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Ellen Barkins is a veteran Hollywood actress best known for her Emmy Award-winning role in the TV movie Before women had wingstheir tenure animal kingdom, and her tell-it-as-it-is personality. Also her typical squint.
Her sharp tongue and no-nonsense personality made her a commodity in Hollywood in the ’80s and ’90s, leading to big roles like sea of love alongside big names like Al Pacino. But acting is not her only profession. Barkin branched out in 2010 as a producer on films such as letters to Juliawith Amanda Seyfried, and Another happy day with herself, Demi Moore and Ezra Miller.
Naturally, throughout her career in Hollywood, Barkin has worked with a number of famous actors, including Ralph Fiennes, aka He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named, David Arquette, Robert Duvall and most notably of late: Johnny Depp. She has been married twice, both to Irish actor Gabriel Byrne in 1988, with whom she shares two children, and to multi-billionaire banker Ronald Perelman, from whom she divorced in 2006.
While her acting career alone has contributed to a healthy sum of Barkin’s money, it was her 2006 divorce from Perelman that really laid the groundwork for financial success. Here’s everything we know about how much she got out of her divorce settlement and what her net worth is now.
What Is Ellen Barkins Net Worth And How Much Did She Get From Her Divorce Settlement?
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Barkin’s net worth is an estimated $80 million. Her divorce from Ronald Perelman was finalized in 2006 after a very public and controversial split, during which she walked away with a $40 million settlement.
Perelman is a multi-billionaire who is Chairman and CEO of MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings Inc., and Perelman himself owns a significant number of shares in some of the largest companies – Revlon, Harland Clarke and SIGA Technologies. His company MacAndrews & Forbes was also the holding company for Marvel Comics in 1989, but the comics company went bankrupt under his watch; he sold it in 1997.
Barkin sued Perelman in 2007 for $3.4 million on the grounds that he had promised to invest in their film production company, and Perelman was eventually ordered to pay Barkin the money. The year before, Barkin sold a large piece of expensive jewelry that Perelman had given her during their marriage. The jewelry was estimated to cost $15 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
Her four decades in Hollywood have of course amassed a healthy sum of cash for the actress, but it was her high-profile divorce settlement that clearly netted her a pretty penny. Barkin has two films slated for release in 2022, The man from Toronto and The outlaw.