For someone who got abducted and got released after 19 months, it must have been very difficult for Patty Hearst. But she overcame all the hurdles in her life and went on to become a successful author. She has also worked as an actress. She was known for getting involved in SLA crimes. Keep reading to know more about the net worth of Patty Hearst in 2020.
Early Life & Biography
Patricia Campbell Hearst was born in the year 1954 in San Francisco, California. She is the daughter of Catherine Wood Campbell and Randolph Apperson Hearst. She has also got four sisters, Victoria, Catherine, Virginia, and Anne. She is the granddaughter of the creator of the largest newspaper, William Randolph Hearst. She spent her childhood in Hillsborough.
Patty first went to Crystal Spring School for Girls. Later, she attended Santa Catalina School. After her high school, she went to Atherton, California’s Menlo College but, later got transferred to University of California, Berkeley. She was studying art and it was in there when she got abducted.
After witnessing a lot of trouble in her life, Patty Hearst got married to Bernard Lee Shaw in 1979. The couple has got two daughters named Gilllian Hearst-Shaw and Lydia Hearst. Her daughter Lydia is a model in the Ford agency. Her husband died in December 2013. Her niece is Amanda Hearst. During the time of her imprisonment, Patty suffered from a collapsed lung.
Career, Award & Nominations
At the age of 19 years, Patty Hearst was kidnapped in Berkeley, California. She was abducted by SLA (Symbionese Liberation Army). She got kidnapped so that, other members of SLA would get released, who were imprisoned. Later, she became a member of the SLA and adopted the named of “Tania”. In 1974, she was involved in a bank robbery in San Francisco. Later that year, she hijacked two cars and abducted the owners of the car. She was also involved in many other SLA crimes. She was arrested in September 1975. She was released in 1979 but with stringent conditions. She was given full pardon by Bill Clinton in 2001.
After her release, Patty got married and was involved in a number of charitable works. She used to assist children who were suffering from HIV/AIDS. In 1981, she released a memoir entitled, ‘Every Secret Thing’. However, the book only caused another prosecution on her. Later, she was seen in the documentary, ‘Secrets of San Simeon with Patricia Hearst’ on the Travel Channel. She has also appeared in many films like ‘A Dirty Shame’, ‘Cecil B. Demented’, ‘Cry-Baby’, and ‘Serial Mom’.
She has also appeared in an episode of ‘Veronica Mars’. She has also collaborated for the novel, ‘Murder at San Simeon’. She has participated in many ‘Dog Shows’ and was adjudged as a winner in 2017. An opera called ‘TANIA’ was premiered in 1992 which was based on her kidnapping.
Net Worth & Earnings
Try to imagine the net worth of an heiress who will inherit millions in the future? She has seen a lot of difficulties in her life and yet she overcame it and had a successful family life. By writing books and appearing in movies, she was able to make herself a net worth of over $55 million. She has experienced many problems in her life yet, she dedicated herself to many charitable causes after her release. Many films have been made about her like, ‘Patty Hearst’, ‘Guerrilla: The Taking of Patty Hearst’, and ‘The Radical Story of Patty Hearst’.
Patty Hearst is one woman who led a positive life after witnessing going it in the wrong direction. Although she came from a wealthy family, she became a victim of abduction.