Steve Harvey was born on January 17, 1957, in Welch, West Virginia.
He grew up in Cleveland, Ohio, with his parents Jesse Harvey and Eloise Vera.
His father was a coal miner, and his mother was a Sunday school teacher.
Before becoming a successful comedian and TV host, Steve Harvey worked various jobs such as an autoworker, insurance salesman, carpet cleaner, and mailman.
He had his first stand-up comedy performance in 1985 at Hilarities Comedy Club in Cleveland.
In 1990, he participated in the Second Annual Johnnie Walker National Comedy Search, which led to hosting the music TV show "It's Showtime at the Apollo."
At the age of 39, Steve Harvey landed his big break on "The Steve Harvey Show" in 1996.
He has since become one of the biggest stars in show business, excelling in live performances, film, television, radio, and writing books.
Harvey believes that failure is necessary for success and attributes his longevity to his ability to learn from failures.
Steve Harvey has become widely known for hosting "Family Feud" for the past decade, including its primetime celebrity edition.
He has also hosted two daytime talk shows, further establishing himself as a prolific TV personality.
Harvey is famous for making a memorable mistake during the Miss Universe pageant in 2015 when he announced the wrong winner.
Steve Harvey was married three times and has seven children.
He has been involved in philanthropy and is an active member of the Omega Psi Phi fraternity.
Harvey is known for his motivational speaking and has authored several New York Times best-selling books.