With the net worth of $300 Million, Bob Weinstein is the #1643 richest person on earth all the time in our database.
|#1||Harvey Weinstein||Brother||$25 Million||N/A||68||Producer|
|#5||Annie Clayton||Former spouse||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|#8||Lily Weinstein||Niece||$1 Million - $2 Million (Approx.)||N/A||25||Celebrity Family Member|
|#10||India Pearl Weinstein||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|#11||Emma Weinstein||$1 Million - $2 Million (Approx.)||N/A||22||Celebrity Family Member|
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In the late 1970s, using profits from their concert promotion business, the brothers created a small independent film distribution company called Miramax, named after their parents – Miriam and Max. The company's first releases were primarily music-oriented concert films, such as Paul McCartney's Rockshow. In the early 1980s, Miramax acquired the rights to two British films of benefit shows filmed for the human rights organization Amnesty International. Working closely with Martin Lewis, the producer of the original films, the Weinstein brothers edited the two films into one movie tailored for the American market. The resulting film, released as The Secret Policeman's Other Ball in May 1982, became Miramax's first hit. The movie raised considerable sums for Amnesty International and was credited by Amnesty with having helped to raise its profile in the US.
The Weinsteins slowly built upon this success throughout the 1980s with arthouse films that achieved critical attention and modest commercial success. Harvey Weinstein and Miramax gained wider attention in 1988 with the release of Errol Morris' documentary The Thin Blue Line, which detailed the struggle of Randall Adams, a wrongfully convicted inmate sentenced to death row. The publicity that soon surrounded the case resulted in Adams' release and nationwide publicity for Miramax. The following year, their successful launch release of Steven Soderbergh's Sex, Lies, and Videotape propelled Miramax to become the most successful independent studio in America.
Miramax continued to grow its library of films and directors until, in 1993, Disney offered Harvey and Bob $80 million for ownership of Miramax. Agreeing to the deal that would cement their Hollywood clout and ensure that they would remain at the head of their company, Miramax followed the next year with their first blockbuster, Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction.
1996 brought Miramax's first Academy Award for Best Picture with the victory of The English Patient. This would start a string of critical successes that would include Shakespeare in Love and Good Will Hunting.
Weinstein has been married twice. He has two daughters, Sara and Nicole, from his first marriage. Weinstein married Anne Clayton, a former book editor, in 2000. They have two children, Lucy and Jacob. and lived in a large apartment in The Beresford at 7 West 81st Street on the Upper West Side.
On March 29, 2005, it was announced that the Weinstein brothers would leave Miramax on September 30 and would form their own production company, The Weinstein Company. Five years later, in 2010, Disney sold Miramax to the Qatari group Filmyard Holdings, who in turn sold it to another Qatari entity, the beIN Media Group, in 2016.
Anne filed for divorce in April 2012, and sought a protective order because she feared "bodily harm". Weinstein issued a statement from Don Sloane, a Washington-based interventionist who denied that Weinstein was a danger to his wife, and who said that Anne was reacting to a family intervention conducted to address her alcoholism. Anne's lawyers denied that their client suffered from any addiction, and said that Sloane's statement was from Weinstein's paid agent, who had never met Anne Weinstein.
On December 4, 2017, Bob Weinstein filed a trademark application for Watch This Entertainment. Almost two years later, Weinstein announced his new production company to the world, with a focus on "family films, comedies and upscale adult thrillers," and a first project of an animated feature titled Endangered, with Téa Leoni serving as co-producer and voicing a lead character.
In October 2017, he talked about his estranged brother Harvey Weinstein and the allegations of sexual harassment, abuse, and rape against him and called his brother "wicked and depraved." In the interview, Bob denied knowing about any of the allegations against his brother, but acknowledged that Harvey had a history of extramarital affairs and verbal abuse towards family members.
Currently, Bob Weinstein is 66 years old. Bob Weinstein will celebrate 67th birthday on Monday, October 18, 2021.
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