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Synopsis Harvey Weinstein is an American film producer as well as film studio executive. He is best recognized as the co-founder of Miramax. He has founded his company named The Weinstein Company. He was terminated from The Weinstein Company by its Board of Directors following the series of allegations made against him. Early life and education Weinstein was born on 19th March 1952 in Flushing, New York, U.S. He belongs to the White-American ethnicity/race & holds an American nationality. Weinstein was born and raised in a Jewish family. He is the son of Max Weinstein and Miriam. He grew up in a housing co-op, in New York City along with his younger brother, Bob Weinstein, Weinstein's father is a diamond cutter whereas his brother is an American film producer who is a founder & head of Dimension film. Weinstein attended the John Bowne High School and graduated from the school. Later, he went to the University at Buffalo. Career Both Weinstein brothers had built up their passion for movies and nurtured a desire to enter the film industry. The brothers founded a small independent film distribution company named Miramax in the late 1970s, using profits from their concert promotion business. The company's first release was music-oriented concerts such as Paul McCartney's Rockshow. Miramax obtained the rights to two British films of benefit shows filmed for the human rights organization Amnesty International in the early 80s. The company started growing its library of films and directors. In 1993, Disney offered the Weinsteins $80 million for ownership of Miramax after the success of the 1992 British-Irish-Japenese thriller movie, The Crying Game. The company followed with their first blockbuster, Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction. The company won its first Academy Award for Best Picture in 1997. Weinstein brothers left the company on March 29, 2005. They formed their production company named The Weinstein Company on September 30, 2005. The company started with several other media executives and directors including Quentin Tarantino, Robert Rodriguez, and Colin Vaines. Personal Life and Controversy Harvey Weinstein is married twice in his entire life. He first married his assistant, Eve Chilton and had three children, Remy, Emma, and Ruth. They tied to knot in 1987 and divorced in 2004. After that, Weinstein began dating English fashion designer & actress, Georgina Chapman. The duo married December 15, 2007, and has a daughter, India Pearl in 2010 and a son, Dashiell born in 2013. The board of directors of The Weinstein Company fired him on October 8, 2017, actress, Ashley Judd alleged him with sexual harassment. He has been accused by many women for committing sexual harassment over several decades. Ashley including a number of women accused him of sexual harassment on October 5, 2017. Legal problem and Activism In February 2009, a former Sam & Dave singer Samuel David Moore filed suit against Harvey and his brother Bob Weinstein for allegedly basing Soul Men, a Weinstein Co. comedy starring Bernie Mac & Samuel L. Jackson, on the Sam & Dave's career. Even, a filmmaker Michael Moore also took legal action against the Weinstein brother, claiming Weinstein was owed millions in gains for his 2004 documentary Fahrenheit 9/11. Weinstein is also active on issues including, poverty, juvenile diabetes, AIDS, & multiple sclerosis research. He also serves on the Board of Robin Hood Foundation, New York City-based non-profit that targets poverty, & co-chaired one of its annual benefits. Net worth Harvey Weinstein is one of the famous American film producers. He earns a huge amount of money producing several successful movies as well as television series. His current net worth is around $150 million. The blockbuster movie, Pulp Fiction, which was also produced by his production company made the total gross of $213.9 million worldwide.