‘Dad, we understand why you left us. You just didn’t belong to us, you belonged to the world.”
Another time during that three-year stint in his Ford Tempo, is one that Harvey can’t forget, “I sat down and started crying, but a voice said, ‘If you keep going, I’m going to take you places you’ve never been. It was like God said, ‘Don’t quit, you’re almost there.'”
Success shortly followed, with Harvey landing a gig on the legendary Showtime at the Apollo in 1993, then his sitcom, The Steve Harvey Show (co-starred Cedric The Entertainer), and the record-breaking Original Kings of Comedy tour with DL Hughley, Cedric and the late, great Bernie Mac.
Steve also credits his third wife Marjorie as the difference-maker in his life. And if you look at his life, it was when het married Marjorie that even more success came.
“It was like being reborn. I messed up so many times in my life. She made all the difference. When you’re happy at home. You make a lot of things happen,” confesses Harvey.
Even now, though, with a happy marriage and family life, as well as his status as a television mainstay, Harvey says he can’t slow down.
“I’m running from homelessness,” he shares. “I can’t ever be in that position again. If my show gets canceled I’ve got three more. I don’t have any free time, but I have 12 jobs.”
And those jobs include:
- Host, Owner of the Steve Harvey Morning Show
- Host, Executive Producer, Steve Harvey Talk Show
- Host, Ownership stake in, Little Big Shots
- Host, Ownership stake in, Miss Universe Pageant
- Owner, Harvey Foods
- Ownership stake in, Sand & Soul Festival
- Owner, Act Like A Success Conference
And the list goes on and on…
“I have the title of the hardest working man in the business, but I’m getting tired of that title. Now, I want to be the smartest one in the business.
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