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Steve Harvey Biography: Age, Wife, Family, Children, Profile & Net Worth

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Steve Harvey Biography

Broderick Stephen Harvey popularly known as Steve Harvey, was born on January 17, 1957.

Steve Harvey is an American television host, actor, writer, producer, and comedian. 

He hosts The Steve Harvey Morning Show, Family Feud, Celebrity Family Feud, the Miss Universe competition, Family Feud Africa, and arbitration-based court comedy, Judge Steve Harvey.

Early Life and Education

Steve Harvey was born on January 17, 1957, in Welch, West Virginia, and is the son of Jesse Harvey, a coal miner, and Eloise Vera.

His first name is Broderick, named after actor Broderick Crawford of the TV series Highway Patrol.

Steve Harvey had a severe stuttering problem as a child, which he eventually overcame.

Harvey’s family moved to Cleveland, Ohio, living on East 112th Street, which was renamed Steve Harvey Way in 2015. He graduated from Glenville High School in 1974.

Shortly after high school, he attended Kent State University and West Virginia University and is a member of Omega Psi Phi fraternity.

Steve Harvey Career

Harvey has been a boxer, an autoworker, an insurance salesman, a carpet cleaner, and a mail carrier.

He first performed stand-up comedy on October 8, 1985, at the Hilarities Comedy Club in Cleveland, Ohio. In the late 1980s, Harvey was homeless for three years. 

He slept in his 1976 Ford when not performing gigs that provided a hotel, and he showered at gas stations or swimming pool showers.

Rich and Becky Liss helped Harvey during this time with a contract for carpet cleaning and credit at a travel agency.

Harvey united all of his businesses under Steve Harvey Global (SHG) in 2017.

Brands under SHG include East One Twelve, Harvey’s in-house production company that is used to develop digital content, films, and television. 

The company also owns the rights for international versions of Family Feud, of which an African version of the show was announced to begin in 2020.

He also launched the Sand and Soul Festival in 2017. The event has been held yearly and features live music, comedy, and a question and answers session with Harvey and his wife Marjorie.

He also launched Harvey Events, a special events company led by his daughter Morgan Hawthorne and son-in-law Kareem Hawthorne. It has produced events such as the FroRibbean Fest in Atlanta in 2018.

In 2017, Harvey began hosting a New Year’s Eve special from Times Square for Fox (which, like his talk show, would be produced in partnership with IMG).

Two days before the broadcast, Harvey was ordained in the state of New York so he could officiate an on-air wedding between Keven Undergaro and Maria Menounos during the special.

The special was Fox’s most-watched New Year’s Eve broadcast to date.

At the end of 2018, it was announced that Harvey would be the host of the 8th annual NFL Honors.

According to Steve, he wanted to host the honors for a while, going as far as to say in his opening monologue “What took y’all so long to ask me to host the show?” He returned to host the 9th annual show the following season.

In 2019, Steve Harvey announced the launch of a learning hub called Vault. 

Steve Harvey also spoke at the first Vault conference held in Los Angeles.

He also invested in the takeover of HDNet along with Anthem Sports & Entertainment.

Steve Harvey Personal Life

Steve Harvey has been married three times and has seven children (four biological and three stepchildren). 

From his first marriage, to Marcia Harvey, he has two daughters (twins Brandi and Karli) and one son (Broderick Harvey Jr.).

From his second marriage, to Mary Shackelford, Harvey has another son named Wynton. The couple divorced in November 2005.

In 2011, Collin County, Texas-based 199th District Court Judge Robert Dry expressed concern about Mary Harvey spreading false information about the divorce, with the judge suggesting that she had not been left materially destitute.

In June 2007, Steve Harvey married Marjorie Bridges, who he says is responsible for making him a better man and changing his life. Marjorie Harvey is mother to three children (Morgan, Jason, and Lori), all of whom Steve adopted. 

Steve and Marjorie have five grandchildren: three 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.

Through 2017, Harvey and his family divided their time between Atlanta, where his radio show was broadcast and Family Feud was recorded, and Chicago, where he hosted his talk show for NBCUniversal from the company’s Chicago studios, although he would host his radio show there as well.

In 2018, Harvey moved his talk show, radio show, and Family Feud to Los Angeles.

Steve Harvey is a Christian and has attributed his success to his faith in God.

Steve Harvey reports that he has followed a vegan diet for health reasons and has presented the rationale for his diet on his TV program.

Awards and Honors

Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Game Show Host – Family Feud- (2014)

Daytime Emmy Award for Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Talk Show Informative (as host/executive producer of Steve Harvey)-(2014)

Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Talk Show Informative (as host/executive producer of Steve Harvey)-(2015)

Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Informative Talk Show Host – Steve Harvey-(2017)

Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Game Show Host – Family Feud-(2017)

Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Informative Talk Show Host – Steve-(2018)

Four-time winner: Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series (1999, 2000, 2001, 2002)

Three-time winner: Outstanding Comedy Series (as executive producer/star of The Steve Harvey Show – 2000, 2001, 2002)

Entertainer of the Year-(2001)

Three-time winner: Outstanding News/Talk/Info Series (as executive producer/host of Steve Harvey – (2014, 2015, 2017)

Outstanding Host – Talk/Reality/Variety/News/Information – (2015)

Outstanding Host – Talk/Reality/Variety/News/Information – (2016)

Outstanding Variety Series/Special (as host of Family Feud)

Radio – (2016)

Syndicated Personality/Show of the Year – Radio & Records magazine – (2007)

Marconi Award winner – Network/Syndicated Personality of the Year – (2013)

Marconi Award winner – Network/Syndicated Personality of the Year – (2015)

Favorite New Talk Show Host – 39th People’s Choice Awards – (2013)

BET Humanitarian Award – 2011 BET Awards – (2011)

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Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame – (2013)

NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame inductee (Redio) – (2014)

East 112th Street in Cleveland renamed Steve Harvey Way – (2015)

Honorary Doctorate Degree Received at Alabama State University in Montgomery, Alabama – (2016).

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Steve Harvey is an American television host, actor, writer, producer, and comedian. He has an estimated net worth of $200 millions.

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