the serious allegation on sexual abusement against him. Over 80 women have complained against him. The allegation has made a huge social impact by triggering “#MeToo” campaign on the social media platform. Many other powerful persons also got dismissed due to this campaign which is now known as the “Weinstein Effect”.
Harvey Weinstein is known for:
Harvey along with his brother Bob had a strong intention to enter in the film industry. In the late 1970s, they created a rock concert promotional company. With the profits from this business, they have created “Miramax”. Initially, they released music-based concert films like Paul McCartney’s Rockshow. During the 80s, Weinstein has slowly built up his success story with Arthouse films and gained moderate commercial success along with the attention of the film critics. In 1993, he got a huge success from “The Crying Game”. Following this success, Disney has offered him $80 million to own Miramax. In 1997, Miramax has won its first Academy Award in the category of the best picture for the film “The English patient”. The success continued with the consecutive two films “Good Will Hunting” in 1997 and “Shakespeare in Love” in 1998. Both of these films have won lots of awards including Academy Award.
Harvey Weinstein Political/Business Affiliation:
Harvey Weinstein is attached to the board of “The Robin Hood Foundation” which deals with the poverty.