The Secret Deal Harvey Weinstein Made in New York

Harvey Weinstein was once one of the most powerful men in Hollywood. Since sexual harassment allegations stripped him of that power, he’s lost — and sold — much of what he once had.

He left the Weinstein Company personally wealthier than most, even after paying off his many accusers (page 7) and spending over $30,000 in rehab. Now he’s making secret deals to sell off some of the assets that once contributed to his massive net worth.

In 2017, Harvey Weinstein was still one of the richest man in Hollywood

Harvey Weinstein at The Weinstein Company and Lexus Present Lexus Short Films at The Regal Cinemas L.A. Live on July 30, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.

Harvey Weinstein is still worth millions. | Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images

  • His estimated net worth hovered around $300 million.

Even after his own company fired him in 2017, Harvey Weinstein still walked away with a net worth most of us will never even come close to achieving. Multiple consecutive Oscar wins and millions in real estate left him worth as much as $300 million.

Next: He’s slowly getting rid of the real estate that makes him so wealthy.

He sold his Westport, Connecticut, mansion to a neighbor

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He sold one of his homes for $16 million. | halduns/iStock/Getty Images

  • The sale made Weinstein $16 million richer.

In one of the many under-the-table deals Weinstein has likely made over the decades, he sold his Westport, Connecticut seaside mansion to one of his neighbors for $16 million. He bought the estate with his first wife, and married his second wife on the property.

Next: This next sale didn’t go so well.

He lost money selling his Hamptons estate

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Weinstein took a loss on his Hamptons estate. | Miles Astray/Getty Images

  • He originally purchased it for $11.4 million.

In 2014, Weinstein and his now ex-wife, Georgina Chapman, purchased a waterfront estate in the Hamptons. They originally purchased it for $11.4 million, but were forced to settle for a $10 million deal that left them with a major financial loss.

Next: His West Village home is no more.

He sold his New York City townhouse in 2018

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His NYC townhouse went for more than $25 million. | Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

  • It reportedly sold for over $25 million.

In March 2018, Weinstein’s New York City townhouse sold for a reported $25,629,826. This was a “secret” off-the-market deal that deliberately excluded traditional real estate sales procedures.

Next: He sold it for way more than he bought it.

He originally purchased it for $14 million

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Weinstein made a tidy profit on the sale. | George Marks/Retrofile/Getty Images

  • Weinstein and his now ex-wife bought it in 2006.

Weinstein and his second wife originally bought the costly townhouse for nearly $15 million in 2006. They managed to sell it for a much higher price.

Next: Another Weinstein residence might leave his possession soon enough.

His West Hollywood cottage might also go on the market

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He might sell a home he owns in West Hollywood as well. | Loic Venance/AFP/Getty Images

  • It’s currently being rented out for $7,500 a month.

Weinstein also owns real estate in Hollywood — but might not continue to do so for much longer. The West Hollywood Tudor cottage first went up for rent — at $7,500 a month — in February 2018. His daughter lived in the home before the sale.

Next: He’s spent a lot of cash over the years silencing his accusers.

He’s paid his accusers more than $500,000 over the years

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Rose McGowan received a six-figure payout from Weinstein in exchange for agreeing to stay silent about her assault. | Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images

  • Rose McGowan got $100,000 in 1997 to keep quiet.

Similar to the deal that kept Stormy Daniels in Donald Trump’s shadow, Weinstein has paid multiple women anywhere from $80,000 to $100,000 each to stay silent about his inappropriate behavior toward them.

Next: He and Kevin Spacey might have been roommates.

He spent plenty of what’s left of his money in rehab

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His stay in rehab wasn’t cheap. | Yann Coatsaliou/AFP/Getty Images

  • Staying in the facility likely costs $37,000 a month.

The Meadows, the rehab facility both Weinstein and Kevin Spacey allegedly fled to for sex addiction treatment, can cost residents as much as $37,000 a month. Sources said he never actually finished his original treatment, though, and instead sought (likely still expensive) treatment for other emotional and behavioral issues.

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