… Doug McMillon, me and Steve Harvey, and we strategized on how we could bring jobs back to the U.S.,” Calhoun said. The facility is looking to have 300 employees by the end of 2016.
In 2015, Steve created Harvey Foods, and launched his first product for store shelves, Easy Bacon. It is a thick cut, pre-roasted bacon. Steve partnered with Monogram Foods to bring this first product and more to come. Easy Bacon is on track to rake in $50 Million in its first year.
Books & Movies
Harvey’s first book, “Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man” was released in 2009 and held the #1 spot on the New York Times Best Seller list for 23 straight weeks and was listed for 64 weeks total. His second book, “Straight Talk, No Chaser” was released in 2010 and debuted at #1 on the New York Times Best Seller List. The success of his first book spawned the film adaptation “Think Like A Man” that released domestically and internationally in 2012, grossing over $90 million at the box office. It was the #1 movie in America two weeks in a row and unseated the blockbuster movie “The Hunger Games” after a month at #1. Think Like a Man 2, the sequel did even better, earning $96 Million on just a $12 million budget.
Steve launched “A Like A Success” Seminars – exclusive online courses, high level coaching programs and live events. Practical, implementable processes that help individuals pursue and identify talents, set authentic goals, unleash passions and purpose to start and grow businesses.
In addition to the above, Steve continues to be a spokesperson for a number of brands, runs a mentoring camp for young men and partners with Disney to provide mentorship and inspiration to children of single mothers. But don’t look to Steve to say that it’s only him that does the work behind the scenes. He’ll be quick to tell you that it’s those on his team like his business partner Rushion McDonald (radio and tv producer) that assist building him up. Also, his wife Marjorie is a major reason for his success.
“Marrying Marjorie was the single most game changing event in my life,” says the 11-time NAACP Image Award winner. “The only woman I’ve ever known that was sweeter to me than her was my Mother. Marjorie is the kindest person and one of the happiest people I’ve ever met. God knew I needed her to be the person he wanted me to be. Marjorie’s attitude, her belief in me and calming spirit would say ‘Steve you’ve got to do better than that. You can’t get to where you’re trying to go like that.’ I discovered that a woman is really the key to every great man’s success.”