Erin Brockovich is a popular American legal clerk who has a net worth of over $12 million. She was the subject of the movie ‘Erin Brockovich’ in 2000. She is a popular media personality who has hosted ABC’s ‘Challenge America with Erin Brockovich’. Brockovich serves as the president of Brockovich Research & Consulting and is a consultant in the New York Law firm ‘Girardi & Keese’. She is also an environmental activist.
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Biography & Wiki
Erin Brockovich was born as “Erin Pattee” to Frank Pattee and Betty Jo Pattee in Lawrence, Texas on June 22, 1960. Her siblings include Frank Jr., Thomas, and Jodie.
She completed her schooling from Lawrence High School, and for college, she went to Kansas State University. Brokovich has earned an Associate in Applied Arts Degree from Dallas’s Wade College.
Erin Brockovich has been married three times. She was first married to Shaw Brown in 1982. They divorced in 1987. From 1989 to 1990, she was married to Steven Brokovich. In 1998, Brokovich got married to Eric L. Ellis. The couple divorced in 2012.
She has three children named Matthew Brown, Katie Brown, and Beth Brokovich.
In 1981, she won the Miss Pacific Coast beauty pageant, and since 1982, she has been living in California.
In 1981, Erin Brockovich worked as a management trainee for a few months in Kmart.
She worked as a law clerk for the PG&E (Pacific Gas and Electric Company). Despite lacking formal legal education, Brokovich she won the case against PG&E in 1996. It was settled for $333 million and was the largest settlement ever in the history of U.S. in a direct action lawsuit.
She has also participated in other lawsuits based on anti-pollution. She was involved in the Kettleman suit in 2006 which was settled for $335 million. In 2003, she filed a suit against the Beverly Hills Unified School District. Brokovich has also assisted in the lawsuit against Prime Tanning Corp. in 2009.
Brokovich is also a writer and has released a book in 2001.She has featured in a song by The Lonely Island.
In 2012, Erin Brockovich appeared in the documentary entitled ‘Last Call at the Oasis’, her role was extensive in the documentary and it was in regards to the United States’ water policy.
She has appeared in a cameo role in a film based on her, ‘Erin Brockovich’ which was portrayed by Julia Roberts.
Awards & Achievements
In 2005, Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon conferred Erin Brokovich with an Honorary Doctor of laws. In 2007, she received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from the Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. She has also received an honorary Master of Arts from the Jones International University in Centennial, Colorado.
Net Worth of Erin Brockovich
Erin Brockovich has an estimated net worth of more than $12 million as of 2017. This fortune comes from her career as a law clerk. For settling the Pacific Gas and Electric Company case, she was given a bonus worth $2.5 million. Brokovich is also the consultant of Girardi & Keese and is the president of ‘Brockovich Research & Consulting’.
Erin Brockovich is considered one of the most popular environmental activists in the world. She has been involved in several litigation cases against various environmental cases. Brokovich has also hosted two shows including Zone Reality’s ‘Final Justice’. She has settled suits worth millions in her career. In 2012, she received suits worth hundreds of dollars from two different parties. Erin Brockovich has filed litigation against Prime Tanning Corp., Southern California Gas, Whitman Corporation, and Beverly Hills Unified School District.