The phrase women’s rights and equality have become a trend right now, and many people are voicing against the society’s cruelty towards women. But the leading lady of our article has done it throughout her life very actively for the past four decades and has become one of the most sought attorneys by women in America to win justice for them. Let us have a brief look at the career and net worth of Gloria Allred in 2019 in this page.
Early Life & Biography
Gloria Rachel Bloom was born on July 3, 1941, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the United States to Morris and Stella. Her father was a salesman, and her mother was a housewife. Gloria attended the Philadelphia High School before earning a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Pennsylvania.
Gloria worked as a teacher after that and went on to pursue a master’s degree at the New York University. She later got her graduation in law from the Loyola University School of Law and got admission into the State Bar of California in 1975.
Gloria fell in love with Peyton Bray during her days in the University of Pennsylvania, and the couple got married in 1960 leaving her degree in suspension. They have a daughter together named Lisa Bloom. They got divorced in 1962 after which Gloria completed her degree in 1963.
In 1966, she was allegedly raped at gunpoint in Acapulco during her vacation which she did not report, as she thought no one would believe her. She became pregnant and was forced to undergo an unsafe abortion which led her to suffer from haemorrhaging.
In 1968, Gloria married William Allred. The couple was separated in 1987 and opted to retain his name. Her daughter Lisa Bloom from her first marriage is an attorney too and was a former Court TV anchor.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Gloria established her law firm along with her university mates in January 1976. She used to take cases of people enjoying high profiles and brought them to media attention to make people aware of the happenings.
In 1992, she pressured the Senate Ethics Committee to eye the actions of Bob Packwood, who got into allegations of sexual harassments, which eventually led to his resignation. In 1997, Gloria appeared for Kelly Fisher, who filed a case against Dodi Fayed for breaking their engagement and getting into a relationship with Diana.
Throughout her career, she has filed suits against celebrities such as Michael Jackson, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Herman Cain, Esai Morales, and Roman Polanski. Gloria has also represented common women whose basic human rights were neglected and those who were assaulted.
Net Worth & Earnings
The 77-year-old attorney who is still active in representing her clients and voicing against the cruelty towards women has a current net worth of $25 million.
Gloria is considered as a boon for women who have been subjected to harassment in the USA. She is a fearless woman who strives to win justice for the denied. A documentary about her life and work was hosted by Netflix this year, titled Seeing Allred.