Steve Harvey net worth is $100 million
Quick facts about Steve Harvey
Date of birth: January 17, 1957
Place of birth: Welch, West Virginia, U.S.
Occupation: comedian, television host, radio personality, actor, and author
Steve Harvey, born Broderick Steven Harvey, is an American comedian known worldwide. A fun loving, good natured, comedian, he also lists radio personality, comedic actor, and author to his resume. Not just a comedian but an entire persona, he was born in 1957, in Welch, West Virginia of humble, and as the basis for his comedy act, hysterical, beginnings. The creator of shows such as Steve Harvey, the Steve Harvey Morning Show, and as the host of Family Feud, he entertains audiences of all walks of life, and generations.
The son of a coal miner, he graduated not only high school, but Kent State University. After graduation, he did many things on his way to stardom including being an insurance man, a boxer and a carpet cleaner. Nothing being beneath him, he knew that the way to the top was through hard work. The life of a comedian is difficult. It is not easy to get your first break. He admits to being homeless at times and showering in gas stations and public swimming pool showers. The turning point was when he became a Finalist in the Second Annual Johnnie Walker National Comedy Search in 1990. From there, the offers kept coming, and the roles started rolling in.
As a radio host, he has achieved success as a morning show host starting in 2000, and began hosting the game show Family Feud in 2010. Also, this year he is set to launch a dating website, called “Delightful”. Harvey continues to branch out into different entertainment mediums with huge success. A far cry from the guy who spent years bathing in public baths, and living out of his car, his net worth is estimated at over $100 million with an annual salary that adds up to more than $30 million dollars a year.
Harvey has a plethora of homes everywhere, but when he divorced in 2005, his wife reportedly got three of them totaling more than $1.5 million. He also reportedly paid her $40,000 month, while still maintaining custody. Not being able to avoid controversy his ex-wife has made many public accusations about his infidelity and treatment of her. None of her allegations have been proven. Being the author of many relationship books including “Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man”, her intention was to discredit Harvey and hurt his book sales. Even though there was a gag order, she spewed information all over YouTube about their time together.
Harvey is the epitome of the rags to riches story. Coming from very humble beginnings he first took the serious route of higher education, but paid his dues by living out of his car and being homeless. Award winning author, writer and host of his own self-named shows, he is a household name that crosses many ethnic lines and audiences. A mainstay on his radio show, he doesn’t shy away from giving his opinions, and tries as much as he can to keep his personal life just that. Branching out into every medium of entertainment, he is someone that has success written all over him.