Steve Harvey is Popular for his characteristic mustache, four-button suit and a seductive sense of humor, He is probably one of the most famous black men in the entertainment world. 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 plethora of praise in his name after a long and successful career of more than 30 years, here’s everything you need to know about one of Hollywood’s greats.
Steve Harvey Wiki
Steve attended Glenville High School, Kent State University and West Virginia University. Steve Harvey is a television host, actor (actor), on-air personality (radio), producer and author.
He began his career in the 1980s as a stand-up actor and presented his first comedy show in 1985 (Hilarities Comedy Club, Cleveland, Ohio). It was not always a bed of roses for him because he was practically homeless for most of that time and most of the time when the salon organizers did not provide hotel accommodation, he had to sleep in his car (ford 1976).
Harvey finally made his breakthrough after becoming a finalist in the annual Johnnie Walker National Comedy Search contest (1990). His exploits in stand-up comedy led him to host the prestigious “Showtime at the Apollo“, to get the lead role in the show “Me and the Boys” and to participate in the “Original Kings of Comedy” tour with the late Bernie Mac, Cedric the Entertainer and D.L Hughley.
His 27-year career in stand-up comedy culminated at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas where he performed live on pay-per-view television for 2 hours, ending his illustrious career in stand-up comedy. Steve Harvey has hosted several television shows, including “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 contest in Las Vegas, where he named Miss Columbia (Ariadna Gutierrez) the first finalist as a winner against Miss Philippines (Pia Wurtzbach) who was the real winner. He vehemently apologized for his mistake and hosted the 2016 and 2017 editions of the same show in the Philippines and Las Vegas (United States) respectively. The incident of the 2015 Las Vegas show took place on social media with several memos to that effect.
Steve Harvey’s life in the spotlight has not been without controversy. He once made jokes about Asian men, insisting that white or black women would never date with them. As a strong supporter of the Cleveland Cavaliers, he also made a joke about the water crisis in Flint, Michigan when he called to mock the Cleveland Cavaliers for losing to the Golden State Warriors in the NBA final. He has received negative reactions from people concerned about these two jokes and has since apologized.
Steve is also a Christian and has been quoted criticizing atheists, accusing them of not having a “moral barometer” and advising women to stay away from these men because they run the risk of having their hearts broken.
Steve Harvey Net Worth
Steve Harvey’s net worth was estimated at over $160 million and, according to Forbes, he earned over $42.5 million in 2017. Comedies, books, sponsorship contracts and guest appearances are the 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 a charm for Steve Harvey as he found marital happiness in his third marriage to Marjorie Bridges. Although the couple has had brief acquaintances in the past, they only exchanged their wedding vows in 2007 and recently celebrated 10 years of marital happiness in June 2017. Steve was quoted as saying that his wife is the reason for his recent success because she helped him get his life in order and really supported him. Faithful to this, his wife Marjorie Harvey has supported and defended her husband tirelessly and publicly on several occasions.
Steve Harvey’s previous marriages with Marcia Harvey (1980-1994) and Mary Shackelford (1996-2005) both resulted in divorce, but Mary Shackelford’s divorce was particularly mean and very public. Mary recently sued Steve for $60 million for “prolonged torture with severe mental pain and suffering” even after obtaining 3 houses, $40,000 per month until 2009 and $1.5 million in alimony. She also said that Steve had left her “materially helpless”, but Judge Robert Dry disagreed completely and dismissed the case.
Steve Harvey kids
Steve Harvey has 7 children (3 stepchildren included). From the 7s, Steve has a set of twin daughters named Brandi and Karli (34 years old) from his first wife Marcia; Mary has given him two sons, Broderick Jnr (26 years old) and Wynton (19 years old); the other 3 children (Morgan, Jason, and Lori) are Marjorie’s children with her former husband.
Steve Harvey Age and Height
Named after Broderick Crawford by his parents Jesse Harvey and Eloise Vera, Broderick Stephen Harvey was born on January 17, 1957, in Welch, West Virginia, USA.
Steve Harvey is 6 feet 2 inches tall with wide shoulders and looks quite young and fit for a 64-year-old man.
Steve Harvey House
Steve is known for investing in a few luxurious homes and occasionally gives private guided tours. His Atlanta home would contain a waterfall, an internal grill, a mini-golf course, a cigar cabinet containing his private cigar collection and an exquisite closet containing shoes he created himself.
His Chicago studio, designed by Mikel Welch, is so renowned for its comfort that it has been called “home away from home”.
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 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 is also the owner of a dating website called “Delightful”, whose sole aim is to help women become more dateable.
Quick Facts About Steve Harvey
|Date of Birth:||17 January 1957|
|Age:||63 years old|
|Birth Nation:||United States of America|
|Height:||6 Feet 1 Inch|
|Birth Name||Broderick Stephen Harvey|
|Birth Place/City||Welch, West Virginia|
|Profession||Comedian and actor|
|Net Worth||$160 million|
|Married to||Marjorie Elaine Harvey (m. 2007), Mary Lee Harvey (m. 1996), Marcia Harvey (m. 1980)|
|Children||Wynton Harvey, Karli Harvey, Brandi Harvey, Broderick Harvey Jr.|
|Divorce||Marjorie Elaine Harvey (m. 2007), Mary Lee Harvey (2005), Marcia Harvey (1994)|
|Education||Kent State University|
|Awards||Emmy Award winner|
|Books||Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, MORE|