We know Kevin Hart as the most successful comedian in the United States in the last decade, the man who fills arenas when filming specials. Lately, he has started to take on serious roles and for some time he has been telling us that he wants to be the first comedian with a fortune of $1 billion.
What is Kevin Hart’s net worth?
Kevin Hart is one of the highest-paid entertainers in the world with a net worth of $450 million at the time this article is written.
Kevin Hart earned $90 million from movies, touring, endorsements, merchandise, and others between August 2015 and August 2016. The next year, between June 2017 and June 2018 he earned $60 million, and between June 2018 and June 2019 he made $60 million. The next year he made $40 million.
Kevin Darnell Hart is a legendary figure in the world of comedy, and his brand of authentic, poignant yet hilarious comedy has captivated millions of fans around the world.
While his sense of humor may not be for everyone, he has established himself as an accomplished and respected comedian with a wide audience spanning many demographics. Hart was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on July 6, 1979. His zodiac sign is Cancer. Hart is the son of Nancy Hart and Henry Witherspoon. His father struggled with drug addiction for most of the actor’s life, so he was raised solely by his mother. Hart stated that he used humor as a coping mechanism to deal with his troubled and often turbulent upbringing.
Although his mother worked at the University of Pennsylvania, Hart studied at the Community College of Philadelphia for a short time before moving to New York City and then to Brockton, Massachusetts. After performing at an amateur comedy night at The Laff House Comedy Club in his home state of Pennsylvania, he decided to pursue a career in comedy.
Career Beginning and Success
Despite the fact that his first show was a relative failure, Hart was undeterred and continued to work on his shows. His performances gradually improved and he won several comedy competitions in Massachusetts. In 2009, he began touring with bands such as “I’m a Grown Little Man”, “Seriously Funny” (2010), “Laugh at My Pain” (2011), and “Let Me Explain” (2013). “Laugh at My Pain” grossed Hart over $15 million, making it one of the top-grossing comedy tours of 2011. Between these tours, Hart starred in hit comedy films such as “Soul Plane” (2004), in which he co-starred with rapper Snoop Dogg, and “The 40-Year-Old Virgin” (2005), in which he co-starred with comedy heavyweights such as Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, and Seth Rogen.
Due to the popularity and success of the reality show “Real Housewives,” Hart and fellow actor Chris Spencer created the spin-off series “Real Husbands of Hollywood” in 2013. Unlike “Real Housewives,” the celebrity husbands played fictional characters by themselves, parodying the original show.
In addition to his illustrious film and stand-up careers, Hart is an accomplished MC who has hosted several awards ceremonies, including the BET Awards in 2011 and the MTV Video Music Awards in 2012. He also had the coveted honor of hosting the famous comedy show “Saturday Night Live” several times.
In addition to being a comedy star, he is also a musician signed to Motown Records under the musical stage name Chocolate Droppa.
In June 2021, he diversified his acting portfolio by starring in the Netflix series Fatherhood, in which he plays a widower and single father. The actor will continue his career with Netflix after signing a first-look deal for a heist film called “Lift,” directed by F. Gary Gray
In 2017, Hart launched his comedy production and streaming service, Laugh Out Loud Network, in partnership with film production company Lionsgate.
His newest business is a chain of vegan fast-food restaurants: Hart House. The first restaurant was opened in August 2022 in Los Angeles. The comedian collaborated with entrepreneur Andy Hooper and chef Michael Salem to realize this project. Kevin promises that his fast-food chain will serve “delicious, sustainable food”. The menu includes burgers, plant-based sandwiches, but also nuggets, fries, and wedges, oat milk milkshakes. They will not have preservatives or products of animal origin. Hart House also boasts that it has eliminated artificial colors, antibiotics, hormones, and preservatives, as well as the much-maligned high-fructose corn syrup. The comedian also emphasized that this is not the kind of Hollywood restaurant, with $19 burgers, and his “chicken” sandwiches also cost $5, $6, and $7.
Kevin bought a house for $1.99 million in 2012 in Tarzana, California, but he sold it for $2.75 million in 2019.
Nowadays he lives in a large mansion in Calabasas, California, which he bought in 2015 for $1.35 million. In April 2017 he built another home on the same property. This new home is valued at $5 million.
Kevin Hart’s Rules for Success
A life-changing moment occurred in Hart’s life in 2019 when he was involved in a car accident. He underwent back surgery and had to rehabilitate for two weeks. As noted by US Weekly, he took a break from his career and entered a full recovery. He documented his journey on Instagram and understood how vital it is to appreciate life and value family more than anything else.
Don’t be afraid to try new things
Not many people but that Hart had a career in striptease before venturing into comedy. The actor decided to earn extra money in strip clubs, but it didn’t work, as USA Today notes. When tensions arose in the house, he decided to quit. One of his work colleagues suggested he enter the world of stand-up, which eventually changed his life.
Invest in yourself
Hart did not invest money in his work until his 2011 documentary, Kevin Hart: Laugh at My Pain. He invested $700,000 and earned $9 million. He concluded that the investment in himself is worth the risk if he values the work he does and believes that people will watch and enjoy his efforts to do something.
Kevin Hart is always working. There wasn’t a moment when the actor/comedian wasn’t seen promoting his work or filming something. Hart refuses to relax. He believes that it is vital to reach the ceiling and raise it. It’s important to reach the finish line of success rather than turn back.
Take care of your finances
One of the most important aspects of any artist’s career is taking control of their finances. When Hart had the opportunity to speak to students at Bay Area High School in March 2020, he shared his knowledge. As ABC 7 News reported, he talked about how he had no idea how to manage his money after winning the big bucks. He ended up in debt before he learned to save for the future.