Steve Harvey Net Worth, Biography and Career

Busytape February 27, 2020
Updated 2020/02/27 at 11:43 AM
Steve Harvey Net Worth
Steve Harvey Net Worth

Steve Harvey is an African-American comedian, entertainer, and businessman. Hosting Celebrity Family Feud, The Steve Harvey Morning Show, Family Feud, Fox’s New Year’s Eve (since 2017), Family Feud, and the Miss Universe competition (since 2015) has been responsible for most of Steve Harvey’s fame & fortune.

Steve Harvey’s Early Life

Broderick Stephen Harvey was born in Welch, West Virginia, United States on born January 17, 1957, to Jesse Harvey and Eloise Harvey. His father, Jesse Harvey was a coal miner. During his childhood in the company of his brother Terry Harvey, he moved to Cleveland Ohio along with the family.

Educational History

Steve Harvey schooled at Glenville High School and graduated in 1974 before attending West Virginia University and Kent State University. Steve Harvey was also a very active member of the Omega Psi Phi fraternity during his time in college.

Steve Harvey’s Career

He focused on being a comedian, television host, and radio personality. In 1985 he performed a stand-up comedy at Hilarities Comedy Club in Cleveland where he grew up. During the 1980’s he was homeless for several years and was living a hard life. He was a finalist in the 2nd yearly Johnnie Walker National Comedy Search which led him to a starring role with Me and the Boys in 1994.

He then starred in The Steve Harvey Show, a Warner Bros network show from 1996 to 2002. He kept on doing his work in stand-up comedy in 1997 along with Bernie Mac, Cedric the Entertainer, and D.L. Hughley.

In 2003 he had a role in the movie Fighting Temptations along with Beyonce Knowles and Cuba Gooding Jr. Further commercial success was achieved, and the Steve Harvey brand gained more weight when he published his book titled  Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man as well as its cinematic follow-up Think Like a Man.

In 2008, he hosted a 3-day event which was conducted by the Disney Dreamers Academy at Walt Disney World Resort, Lake Buena Vista, Florida. He also hosted The Steve Harvey Morning Show which is a weekday-morning radio program that was originally aired through Radio One, Inc. In 2010, he hosted another show Family Feud. His website Delightful was launched in September 2014 in order to help Women become more date-able.

In 2015, Steve Harvey hosted the Miss Universe pageant in Las Vegas and has been hosting it since that year. He also hosted the 2016 edition of the Miss Universe pageant in the Philippines on 30 January 2017.

Personal Life & Family

Steve Harvey has been married three times. His first marriage was to Marcia Harvey, with whom he has a son and twin daughters. When they split he married Mary Shackelford with whom he had his second son. After two years of his divorce from Mary Shackelford, he married Marjorie Bridges who has 3 children from her previous marriage. Together, they have 7 children and 4 grandchildren.

Steve Harvey is a devout Christian by faith.

Awards & Achievements

Steve Harvey is a recipient of several awards from a list of different nominations. He has won the prestigious Daytime Emmy Award for a good number of five times in various categories. He has received the NAACP Image Award 14 times.

In 2011, he was awarded the BET Humanitarian Award, and two years later, he received the 39th People’s Choice Award and also earned a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

In 2014, he was inducted into the NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame.

In 2015, the street where Steve Harvey lived as a child was named Steve Harvey Way. The following year, Harvey received an Honorary Doctorate Degree from Alabama University.

Steve Harvey Net Worth

His net worth has accumulated as a result of his career as a professional entertainer, and also as a businessman. He has also made his money from being an author, who published the best-selling book titled  Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, followed by its cinematic presentation Think Like a Man.

Steve Harvey net worth is estimated at $200 million. His occupation as a television personality, and host, notable for hosting Celebrity Family Feud, The Steve Harvey Morning Show, Family Feud, Fox’s New Year’s Eve (since 2017), Family Feud, and the Miss Universe competition (since 2015) has contributed greatly to his fortune. According to Forbes, Steve Harvey earned over $45 million in 2019.

Aside from being a host, author, actor, and comedian, Steve Harvey is also a business-oriented person. He launched a clothing line that is bringing in cash.

His fortune has enabled him to live comfortably and afford a pricey Plano Mansion which is valued at over $10 million. His luxurious home is about 3.25 acres in size and capable of comfortably housing around seven cars in its garage. The house is equipped with five bedrooms, five bathrooms, and two half baths as well as everything befitting for a deserving man like Mr. Steve Harvey.

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