Steve Harvey was born on January 17, 1957, in Welch, West Virginia, United States of America. The actor and comedian Steve Harvey started his career as a stand-up comedian in the early 1990s when he became one of the best comedians in the country. After several years of performing stand-up comedy, he joined The Steve Harvey Show and became one of the best comedy actors in the world where he played one of the main characters until it ended after six seasons in 2006.
1) Early Life
Steve Harvey was born on January 17, 1957 in Welch, West Virginia. His father, Dr. Jesse Harvey Jr., a coal miner, owned a small restaurant and a barber shop as well as worked for an electric company; his mother, Eloise Shelton Harvey worked as a nurse at an elementary school. As a boy he helped out his father at work while also becoming close to many of his father’s friends that would later become some of his comedic influences such as Bill Cosby . He attended Roberson High School where he played basketball and football before earning his degree from West Virginia State University with two degrees in Sociology and Physical Education.
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Comedian and actor Steve Harvey has an estimated net worth of $250 million. He’s appeared in several movies and TV shows, including The Last Ride, A Night at the Museum, Guess Who and Little Man. In his time as a comedian, he hosted several specials on Comedy Central and Showtime. But he is probably best known for hosting his own talk show, The Steve Harvey Show , which ran from 1996 to 2002 on WB network. A spinoff called The Steve Harvey Morning Show ran on urban radio stations in 2005-06. He later hosted another daytime talk show called Steve . It ran from 2011 to 2014 on NBC.
3) Car Collection
His biggest splurge was a Mercedes G-Wagon, which he bought in 2014 for $100,000. He paid cash. His other vehicles include a $52,500 Ferrari 458 Italia convertible and two Cadillac Escalades — one red and one white — with customized rims. All of them cost him more than $150,000 each. The comedian has more vehicles at home waiting to be claimed by relatives after his death. He only lists six on his most recent tax returns to protect their privacy because some of them belong to others who live with him but are not listed as dependents.
4) Awards and Achievements
In 1995, he starred in his first comedy special entitled Steve Harvey: One Man. He has been hosting the TV series Little Big Shots, Steve Harvey’s Funderdome and Showtime at The Apollo. In 2017, his show Steve was renewed for a fifth season which is slated to premiere in 2018. On 20th of November 2016, he announced that he is joining Simon Cowell on America’s Got Talent for season 12 which premiered on May 31st, 2017 and set its highest ratings since 2009. In 2014, Forbes named him as one of their Celebrity 100 list. They also ranked him as one of The World’s Most Powerful Celebrities in 2015 and 2016 too.
5) Net Worth
Steve Harvey is a high-profile actor and comedian who has an estimated net worth of $145 million in 2018. Steve Harvey’s 2018 wealth is derived from many sources, including his various stand-up comedy tours, his hugely popular talk show and his comedy books. Additionally, he also earns money from acting gigs on hit television shows such as The Steve Harvey Show and films such as Meet Dave. In fact, his earnings are even more impressive when you consider that he didn’t achieve a significant level of fame until later in life. He earned a degree in computer science at Fisk University and later pursued a career with IBM for several years. During that time, he taught himself how to play drums to keep himself occupied during long stretches of work.
Last Updated on December 20, 2021
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