Erin Brockovich is a renowned American legal clerk as well as an environmental activist. She has been majorly known from the contribution she made in the building of the 1993 Pacific Gas as well as Electric Company litigation case which she was for her law firm known as Masry & Vititoe. The case was successful on her advantage, and it was settled with $333 million which led to the increase in her popularity.
In addition to this, she is also an actor as well as the president of the Brockovich Research and Consulting. Here is a quick summary of net worth, career and earnings of Erin Brockovich in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Erin Brockovich was born on 22nd June in the year 1960 in Lawrence, Kansas. She was born to her parents by the name of Frank Pette who was an Industrial engineer and a football player and Bette Jo. who was a journalist. She was raised together with her two brothers by the name Thomas and Frank Jr. and one sister by the name Jodie.
Erin Brockovich did her schooling in Lawrence High School after which she later moved to Kansas State University. After completing her studies at Kansas, she then went to Wade College which is located in Dallas, Texas from which she graduated with an Associate in Applied Arts Degree.
Erin Brockovich got married in the year 1982 by Shawn Brown who was an actor. This couple later separated on December 1987 in which they had one daughter Katie and one son Matthew. She then tied knots on the second time in 1989 with Steven Michael Brockovich which then gave her the second name. This marriage did not last for long and they had one daughter. She then got married to the third husband known as Eric L. Ellis who is an actor with whom they stayed together from 1998 to the year 2012.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Erin Brockovich commenced her career in the year 1981 from which she worked as a management trainee at Kmart for a few months. She then moved to the Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) in which she worked as a law clerk. Though she lacked the formal legal education, Erin Brockovich won a case against PG&E in the year 1996 that got one of the largest settlement in the history of U.S. on which it was settled with $333 million through a direct action lawsuit.
Following this success, she became very popular and this led her to participate in other lawsuits which were based on anti-pollution as she is also environmental activism. In 2006, she got involved in a Kettleman suit which got settled with $335 million. She has also filed a lawsuit against Beverly Hills Unified School District in 2003 and provided much assistance in a lawsuit that was against Prime Tanning Corp. in the year 2009.
Erin Brockovich has been featured in a documentary known as the Last Call at the Oasis from which she plays an extensive role which was regarding the United States’ Water Policy. In addition to this, she has also been featured in a film known as ‘Erin Brockovich’ in a cameo role produced by Julia Roberts. Erin Brockovich was honored with an Honorary Doctor of Laws by the Lewis & Clark Law School among other awards on her success in her professional career.
Net Worth & Earnings
Erin Brockovich has an estimated net worth of $11 million. This comes from the wonderful earnings she has made majorly from her professional career of being a law clerk. On the settlement of the PG&E company case, she got a bonus of earnings amounting to $2.5 million. In addition to this, she is the president of the Brockovich Research & Consulting and is a consultant of Girardi & Keese all who are responsible in increasing her net worth including her participation in other careers such as acting.
In conclusion, being one of the most popular environmental activists in the world, she has had many cases that are based on environmental issues. This comes out from her passion which has led even to the winning of cases despite her lacking the formal legal education.