Kevin Hart: The Story
Kevin Darnell Hart was born on July 6, 1967, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was raised by his mother, as his father was in and out of jail. Kevin used humor as a way of dealing with his troubled family. As a boy, he loved stand-up comedy and was influenced by the comedians Chris Tucker and J.B. Smoove. After high school, Kevin attended the Community College of Philadelphia. After performing in an amateur night at a club, he pursued a career in stand-up comedy. But, Kevin Hart’s net worth didn’t take off easily.
He performed under the name of Lil’ Kev the Bastard and his shows were quite unsuccessful. The veteran comedian, Keith Robinson, started mentoring Hart. Eventually, the young comic developed his own unique style and began performing under his name. He used his real-life experiences to create engaging material. Hart won several amateur stand-up performances and started performing regularly around the country.
His first comedy tour entitled ‘I’m A Grown Little Man’ began in 2009 and was followed by ‘Seriously Funny’ in 2010. His tours ‘Laugh at My Pain’ and ‘Let Me Explain’ were also featured as concert documentaries in the movie theaters. ‘Laugh at my Pain’ grossed $15 million, becoming the best-selling comedy tour of 2011. Both stand-up concert movies eventually earned $65 million, ranking as the highest-earning of all time. Hart quickly established himself as a comedy King, as he won the BET Best Actor award. Kevin Hart’s net worth in 2013 was estimated at $20 million. In 2016, he went on a world tour ‘What Now?’ which noted international success. The stand-up was also featured as a concert movie, which additionally increased the net worth of Kevin Hart. This project brought Hart $87.5 million, making him the highest-paid comedian in the world.
Hart made his first movie outing as a guest star in ‘Undeclared’. His movie debut was ‘Paper Soldiers’ after which Hart was recognized as a rising movie star. The comedian starred in the ‘Scary Movie’ franchise, ‘The 40-Year-Old Virgin’, ‘Soul Plane’, ‘Death at a Funeral’, and ‘The Five-Year Engagement’. Hart appeared in the box office success ‘Think Like a Man’ and ‘Think Like a Man Too’. The sequel grossed $70 million. One of his most notable roles is Ben in ‘Ride Along’ opposite Ice Cube. The movie grossed over $41 million in its opening weekend and became a huge commercial success. The actor received the Teen Choice Award for Best Actor Comedian.
Television is not an unknown territory for Kevin Hart. His first TV appearance was back in 2013 when ABC handed him his own sitcom ‘The Big House’. The series was canceled after only six episodes as it didn’t catch on with the audience. In the same year, Hart was a co-creator of ‘The Real Husbands of Hollywood’, filmed in style similar to ‘The Real Housewives of Atlanta’, starring Kenya Moore. In 2016 People’s Choice Awards Hart won three awards for Favorite Comedic Movie Actor in ‘The Wedding Ringer’, Favorite Cable TV Actor for ‘Real Husbands of Hollywood’, and Favorite Comedic Movie Actor for ‘Central Intelligence’. Over the years, Kevin Hart’s movies have made approximately $1.7 billion. But, how much does Kevin Hart make a movie? According to Forbes, the comedian is now paid up to $10 million per film, adding to his accumulating wealth.
Kevin Hart has also found himself in the role of a host. He first hosted the 2011 BET Awards and then the 2012 MTV VMA. The comedian hosted two episodes of Saturday Night Live and the Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber.
The net worth of Kevin Hart is constantly increasing. A big portion comes from his endorsement contracts. The comedian has inked deals with H&M, Foot Locker, and Hyundai. Hart also endorses Nike but has also collaborated with the company for the release of his own ‘Hustle Hart’ sneakers, which earned $10 million. Hart has a mobile game called ‘Little Jumpman’ as well, available through iTunes. The comedian surely is on the way to becoming a business mogul. He founded the entertainment company, ‘Heartbeat Production’, which produces film, TV, live and digital entertainment for distribution.
The Cash King of Comedy earned $32.5 million in the first half of 2017. Kevin Hart’s net worth is currently estimated at $120 million.
Kevin Hart Net Worth & Spending Habits
The comedian is not to throw money around. He lives a calm family life and works really hard to get what he wants. However, he doesn’t spare money when it comes to a good car. Kevin Hart’s cars are some of the finest ones. The comedian drives a Mercedes Benz SLS AMG, priced at $300,000, a Mercedes-Benz G63, worth $150,000, and a custom Ford Explorer, worth approximately $30,000. Kevin Hart’s house is a 6,500 square-foot mansion located in the high-end neighborhood San Fernando Valley in Tarzana. He purchased the seven-bedroom house for $2 million back in 2012.Kevin Hart has a big heart, indeed. The actor has been supporting numerous charitable organizations throughout his career. Some of them are Alzheimer’s Association, Compound Foundation, Make-A-Wish Foundation, NAACP, and the United Negro College Fund. Amidst the hurricane Harvey, Hart took initiative and called out Drake, Beyonce, Jay-Z, Chris Brown, and other fellow stars to follow his example and donate $25,000 to the victims.
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