Robin Givens is an American actress, model, and director. Givens is primarily known for her appearance in the television series “Head of the Class” as well as for being married to boxing champion Mike Tyson.
After a few years, both of them also got divorced due to allegations of abuse and infidelity. After this Robin Givens continued her modeling career and appeared on many big screens such as Seventeen, Mademoiselle, and Playboy.
After gaining notoriety, Robin Givens also became a director and TV episode producer. He’s the man behind such box office smashes as A Murder to Remember, Favorite Son, and Dynasty.
Robin Givens Early Life
On November 27, 1964, Robin Simone Givens was born to New York City’s Reuben Givens and Ruth Roper. Her mother raised her and her sister Stephanie in Mount Vernon and New Rochelle, New York after their parents divorced when she was two years old.
They were always encouraged by Mrs. Givens to pursue their artistic interests. She took acting classes at New York’s American Academy of Dramatic Arts after her interest in the field grew.
Givens earned her degree in 1984 as a pre-med major at Sarah Lawrence College after attending New Rochelle Academy. She spent two years as a student at Harvard Medical School, but ultimately left without earning her degree.
Robin Givens Career
At the beginning of her career, Givens was a teen model for publications like Seventeen and Mademoiselle. Givens established himself in the entertainment business almost immediately.
Givens, then only 14 years old, made her film debut in the classic The Wiz. She appeared briefly in Fort Apache: The Bronx as well. In 1985, Givens made her television acting debut on an episode of The Cosby Show. She first appeared on American television in the 1986 NBC drama Beverly Hills Madam.
Robin Givens Net Worth
As of 2022, Robin Givens’ net worth is estimated to be $2 million. Robin Givens had earned a lot of money in her early days and at that time she used to charge brands up to $ 500 thousand. Her earnings mainly come from the world of modeling and acting.
She is known for producing many movies and TV shows from where she earns royalty income. Her husband Mike Tyson’s current net worth is $10 million, which was more than $50 million in the 1980s.
|Net Worth:||$2 Million|
|Country:||United States of America|
|Born:||November 27, 1964|
|Salary (Annual):||$500 Thousand|
Robin Givens Personal Life
Before going out with Michael Jordan, Givens dated Eddie Murphy for a year when he was 16 in the early 1980s.
Givens wed heavyweight champion, Mike Tyson, in 1988 and the couple stayed together until 1989. After the couple split up because of Tyson’s jealousy and abuse, Tyson’s supporters called Givens a “gold digger.” The actress from New York City has also been called “America’s Most Hated Woman.” The likes of Brad Pitt, Howard Stern, and several other tennis players have reportedly been on her dating list.
After divorcing her first husband, she remarried Svetozar Marinkovi, her tennis coach. She and Murphy Jensen adopted Michael “Buddy” Givens in 1993, and in 1999 they had another son, William “Billy” Givens-Jensen.
Divorce Settlement and Legal Issues
Following Givens’ divorce from Mike Tyson, there were allegations that he was required to pay Robin $10 million as a divorce settlement. She later stated, though, that she “didn’t receive a dime” from him.
Givens sued Mike for $125 million in libel in 1988 after he reportedly told a newspaper that she was attempting to steal his money. However, Robin later withdrew the complaint. In 2009, Givens was sued by the US government for failing to pay $292,000 in federal taxes, interest, and penalties.
Robin Givens House
Givens and his ex-husband Mike Tyson purchased 14 acres, 18,000 sq ft $4,600,000 mansion in Bernardsville, New Jersey, in 1987.
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