Bio Harvey Weinstein Bio
Harvey Weinstein is 66 years old American former film producer and is well know for co-founding a film distribution company, Miramax with his brother Bob Weinstein. The company gave away many Oscar winning films on the board. He also started Weinstein Company in 2005 but recently got dismissed from the company after being reported for sexual abuse allegations by over 80 women under the #MeToo social media campaign. In May, 2018, he was arrested for the charges and is now released on bail.
Harvey Weinstein was born on 19th March, 1952 in New York City to Miriam and Max Weinstein. He was raised in his hometown with his younger brother Bob. For education, he attended John Bowne High School and the University of Buffalo where he started promoting concerts with his brother and Corky Burger as Harvey & Corky Productions in 1970s.
After saving some money obtained from profits of concert promotion business they decided to start a film distribution company named Miramax. They started buying the rights of films for distributing them. Mostly they went for certain risks but got the major hit in 1989 with sex, lies and videotape. They further witnessed company’s growth in the early 1990s when his brother started career in production and he became the face of Miramax.
The company was purchased by Walt Disney Company in 1993 making them to remain at the position of co-chairman. Some of their great works include films like Pulp Fiction (1994), Smoke (1997), the Academy Award winner film, The English Patient (1996), Good Will Hunting (1997), Shakespeare in Love (1998) and The Cidar House Rules (1998). Their movies grabbed almost 40 Oscars positioning the company at top in the entertainment empire. The business suffered a bit and both brothers decided to leave the company and start a new one, Weinstein Company, in 2005. The company got a good start with film Grindhouse in 2007 followed by I’m Not There (2007), The Great Debaters (2007), The Reader (2008), Inglourious Basterds (2009), Django Unchained (2012) and The Initation Game (2014). Previous year, he was reported with various sexual harassment and assault allegations and he left the company. He got arrested in May 2018 for the charges.
He got married twice. His first marriage was with Eve Chilton, his assistant in 1987. Both together have three children; Remy, Emma and Ruth but unfortunately the marriage didn’t last long and ended up with divorce in 2004. He married again with Georgina Chapman in 2007 and together have a daughter and son; India Pearl and Dashiell. Divorce between the two was finalised in October 2017 after sexual harassment accusations.
It is estimated to be around $300 million.