Steve Harvey Biography

Updated On May 31, 2019 Published On Jan 08, 2016
Facts of Steve Harvey
Date of Birth: 1957 , January-17
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 6 Feet 2 Inch
Name Stephen Harvey
Birth Name Broderick Stephen Harvey
Nick Name Stephen
Father Jesse Harvey
Mother Eloise Vera
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Welch, West Virginia
Religion Christian
Ethnicity African-American
Profession Comedian, Actor
Working For  The Steve Harvey Morning Show
Net Worth $140 million
Salary $40 million
Weight in KG 85 kgs
Famous for The Steve Harvey Show
Married yes
Married to Marjorie Bridges (m. 2007)
Children 7 (including 3 stepchildren)
Divorce Marcia Harvey (m. 1980–1994), Mary Shackelford (m. 1996–2005)
Education Glenville High School, Kent State University and West Virginia University
Awards Daytime Emmy Award winner, Marconi Award
Online Presence Facebook, Instagram, Twitter
TV Show Showtime at the Apollo, My Wife and Kids, Steve Harvey's Big Time Challenge, Who Wants To Be a Millionaire
Books Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, MORE
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Steve Harvey is a well-known comedian, actor, host, and producer from the United States. 61-year-old Steve, the host of The Steve Harvey Morning Show is also the author of Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man. He is the winner of Daytime Emmy Award (6 times) and Marconi Award (2 times).

Steve Harvey's early life and education

Steve Harvey was born as Broderick Stephen Harvey in Welch, West Virginia, the United States of America to father Jesse Harvey, a coal miner, and mother Eloise Vera. He is an American by nationality and is of African-American descent.


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Harvey graduated from Glenville High School in  1974 and Soon after his graduation, he joined Kent State University and later transferred to West Virginia University. On that point, he also became one of the members of the international fraternity, Omega Psi Phi

Steve Harvey's career

Before Steve Harvey began his stand-up career, he worked as a boxer, an insurance salesperson, a carpet cleaner, an autoworker, and a mail carrier as well. harvey once stated that he has practically homeless and was living out of a car.

He appeared at Hilarities Comedy Club as a stand-up comedian, which helped him to make television debut as the host of the show, It's Showtime at the Apollo.

Steve Harvey debuted on the television as the role of Steve Tower through the series, Me and the Boys, starring Madge Sinclair and. Similarly, his effectual work made him a producer, actor, and one of the prominent television personalities at present.  

He is widely remembered for his show The Steve Harvey Show, from 1996 till 2002. The show has had special guest appearances from the prominent names within the entertainment business like Snoop Dogg, and Meagan Good.

Steve Harvey hosted the Miss Universe 2015. At that time, he fumbled while announcing the winner of the contest, as he mistakenly announced the 1st runner-up  Miss Colombia, Ariadna Gutierrez as the winner in place of  Miss Philippines, Pia Wurtzbach.

On January 30, 2017, at the Miss Universe 2016 pageant, he has personally apologized for that incident at the Miss Universe 2015.

Steve Harvey's married life, family and divorces

Talking about his personal life, Steve Hervey is married thrice in his life. On February 14, 1981, Steve married his first wife, Marcia Harvey. The couple lived together for 13 years together before divorcing in 1994 and shared 3 children: twin daughters, Karli and Brandi (born in 1982) and a son Broderick Steve Jr. (born in 1991).

On the 21st of June 1996, Steve second wife is Mary Lee Shackelford, the couple has a son. However, his second relation also didn't last for long and divorced on December 3, 2005. His ex-wife Mary sued him for $60 million, claiming the physical torture to her and her children.

Then on 25th of June 2007, Harvey married his third wife Marjorie Harvey. Marjorie had three children from her previous relationship. Steve is completely dedicated towards her as of now, he has not been involved in any kind of extra affairs.

Currently, he has 4 grandchildren:  two through Jason's marriage to his wife Amanda, one through Morgan's marriage to her husband Kareem and one through Karli's marriage to husband Ben.

Steve Harvey's net worth and properties

Steve Harvey receives a tremendous amount of money from his profession. He has an estimated net worth of $160 million as of 2018 Steve earns a salary of $40 million every year, which has helped him increase his net worth from $50 million to $140 million in just about two years.

 Steve's house in Atlanta, called the Plano Mansion has an estimated market value of $3.5 million. In 2014, Steve Harvey gifted his wife Marjorie Bridges Harvey a $500 thousand worth white colored Rolls Royce, on the occasion of her 50th birthday.

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Steve Harvey facts on timeline

Born in Welch, West Virginia, United States

January 17 , 1957

Six feet and two inches tall, Steve Harvey was born as Broderick Stephen Harvey in Welch, West Virginia, the United States of American to Jesse Harvey, father, and Eloise Vera, mother. He was raised in middle class family in Cleveland, Ohio. He is an American and is of African and American descent.

Graduated from Glenville High School


Steve Harvey received his formal education from Glenville High School. He completed his high school graduation from there in 1974. Soon after his graduation, he joined Kent State University and then he got transferred to West Virginia University. 

Lived a humble life


Though Steve Harvey was raised in the middle class family as a child, he lived a humble life after he began living an independent life. During the late 1980s, he slept in his 1976 Ford as a homeless guy. He became homeless for several years.

Began his stand up career


Before Steve Harvey began his stand up career, he worked as a boxer, an insurance salesman, a carpet cleaner, an autoworker and a mailman. On 8th of October 1895, he appeared at Hilarities Comedy Club as a stand-up comedian. 

Appeared as the host of Showtime at the Apollo


Steve Harvey made his television debut in 1993 as the host of the show Showtime at the Apollo. Besides this show, he has hosted several other shows like Family Feud, Celebrity Family Feud and many more.

Married to Marcia Harvey


In 1980, Steve Harvey got married to Marcia Harvey. Two years later, they welcomed twin daughters and they named her Karli and Brandi. Their third child, son Broderick Steve Jr. was born in 1991. They got divorced in 1994. The actual reason why they got divorced is unknown. 

Became the father of twin daughter


Within two years after being married to Marcia Harvey, Steve Harvey became father of a twin daughter. They welcomed twin daughter in 1982 and they named them Brandi Harvey and Karli Harvey. 2 years later Marcia gave another birth which was a son. 

Third child, Broderick Harvey Jr


Steve Harvey became father for the third time in his life and that was in 1991. He and his ex wife, Marcia Harvey welcomed their third child together and that time it was a son and they named him Broderick Harvey Jr.

Married to Mary Lee Shackelford

June 21 , 1996

Two years later on 21st of June 1996, Steve Harvey got married to Mary Lee Shackelford. As a married couple, they welcomed their first child together in 1997 and that time it was a son. On 3rd of December 2005, they finalized their divorce.

Married to Marjorie Harvey

June 25 , 2007

Steve Harvey also got married for the third time in his life and that was in 2007. On 25th of June, he got married to Marjorie Harvey. Marjorie had three children from her previous relationship. He has also been acting as the father of her children.

First child, Wynton Harvey

July 18 , 1997

Steve Harvey also became father for the fourth time in his life and that was in 1997 after being married to his second Mary Lee Shackelford. They welcomed their first child together and that was on 18th of July. They welcomed a son named Wynton Harvey. 

Won Daytime Emmy Awards


Daytime Emmy Awards is one of the prestigious awards in the world and it’s an honor if any one wins this award. Steve Harvey was honored with this award for the first time in 2014 and that was for Outstanding Talk Show/Informative.

Won Image Awards


Till now, Steve Harvey has been nominated in Image Awards for 11 different times and put of these 11 nominations he has been honored for eight times. In 1999, he was honored with this award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. 

Won People's Choice Awards, USA


In 2013, Steve Harvey was honored with the People's Choice Awards, USA for Favorite New Talk Show Host. Next year, he got nominated in this award from two different nominations but he was not honored with any of them. 

Net Worth reached $140 million


As of May 2018, Steve Harvey's net worth is estimated to be around $140 million. Blessed with successful career and huge earnings, Steve has not disclosed much about his properties. He is living a lavish life.