Popular for his trademark mustache, the buttons of his suit, and the sense of humor, Steve Harvey is arguably one of the most successful black men in the entertainment industry. He has a street named after him, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, 14 nominations, 16 awards, and millions of dollars in the bank from a long and successful career spanning over 30 years.
What are Steve Harvey’s salary and net worth?
Steve Harvey is a famous American TV show host, businessman, and comedian, who has a net worth of $200 million at the time this article is written.
- Steve Harvey paid $15 million for Tyler Perry’s former Atlanta mansion in May 2020
- He earns $40 to $50 million per year
- Steve earns $10 million per year for hosting the “Family Feud” show
- Steve earns $20 million every year from his radio gig
Between June 2018 and June 2019, Steve Harvey earned $45 million from different endeavors. One year before, between June 2017 and June 2018 he made close to the same amount of money.
Income from Family Feud
Besides the average annual salary of $45 million, Steve Harvey makes a minimum of $10 million every year for hosting the Family Feud show. Also, with his radio hosting gig, he makes $20 million per year.
Broderick Stephen Harvey was born in Welch, West Virginia on January 17, 1957. Later he moved with his family to Cleveland, Ohio, and in 1974 graduated from Glenville High School. Steve attended the courses at Kent State University and West Virginia University. He had various jobs over time, from insurance salesman, boxer, and mailman to autoworker and carpet cleaner.
Career beginning and success
Steve Harvey started his comedy acting on October 18, 1985, when he performed at the Hilarities Comedy Club in Cleveland, Ohio. He didn’t have a very successful career start and in the late 1980s, he had to sleep in his 1976 Ford for three years as he was homeless.
In 1990 he was the finalist of the Second Annual Johnnie Walker National Comedy Search and this brought him the role of the host of the TV show “It’s Showtime at the Apollo”. He didn’t stop performing stand-up and in 1997 went on the Kings of Comedy tour with Berbie Mac, Cedric the Entertainer, and D.L. Hughley. This was one of the highest-paid comedy tours in history, with a value of $37 million between 1997 and 1998.
His success as a comedian brought many opportunities to Harvey. For instance, in 1994 he received a starring role on the ABC show “Me and the Boys”, between 1996 and 2002 he had his own show on the WB network “The Steve Harvey Show”, and since 2000 he is the host of the weekday radio program “The Steve Harvey Morning Show”.
Also, Steve Harvey acted in movies such as “Love Don’t Cost a Thing” in 2003 and “The Fighting Temptations” in 2003. Harvey released the stand-up special “Steven Harvey: Don’t Trip… He Ain’t Through with Me Yet” in 2006.
Steve Harvey is also famous for his book “Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man” published in 2009. This was the inspiration for the 2012 ensemble movie “Think Like a Man”. Also, he published other books, including “Straight Talk, No Chaser” in 2010, “Act Like a Success” in 2014, and “Jump: Take the Leap of Faith to Achieve Your Life of Abundance” in 2016.
Moreover, in a joint venture with IAC, he launched the dating site “Delightful” in 2014.
In 2016 Steve together with Ellen DeGeneres created the show “Little Big Shots”. He hosted this TV show until 2019.
Steve Harvey brought together all his business ventures in 2017 under Steven Harvey Global (SHG). Under this “umbrella” he has his production company “East One Twelve” and the company “Harvey Events”. Also, SHG owns the rights to the international versions of the TV show “Family Feud”.
His screen career isn’t the only thing Harvey has focused on over the years — he’s also a devoted family man.
Harvey is a loving father to seven children (four biological and three from his wife’s previous marriage, Marjorie Harvey). Twins, Karli and Brandi, were the firstborns to his marriage to Marcia Harvey in 1982. The former couple’s son, Broderick Jr., followed in 1991. Steve Harvey later remarried Mary Lee Harvey, and they had a son named Wynton in 1997.
When the TV star married Marjorie Harvey for the third and final time in 2007, he began raising their three children, Lori, Morgan, and Jason, as his own. During a chat with his family on Good Morning America, he revealed that the Harveys “don’t use the term stepchildren” because they don’t want any of their children to feel “alienated.”
In 2010 Steve Harvey bought a 9,000-square-foot mansion in Atlanta for $3.4 million. He also owns a property similar to this one outside of Dallas, Texas.
In 2013 he bought a 5,500 square-foot home in Chicago on the 88th floor of Trump International, but he sold it for $7.7 million in 2018.
In 2020 Steve Harvey purchased Tyler Perry’s one-time mansion from Atlanta for $15 million.
Steve Harvey’s best quotes
“Excuses are the lies you convince yourself are true to avoid proving you are worthy of the gift you were given. Say this with me, no more excuses.”
“You can be happy, or you can be right. If you want to be part of a couple and win every argument, you’re in trouble.”
“You are never too old to reinvent yourself.”
“Your setback is just a setup for a comeback.”
“Your reality is yours. Stop wasting time looking at someone else’s reality while doing nothing about yours.”
“What would you do if you weren’t afraid?”