Steve Harvey is an actor, writer, radio host, and a comedian. Born in Virginia, Harvey dropped out of college in his third year, after which he held some assorted jobs like being a carpet cleaner, insurance salesman and auto assembly cleaner before he found his way in comedy.
Although he did not set up initially to be a stand-up comedian, his diverse roles in life and many interests pushed him and once he discovered himself in this art, he has never looked back.
In this guide, we take a look at Steve Harvey net worth, early life and his career. Read on.
On 17th, January 1957, Steve Harvey was born in Welch, West Virginia. He is the last born of the five children. His father was a coal miner.
Although born in West Virginia, the family moved to Cleveland, Ohio where he attended his school high school and graduated. After his graduation, he moved back to West Virginia to undertake his university education.
He dropped out of University in the third year and later found himself working in a string of jobs including selling insurance premiums, boxing, and delivering mail. In 1985, Harvey found his niche in stand-up comedy, something he does till date.
Although his two previous marriages ended up in divorce, Steve Harvey wife Marjorie has on several occasions defended him relentless, and Steve admits that his current success is due to his wife.
Harvey performed stand-up comedy for nearly four years in small stages before reaching the finals in the second Annual Johnnie Walker National Comedy search in 1989.
Later in 1993, he took over as a host of Showtime at Apollo, an activity that lasted until 2000. From 1996 to 2002, Harvey had his own show running the WB Network, The Steve Harvey Show.
During the show, Harvey and Cedric the entertainer forged a friendship that made them become partners on the Kings of Comedy Tour. The tour also included the likes of Bernie Mac and D/L Hughley. To date, the tour remains to be the highest grossing comedy tour in the history of the United States.
Other notable works of Steve Harvey include his daily talk show, the Steve Harvey Morning Show, and the roles in movies such as You Got Served, and relationship books. Recently, he has become the host of Family Feud.
Steve Harvey Net Worth
Alongside the likes of Jerry Seinfeld, Matt Groening, and Kevin Hart, Harvey has become one of the richest comedians in the world. Steve Harvey net worth 2018 is goes to $160. While in the previous year, Steve Harvey net worth 2017 was approximated to be $120 according to Bankrate.com
Steve Harvey has received notable awards in his career as a comedian and actor. The most recent one being Daytime Award for the most Outstanding Game Show Host by Family Feud in 2017.
In the same year, he received an Emmy award for an Outstanding Informative Talk Show Host, the Steve Harvey show. Additionally, in 2016, Steve received an honorary degree from the University of Alabama in Montgomery.
Notably, He became a four-time winner of NAACP Image Awards Outstanding Actor in the Comedy. A success that he got between 1999 to 2002.