Kevin Darnell Hart is an American stand-up comedian, actor and a producer by profession. In 2015, Time Magazine named Hart one of the 100 most influential people in the world on the annual Time 100 list
Kevin Hart’s Early Life
Hart was born on July 6,1979 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Nancy Hart and Henry Witherspoon. He was raised by his mother who was a system analyst for the Office of Student Registration and Financial Services at the University of Pennsylvania. His was ashamed of his father and later on admitted that because of him he knew what he shouldn’t do in life. This is because his father was a cocaine addict and was constantly in and out of the jail. He then started using humor to avoid the depressing in his surroundings and cope up with life.
He has one older brother named Robert. And he is a Christian. He graduated from George Washington High School, thereafter he attended Community College of Philadelphia for a brief period of time before dropping it out and moving to New York. He also worked as a shoe salesman is Massachusetts before pursuing a career in stand-up comedy.
Kevin Hart’s Career
He started his career at The Laff House in Philadelphia, but apparently it did not go well. The consecutive shows he performed after this did not go well either. He was even booed off the stage several times, once even having a piece of chicken thrown at him. So quite evidently, he did not experience an immediate success. But the fact of the matter he did not give up, he got better with every show, eventually audience receptions of his performances eventually improved. He has thrived for his own success.
Hart did his first tour in the year 2009 and the title of his act was ‘I’m a Grown Little Man’ followed by ‘Seriously Funny’ in 2010. In 2011 he performed ‘Laugh at My Pain’ in 2011 and ‘Let Me Explain” in 2013. He grossed $15 million from ‘Laugh at My Pain’ which made it one of the year’s top-selling comedy tours. From here on he only grew in his career of stand-up comedy and did numerous successful tours.
Hart then decided to try his fate by doing film and television roles. He definitely aced in that too. He made his film debut in ‘Paper Soldiers’. Thereafter he did many great roles in awesome films such as “The 40-Year-Old Virgin”,” soul Plane”, “Little Flockers” and many other dozens of movies.
He is also a producer and has hosted shows such as MTV 2012 Video Music Awards, few episodes of Saturday Night Live and many more.
Kevin Hart Net Worth
Kevin Hart is active in the industry since 2001 and has a net worth of $200 million. He is undoubtedly one of the highest paid entertainers in the world.
2015-2016- Earned $90 million from tours, movies, merchandise, endorsements and many other ventures
2017-2018- $60 million
2018-2019- $60 million
In 2017, he launched an underwear line with Tommy John.
In 2018, he launched a comedy streaming service called Laugh Out Loud. The LOL network has generated hundred of million views till date on its videos. He has endorsement deals with brands like Samsung, Mountain Dew, Wrangler and many more.
He does a lot of tours and shows and generates most of his money from it. In 2009, he launched HartBeat Productions which is now a great success.
Hart loves cars so he gifted himself a 1970 Plymouth Barracuda, custom-made by Speedkore worth $800,000. He had also gifted himself Ferrari 488 worth roughly $300,00. He has a lavish house and also 16 watches out of which 6 of them are Rolex.
Kevin Hart’s Personal Life
Kevin married a woman from the same profession, Torrei Hart in the year 2003 but unfortunately, they filed for divorce in the year 2010. They had two children, daughter Heaven Leigh and son Heidrix born in 2005 and 2007 respectively. But Kevin requested for join custody and eventually the couple got separated in the year 2011.
On August 18,2018 Kevin proposed to Eniko Parrish. They got married later on in 2016. They have two children, son Kenzo Kash and daughter Kaori May who were born on November 21,2017 and September 29, 2020 respectively. On December 2015, after the birth of their first child, Kevin publicly admitted that he had been cheating on his wife while she was pregnant. But fortunately, this did not break their marriage.
Kevin has openly admitted that he had a rough childhood mainly because of his father who was a cocaine addict. And he used comedy as a cope up mechanism and escape from the reality. He extremely loved his mother who was his support system, unfortunately she died from Cancer in 2007.
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