Kevin Hart is an American comedian, writer, actor and producer. His net worth is $85 million.
Kevin Hart Net Worth: Brief History And Rough Beginnings
Kevin Hart was born on 6th July 1979 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After graduating from high school, Hart attended Community College of Philadelphia. He graduated two years later and decided to turn his focus towards comedy. However, his start to a comedy career wasn’t successful. In Philadelphia, he began performing stand-up under the name Lil Kev, unfortunately the crowd didn’t find him so funny, he was booed off the stage a number of times.
However, Hart didn’t give up, he moved to New England and began to participate in comedy competitions in various clubs in Massachusetts. During these period, he worked as a shoe salesman to support himself. Hart won most of these competitions which paved the way for a higher level of success. He first gained prominence in 2000, when he was featured on TV series Undeclared, which ran for just one season.
Kevin Hart Net Worth: Breakthrough And Continued Success
Hart went on to land other movie roles in Paper Soldiers (2002)- his debut movie role, Scary Movie 3 (2003), Soul Plane (2004), In the Mix (2005) and Little Fockers (2010).
Between starring in movies, Hart returned to doing stand up comedy. He gained more prominence with the release of his first comedy album “I’m a Grown Little Man” (2008). The album was followed by a tour of the same name in 2009. His other comedy albums include “Seriously Funny” (2010), and “Laugh at My Pain” (2011). The later grossed over $15 million to become the highest grossing comedy tour of that year.
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Hart continued to star in movies, some of which were box office hits, they include Think Like a Man (2012), Grudge Match (2013), Ride Along (2014), About Last Night (2014) and Get Hard (2015).
In 2013, Hart co-produced TV show Real Husbands of Hollywood which airs on BET and stars Nick Cannon and rapper Nelly. Apart from comedy and acting, Hart has also assumed the role of hosting a number of awards including the 2011 BET awards and 2012 MTV Video Music Awards.
Kevin Hart’s Net worth has been increasing exponentially, since he became active in 2001- a reward for his hardwork. His 2014 movie Ride Along featuring Ice Cube grossed over $154 million. The sequel grossed over $124 million. Also he has continued to tour like a rockstar. Kevin Hart’s latest comedy tour according to Forbes have grossed at least $1 million in its over 100 stops. In 2016 he was named the highest earning comedian with $87.5 million. The first comedian to out earn Jerry Seinfeld. Net Worth Speaking, the $100 million mark doesn’t look far for the comedian.
Kevin Hart has 2 children from his college sweetheart Torrei Hart whom he married in 2003 and divorced in 2011. The pair have since stayed friends.