How much is Steve Harvey Worth?
- 1 How much is Steve Harvey Worth?
- 2 Early Life
- 3 Career
- 4 Personal Life
- 5 Social Reach
- 6 Net Worth
- 7 Rumors and Controversy
The famous comedian, TV host, producer, radio personality, and actor Steve Harvey is a well recognized face by the fan members. Author of Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man, has earned his living through his multiple career paths. Being a Daytime Emmy Award winner, he currently has an estimated net worth value of $100 Million.
Born on January 17, 1957, he is the son of Jesse Harvey and Eloise Vera. Although he was born in Welch, West Virginia, his family later moved to Cleveland, Ohio in the East 112th Street which is now Steve Harvey Way. His father was a coal miner while his mother was a normal housewife.
For his primary schooling, Harvey attended the Glenvile High School. Finishing his high school, he joined the Kent State University to attain a higher degree of education.
Right after finishing his education, he started to work odd jobs to make the ends meet. In his early years, he has also been a boxer. He even worked as a auto-worker, an insurance salesman as well as a mailman.
As a comedian
Harvey first came to the notice of people when he did stand-up comedy in the Comedy Club of Ohio on October 8, 1985. Being homeless for several years, he used to sleep in his Ford and showered at gas stations and swimming pool showers. Finally, by the help of Rich and Becky Liss, he got the chance to be on the Johnnie Walker National Comedy Search. He was a finalist in the show and his performance there led him to be the host of the show- It’s Showtime at the Apollo.
Becoming famous with his each act, he continued his stand-up comedy and performed on the Kings of Comedy Tour in 1997. From then until now, he has been a part of several comedy shows and tours.
As an actor
Following his success as a comedian, he was given the chance to star in the film- Me and The Boys. After this, he then starred in the show- The Steve Harvey Show. Harvey then appeared with Cuba Gooding Jr. in the 2003 film- The Fighting Temptations. The film is rated as average with 5.5 stars out of 10 by the critics in IMDb. He then appeared in several more films like- Love Don’t Cost a Thing, Johnson Family Vacation, You Got Served, Racing, and Think Like A Man.
As a Radio and TV host
With his increasing popularity as a comedian, he got the chance to host the show- Family Feud. The show improved the ratings since he hosted the show from 2010. By the year 2016, it became the second most watched daytime show. After the success of this show, he even hosted another similar show called-Celebrity Family Feud. However, the show only lasted for six weeks during the summer of 2015. He has also hosted several other reality TV show like- Little Big Shots, Miss Universe, America’s Got Talent as well as his own show- Steve Harvey Show.
Steve Harvey is the author of his book- Act like a Lady, Think like a Man.
Already involved in many paths, he also has invested in his own clothing line which featured a line of dress wear in the year 2003. He also released a hip-hop and R&B CD through his own record label.
|Date of birth||January 17, 1957|
|Birthplace||Welch,West Virginia, United States|
|Height||6’2″ (188 cm)|
|Profession||Comedian, TV host, Radio Host, Author, Actor|
|Father’s name||Jesse Harvey|
|Mother’s name||Eloise Vera|
|Net Worth||$100 Million|
Marriage and Divorce
So far, the comedian has married three times. He married his first wife- Marcia Harvey in the year 1980. During their fourteen year of marriage, they had three children together- Karli, Brandi, and Broderick. The couple later separated in the year- 1994.
Separating from his first wife, he then got married to Mary Lee Shackelford in 1996 after dating for a year. They even had a son together named Wynton. However, the couple did not last and separated in 2005. Finally, he is now married to Marjorie Bridges Harvey. The couple has three children together as well. As of now, there are no rumors about their possible split and they lead a happy married life.
The comedy actor Harvey has a huge fan following both on and off the internet. On Instagra, he currently has 3.1 Million followers.
The multi talented Harvey has made his fortune worth millions. Earninf from his career as an actor as well as a host, he also has made millions through his book release. He currently has an estimated net worth amount of $100 Million.
Rumors and Controversy
Wrong Announcement at the Miss Universe Pageant
Recently in the December of 2015, Harvey was the host for the Miss Universe 2015 Pageant. While announcing the winner on LIVE television, he mistakenly announced the name of first runner-up as the winner. Just as she was crowned, he announced that he read the name wrong. He immediately apologized and later even tweeted an apology to both the contestants.