Steve Harvey is a comedian, businessman, Emmy-winning show host, and entertainer with a $200 million net worth. As the host of “The Steve Harvey Morning Show” and the popular game shows “Family Feud” and “Celebrity Family Feud” he is well-known.
Earns $40-$50 million annually
Earns $20 million annually from his radio job.
Earns $10 million per year as “Family Feud” host.
In May of 2020, Steve paid $15 million for the former Atlanta home of Tyler Perry.
Early Life and Career in Comedy
Broderick Stephen Harvey was born in Welch, West Virginia on January 17, 1957. His family later relocated to Cleveland, Ohio, where he earned his high school diploma in 1974 from Glenville. Later, he attended West Virginia University after attending Kent State University. He has worked as a boxer, autoworker, insurance salesman, carpet cleaner, and mailman, and made his first comedy appearance on October 8, 1985 at the Hilarities Comedy Club in Cleveland, Ohio. Harvey, who is no stranger to adversity, was homeless for three years in the late 1980s, sleeping in his 1976 Ford when the venues he performed at did not provide hotels.
As a finalist in the 1990 Johnnie Walker National Comedy Search, Harvey landed a position as the host of the television program “It’s Showtime at the Apollo” He continued to perform stand-up comedy, joining Cedric the Entertainer, D.L. Hughley, and Bernie Mac on the 1997 Kings of Comedy tour. In 1997 and 1998, this tour grossed $37 million, making it one of the most lucrative comedy tours ever. From his success and recognition as a comedian, he received opportunities such as a starring role on the ABC show “Me and the Boys” (1994); his own show on the WB network, “The Steve Harvey Show” (1996-2002); “The Steve Harvey Morning Show,” a weekday radio show he has hosted since 2000; and roles in films such as “The Fighting Temptations” (2003) and “Love Don’t Cost a Thing” (2005). (2003). In 2006, he released “Steven Harvey: Don’t Trip… He is not yet finished with me.
Family Rivalry and Hostility
Harvey performed his final stand-up show at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on August 2, 2012, concluding his 27-year career as a stand-up comedian. However, in addition to his comedy career, Harvey has also achieved great success in a number of other endeavors.
Harvey is perhaps even more well-known as a charismatic and engaging host than as a comedian. Harvey began hosting the game show Family Feud in 2010. His consecutive tenure as host is also the longest of the show’s previous hosts. Harvey also hosts “Celebrity Family Feud” a spin-off. Thanks to YouTube and the many viral videos depicting his reactions to “Family Feud” contestants’ inappropriate or incorrect answers, he has achieved modern fame. In 2013, he was the first host ever to be nominated for both the Outstanding Talk Show Host and Outstanding Game Show Host Daytime Emmy Awards. He received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame the same year.
Harvey hosted the Miss Universe 2015 competition in Las Vegas in 2015. He has continued to host the Miss Universe pageant in 2016, 2017, and 2018 despite his error in which he misidentified the winner as the runner-up and had to announce a few minutes after she had been crowned that he had misread the results.
Steve Harvey Income
Steve Harvey earned $45 million between June 2017 and June 2018 from his various endeavors. In June 2018 and June 2019, he earned the identical amount.
What is Steve Harvey’s income from Family Feud?
At least $10 million of his average annual salary of approximately $45 million comes from hosting Family Feud. He earns an additional $20 million from his radio hosting duties.
Other Business Ventures
In 2009, Harvey published the book “Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man” which later served as the basis for the ensemble film “Think Like a Man” (2012). The hardcover edition of the book was on the New York Times bestseller list for 64 weeks. In addition, he has written “Straight Talk, No Chaser” (2010), “Act Like A Success” (2014), and “Jump: Take the Leap of Faith to Achieve Your Life of Abundance” (2016). Additionally, in 2014 he launched the dating website Delightful in partnership with IAC. In 2016, Harvey co-created the show “Little Big Shots” with Ellen DeGeneres, which he also hosted until 2019.
Harvey consolidated his businesses in 2017 under the name Steven Harvey Global (SHG). Under SHG are his production company East One Twelve and his daughter Morgan and her husband’s company Harvey Events. SHG also owns the rights to international adaptations of “Family Feud” and has announced that an African adaptation will air in 2020. In 2017, he launched the annual Sand and Soul Festival, which features live music, stand-up comedy, and a question-and-answer session with Harvey himself.
Harvey is a three-time married man. In 2007, he married Marjorie Bridges, who is his current wife. Three of his children are from his first marriage, one from his second, and he adopted Marjorie’s three children when he married her. The Steve and Marjorie Harvey Foundation, which focuses on youth outreach and education, was founded by Steve and Marjorie Harvey.
Steve and Marjorie rented a large mansion in the gated community of Beverly Park atop Beverly Hills, California, in February 2018. The 12,000-square-foot home on just under 2 acres was originally listed for rent at $125,000 PER MONTH, but the Harveys were able to negotiate a price of $110,000 PER MONTH. This amounts to approximately $1,300,000 per year in rent. In 2007, the home was listed for $23.5 million at one point.
Outside of Los Angeles, Steve Harvey owns a 9,000-square-foot mansion in Atlanta that he purchased for $3.4 million in 2010 and a similarly-sized mansion on 4 acres outside of Dallas, Texas. In 2013, Steve acquired a 5,500-square-foot condo on the 88th floor of Trump International in Chicago. In 2018, he sold the property for $7.7 million.
In May of 2020, Steve paid $15 million to acquire the former Atlanta home of Tyler Perry. The 35,000-square-foot, gated residence is situated on 17 acres. Tyler purchased the home in 2017, invested millions in renovations, and sold it to evangelist David Turner for $17.5 million in 2016. Turner lost $2.5 million on the property.
|Net Worth:||$200 Million|
|Date of Birth:||Jan 17, 1957|
|Height:||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Profession:||Actor, Comedian, Entertainer, Film Producer, Radio personality, Author, TV Personality,|
|Nationality:||United States of America|