Steve Harvey is a comedian, businessman, Awards show host, and performer. As the host of “The Steve Harvey Morning Show” and the popular game shows “Family Feud” and “Celebrity Family Feud,” he is well-known.
Early Life and Comedy Career
Broderick Stephen Harvey was born in Welch, West Virginia, on January 17, 1957. After that, his family moved to Cleveland, Ohio, where he went to Glenville High School and got his diploma in 1974.
He went to Kent State and then West Virginia universities. He has worked as a boxer, an autoworker, an insurance salesman, a carpet cleaner, and a mailman. On October 8, 1985, he did his first comedy show at the Hilarities Comedy Club in Cleveland, Ohio.
Harvey has been through a lot of hard times. In the late 1980s, when he was just starting, he was homeless for three years. He slept in his 1976 Ford when the gigs he played at didn’t have a hotel.
In 1990, Harvey got a job as the host of the TV show “It’s Showtime at the Apollo” because he was one of the finalists in the Second Annual Johnnie Walker National Comedy Search. He kept doing stand-up comedy and joined Cedric the Entertainer, D.L. Hughley, and Bernie Mac on the Kings of Comedy tour in 1997.
This tour is one of the most successful comedy tours of all time. In 1997 and 1998, it made $37 million. From his success as a comedian, he got a lead role on the ABC show “Me and the Boys” in 1994, his show on the WB network called “The Steve Harvey Show” from 1996 to 2002, and a weekday radio show called “The Steve Harvey Morning Show” that he has hosted since 2000, and parts in movies like “The Fighting Temptations” (2003) and “Love Don’t Cost a Thing” (2005). (2003). In 2006, he put out a special called “Steven Harvey: Don’t Trip… He’s not done with me yet”
Steve Harvey Family Feud and Hosting
Harvey did his last stand-up show at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on August 2, 2012. This was the end of his 27-year career as a stand-up comedian. Harvey has had a lot of success in many of his other projects, in addition to his comedy career.
Harvey is known as a lively and interesting host, maybe even more than as a comedian. Harvey became the host of the game show “Family Feud” in 2010. He has also been the host of the show for the longest amount of time in a row. Harvey also runs a spin-off called “Celebrity Family Feud,” which he also hosts.
He is well-known today because of YouTube and the many viral videos that show how he reacts to people’s wrong or inappropriate answers on “Family Feud.”
In 2013, he was the first host ever to be nominated for both the Outstanding Talk Show Host and the Outstanding Game Show Host Daytime Emmy Awards. He got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame the same year.
Harvey put on the Miss Universe pageant in Las Vegas in 2015. Even though he made a mistake and said the first-runner-up was the winner, he has continued to host the Miss Universe pageant in 2016, 2017, and 2018.
Steve Harvey Salary
Steve Harvey made $45 million from his many jobs between June 2017 and June 2018. Between June 2018 and June 2019, he made the same amount.
Steve Harvey’s Personal Life
Harvey has had three marriages. Marjorie Bridges is his current wife. He married her in 2007. He has a total of seven children. Three are from his first marriage, one is from his second, and he adopted Marjorie’s three kids when he married her. He and Marjorie started the Steve and Marjorie Harvey Foundation, which works to educate and reach out to young people.
Steve Harvey’s Net Worth
Steve Harvey has a $200 million net worth. He is in charge of a huge business that includes radio, TV, clothing, books, and more. He makes about $45 million a year from all of his jobs, including $10 million for hosting Family Feud.
Steve Harvey Real Estate
Steve and Marjorie rented a big house in the gated community of Beverly Park, which is on top of Beverly Hills, California, in February 2018. The Harveys were able to talk the owners down from $125,000 per month to $110,000 per month. The house is 12,000 square feet and sits on just under 2 acres. That’s about $1.3 million in rent every year. In 2007, the house was for sale for $23.5 million at one point.
Steve Harvey owns a 9,000-square-foot mansion in Atlanta that he bought for $3.4 million in 2010. He also owns a 4-acre mansion outside of Dallas, Texas that is just as big. Steve bought a house in Chicago on the 88th floor of Trump International in 2013. The house was 5,500 square feet. In 2018, he sold that house for $7.7 million.
In May 2020, Steve paid $15 million to buy the Atlanta house that Tyler Perry used to live in. The 35,000-square-foot house has a gate and is on 17 acres. Tyler bought the house in 2017, poured millions into renovations, and sold it in 2016 to an evangelist named David Turner for $17.5 million. Turner’s loss on the house was $2.5 million.
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