Harvey Levin Net Worth
Harvey Levin’s success in the entertainment industry is well-illustrated by his net worth that is estimated to be $15 million. His profession as a television producer, legal analyst, celebrity reporter and lawyer has helped him add digits to his fortune. Let’s dig more on his professional career journey and find how did he manage to overcome the challenges on his path.
Harvey pursued law career after graduation
1960 September 2 born, Los Angeles native Harvey Levin attended the Grover Cleveland High School in Los Angeles and graduated in 1968. Furthering his studies, he matriculated to University of California and finally graduated with Bachelors of Arts degree majoring in political science in 1972. Later, from the University of Chicago Law School, he earned his Juris Doctor in 1975.
Active attorney in the Californian state from the mid-70s till the mid-90s, Levin worked as a law teacher at University of Miami School of Law before moving to Whittier College School of Law for same work.
In 1978, the introduction & debate surrounding California Preposition 13 helped him earn public attention following his performances in several public debates.
With his new found popularity, he began contributing legal advice on a radio show earning a nickname ‘Doctor Law’. Also, he started writing columns for the Los Angeles Times. His career as a columnist spanned 7 years.
Harvey’s transition to the entertainment industry
Following 20 years long law career, Harvey was encouraged to pursue a career in the entertainment world. For him who has had years of experience as a columnist, the first job in the television was to cover legal issues for Los Angeles-based KNBC-TV.
Afterward, he spent nearly a decade as an investigative reporter and legal analyst for KCBS-TV.
Coverage of O. J. Simpson murder case propelled him to fame as he was regularly featured on-camera while reporting about the case. His impression on the crew member as legal analyst helped him earn a job in The People’s Court. With his onscreen career thriving, he ran a show ‘Celebrity Justice’ from 2002 to 2005.
Venturing as TMZ’s founder, Harvey cemented his media career
It was 2005 when AOL & Telepictures Productions launched TMZ, a celebrity news media with Harvey as the managing director and founder. Breaking out the news of Mel Gibson’s DUI arrest and anti-Semitic arrest, the website quickly rose to popularity.
The website would later break the news of several high-profile celebrity stories like Chris Brown abusing Rihanna, and deaths of Michael Jackson, Brittany Murphy, and Heath Ledger.
Harvey Levin Productions, created in 1983, & his other media projects have added notable credit to his accounts. ‘TMZ’, ‘Celebrity Justice’, ‘Beyond Twisted’, ‘Famous in 12’ are some of the products of Harvey Levin Productions.
Harvey Levin, 66, who has come a long way experiencing various works in broadcasting media has already taken home nine Emmys. It’s pretty clear that he has earned several dollars throughout his career. Recently, Harvey Levin’s estimated net worth is $15million.