Steve Harvey is an American entertainer who works as a comedian, TV host, producer, radio personality, and many more. He started his career as a stand-up comedian and slowly increased his popularity until he progressed to become an actor in several films.
Aside from acting, what also made him famous was from his several appearances in several TV shows and for becoming the host of “The Price is Right”.
The show ran for a good eight years which helped Steve become a household name throughout America. This was eventually followed by other shows such as “Steve Harvey Morning Show”, “Steve Talk Show”, “Family Feud”, and “Little Big Shots”.
With the various successes that Steve Harvey has gained in his career, he’s won five Daytime Emmy Awards and 14 NAACP Image Awards.
If you want to know more about this outstanding entertainer then keep reading as we’ll show you more about his career, personal life, net worth, and more.
Celebrity Name: Steve Harvey
Full Name: Broderick Stephen Harvey
Birthday: January 17, 1957
Place of Origin: Welch, West Virginia
Height: 6’0” ft
Weight: 104 Kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Wife: Marjorie Bridges
Profession: Comedian, TV Host, Producer, Radio Personality, Actor, Businessman
Total Net Worth: $180 million
Early Life and Childhood
Broderick Stephen Harvey was born on the 17th of January 1957. His birthplace is in Welch, West Virginia.
Born to Jesse Harvey, who works at a coal mine, and Eloise Vera, his parents named him Broderick after the actor in the TV Series “Highway Patrol” named Broderick Crawford.
While Harvey was still young, his family moved into Cleveland, Ohio where he continued his studies and eventually graduated at Glenville Highschool in 1974. His family lived on East 112th street which was later renamed “Steve Harvey Way” back in 2015.
After graduating high school, he proceeded to attend Kent State University and West Virginia University. During his time in college, Harvey also went on to become a member of one of his college’s fraternity, Omega Psi Phi.
During his life, Steve has already been married three times where his first marriage was with Marcia Harvey.
The couple had twin daughters and also a son before separating. A few years later, Harvey married Mary Shackleford and had a son together before separating back in 2005.
In 2007, he married his third wife Marjorie Bridges where they raised his wife’s three children together. Currently, the couple now has a big family which consists of seven children and for grandchildren.
Harvey is also a devout Christian and has accredited God for all the success he has in his career. It’s also said that he’s currently having a vegan diet due to health reasons and has also shown a few vegan recipes in his TV programs.
Career as a Television Personality
Before Harvey started his career in comedy, he used to do small jobs such as being an autoworker and an insurance salesman, cleaner, and even a mailman. By 1985, he had his first stand-up comedy act at “Hilarities Comedy Club” in his hometown.
A few years later, he was able to join the “Second Annual Johnnie Walker National Comedy Search”. With his performance, it managed to help him become a host of “It’s Showtime at the Apollo” and later gave him a starring role in the 199 TV show “Me and the Boys”.
Steve was then able to make a breakthrough by becoming the host of “The Steve Harvey Show” in 1996 and ran for a good six years.
In 2003, Harvey created the show “Steve Harvey’s Big Time Challenge” where he both played as the comedian and the host. Due to the popularity he already had in his belt, he was able to star in several roles such as “The Fighting Temptations” and “Racing Stripes”.
Aside from TV, he also became a radio show host in 2005 called “The Steve Harvey Morning Show” which was a weekday radio morning program.
The TV show host then continued to create several shows and even hosted the Disney show “Disney Dreamers Academy” in 2008.
Two years later, he became the host of “Family Feud” where his style of hosting made the show into the second most-watched daytime show in America.
In 2015, Harvey became the host of the 2015 Miss Universe pageant show where the finalists were Miss Philippines and Miss Colombia.
Awards and Achievements
As Steve Harvey has managed to gain great success throughout his career, he’s also been able to get a few awards and achievements. He’s won the Daytime Emmy Awards five times in multiple categories while also winning the NAACP Image Awards for over 14 times.
In 2011, Harvey was given the BET Humanitarian Award, and a few years later, he won the “Favorite New Talk Show Host” for the 39th People’s Choice Award. By 2013, he was also given a star in the “Hollywood Walk of Fame” and also the “NAB Broadcasting Fall of Fame”.
They also commemorated Steve in his hometown in 2015 by replacing the name of the street where he lived from East 112th Cleveland to “Steve Harvey Way”.
There have been several controversies in his career due to his political and racial comments that he’s been throwing into the public.
In 2017, he’s also gotten a lot of backlashes as he met up with Donald Trump during the presidential campaign. He defended his stance regarding this as he saw that there would be a positive change if Trump won.
During the same year, he’s also been making a lot of racial comments about Asian men, saying that white or black women would date them. He later backtracked on his comments and soon apologized due to the distasteful joke that he made.
Steve Harvey’s Total Net Worth
The multiple TV shows that Steve Harvey has revitalized throughout his career, it’s managed to earn him a net worth of $180 million dollars.