Georgina Chapman Net Worth: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

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Getty Harvey Weinstein and his estranged wife Georgina Chapman attend the Planned Parenthood 100th Anniversary Gala at Pier 36 on May 2, 2017 in New York City.

Georgina Chapman, the 41-year-old estranged wife of embattled movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, is wealthy in her own right as co-founder of the fashion line, Marchesa.

However, Chapman’s fashion line relied, at least in part, on celebrities wearing its designs to high publicity events, and it’s an open question, minimally, whether any will still be willing to do so in the wake of Weinstein’s problems. In an attempt to distance herself from him, Chapman announced that she was leaving Weinstein, her husband of a decade, after the accusations broke.

Weinstein, 65, is accused by numerous Hollywood actresses – some household names – of accusations ranging from rape to sexual harassment.

Here’s what you need to know:

1. Weinstein Is Worth at Least $240 Million & His Wife About $20 Million

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GettyHarvey Weinstein and Georgina Chapman.

Of course, it’s hard to know how much of Weinstein’s net worth Chapman is entitled to because it’s unclear whether the couple had a prenuptial agreement. However, she is a wealthy woman even without all of his assets (assets that Weinstein might find in peril if he’s socked with a string of civil lawsuits now.)

An English actress, Chapman is generally estimated to have her own net worth of around $20 million.

“My heart breaks for all the women who have suffered tremendous pain because of these unforgivable actions. I have chosen to leave my husband. Caring for my young children is my first priority and I ask the media for privacy at this time,” she said in a statement to People Magazine.

Weinstein himself is generally believed to be worth between $240 and $300 million, according to Time Magazine. Town and Country Magazine puts his net worth at about $255 million.

His wealth was built through the film production company he founded, The Weinstein Company, and before that, Miramax. He’s since been fired by the company. According to Town and Country, The Weinstein Company “has about 150 employees in offices in Los Angeles and New York City,” and Weinstein has previously said it’s worth at least $700 million. The company has produced many highly acclaimed films, with 81 Academy Awards.

However, according to Town and Country, the company entered into a past debt-restructuring deal, and its movies haven’t always made as much money as they did in the past. Weinstein also co-founded Miramax before selling it to Disney, producing “several box office hits including Pulp Fiction and Clerks,” according to The Sun.

2. Weinstein & Chapman Own Mansions Throughout the Country

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Fashion designer Georgina Chapman, co-founder of Marchesa, waves to the audience on the cat walk after her shows during the Arab Fashion Week in the United Arab Emirate of Dubai on May 16, 2017.

Although it’s not clear whether the properties are also in Georgina Chapman’s name, Harvey Weinstein owns four wealthy properties in the United States.

According to Architectural Digest, Weinstein and his wife own four multi-million dollar properties throughout the United States.

The magazine reports that the couple owns a “country house” in Westport Connecticut worth over $4.2 million; a West Village, New York townhouse worth almost $15 million; a home in Amagansett, New York worth $12.4 million that the couple put up for sale; and a home in West Hollywood worth at least $1.5 million. According to Elle, Weinstein and Chapman married in 2007 at the “waterfront estate in Connecticut …with guests such as Jennifer Lopez and Cameron Diaz in attendance.”

The magazine places the worth of the Weinstein real estate portfolio at more than $34 million. He purchased the West Hollywood dwelling for one of his daughters, according to Architectural Digest.

The magazine added of Georgina Chapman, “Chapman also dabbled in real estate on her own: Two years after marrying Weinstein, in 2009, she purchased a two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment in the West Village for $1.7 million which she co-owns with her brother, Edward, who also serves as Marchesa’s CEO. It’s unknown whether this property is in Chapman’s name still.”

3. Chapman Created the Marchesa Fashion Line With Another Model

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Keren Craig and Georgina Chapman wave during the finale of the Marchesa fashion show during New York Fashion Week:

According to The Daily Beast, it’s now an open question whether Chapman’s fashion line, Marchesa, will survive the Weinstein allegations. “Sandra Bullock, Anne Hathaway, Jennifer Lopez, Octavia Spencer, Sienna Miller, and Renee Zellweger” are among the stars who have worn the line’s creations.

Daily Beast reports that Chapman started Marchesa with another model, Keren Craig, the year she met Harvey Weinstein (2004). According to Elle, “Chapman and Craig, who met in a life drawing class at London’s Chelsea College of Art & Design when they were 17, are masters of the feminine, statement-making gown.”

The 41-year-old Chapman married Weinstein in 2007 and has two children with him, India, 7, and Dashiell, 4. According to The Richest, “It was in 2004 when she launched Marchesa.”

The brand’s ability to get celebrities to wear its designs certainly was not hurt by Chapman’s husband’s prominence in the industry, but that is now in question. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Weinstein used his connections to get celebrities to wear Marchesa designs, even allegedly demanding that Felicity Huffman do so. The clothing line is also sold at Neiman Marcus and other high-end stores.

4. Harvey Weinstein’s Wife Has Appeared on Television Shows

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Georgina Chapman attends the “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art Of The In-Between” Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 1, 2017 in New York City.

Although she is known mostly as a model and a fashion designer, Chapman has also appeared on television.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, “The Weinstein Co. has produced Project Runway since its inception in 2004…Chapman has made occasional appearances as a judge on the show and has been a regular judge on the Project Runway All Stars spinoff.”

The Hollywood Reporter noted, “Chapman also made a number of appearances as a film actress, including in several films that Weinstein produced, such as 2005’s Derailed and 2007’s The Nanny Diaries.”

5. Georgina Chapman Was Born in London to a Wealthy Father

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GettyGeorgina Chapman attends the SiriusXM’s Private Show with Guns N’ Roses at The Apollo Theater before band embarks on next leg of its North American tour.

Chapman was born to wealth. According to a biography of her, she was born in London to “a multi-millionaire entrepreneur, Brian Chapman and a journalist, Caroline Wonfor.”

According to Town and Country Magazine, “her father, Brian Chapman, founded Percol, an organic coffee company.” reports that, Brian Chapman “gave up a career in advertising to follow his passion and set up a small coffee company called Percol.”

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