Richest CelebritiesActors
Net Worth:
$1 Million
Date of Birth:
Nov 27, 1964 (59 years old)
Place of Birth:
New York City
5 ft 4 in (1.65 m)
Actor, Model
United States of America
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What is Robin Givens' Net Worth?

Robin Givens is an American actress and model who has net worth of $1 million. Although Givens is perhaps best known for her acting career, she is also a pre-med graduate who attended Sarah Lawrence College. Her breakthrough came in 1986 after she joined the cast of "Head of the Class." The well-known ABC sitcom put her on the map, and she remained an integral part of the show for its entire 5-year run.

Givens continued her acting career with roles in shows like "The Women of Brewster Place" and "Boomerang." In 1996, she accepted another starring role in "Sparks." From 2000 onwards, Robin has appeared on talk shows like "Forgive or Forget." In the modern era, she is probably best known for her roles in shows like "The Game," "Tyler Perry's House Of Payne," "Chuck," "Riverdale," and "Katy Keene." Outside of her acting career, she has released an autobiography entitled "Grace Will Lead Me Home."

Robin Givens is also famous for her one-year marriage to Mike Tyson. The marriage was not a pleasant experience for her, and she received considerable attention from the media during this period. Their marriage eventually ended in divorce, and this chapter of her life inspired her to become a spokesperson for the National Domestic Violence Hotline.

Early Life

Robin Simone Givens was born on November 27th of 1964 in New York City. Her mother divorced from her father when she was two, and she was subsequently raised in a Catholic Household in Mount Vernon and New Rochelle in New York State. During her teen years, Robin started venturing into the world of entertainment for the first time. She also began to book modeling gigs in magazines like "Seventeen" and "Mademoiselle." Early film roles came with movies like "The Wiz," and "Fort Apache: The Bronx."

Robin graduated early from a private school at the age of 15. She then enrolled at Sarah Lawrence College and majored in pre-med. She was one of the youngest people to ever attend the school. During her college years, Robin continued to act in various daytime dramas while focusing on her studies. She eventually graduated from university at the age of 19 in 1984. Even after graduating, Givens attempted to continue her education, taking courses at Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. However, she eventually dropped out to focus solely on her acting career.


After winning a guest spot on The Cosby Show," Bill Cosby started mentoring her. The older actor convinced Givens to drop out of school, promising to pay her tuition if she didn't become successful in two years. After a notable role in "Diff'rent Strokes" and an appearance in the TV film "Beverly Hills Madam," Givens made her breakthrough in 1986. This was the year she won a central role in the series "Head of the Class." For the next five years, she played the rich girl of the class, Darlene Merriman.

During this period, she also appeared in many other projects, such as "The Women of Brewster Place" and the Eddie Murphy film "Boomerang." After the end of "Head of the Class," Givens went through a slightly slow period. In 1994, she posed nude for Playboy, which sparked widespread media attention. At this point, she was considered one of the sexiest film stars in the world.

Robin Givens

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In 1996, her career was revitalized after she appeared in the TV movie "The Face" and booked a starring role in the sitcom "Sparks." Another notable appearance during this period was in "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air." in 2000, she appeared in a Toni Braxton music video. That year, she also hosted "Forgive or Forget," a talk show. When this talk show was canceled, many of her subsequent efforts to make it in the entertainment world mostly fell through.

In 2007, she released her autobiography. This book reflects on various aspects of her life, including her experiences with domestic violence. In 2008, she appeared in the film "The Family that Preys" before booking a recurring role in the CW comedy-drama "The Game." Further TV roles came with "Tyler Perry's House of Payne" and "Burn Notice," signaling a resurgence in her career. Following this success, she ventured into the world of Broadway with appearances in productions like "The Vagina Monologues," "Chicago," and a number of other plays. In 2011, she appeared in three episodes of "Chuck."

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At the age of 16, Robin met Eddie Murphy and later dated him for a year during the early 80s. She also dated Michael Jordan during the late 80s, although this relationship was quite brief.

In 1987, she started a relationship with Mike Tyson. The pair were married despite earlier incidents of domestic abuse, and the marriage began to disintegrate after she miscarried in 1988. She later described the marriage as "torture" and "pure hell." Tyson stated that he was "severely traumatized" by the experience. There was a rumor that she had received a $10 million divorce settlement from Tyson, but Givens would later claim she "didn't receive one dime" after their break up.

In 1988, she filed for divorce and was granted a restraining order after she claimed she had suffered spousal abuse. She was criticized by the media for divorcing Tyson, especially in the athletic world. She then dated Brad Pitt, Howard Stern, and a number of tennis players.

Real Estate

When they were married Givens and Mike Tyson purchased a home in Bernardsville, New Jersey. The 18,000-square-foot home sits on 14 acres and features stone gothic styling, and it was purchased by the former spouses for $4 million.

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