A US based comedian, writer, actor, DJ, host, producer and one of the most influential personalities of the industry, Steve Harvey is a man of many talents. Keep reading to know more about the net worth of Steve Harvey in 2019.
Early Life & Biography:
Steve Harvey was born on 17th January 1957, in a city of West Virginia, USA to father, Jesse Harvey, and mother, Eloise Vera. Later, they relocated to Cleveland, Ohio where he lived on a street that is now named after him. He did his schooling from Glenville High School before attending Kent State University and later West Virginia University.
Before getting into the industry, he worked as a carpet cleaner, autoworker, mailman, insurance agent and anything that would help him sustain himself. He has been in situations where he didn’t have a bed to sleep in and a room to bathe in so Harvey often had to sleep in his car and took showers at gas stations or swimming pool showers.
Harvey had a rough start in the beginning, but now his career is stable as we know it. He has married thrice since 1980. He was first married to Marcia Harvey with whom he has three kids. After divorcing her in 1994, he married Mary Shackelford and had a son with her. Currently, he is married to Marjorie Bridges. Harvey practices Christianity and once received heavy criticism for his negative comments against atheists.
Career, Awards, & Nominations:
Now, we know that Harvey performed at various places before he got his big break but his first stand-up comedy was at Ohio based Hilarities Comedy Club. He hosted “Its Show-Time at the Apollo” for a long time and was also one of the finalists in the Johnnie Walker National Comedy Search. Harvey went on to be cast in a TV series, “Me and the Boys” and also worked as a writer for the same.
His success as a comedian led him to star in another show, “The Steve Harvey Show.” This show was widely loved by the African-American community but didn’t receive the same treatment from the rest. In 1977, Harvey did his comedic act on the Kings of Comedy tour which was later adapted into a movie, “The Original Kings of Comedy.” Besides all this, he did a show called “Steve Harvey’s Big-Time Challenge” and has also been a part of the movies “Racing Stripes” and “The Fighting Temptations.”
He is also an author and his book “Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man” further strengthened his place in the commercial world. Steve Harvey retired from his 27-year long successful career as a comedian on August 2, 2012, in his final act which was also broadcasted live. However, he started his own show on the radio called “The Steve Harvey Morning Show” in 2000, and it is still on the air. He is the host of “Family Feud” as well as “Celebrity Family Feud.” Moreover, he also launched a dating website “Delightful” in 2014.
He has also been hosting “The Miss Universe Pageant” for three consecutive years. The comedian himself became the center of all the jokes when he announced the 2015 miss universe results wrong. He later apologized to the concerned participants. Harvey has received five Emmy awards, two Marconi awards and several NAACP Image awards.
Net Worth & Earnings:
Steve Harvey’s net worth as of the year 2018 is $150 million. He has earned all this and more through his books, his talk shows, radio show and many more things he is brilliant at. However, he has had his ups and downs and also had to face an IRS allegation in the year 2008, but has managed to come out of it since. In fact, his annual income is about $50 million now.
The ride to success was hard for Harvey, but he never lost the sense of his work and continued to make us laugh. His “Celebrity Family Feud” is a favorite for many and has raised a lot of money for various charities. We wish Harvey luck for his upcoming shows!