Erin Brockovich Net Worth

As rich as they come, people in business usually have the most wealth to brag about. Million-dollar houses, private jets and a variety of other premium things usually distinguish successful business people from the rest of us. However, some are more humble than other, but it’s not about perception and philosophy this time, but rather about Erin Brockovich. This 5′ 10″ (1.78 m) tall Presenter, Environmentalist, Consultant, Actor, Paralegal is American. Born in unknown on the unknown, Erin Brockovich has emerged as a successful business person. Graduating Kansas State University, Lawrence High School, Miss Wade’s Fashion Merchandising College, this individual has received tons of awards and accolades for successes in various fields. Earning the nicknames of Erin L.E. Pattee, along the way Erin Brockovich was born into the family of Frank Pattee, Betty Jo O’Neal-Pattee, Tom Pattee, Jodie Knight, Frank Pattee Jr.. Nowadays, moving around the world and managing lots of business ventures has to be synchronised with personal time which is mostly occupied by business and Eric L. Ellis (1998 – 2012), Derek Meaney (Since 2004), Steven Brockovich (1989 – 1990), Shawn Brown (1982 – 1987), Elizabeth Brockovich, Matthew Brown, Katie Brown. The total estimated net worth of Erin Brockovich is $10 Million.

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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.

Structural info

  • Full Name: Erin Brockovich
  • Net Worth: $10 Million
  • Date Of Birth: June 22, 1960
  • Place Of Birth: Lawrence, Kansas, USA,
  • Height: 5′ 10″ (1.78 m)
  • Profession: Presenter, Environmentalist, Consultant, Actor, Paralegal
  • Education: Kansas State University, Lawrence High School, Miss Wade’s Fashion Merchandising College
  • Nationality: American
  • Spouse: Eric L. Ellis (1998 – 2012), Derek Meaney (Since 2004), Steven Brockovich (1989 – 1990), Shawn Brown (1982 – 1987),
  • Children: Elizabeth Brockovich, Matthew Brown, Katie Brown
  • Parents: Frank Pattee, Betty Jo O’Neal-Pattee,
  • Siblings: Tom Pattee, Jodie Knight, Frank Pattee Jr.
  • Nicknames: Erin L.E. Pattee,
  • Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/erin-brockovich/75960805493
  • Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/erinbrockovich
  • IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0004777
  • Awards: honorary Doctorates – of Laws from Lewis and Clark Law School in Portland Oregon; of Humane Letters from Loyola Marymount University Los Angeles; Masters of Arts in Business Communication from Jones International University, Colorado
  • Nominations: Academy Award for Best Picture, Academy Award for Best Director, Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Drama, Golden Globe Award for Best Director – Motion Picture, Golden Globe Award for Best Sup…
  • Movies: Erin Brockovich
  • TV Shows: “Final Justice with Erin Brockovich”, “Challenge America with Erin Brockovich”, “Last call at the Oasis” (2012)

Quotes

  • [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.

Facts

  • Is the president of Brockovich Research & Consulting.
  • Recorded voice-over work as herself for The Simpsons Movie (2007), but her scenes were deleted.
  • Following 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”.
  • After the success of the movie about her, she was the target of a blackmail attempt by her first husband and an old boyfriend (the ‘George’ character in the movie), with their attorney, who 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.
  • Received an honorary Master’s degree in Business Communication from Jones International University from Centennial, Colorado.
  • Received an honorary degree in Humane Letters from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California on May 5, 2007.
  • Received an honorary (Doctor of Laws) degree from Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon. [May 2005]
  • Is portrayed by Julia Roberts in the movie Erin Brockovich (2000), which won Roberts an Oscar.
  • The youngest of four children, she created a great deal of mischief with her brother Thomas.
  • Has three children: Matthew Brown, Katie Brown and Beth Brockovich.
  • Has three older siblings: Frank Pattee Jr., Thomas Pattee and Jodie Knight.
  • She was paid over $2.5 million for her work on the public utility class-action lawsuit against the Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E).
  • While 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 movie was made about her life.
  • She worked as a management trainee for Kmart in 1981 but quit after several months and joined some potentially lucrative beauty pageants. She won Miss Pacific Coast but soon gave up the beauty pageant because she found that “shallow”.
  • Received an associate degree in applied arts from Wade, College in Dallas, Texas (1980).
  • Attended and graduated from Lawrence High School in Lawrence, Kansas (1978).
  • Is a legal clerk for a law firm.

Filmography

Actress
Title Year Status Character
Erin Brockovich 2000 Waitress
Thanks
Title Year Status Character
To the Edge of the Sky 2016 Documentary special thanks post-production
Self
Title Year Status Character
The Doctors 2016 TV Series Herself
Good Morning America Weekend Edition 2016 TV Series Herself – Guest
Real Time with Bill Maher 2014-2016 TV Series Herself – Guest
The Dr. Oz Show 2016 TV Series Herself
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert 2016 TV Series Herself
Tavis Smiley 2012-2016 TV Series Herself – Guest / Herself
Democracy Now! 2014-2015 TV Series Herself
American Masters 2014 TV Series documentary Herself
Oprah: Where Are They Now? 2013 TV Series Herself – Guest
The Daily Show 2012 TV Series Herself
Reel Crime/Real Story 2012 TV Series documentary Herself – Host
ABC News Nightline 2012 TV Series Herself
Last Call at the Oasis 2011 Documentary Herself – Legal Consultant (as Erin Brockovich)
Journey Into Dyslexia 2011 TV Movie documentary Herself
The 7PM Project 2009 TV Series Herself – Guest
The Hour 2009 TV Series Herself – Guest
Xposé 2008 TV Series Herself
Toxic City: This Is Where I Live 2007 TV Movie documentary Herself
20 on 20 2007 TV Movie Herself
Where Are They Now 2006 TV Series Herself – Guest
50 Films to See Before You Die 2006 TV Movie documentary Herself
AFI’s 100 Years… 100 Heroes & Villains 2003 TV Special documentary Herself (as Erin Brockovich)
Intimate Portrait 2003 TV Series documentary Herself
Final Justice with Erin Brockovich 2003 TV Series documentary Herself – Host
Challenge America 2001 TV Movie Herself
Today 2001 TV Series Herself – Guest
American Justice 2001 TV Series documentary Herself
Spotlight on Location: Erin Brockovich 2000 TV Short documentary Herself
Archive Footage
Title Year Status Character
Cleavage 2002 TV Movie documentary Herself (as Erin Brockovich)
Journeys with George 2002 Documentary Herself

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