Steve Harvey is a man of many trades, with comedian, actor, and radio/TV host as just a few of his titles. He has tackled many of the world’s toughest jobs with class and ease. He’s also had a very public hiccup, which he’s handled very well. In 2016, Steve announced the wrong winner for the Miss Universe pageant, but recovered from that and has returned as the host for the Miss Universe pageant the next year.
From Cleveland, Ohio to the big stage, Steve Harvey has made a name for himself and with that name has come a substantial amount of wealth and there are no signs of him slowing down anytime soon.
Steve Harvey’s Net Worth as of 2017: $100 million
Broderick Stephen Harvey was born on January 17, 1957, in Welch, West Virginia. His family moved to Cleveland, Ohio, living on East 112th Street, which has been renamed Steve Harvey Way in 2015. Harvey performed his first stand-up comedy show on October 8, 1985, at Hilarities Comedy Club in Cleveland.
Harvey was homeless for multiple years. He slept in his 1976 Ford when not performing gigs that provided him with a hotel room. And when he wasn’t performing he showered in gas station bathrooms and swimming pool showers. All of these struggles led to the man that we all now know as Steve Harvey.
1990 – 2002
Becoming a finalist in the Second Annual Johnnie Walker National Comedy Search in 1990 opened up many doors for Harvey, starting with landing a job as the host of Showtime At the Apollo. Showtime at the Apollo led to more leading roles such as Me and the Boys in 1994. He would star in The Steve Harvey Show, which ran from 1996 to 2002. In 1997, Harvey continued his stand-up comedy work. He began performing in the Kings of Comedy tour along with Cedric the Entertainer, D.L. Hughley and Bernie Mac. Due to its huge popularity, Spike Lee later made the tour into a film.
2003 – 2010
From 2003 through 2005, Harvey had a variety show on WB called Steve Harvey’s Big Time Challenge. During this time, he also launched a clothing line that featured formalwear such as ties and suits. Also during this time, Steve co-starred in several movies, including Racing Stripes and The Fighting Temptations, in which he acted alongside Beyonce and Cuba Gooding Jr. Clearly, all these projects weren’t keeping Harvey busy enough because he also released his infamous Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man book which led to a movie follow-up simply titled Think Like a Man.
2011 – 2017
In 2012, Harvey performed his final stand-up act at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. This ended his 27-year career as a stand-up comedian. Though he is no longer a comedian, Steve Harvey is still finding new and creative ways to keep himself busy. From his talk show to hosting Family Feud, Harvey has continued to work nonstop and make a name for himself. Though he started as a comedian, he has found a way to branch out of that and become a jack-of-all-trades. To this day, he is making $30 million per year. Expect his net worth to keep growing.
Through it all, he has been very philanthropic and given back to his community with organizations such as the Steve & Marjorie Harvey Foundation and the United Negro College Fund. For all of the money he has made, he is giving back. It’s amazing that a man who was living in his car was able to turn his life around and become a millionaire.