Known for his astounding performances in many shows, including The Steve Harvey Show, Family Feud, and Showtime at the Apollo, Broderick Stephen Harvey (widely referred to as Steve Harvey) is a name that doesn’t need any introduction. But the journey of this prominent name in the Hollywood industry wasn’t an easy ride. Apart from the art of comedy, Steve has also gracefully presented himself in a plethora of other fields, namely, television producing, hosting, writing, and acting.
Harvey, who raised himself struggling against his tough luck, now has enormous net worth. He wasn’t born with a silver spoon in his mouth but has certainly set an example that one can get past the hardships if they hold onto God and find hope even in the darkest of times. Read through the article to learn how the comedian evolved with time, and Steve Harvey’s net worth became a headline in the present times.
STEVE HARVEY’S NET WORTH 2022
Presently, Steve Harvey’s net worth is estimated to be around 200 Million USD. The much-acclaimed television host built quite an enormous fortune from scratch. This article will walk you through the roller coaster journey of Steve Harvey’s net worth.
West Virginia is the natal home of Steve Harvey, whose father, Jesse Harvey, was a coal miner by profession. It was quite a big deal for Harvey to make ends meet after he completed his graduation. He used to earn his daily bread by delivering couriers, washing carpets, vending insurance policies, and working for an automobile manufacturing corporation. He was also a boxer before he presented himself in the skin of a stand-up comedian in 1985 at the Hilarities Comedy Club in Cleveland, Ohio.
Despite going the whole nine yards, managing his survival was a biting a bullet kind of task for the Miss Universe show host. Steve even witnessed a time when he didn’t even have a roof over his head for three years. At that time, he used to take shelter at the 1976 Ford Motor Tempo most of the time, while concerts didn’t facilitate the hotel stay for the performers, and he used to take baths at gas stations or swimming pools. He was in such a derelict condition.
Television Show Host, Movies, Comic Roles & Stand-Up Comedy Tours
After securing a place among the finalists of the Second Annual Johnnie Walker National Comedy Search in 1990, Steve got his break. He was picked for a host’s role in It’s Showtime at the Apollo. He also starred as Steve Tower (a fictional character) in the 1994 sitcom, which premiered on ABC, Me and the Boys, and The Steve Harvey Show (1996-2002).
His 1976 “Kings of Comedy” tour is oft-times looked upon as the top-grossing comedy tour in the U.S. as it garnered 18 Million USD for that year and 19 Million USD for the succeeding year. Director Spike Lee even presented the acts and BTS from the tour in his film The Originals Kings of Comedy in August 2000, which further added to Steve Harvey net worth and fame.
The Glenville High School alumni did receive an entry card to perform in several movies, to name a few, The Fighting Temptations, Love Don’t Cost A Thing, Johnson Family Vacation, and Racing Stripes.
The Steve Harvey Morning Show & Self-Written Books
In 2000, Harvey launched his own radio talk show- The Steve Harvey Morning Show. The You Got Served starrer had come so far by this time, and once again, his hosting skills paid off well by taking Steve Harvey net worth to new heights. His earnings from the show roughly amount to 20 Million USD annually as per republic world’s site.
Keeping up with other professional chores, Harvey also commenced writing books. His 2009 “Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man” remained top-positioned on the New York Times best-seller list for more than 5 months in a row while it remained on it for more than 20 months. Tim Story and Keith Merryman took cues from the book and made the movie Think Like a Man in 2012. Other titles that did cast up Steve Harvey net worth are “Jump: Take the Leap of Faith to Achieve Your Life of Abundance,” “Straight Talk, No Chaser: How to Find, Keep, and Understand a Man,” and “Act Like a Success, Think Like a Success.”
The Family Feud
Harvey was introduced as a host in Family Feud in 2010. The show’s ratings have been increasing tremendously since he joined it. Two families stand against each other and play a quiz; the family who gives the most accurate answers wins the prize. Much of the show’s engagement is associated with the way Harvey interacts with the audience and guests. No wonder Steve Harvey’s net worth is this huge today, and the credit goes to his belief in the Almighty and hard work.
Apart from this, Harvey also hosts Celebrity Family Feud, where renowned celebrities try their best to win the chance to bestow their favoured charity or non-profit organizations.
Harvey’s paycheck from the Family Feud is estimated to be around 10 Million USD annually as per republic world’s site. The Daytime Emmy Awards Winner for multiple times is till date, the best-running host for most of the T.V. shows in the United States, be it sports commentary shows, talk shows, and need not to even mention comedy shows.
Steve Harvey’s Mansions
Steve Harvey owns multiple lush mansions, which are valued at millions of dollars. Once homeless, Harvey now has lavish mansions at exquisite locations. The Celebrity Family Feud host owns a 15 Million USD house in Atlanta, where Tyler Perry resided earlier. Harvey’s sweet home is equipped with an infinity-edge pool, numerous rooms, and spas.
Another Atlanta property of Harvey features an impeccable waterfall, mini-golf course, and different cabinets altogether, with 6 bedrooms and 8 bathrooms. He did spend 3.4 Million USD on this premium location house which he acquired in 2010.
Harvey’s breathtakingly avant-garde Chicago penthouse that he sold 4 years ago fetched him 7.7 Million USD. The penthouse is placed on the 88th floor of the Trump International Hotel Tower. The crazily cherished comedy star of the United States sold this property so as to move to L.A.
The Texas house is another addition to Steve Harvey’s net worth. Spread across 3.67 acres, this property has 5 bedrooms in total and 6 bathrooms and was listed for sale at a price of one million seventy-five USD. He previously lived in a house in Plano, Texas, which featured a gourmet kitchen, four-car garage, game room, spa, with a master suite. This house was reportedly listed at 3.5 Million USD. The fact that apart from these two properties, Steve Harvey net worth includes one more property in Texas is enough to imply that one of the best hosts of all times has some special attachment to the ‘Lone Star State.’
Together with IAC, Harvey launched his own dating site in 2014- Delightful. He also joined hands with Ellen DeGeneres to create Little Big Shots in 2016, for which he also served as a host for three consecutive years.
Harvey’s very own in-house production venture, East One Twelve, holds the right for international versions of the Family Feud, plus to that the Sand and Soul Festival and Harvey’s Events are among a few ventures that come under the umbrella of Steve Harvey Global (SHG). Fox picked him for hosting the New Year’s Eve special from Times Square in 2017. There was a time when Steve did multiple jobs to survive and pay off an outstanding tax of 20 Million USD to the IRS.
Steve Harvey’s net worth also contributes to several social causes. The two-time Marconi Awards winner established the Steve & Marjorie Harvey Foundation and finances scholarships for schools together with Kent State University. Along with this, he also collaborated with the Walt Disney World Resort and the Essence and bestowed the Disney Dreamers Academy.
The 65-year-old is a father of seven and married Marjorie in 2007, and had previously parted ways with Marrie Shackerfold and Marcia Harvey in 2005 and 1994, respectively. The host who booked NAACP Image Awards multiple times in his name now earns around 45 Million USD a year alone from his talk shows. Steve did put a full stop to his comedic career, which lasted for more than 25 years, after performing for the last time in MGM Grand, LA. Undoubtedly, the efforts the Hollywood Walk of Fame starrer did put into his work are an inspiration for many.