The notable film personage of Hollywood, Harvey Weinstein net worth stands at a mammoth $150 million. However, Forbes claims the net worth to be $130 million as per their calculations. Others estimate the net worth to lie between $240 million and $300 million. This amassing wealth makes him one of the most influential and wealthiest men in the Hollywood. A combined net worth of Weinstein and his wife, Georgina Chapman have been estimated to be around $255 million.
Many have heavily accused Harvey Weinstein. Around 100 women have accused Mr Weinstein of sexual assault and sexual harassment. The chain of revelation started from a New York Times article, unfolding the bigger dark picture.
The two names that bravely showed up first helping the revelations to come to light are the actresses: Ashley Judd and Rose McGowan. He used to bribe them of a higher and faster success to feed his sexual appetite.
His “scandal gallery” is enormous and the list is endless. Others who levelled allegations against him include Anne Heche, Salma Hayek, Paz de la Huerta, Brit Marling, Mimi Haleyi, Skeet Ulrich, Woody Allen, and many more.
It is sure that the New York Times is going to have a hard time post this episode. Further reports reveal that Weinstein is currently consulting a therapist to deal with this scandal. His lawyer, Lisa Bloom has resigned.
The Weinstein Company has been accused of failing to protect its employees. George Clooney comments that Harvey Weinstein’s behaviour is “indefensible”.
The vast numbers of net worth are a contribution of his independent film production company Miramax Films of which he is the co-founder. Miramax has emerged to be a commercial success and has received expert and public attention since its inception in 1979. It is interesting to note that Miramax was going to be sold to Disney in 1993, but continued to work after that.
The Weinstein brothers founded it together in 2005. The company has accumulated immense success and many “Best Picture” Oscars. They are also elaborating it into the world of TV series with shows like Project Runaway.
However, it is surprising that the brothers despite scaling new heights with the Weinstein Company but still they are not “Hollywood’s Richest Power Brokers”.
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He sold his home in Westport, Conn. in $1.65 million. However, he still owns two homes in Connecticut which have an estimated worth of about $7 million and $8.5 million.
The Weinsteins own another wavefront home measuring 9,000 square foot in Amagansett in the “Hamptons”.
He has one more townhouse in the West Village of New York, which he bought for $15 million in the year 2007. Another is in Beverly Grove in Los Angeles that cost him $1.55 million, supposedly bought for one of his children.
The breaking of sexual misconduct and allegations led to a disturbance in Harvey Weinstein’s personal life as his wife Georgina Chapman decided to leave her husband. It would cost him millions.
The Weinsteins are reported of being engaged with a residential treatment facility recently.
There exists a private foundation, named after Harvey Weinstein’s mother, which lends support to highly sensitive issues like LGBT, National Endowment of the Arts, more women directors, women’s rights.
He has made enormous donations to politicians. Patrick Leahy, Chuck Schumer, Cory Booker, and Elizabeth Warren to name a few.
Being a highly influential person, he has lent support to political campaigns and also has contributions to charities for women.
He has also lent support to political personalities like Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton also.
Harvey Weinstein has also promised an endowment of $5 million towards women director’s scholarship in the USC’s School of Cinematic Arts. He has donated a massive amount of $100,000 to the Rutgers University of New Jersey, which is a foundation formed to promote “women’s equality.”
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