Broderick Stephen Harvey was born on January 17, 1957 in Welch, West Virginia. His family later moved to Cleveland, Ohio, where he graduated from Glenville High School in 1974. He attended Kent State University and later West Virginia University. He has held jobs ranging from boxer, autoworker and insurance salesman to carpet cleaner and mailman, and first ventured into comedy on October 8, 1985 when he performed at the Hilarities Comedy Club in Cleveland, Ohio. No stranger to hardship, during his early career Harvey was homeless for three years in the late 1980s, during which he slept in his 1976 Ford when the gigs he performed at did not provide a hotel.
As a finalist in the Second Annual Johnnie Walker National Comedy Search in 1990, Harvey landed a spot as the host of TV show “It’s Showtime at the Apollo”. He continued to perform stand-up comedy, going on the 1997 Kings of Comedy tour with Cedric the Entertainer, D.L. Hughley, and Bernie Mac. This tour is one of the highest-earning comedy tours of all time, grossing $37 million in 1997 and 1998. From his success and recognition as a comic he landed opportunities such as a starring role on the ABC show “Me and the Boys” (1994); his own show on the WB network, “The Steve Harvey Show” (1996-2002); “The Steve Harvey Morning Show”, a weekday radio program he has hosted since 2000; and roles in films such as “The Fighting Temptations” (2003) and “Love Don’t Cost a Thing (2003). In 2006, he released the stand-up special “Steven Harvey: Don’t Trip… He Ain’t Through with Me Yet”.
- Makes $40-50 million per year
- Makes $20 million per year from his radio gig
- Makes $10 million per year hosting “Family Feud”
- In May 2020 Steve paid $15m for Tyler Perry’s former Atlanta mansion
Category:Richest Celebrities › Richest ComediansNet Worth:$200 MillionSalary:$45 MillionDate of Birth:Jan 17, 1957 (66 years old)Place of Birth:WelchGender:MaleHeight:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)Profession:Actor, Comedian, Entertainer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Radio personality, Author, TV Personality, Television producerNationality:United States of America