American comedian, actor, radio and television personality and author Steve Harvey, was born on 17 January 1957, in Welch, West Virginia, and even though Steve is a host of several radio shows including “Steve Harvey” and “The Steve Harvey Morning Show”, he is perhaps best known as a host of “Family Feud”, a game show that he joined in 2010. Harvey is also recognized as the main star of the famous sitcom “The Steve Harvey Show” that aired from 1996 until 2002.
One may ask, how rich is Steve Harvey, as of mid-2017? According to authoritative sources, Steve’s net worth is estimated to be over $130 million, accumulated largely through his career as a comedian on television and radio which began in the mid-1980s, but additionally from the sales of one of his books called “Act like a Lady, Think like a Man”, that amounted to $5 million, and earned him critical acclaim.
Steve Harvey Net Worth $130 Million
Broderick Steven Harvey moved to Cleveland, Ohio with his family, and matriculated from Glenville High School, then graduated from West Virginia University in 1978. Harvey initially worked as a mailman, then insurance salesman and even a boxer, before he began performing stand-up comedy in 1985, with his first appearance in Cleveland at the “Hilarities Comedy Club”. He then moved on to perform at “National Comedy Search”, and eventually appeared at “It’s Showtime at the Apollo”. Steve Harvey proved successful, as his stand-up comedy routine attracted large audiences, and opened more career opportunities for him, gaining him a role in the sitcom called “Me and the Boys”, and eventually resulting in the creation of “The Steve Harvey Show”. The latter featured a cast of Cedric the Entertainer, Merlin Santana and William Lee Scott, and ran for six seasons and 122 episodes, providing a significant boost to Steve’s net worth.
Harvey later appeared in the stand-up comedy film directed by Spike Lee “The Original Kings of Comedy”, co-starring with Cedric the Entertainer, Bernie Mac and D.L. Hughley. Steve Harley’s fame, as well as his net worth was on the rise at the time, as he kept coming up with more projects. In 2000, Harvey aired his first radio show “The Steve Harvey Morning Show”, which was then followed by a game show called “Steve Harvey’s Big Time Challenge Show”. With the success of his solo works, Steve Harvey joined the famous game show “Family Feud” in 2010 in the position of a host, after which the ratings of the show rose significantly, and it eventually became the second most-watched game show on TV.
More recently, Steve has hosted the Miss Universe Pageants in 2015 and 2016, honors which go with his no less than 14 NAACP Awards and three Daytime Emmy Awards which he has won, as well as a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, among many others.
In his personal life, Steve Harvey was married to Marcia from 1980 to ’84 with whom he has a son and twin daughters, then to Mary from 1996 until 2005 – they have a son. He has been married to Marjorie Elaine since 2007, taking on her three children. Following Steve’s work commitments, they commute between homes in Atlanta and Chicago.
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