|Net Worth:||$160 Million|
|Born:||January 17, 1957|
|Country of Origin:||United States of America|
|Source of wealth:||Profession Comedian/Actor|
It is difficult to put Steve Harvey under a specific category in entertainment, because the man isn’t just a comedian or just an actor. Instead, he is quite multi-talented and over the years has managed to gain fame and fortune through several skills.
Through his perseverance and creative thinking, Steve Harvey’s net worth stands at $160 million today.
Though Steve Harvey was born in West Virginia, he spent his childhood in Cleveland and completed his high school education at Glenville High School. However, he went back to West Virginia to complete his university education.
Unfortunately for the comedian, his father passed away from lung disease as he worked as a coal miner, a fate which commonly overtook coal miners at that time.
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Finding his way
For Steve Harvey, his interest in comedy didn’t develop as a child, as it does for many in the same industry.
Instead he worked many jobs after graduating from university but couldn’t find the right fit. However, once he started performing stand-up comedy at small clubs, he realized that he had a real talent and wanted to pursue it further.
Little did anyone at the time know that, mainly through comedy Steve Harvey’s net worth would become $160 million.
As he worked on making his act better, Steve Harvey started showing real promise and even got to the finals of the Second Annual Johnnie Walker National Comedy Search.
Making his debut on TV
The real start of his career came when he entered the television industry with the position of host on the ‘Showtime at Apollo”.
Followed by this, he was given his own show on WB, titled after the comedy it was called ‘The Steve Harvey Show”. This was a massive achievement for the star as he didn’t have years of experience but was still deemed talented enough to host his own show.
Through the show, his fame and Steve Harvey’s net worth both showed a steep incline. Being African-American himself, he was able to really relate to other African-Americans, because of which they made most of his fan following.
His most successful enterprise
Steve Harvey, along with Cedric, Bernie Mac and D.L Hughley went on a nationwide tour termed The Kings of Comedy.
When the four men started the tour off, they had absolutely no idea how big it was going to get. People were massively impressed with their talent and soon were flocking to their shows as the group moved from city to city.
The popularity of the show can be gleaned by the fact that people in America are well-aware of the tour and the comedians.
Steve Harvey’s net worth showed a further increased when Stan Lee decided that The Kings of Comedy was worthy of getting its’ own documentary.
The documentary did even better than the tour did as now, it was available internationally and Steve Harvey’s name only shone brighter after its release.
Steve Harvey’s radio show
Though radio isn’t as popular as it was before, people still listen to it.
Knowing this, Steve Harvey launched The Steve Harvey Morning Show, which is played in multiple cities of the United States of America, every day.
Steve Harvey Books
Possibly the most surprising talent that Steve Harvey possesses, is his ability to write books based on relationship advice.
The first one which he wrote was titled Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man and was even adapted into a movie containing Kevin Hart and other actors.
The second book he wrote was titled Straight Talk, no Chaser which was as successful as the first one as they both went on to become best-sellers.
The books that Steve Harvey writes are mainly directed at women and tell them how they should be treating men. His books are meant to be humorous as well and they got through too many people, who needed sound relationship advice.
The success of this venture just added to Steve Harvey’s net worth.
The Steve Harvey Foundation
Like many stars, Steve Harvey has also set up a charity organization, to help those in need.
Steve Harvey and his wife, Marjorie began this organization as a joint effort and the aim of the organization is to train orphans to be better and more responsible citizens of the country.
For children who don’t have stable home lives, it is easy to go astray, and The Steve Harvey Foundation tries to prevent his from happening.
Steve Harvey’s recent TV shows
The most famous show which Steve Harvey is currently a part of is called Family Feud. The TV show is basically a game show and consists of two families facing off each other, trying to answer certain questions.
Steve Harvey brings life to the show as the host, and even enjoys the show himself.
Furthermore, there is a Steve Harvey show with kids called Little Big Shots. Steve Harvey, along with Ellen DeGeneres is a producer on the show which aims to highlight funny and talented children.
Additionally, Steve Harvey has also appeared in some movies such as You Got Served, Johnson Family Vacation and Racing Stripes. It seems as if the man can do just about anything.
Steve Harvey has been married thrice and so has a large family, being currently married to Marjorie Bridge who has three children already. When it comes to Steve Harvey’s house it is difficult to say where he lives exactly as he has homes in Beverly Hills, Atlanta, Georgia and Chicago.
Unfortunately, at one time there were rumors that Steve Harvey is going to jail because of a lawsuit filed by his ex-wife making several claims against the actor.
However, this was soon cleared out and Steve Harvey continues to work freely.
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Highlights of his Career
Steve Harvey’s net worth is $160 million today. Naturally, he didn’t reach such success with winning certain awards.
- NAACP Image Awards won multiple times
- Radio & Records magazine
- BET Humanitarian Award
- 39th People’s Choice Awards
- Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
- Emmys won twice