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Erin Brockovich Net Worth, Biography, Wiki 2017-2016

Erin Brockovich was born on 22 June 1960 in Lawrence, Kansas, USA. She is a former clerk and now a legal consultant and environmental activist who gained international media attention for her self-titled biopic starring Julia Roberts, which showed her central role in the lawsuit against Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) in 1993. In addition, she is the president of her own consulting firm, Brockovich Research & Consulting.

So just how rich is Brockovich? She is reported by sources to have a net worth of $42 million which she has earned from her success as a legal consultant. Her company services large firms such as Girardi & Keese in Los Angeles, Weitz & Luxenberg in New York, and Shine Lawyers in Australia.

Erin Brockovich Net Worth $42 Million

Brockovich was born Erin Pattee to parents Frank, an industrial engineer and Betty Jo, a journalist, the youngest of four children. She finished at Lawrence High School and went to Kansas State University, in Manhattan, Kansas but later transferred to Miss Wade’s Fashion Merchandising College (now named Wade College) in Dallas, Texas from where she graduated with an Applied Arts Degree in 1980. Her previous jobs include being a management trainee in Kmart and as an assistant in a brokerage firm in Reno, Nevada. She is also a former beauty queen, winning the Miss Pacific Coast crown in 1981.

Upon moving to California, in 1992 she was hired as a legal clerk by Ed Masry, who represented her in a car accident case, for his firm Masry & Vittoe. During the course of her work, Brockovich discovered evidence of hexavalent chromium contamination in the drinking water of the residents of Hinkley, California which was used by PG&E in a cooling tower system against corrosion. More than 600 of the Hinkley residents hired Masry and his firm in a case against PG&E for covering up the high levels of chromium in the water, which led to several illnesses among the townspeople. After proving the company’s knowledge of the contamination, in 1996 the case was settled for $333 million, the largest amount paid in a direct-action lawsuit in US history. Masry’s firm received $133.6 million from the settlement, from which Brockovich reportedly received a bonus fee worth $2 million. Brockovich and the Hinkley case was made into the 2000 film “Erin Brockovich” starring Julia Roberts, for which Roberts won an Academy Award for Best Actress playing the titular character. Brockovich appeared as a cameo in the movie as a waitress.

The success of the movie garnered her considerable fame, and she continued to work on several high-profile anti-pollution lawsuits. She is the now president of Brockovich Research & Consulting and has a partnership with Google in creating a crowd-sourced environmental monitoring map. In 2001, Brockovich released her New York Times bestseller book “Take It from Me: Life’s a Struggle but You Can Win”. She also hosted her own Lifetime series called “Final Justice with Erin Brockovich” and the ABC special “Challenge America with Erin Brockovich”. She appeared in the 2012 documentary “Last call at the Oasis”, which centers on water pollution and scarcity in the US. She is also a consumer and environmental advocate, getting invited to speak in various conferences and commencement exercise in which she has earned honorary doctorates in several universities. Her net worth continues to grow.

In recognition of her efforts, Erin has been rewarded with two honorary Doctorates – of Laws from Lewis and Clark Law School in Portland Oregon, of Humane Letters from Loyola Marymount University Los Angeles, and a Masters of Arts in Business Communication from Jones International University, Colorado.

In her personal life, Brockovich has been married and divorced three times. She married her first husband Shawn Brown in 1982 and divorced in 1987. They had two children, Matthew and Katie. She then married Steve Brockovich in 1989, whom she had a daughter with named Elizabeth but they divorced later that year. Brockovich was then wed to Eric Ellis in 1998 but they divorced in 2012.


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Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Erin Brockovich2000Julia, the Waitress

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Tavis Smiley2012-2015TV SeriesHerself
Real Time with Bill Maher2014-2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself
American Masters2014TV Series documentaryHerself
Oprah: Where Are They Now?2013TV SeriesHerself
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart2012TV SeriesHerself
Reel Crime/Real Story2012TV SeriesHerself - Host
Last Call at the Oasis2011Documentary
Journey Into Dyslexia2011TV Movie documentaryHerself
The 7PM Project2009TV SeriesHerself - Legal Crusader
The Hour2009TV SeriesHerself
Xposé2008TV SeriesHerself
Toxic City: This Is Where I Live2007TV Movie documentaryHerself
20 on 202007TV MovieHerself
Where Are They Now2006TV SeriesHerself - Guest
50 Films to See Before You Die2006TV Movie documentaryHerself
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Heroes & Villains2003TV Special documentaryHerself (as Erin Brockovich)
Intimate Portrait2003TV Series documentaryHerself
Final Justice with Erin Brockovich2003TV Series documentaryHerself - Host
Challenge America2001TV MovieHerself
Today2001TV SeriesHerself
American Justice2001TV Series documentaryHerself
Spotlight on Location: Erin Brockovich2000TV Short documentaryHerself

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TitleYearStatusCharacter
Cleavage2002TV Movie documentaryHerself (as Erin Brockovich)
Journeys with George2002DocumentaryHerself

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#Fact
1Appeared in a commercial for the law firm of "Weitz and Luxenberg".
2Following the success of Erin Brockovich (2000), Brockovich got repeatedly referenced in The Simpsons (1989) episode "Sweets and Sour Marge". In that episode, Marge discovers that all the sugar in the food is making the town overweight. She hires a lawyer to file a class-action lawsuit against the sugar company. After the trial ends in the banning of all sugar from Springfield, Homer angrily calls Marge "Erin Choco-snitch" and "Blue Hair-in Brocko-witch". After he realizes that Marge was trying to do the right thing, Homer calls her "a regular Carin' A Lot-ovich".
3President, Brockovich Research & Consulting.
4Recorded voice work as herself for The Simpsons Movie (2007), but her scenes where cut.
5Youngest of four children, she created a lot of mischief with her brother Tom.
6After the success of the film about her, she was the target of a blackmail attempt by her first husband and an old boyfriend (the 'George' character in the movie) who, with their attorney, threatened to smear her reputation as a parent. She called the police, who recorded his shakedown threats and arrested them. The attorney reportedly served time in prison as a result.
7Portrayed by Julia Roberts in the movie Erin Brockovich (2000), which won Roberts an Oscar.
8Children: Matthew, Katie and Beth.
9Suffers from dyslexia.
10Father is a retired engineer; mother is a retired journalist.
11Miss Pacific Coast 1981.
12Worked as a management trainee for Kmart in 1981 but quit after a few months and joined some potentially lucrative beauty pageants. She soon gave up pageant life because she found it "shallow."
13Was paid over $2 million for her work on the public utility class-action lawsuit.
14While working as a paralegal on a pro bono real estate case, Erin sorted through the file and discovered that a public utility company was contaminating a town's water supply. She then knocked on doors to discuss the problem with residents and helped plaintiffs win $333 million in damages in one of the largest class-action lawsuits in history. Afterwards, a film was made about her life.
15Graduated from Lawrence High School in Lawrence, Kansas in 1978.
16Is a researcher for a law firm.

#Quote
1[on environmental issues] People can't trust anybody, which is why I get so many emails. People don't know where to report information. If you see something, say something. Did you notice your water smelled funny? Don't be afraid to talk about it.


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