Rich Weinstein is a business professional dedicated to helping his clients maximize their investment potential and manage risk effectively. He brings over 35 years of experience from working within the waste management industry.
Weinstein’s attorneys have claimed that Jane Doe 1 lied on the stand when she claimed she was “Al Pacino rich.” However, prosecutors have dismissed this argument.
Early Life and Education
Weinstein and his brother created Miramax Film Corp. in the early 1980s and began purchasing and distributing films – taking risks such as purchasing such controversial titles as Sex, Lies & Videotape as well as Holocaust drama The Reader.
Weinstein earned both his Bachelors and Masters of Romance Languages degrees at Princeton University before receiving an M.A. and Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Harvard. Since then he has published books on American, French and Scandinavian literature, such as Vision and Response in Modern Fiction; The Fiction of Relationship; and Nobody’s Home: Speech, Self and Place in American Literature from Hawthorne to DeLillo.
At The Teaching Company, he has led eight courses that explore themes such as ‘Vision and Response in 20th Century Novels’, ‘A Day’s Read: Literary Reading and Life’, ‘Classic Novels: the Challenge of Great Literature’, ‘Northern Arts: Breakthrough in Scandinavian Literature and Art’ and ‘Morning, Noon and Night: Finding Meaning in Books through Stories’.
Rich Weinstein is an investor and has held various roles within the financial industry. Currently he serves as financial advisor at Ridgewood Capital Management in West Chester, Pennsylvania while previously having held roles at Goodby Silverstein & Partners, Wieden+Kennedy, and Martin Agency.
Weinstein and Bob established Miramax Films together in 1979, quickly becoming a dominant force in Hollywood with movies such as Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction and Clerks from Sundance Film Festival.
Weinstein has long been an advocate of progressive causes. He hosted fundraisers for Democratic candidates and donated to Rutgers University faculty chair named in honor of Gloria Steinem. However, his professional life was marred by multiple allegations of sexual harassment. On October 8, 2017, he resigned from The Weinstein Company board; within one month later however he was fired by their company amidst reports of sexual abuse and assault allegations.
Achievement and Honors
Weinstein has been recognized by The Press of Atlantic City as one of South Jersey’s “Movers and Shakers”, for his dedication in harnessing human potential for both personal and professional endeavors. He has taught courses on business management, leadership, ethics, biblical theological studies and more at university-level settings.
Miramax was established by Bob Weinstein and his brother Harvey to distribute high-profile movies, helping launch the careers of directors such as Quentin Tarantino and Steven Soderbergh. Over its history, its movies earned 341 Academy Award nominations and 81 wins.
Weinstein’s charitable activities have included fundraising for Amnesty International and serving on the boards of Gateway Community Action Partnership and Bridgeton Rotary Lunch Club. Additionally, he sits on Southern Rutgers University Wilberforce Public Policy Research Center’s regional advisory board as a regional community representative and has served as primary researcher on multiple widely read social justice publications.
After graduating from the University of Buffalo, Weinstein and Corky Burger collaborated to launch a concert-promotion business and arrange concerts featuring rock artists like Frank Sinatra at Buffalo’s Century Theater.
In 1979, Weinstein and his brother Bob established Miramax Film Corporation and quickly found success producing critically-acclaimed movies such as Pulp Fiction and Shakespeare in Love.
However, its fortunes changed drastically when several women made allegations of sexual misconduct against Weinstein and The Weinstein Company. He was eventually fired in October 2017 and faced several lawsuits.
In 2020, he was sentenced to 23 years of incarceration for criminal sexual acts and rape. Currently serving his time at Wende Correctional Facility near Buffalo, New York with the inmate number 20B0584.
Born March 19 1952 to Max and Miriam Weinstein, Harvey started out his entertainment industry career when he and brother Bob promoted rock concerts in Buffalo as Harvey & Corky Productions. By 1979 they used their profits to found Miramax film distribution company which quickly established itself by distributing independent movies that became box office hits such as 1989’s Sex, Lies & Videotape.
Weinstein amassed vast personal wealth while building his reputation as a staunch liberal and champion for women’s rights. Additionally, he became a top fundraiser for Democrats while giving millions to charity causes.
Weinstein’s net worth may have taken a hit since allegations of sexual misconduct against him surfaced, yet he remains an influential figure in Hollywood and remains extremely wealthy.