Steve Harvey’s Net Worth and How He Makes His Money

Steve Harvey’s Net Worth and How He Makes His Money

NameBroderick Stephen "Steve" Harvey
Net Worth$160 million
Date of BirthJanuary 17, 1957
Place of BirthWelch, West Virginia
Radio Host
Television Host
Radio Personality
Famous ForBeing the Host of Family Feud
The Miss Universe 2015 Controversy
SpousesMarcia Harvey (1980-1994)
Mary Shackelford (1996-2005)
Marjorie Bridges (2007-Present)
Children4 Biological Children and 3 Stepchildren (7 Children Overall)


If you’re a fan of standup comedy then perhaps you’ve heard of Steve Harvey. Then again, even though he started out as a standup comedian, he really blew up in the mainstream consciousness due to his stint as the comedic host of the game show “Family Feud” as well as the host with the infamous flub during the 2015 Miss Universe Pageant.

Steve Harvey’s Life

Steve Harvey started his career as a standup comedian while also landing stints as a producer, writer, and film actor.

His birth date was on January 17, 1957. Originally coming from West Virginia, the Harvey Family moved to Cleveland, which is the state where he got his high school diploma. Steve didn’t aspire to be a comedian. However, his fate brought him there and has since found success.


Steve Harvey's family

Steve was the youngest born out of a family of five children. He married three times—to Marcia Harvey (1980-1994), Mary Shackelford (1996-2005), and to Marjorie Bridges (2007-present) – and got 7 children between the 3 wives as a result (3 of whom were stepchildren). He is a Christian and a vegan who follows the diet for health reasons.


Steve initially struggled to get by. He tried out various work lie postman, an insurance salesman, and even boxer. None of those panned out. He then tried his luck at standup. At first, Steven did minor standup comedy shows for about 4 years. When he became a finalist at the 2nd Annual Walker National Comedy Search in 1989, that’s when he became a big hit.

He then got his big break at “Showtime at the Apollo” (1993-2000) where he became the host of the variety show. Afterwards, he landed “The Steve Harvey Show “(1996-2002) on the WB. From there, he became a household name due to his credits as a standup comedian, film actor, writer, and producer. Infamously, he’s also known as the host who historically flubbed announcing the winner of the 2015 Miss Universe pageant.

How Does Steve Harvey Make Money?

Steve Harvey’s initial source of income was by being part of the standup comedy circuit. As many other comedians before him, his fame in standup then led to hosting gigs starting with Showtime at the Apollo all the way to Family Feud, of which he is the current face of the show.

He also makes money from his dating website and self-help books. He also launched a dating website, wrote several self-help books, won Daytime Emmy Awards as a Family Feud host, and hosted other shows like Little Big Shots and Celebrity Family Feud. He also has several sponsorship deals.

Here’s a list of Steve Harvey’s money sources:

He’s a standup comedian initially and he returns to standup from time to time.
He is also the radio show host of The Steve Harvey Morning Show at KJLH in Los Angeles.

He is an author of various books like:

  • Take the Leap of Faith to Achieve Your Life of Abundance
  • How to Find, Keep, Understand a Man
  • Straight Talk, No Chaser
  • Act Like a Success, Think Like a Success: Discovering Your Gift and the Way to Life’s Riches Steve Harvey
  • Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man

He is an actor in movies like:

  • The Original Kings of Comedy (2000)
  • The Fighting Temptations (2003)
  • Think Like a Man (2012)

He is the television host or guest host of:

  • Showtime at the Apollo
  • The Miss Universe Pageant
  • Steve Harvey’s Funderdome
  • Essence Awards
  • Praise The Lord
  • Steve Harvey’s Big Time Challenge
  • Steve (Talk Show)
  • Who Wants to Be a Millionaire
  • Little Big Shots
  • Little Big Shots: Forever Young
  • Family Feud
  • Celebrity Family Feud

Steve Harvey also has sponsors for his various shows like:

  • Cheap Tickets
  • Westgate Resorts
  • Hawks Cay Resort
  • The Florida Keys & Key West
  • Tree Classics
  • Hasbro
  • Mattel

Net Worth From 2010 – 2019

  • In 2010, Steve Harvey’s net worth was $35 million.
  • From 2011 to 2012, Steve Harvey’s net worth was $85 million.
  • From 2013 to 2016, Steve Harvey’s net worth was $100 million.
  • In 2017, Steve Harvey’s net worth was $120 million.
  • From 2018 to 2019, Steve Harvey’s net worth is $160 million.

How Much Does Steve Harvey Make In A Day?

Steve Harvey’s current salary is $45 million a year, which means he earns approximately $123,287 a day in light of the payments, sponsorships, royalties, and so forth he receives as a comedian, producer, author, and host.

Houses And Cars Of Steve Harvey

Steve Harvey's houses and cars

Steve has owned some pretty amazing real estate, such as a multi-million-dollar Chicago penthouse and a lavish Atlanta Mansion in Georgia. The comedian turned host owns property in Little Elm, Texas and the aforementioned home in Atlanta, Georgia. In regards to cars, he’s an avid car guy who has a fleet of Bentleys and Rolls-Royces.

3 Success Lessons From Steve Harvey

1. Failure is the Key to Success

Comedians are the modern day bards and jesters. Steve struggled initially but comedy saved him from destitution and made him into a famous celebrity and host. He also became quite the Renaissance Man, taking more risks the more successful he became in order to reap more successes despite failures and controversies.

2. Learn from Your Mistakes

To wit, after becoming a successful standup comedian, he delved into radio by hosting a daily radio talk show. Then, on ABC, he became the host of Family Feud from 2010 onwards. He hosted several Miss Universe pageants despite his huge gaffe in the 2015 edition, where he mixed the 1st Runner Up with the actual Miss Universe.

3. Don’t be Afraid to Take Risks

Every penny in his net worth is a penny he earned by being business savvy and taking calculated risks.

5 Famous Steve Harvey quotes

You’ve got to be in a bad relationship to really understand what a great one is.

A person has to remember that the road to success is always under construction. You have to get that through your head. That it is not easy becoming successful.

When you’re happy at home, you can make a lot of things happen.

Failure is a great teacher, and I think when you make mistakes and you recover from them and you treat them as valuable learning experiences, then you’ve got something to share.

I’m not a relationship expert. I’m an expert on manhood.



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