Steve Harvey made the internet go crazy back in 2015 with his onscreen mishap during the Miss Universe pageant. But that little stint has not tainted his career very bad. After all, Harvey has been in the industry for so long and his work has always been admired. Even today, already crossing 3 decades in this industry, Harvey has the charisma and the wit to make his audience go "ROFL".
Though he has gained much more popular among the African - American community than elsewhere, his admiration is not any lower. Especially his personal life story has been an inspirational one. From being homeless to being one of the richest celebrities in the world today, Steve Harvey is living the dream of many.
Image: Steve Harvey hosting
Being in the industry for more than three decades and being popular for more than half of it certainly brings in some money with it. Steve has been estimated to have a net worth of $160 million as of 2018. His net worth is backed by his salary for the year which totals to around $40 million a year.
But, two years ago in 2016, the comedian had around $110 million which means that the actor saw a rise of around $50 million within two years. His comedy shows, brand endorsements, guest appearances, and such have made him a very rich man.
And Steve is not the one to shy away from showing his fans a glimpse of what he has achieved. As per him, "I'm living proof that you can reinvent yourself". Steve has given a tour of his fabulous home and his collections.
Steve gave a special tour of his lovely house for his fans sometimes ago and by the looks of the house, it looked fabulous. His house, Plano Mansion cost him a total of around $3.5 million. His Atlanta mansion which features a movie theater, a bar, gold-trimmed velvet furniture is worth around $4 million.
Video: Steve Harvey Tours on his house
But now let us look at the collection of his cars. He has more than half a dozen cars now. For Steve's 59th birthday, his wife Marjorie had surprised him with a Bentley. And then in his wife Marjorie's 50th birthday, Steve surprised his wife with a pearly white $500,000 Rolls Royce.
Image: Steve gifting his wife a Rolls Royce on her 50th birthday
From sleeping in a car to owning so much more, Steve Harvey has certainly come a long way with his sheer persistence and hard work.
Harvey entered the comedy industry in 1985. But it was not until much later that he gained critical acclamation. He used to perform comic gigs during his early days at the time when he was homeless. He had revealed in an interview that he used to sleep in his car, shower in gas stations or swimming pool showers, and he was never certain of the next meal he would be having. This phase for him lasted for more than 2 years.
But he slowly and steadily made his way through in Hollywood. Harvey was a finalist in 2nd Annual Johnnie Walker National Comedy Search that led to a long stint as the host of Its Showtime at the Apollo. His success as a stand-up comedian led to a starring role on the ABC shows Me and the Boys in 1994. He later starred on the WB Network show The Steve Harvey Show, which ran from 1996 to 2002.
Image: Steve Harvey's show
Starting from 1999, he has won several awards as a comedian and a host. He is a three-time Daytime Emmy award winner and a 13 time NAACP image award winner in various categories. In 2013, he also won the BET Humanitarian Award.
Talking about his personal life, he is married to Marjorie Bridges since 2007. She is his third wife. Prior to Marjorie, he was married to Marcia Harvey in 1980 and Mary Shackleford in 1996. Altogether Steve has seven children of whom three are his step-children.
Image: FROM LEFT: JASON HARVEY, AMANDA HARVEY, BRODERICK HARVEY JR., BRANDI HARVEY, MARJORIE HARVEY, STEVE HARVEY, LORI HARVEY, KARLI HARVEY, WYNTON HARVEY, MORGAN HAWTHORNE, AND KAREEM HAWTHORNE
Well, the life of Steve Harvey has changed so much as he was on the streets before but, now he is one of the wealthiest stars of the Hollywood industry.