Harvey was born in 17th of January, 1957, in Welch, West Virginia. His father, Jesse, was a coal miner, and his mother, Eloise Vera, was a Sunday School Teacher. He had grew in Cleveland, Ohio.
When he was 10 years old, he had wrote a paper that he will be on TV. And he was 38, when he was on TV for the first time, and now he is also a author that his books are stated as New York Best Seller.
“I grew up very poor, I flunked out of school, I’ve been homeless. I lived in a car for three years. I got the first car in my name, the first car ever put in my name was a used car, and I got it at 38.” He said of himself.
He was 5, when he saw the toilet flush for the first time. That can say something the poverty he had grew in.
He had promised that he would praise God’s name, if he ever succeeded in life, and he did. He learnt his love of God, from his mother, also she stated to him that a person’s appearance can say a lot about him, so this is why we see him in decent suits all the time.
He first appeared on the stages in 1985. And after felt that he would succeed it, he left his job to stay in the stages. But this new journey, had led him to separate from his wife. In the end, he was living alone with, $50 a week.
Steve Harvey performs at Russell Simmons’ Def Comedy Jam in New York City on June 10, 1993 | Source: Getty Images
He had became a professional comedian when he was 27. He revealed that he was a homeless man from 30 to 33. He had used his car as his home.
The car wasn’t even his own, his father had gave him. He was 38, when he bought his first car.
“My imagination didn’t even go this big,” he stated about his own fame.
He explained hiw lowest point as the time that he had sneak into a hotel, to wash himself up. He added that he heard a voice, the voice of God, and he said to him that he need to keep going.
In 1990, he won the national comedy competition, which helped him to perform in Showtime at the Apollo, in 1993.
Now he has his own show, and he is known as the busiest man of Hollywood.
Steve Harvey on “Celebrity Family Feud” on March 26, 2021 | Source: Getty Images
“I don’t know who you are, but I’m going to marry you one day.” He said to Marjorie, when he saw her in his show.
They married in 2007
“You are the single biggest reason outside of God’s grace that I am where I am today. You’re the one,” he said to his wife, Marjorie, in their 15th anniversary.
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