How much is Harvey Levin worth?
Harvey Levin is perhaps the most influential celebrity reporter in present-age American entertainment industry. The founder and managing editor of America’s hottest celebrity news portal, TMZ.com, Harvey Levin’s net worth has been estimated to be around $15 million which has been possible because of the remarkable success of his brand, TMZ that has been the foremost media organization for more than a decade.
Before the success of TMZ, Levin earned a living as a lawyer and legal analyst. After passing the bar, he briefly worked as a professor and practicing lawyer. From 1982, he began aspiring for a career in the entertainment industry. He hosted a law related talk show on radio and wrote columns for the Los Angeles Times. He has been a reporter at KNBC and reported on the infamous O.J Simpson trial when he was working at KCBS TV. He settled down in New York in 1996 to appear as a legal analyst on the crime investigation show The People’s Court and became its host two years later. He created his own celebrity legal series in 2002 called Celebrity Justice which is also co-produced. The show was on air for three years. After the cancellation, he started appearing regularly on Showbiz Tonight on CNN until he was approached by Jim Palatore of Telepictures. With an initial staff of seven, TMZ was founded in 2005 as a joint venture between Telepictures Productions and AOL. TMZ is short for Thirty Mile Zone, Hollywood’s famous studio zone located in Los Angeles, California. It didn’t take long for TMZ to gain its traction in the media. Shortly after its establishment, it got its debut story involving the scandalous car crash of Hollywood celebrity, Paris Hilton and has published several celebrity scandal scoops in the following years. In 2007, the popularity of the celeb news site had substantially grown which made way for TMZ on TV on which Levin has since then appeared. In 2014, he produced the television series, Famous in 12, which premiered on the CW but the series was soon cancelled.
Born on September 2, 1950, Levin was raised in Los Angeles, California. He attended the University of California, Santa Barbara from where he received his Bachelors of Arts degree and went on to receive a Juris Doctor from the University of Chicago. He was able to pass the bar in 1975 in California and worked as an attorney for two decades. Levin is openly gay and has been in a long term relationship with his chiropractor boyfriend Andy Mauer.
TMZ has become the leading celebrity gossip provider in the United States in the past few years and its founder Harvey Levin has become one of the most renowned faces in the celebrity scene in Hollywood from his long time appearance on TMZ on TV as its host.