Steve Harvey Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 12 Nov, 2019
Facts of Steve Harvey
Date of Birth: 1957 , January-17
Age: 64 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 6 Feet 1 Inch
Name Steve Harvey
Birth Name Broderick Stephen Harvey
Nick Name 'Va-Va-Voom
Father Jesse Harvey
Mother Eloise Vera
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Welch, West Virginia
Ethnicity Afro-American
Profession Comedian and actor
Working For Hollywood
Net Worth $160 million
Salary $40 million
Married Yes
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
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Steve Harvey is a comedian and a media personality, famous for The Steve Harvey Morning Show, the Steve Harvey talk show, Family Freud etcetera. Besides acting and hosting, he is an author as well.

Harvey began his career as a stand-up comedy at the Hilarities Comedy Club in Cleveland Ohio in 1985. He later performed his comedy in various comedy clubs. 

Multiple award-winning television personality Steve Harvey has won five Emmy Award, two-time Marconi Award and a 14-time NAACP Image Award in numerous categories.

Born In West Virginia Steve Harvey Graduated From  West Virginia University

The artistic media personality was born on January 17, 1957, in West Virginia. His father, Jesse Harvey was a coal miner and his mother, Eloise Vera was a housewife. He holds an American nationality and belongs to Afro-American ethnicity.

Harvey’s family moved to Ohio on East 112th Street, which was renamed as Steve Harvey Way in 2015. He joined Glenville High School and attended Kent State University and West Virginia University in order to complete his education.

Professional Career

Steve started his acting career in the 1980s. He further rose to fame in 1996, with the release of his own sitcom, The Steve Harvey Show, aired on The WB network. Featuring himself as the lead protagonist, the tv series successfully received millions of viewers throughout its run.

Being one of the most popular shows of its time, the sitcom received immense success along with nine NAACP Image awards.

CAPTION: Stand-up comedian Steve Harvey SOURCE: Today

Five years later, Steve decided to chase other endeavors-the show later came to an end in 2002. Steve Harvey along with Cedric the Entertainer, went on The Kings of Comedy tour in the late 1990s. It was one of the highest-grossing comedy tours of the United States, it banked a total of $19 million. On 18th August 2000, Steve featured with Cedric in the next stand-up comedy film, The Original Kings of Comedy.

In the year 2009, Harvey published a book under the title Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man. He signed a contract with IMG to produce a new syndicated talk show in Los Angeles with NBCUniversal and their new series Steve was premiered in September 2017. 

Is A Multi-Millionaire; His House, Car and Other Property Collection

Five-time Daytime Emmy Award winner, Steve Harvey, has an estimated net worth of $160 million as per Celebrity net worth. According to the same source, Harvey's annual salary is around $40 million. The comedian extends his net worth through earnings from his talk shows, TV shows, public appearances, movies, endorsements and tours among other endeavors.

House and Income Sources

He has a large mansion located at the top of Beverly Hills which is made in 2 acres. Similarly, he has $3.4 million mansion in Atlant and 4 acres property in Dallas.

Harvey was renting a 6, 400 square ft. the penthouse suite at Trump International Hotel and Tower based in Chicago in 2012. In the year 2018, he sold his 88th-floor apartment of Trump International for $7.7 million. He spent around $22, 000 per month in rent for the penthouse. Similarly, his wife Marjorie and he has leased their one mansion for $110,000 from where they make around $1.3 million.

From his various endeavors, he earned around $45 million between 2017 and 2018. 

Car Collection

Here is the list of his luxurious cars 

  • Rolls Royce Drophead: $99,999
  • Ford Explorer: ‎$36,325
  • RR Ghost: $307,395
  • Bentley Mulsanne: His wife gifted him Bentley Mulsanne which cost around $304, 670-$335,600.

Married To Marjorie Elaine Harvey After Two Unsuccessful Marriage

Steve Harvey has been married three times yet. He married his girlfriend Marcia in 1980. They together have twin daughters, Brandi and Karli. Steve and Marcia got divorced in 1994. Steve Harvey got married for the second time in1996. He has a son, Wynton Harvey, with his second wife Mary Shackelford.

CAPTION: Steve Harvey Family SOURCE: Heavy

The couple divorced in November 2005. After the divorce, he made a statement saying he chose the wrong partner. Steve is currently married to Marjorie Elaine Harvey, his third wife. They are married since 2007 and still together.

They split after dating for some time, however, they again re-collided in 2005, shortly after Harvey ended his second marriage ended with Mary Shackelford.

Steve Harvey's Controversies

Steve Harvey’s second ex-wife, Mary Shackelford blasted him for owing her millions of dollars and another major deal that involved Marjorie Elaine's respectively. Shackelford even insisted that during the time of their marriage, Steve had an affair with his nanny, Marjorie.  

Shackelford was featured in a Youtube video in which she opened up about how she feels she has been improperly treated by Harvey. Shackelford, who was married to Harvey for nine years, claimed that Steve Harvey owes her a whopping $50 million. Mary Shackelford was seeking $60 million big paydays and said she wanted him held liable for emotional damages she faced since the couple’s divorce in 2005.

In the divorce, Mary was given three of their homes and $40, 000 per month until 2009 including a one-off payment of $1.5 million. Mary wanted him charged with the violation of a constitutional right, falsifying documents, contempt of court, embezzlement, extortion, and collusion. Mary was suicidal and she had to “self-medicate” in order to handle the aftermath of her split from Steve.