Steve Harvey is a unique and incredible man who has made a lot of moves in the world of comedy and TV shows. However, he has never allowed his rich and famous lifestyle to make him forget where he came from. As the son of a coal miner, he is fully aware of the struggles of life and what it means to work and what it means to lack. Here is a glimpse of Steve Harvey's net worth, movies, books, TV shows, and life journey.
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Steve Harvey is an American comedian, television and radio personality, and author who has acquired a lot of fame for his sense of humour. Most people know Steve Harvey as just a comedian but have no idea that he was homeless in his late twenties; he made an incredible comeback and is now one of Hollywood's elite. Step into his now lavish life and get the full story here.
Steve Harvey's biography
- Real Name: Broderick Stephen Harvey
- Steve Harvey's age: 65 Years as of 2022
- Place of Birth: Welch, West Virginia
- Date of Birth: 17th January 1957
- Nationality: American
- Religion: Born-again Christian
- Marital Status: Married
- Steve Harvey's wife: Marcia Harvey
- Ethnicity: Black
- Steve Harvey's height: 185cm
- Weight: 104kgs
- Eye Color: Dark Brown
- Hair Color: Bald
- Net worth: estimated $200 million
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Early life and education
Steve Harvey's real name is Broderick Steven Harvey. On March 17, 1957, he was born in Welch, West Virginia, USA. Harvey's parents are Eloise and Jesse Harvey, and they were both coal miners. Unfortunately, they passed away in 2000 due to black lung disease.
His family later moved to Cleveland from West Virginia when he was able to graduate from Glenville High School in 1974 before he went back to his home state for college at the West Virginia University. He grew up with his parents and elders siblings in Cleveland.
After finishing his studies, he went back to Cleveland and mainly worked in employment sales. But he also dabbled in several jobs, such as being a postman, a wannabe professional boxer, an insurance salesperson, but none of these jobs clicked for him.
As luck would have it, in 1985, he won an amateur night contest at the local comedy club. This would be his start in stand-up comedy as an observational comic. He had finally found his niche. He just needed to make money off of it. Who helped Steve Harvey when he was 26? Liss and his wife Becky helped Steve to his feet by paying for his accommodation and hosting him whenever he needed it especially since he was very broke at the time.
Harvey spent the following years on the road playing in any clubs that were willing to book him, and finally, in the early 1990s, he became a headliner in one well-known comedy club. He also appeared on TV in 1990 in a show called Johnnie Walker National Comedy Search. In 1993, he was on the Cable TV network HBO's Def Comedy Jam. He secured a position in the show's Showtime at the Apollo after finishing second in the Second Annual Johnnie Walker National Comedy Search.
Showtime at the Apollo and The Steve Harvey Show
In 1993 Steve became the host of Showtime at the Apollo, beating out other hilarious comedians for the role like Jamie Foxx, D.L. Hughley, and Dwayne The Rock Johnson. He stayed on Showtime at the Apollo until 2000.
In 1996, Steve got his sitcom, The Steve Harvey Show. It was showcased in the fledgling WB Network. The Steve Harvey Show got a lot of traction with a primarily African American audience, and it aired until 2002. Cedric the Entertainer joined Steve Harvey on his show, and this was a match made in heaven; they later joined the national stand-up tour.
Family Feud and talk shows
Harvey won another iconic TV role in 2010 when he took over as the host of the venerable game show, Family Feud. His success on the show gained him an international audience and he launched a season of the show taped in South Africa.
Later on, he then started a talk show in 2012, Steve Harvey earning him a Daytime Emmy Award and an NAACP Image Award. In 2017, he began another talk show called Steve, which focused on celebrity guests.
Steve Harvey's movies and TV shows
- 2000- The original Kings of Comedy
- 2003- The Fighting Temptations
- 2004- Johnson Family Vacation
- 2005- Racing Stripes
- 2006- Steve Harvey: Don't Trip He isn't Through with me yet
- 2008- Still Singing
- 2009-Madea Goes to Jail
- 2012- Think Like a Man
TV series and talk shows list
- 1993–2000, 2016–2018 - Showtime at the Apollo
- 1994–1995, 1996–2002 - The Steve Harvey Show
- 2001 - The Proud Family
- 2002, 2003- Essence Awards
- 2017–2019- Steve
- 2019–2020- WWE Network Special
- 2020- Family Feud, Steve on Watch
Steve Harvey's books
In 2009, he became a best-selling author of relationship advice books despite many critics who continued to dismiss his advice, terming it a collection of overblown stereotypes. Harvey's debut, Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man(2009), followed by Straight Talk, No Chaser (2010), became one of its best-seller lists. Think Like a Man (2012), a hit movie, was based on his book and starred Kevin Hart.
Steve Harvey is a born-again Christian and has been married three times. Steve Harvey's wives were Marjorie Elaine Harvey. They got married on June 25, 2007. Mary Lee Harvey, they wed on June 21, 1996, and Marcia Harvey on 1980.
How many biological kids does Steve Harvey have? Steve Harvey has a total of 7 children, where 4 are his biological kids. He has twin daughters, Brandi and Karli and a son Broderick Jr from his first marriage. From his second marriage, Wynton. Finally, his third and current wife entered the marriage with three children of her own, Morgan, Lori and Jason. Lori Harvey has become very famous for dating Wakanda star Michael B Jordan.
The latest news on Steve Harvey
He has a foundation that he runs with his wife known as The Steve & Marjorie Harvey Foundation (SMHF). The foundation provides youth outreach services that help cultivate the next generation of responsible leaders by providing educational enrichment, mentoring, life transformation skills, and global service initiatives among other things.
Reports say that he is vegan for health reasons and has presented his rationale for his diet on his TV program. What disease does Steve Harvey have? On his NBC talk show, he confessed that he was worried about heart disease, and the vegan diet has helped reduce his cholesterol level.
How much is Steve Harvey currently worth? He has an estimated net worth of $200 million. He earns $45 million per year from his many occupations, including $10 million as the presenter of Family Feud. His incredible rags to riches story is inspiring and one for the books!
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