Steve Harvey, known for his distinctive mustache, four-button suit, and seductive sense of humor, is arguably one of the most successful black men in show business. With a street named after him, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, 16 awards, 14 nominations, millions of dollars in the bank, and a wealth of awards for his name from a long and successful career spanning 30 years; here is everything you need to know about one of Hollywood’s greats.
Steve Harvey Net Worth
Steve Harvey’s net worth was estimated at over $110 million and, according to Forbes, he earned over $42.5 million in 2017. Comedy shows, books, advertising contracts, and guest appearances are the well-known sources of his wealth. He is a philanthropist, as evidenced by his generous donations to the United Negro College Fund and the Steve and Marjorie Harvey Foundation.
Steve Harvey Wife and family
The third time was indeed an attraction for Steve Harvey when he found marital bliss in his third marriage to Marjorie Bridges. Although the couple had dated briefly in the past, they exchanged vows only in 2007 and recently celebrated 10 years of marital bliss in June 2017. Steve was quoted as saying that his wife was the reason for his recent success as she helped him get his life in order and really supported him. In this sense, his wife Marjorie has relentlessly and publicly supported and defended her husband on several occasions.
Steve Harvey’s previous marriages to Marcia Harvey (1980-1994) and Mary Shackelford (1996-2005) both ended in divorce, but Mary Shackelford’s divorce from Steve Harvey was particularly nasty and very public. Mary recently sued Steve for $60 million for “prolonged torture involving the infliction of severe psychological pain and suffering,” even after receiving three apartments, $40,000 per month until 2009, and alimony of $1.5 million. She also claimed that Steve left her “materially destitute”, but Judge Robert Dry disagreed and threw the case out.
Steve Harvey kids
Steve Harvey has 7 children (including 3 stepchildren). Of the 7, Steve has a number of twin daughters named Brandi and Karli (34 years old) by his first wife Marcia; Mary gave him two sons, Broderick Jnr (26 years old) and Wynton (19 years old); the remaining 3 children (Morgan, Jason, and Lori) are Marjorie’s children with her ex-husband.
Steve Harvey Age and Height
Broderick Stephen Harvey was born on 17 January 1957 (60 years old) in Welch, West Virginia, USA, and named after Broderick Crawford by his parents Jesse Harvey and Eloise Vera.
Steve is 1.80 m tall, has broad shoulders, and looks quite young and fit for a 60-year-old man.
Steve Harvey Wiki
Steve attended Glenville High School, Kent State University, and West Virginia University. Steve Harvey is a TV presenter, actor (comedian), on-air (radio) personality, producer, and writer.
He began his career in the 1980s as a stand-up comedian and appeared in his first comedy show in 1985 (Hilarities Comedy Club, Cleveland, Ohio). It wasn’t always a walk in the park for him, as he was practically homeless most of the time and in most cases where no hotel accommodation was provided by the show organizers, he had to sleep in his car (1976 ford).
Harvey finally made his breakthrough after becoming one of the finalists of the annual Johnnie Walker National Comedy Search (1990). His heroics in stand-up comedy led him to host the prestigious “Showtime at the Apollo”, starring in the show “Me and the Boys” and also appearing on the “Original Kings of Comedy” tour alongside the late Bernie Mac, Cedric the Entertainer, and D.L. Hughley.
His 27-year career as a stand-up comedian culminated in the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, where he performed live on pay-per-view for 2 hours, ending his illustrious career as a stand-up comedian. Steve Harvey hosted several television shows, most notably the “Steve Harvey Morning Show”, “Family Feud”, “Celebrity Family Feud”, “Little Big Shots”, “Little Big Shots: Forever Young” and “Steve Harvey’s Funderdome”.
Steve hosted the Miss Universe 2015 Pageant in Las Vegas, where he named Miss Columbia (Ariadna Gutierrez), the first runner-up, as the winner, while the actual winner was Miss Philippines (Pia Wurtzbach). He apologized vehemently for his mistake and is now hosting the 2016 and 2017 editions of the same pageant in the Philippines and Las Vegas (USA) respectively. The incident of the 2015 Las Vegas pageant was spread on social media with several memos.
Steve Harvey’s life in the spotlight was not without controversy. He once made jokes about Asian men and insisted that white or black women would never go out with them. An ardent supporter of the Cleveland Cavaliers, he also made a joke about the water crisis in Flint, Michigan on air when he called to mock the Cleveland Cavaliers for losing to the Golden State Warriors in the NBA final. For both jokes, he received a backlash from concerned people and has since apologized.
Steve is also a Christian and was quoted as criticizing atheists, accusing them of not having a “moral barometer” and advising women to stay away from such men as they are in danger of remaining brokenhearted.
Steve Harvey House
Steve is known to invest in some luxury homes and occasionally gives private tours. His Atlanta home is said to have a waterfall, an in-house barbecue, a miniature golf course, a cigar cabinet with his private cigar collection, and an exquisite closet with self-designed shoes.
His studio in Chicago, designed by Mikel Welch, is so infamous for its comfort that it is described as “a home away from home”.
Steve Harvey Movies
As an actor, Steve has starred in movies such as;
- Spike Lee’s “Original Kings of Comedy” (2000).
- Love Don’t Cost a Thing (2003).
- The Fighting Temptations (2003).
- You Got Served (2004).
- Johnson Family Vacation (2004).
- Racing Stripes (2005)
- He made some cameo appearances as himself in “Madea Goes to Jail” (2009) as well as “Think Like a Man”(2012).
Steve Harvey Books
Steve Harvey has also put out some really good books like;
- Act like a Lady, Think Like a Man (2009)
- Straight talk, No Chaser: How to find, keep and understand a man.
He also owns a dating website called “Delightful”, whose sole aim is to help women become more dateable.