Popularly known as the face of the Family Feud game show, Steve Harvey is among the most entertaining TV hosts in the world. Before this, he was a stand-up comedian. Now, he contributes to producing, writing, and acting in several of his big media projects. As of 2023, Steve Harvey has a net worth of $200 million.
Broderick Stephen Harvey was born on January 17, 1957 in Welch, West Virginia. His parents, Eloise Vera and Jesse Harveybut, relocated the family to Cleveland, Ohio for a better life.
In their new home, Broderick attended Glenville High School. After graduating in 1974, he went to West Virginia University and Kent State University. However, the young man didn’t finish his degree.
Because of this, he worked a lot of jobs to put food on the table. Some of his earliest ventures were in boxing, carpet cleaning, insurance, automotive, and even a mailman.
Rise to Stardom
In 1985, Steve decided to try stand-up comedy by performing at Cleveland’s Hilarities Comedy Club. He went on to get more gigs, but he was homeless and sleeping in his car around this time.
Five years later, he became a finalist in the Johnnie Walker National Comedy Search. This led him to his first television project as host of It’s Showtime at the Apollo. In 1994, The Steve Harvey Show started airing on WB.
In 1997, he became part of one of the highest-earning comedy tours in history, Kings of Comedy. This gave his fortune a massive boost. In 2000, his famed radio program, The Steve Harvey Morning Show, went live.
Steve got numerous acting gigs and comedy specials. He also became a bestselling author. However, his early success was overshadowed by his decision to become the new host of Family Feud in 2010.
He was so beloved by fans that he was chosen to host two spinoffs, Celebrity Family Feud and Family Feud Africa. These shows got him two nominations for the 2013 Emmy Awards.
In 2015, he was hired to be a master of ceremonies in the Miss Universe competition. His accomplishments helped him establish philanthropic efforts with the Steve & Marjorie Harvey Foundation.
Net Worth and Earnings
Celebrity Net Worth reports that Steve makes $10 million annually from hosting Family Feud. Not only that, but his radio show is also going strong. With it, he earns over $20 million a year.
The famous TV personality is a published author with four books under his name. All of his business pursuits are covered by his in-house production company, Steve Harvey Global. His overall yearly salary is $45 million, and his fortune is $200 million.
Steve’s first wife is Marcia Harvey, the mother of Broderick Jr. and twin daughters Karli and Brandi. His second partner was Mary Shackelford, who conceived his second son, Wynton. They divorced in 2005, and two years later, Harvey got married to Marjorie Bridges.
With this, he adopted three stepchildren: Lori, Jason, and Morgan. Their family currently resides in a $15 million mansion in Atlanta, Georgia, where Steve drives a Rolls Royce Phantom Drophead.