Kevin Hart is considered as one of the richest comedians out there. He is placed on the same pedestal as Larry David, Steve Harvey, Jerry Seinfeld, and many other successful comic entertainers. This is why most comedy actors and stand-up comedians aspire to bring in an amount of money as large as a Kevin Hart net worth.
Celebrity Name: Kevin Hart
Nickname: Chocolate Droppa
Real Name: Kevin Darnell Hart
Birth Date: July 6, 1979 (Cancer/Goat)
Current Age: 41
Birth Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Parents: Henry Robert Witherspoon and Nancy Hart
Sibling/s: Robert Hart
Height: 5’4″ (1.63m)
Weight: 141 lbs. (64kg)
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Relationship Status: Married
Spouses’ Name: Torrei Hart – Divorced (May 22, 2003 to November 13, 2011) with 2 children
Eniko Parrish – Married (August 13, 2016 to present) with 1 child
Children: Heaven, 14 years old, and Hendrix, 11 years old, with Torrei
Kenzo, 2 years of age, with Eniko
Profession: Stand-up Comedian
Net Worth 2020: $200 million
Starting Out Small
In his early years, he attended community college and moved to New York City. He started out as a salesman promoting shoes but he decided to quit and focus his attention in pursuing a career in comedy.
You might think with a Kevin Hart net worth like that would mean he had everything easy. Such is not the case because when he first started out as a stand-up comedian, he was not always successful. The crowd would usually “boo” a comedian if the jokes do not land. In Hart’s case, however, people actually protested against him coming up on stage. This happened in most of his early gigs during a crab festival in New York. According to him, the people felt like he was stopping a good time. He shared that he would rather get “boo” off the stage than receiving that kind of treatment. His comedian name back then was Lil Kev. Hart is not little for long because he was preparing himself for a big change. His chances improved much later the more he learned how to navigate the comedic stage.
Hart had his first TV appearance in The Big House TV show in 2004. However, it did not last long because it only ran for six episodes. He moved forward and released Little Grown Man, his first stand-up album. It was during this time that he started doing I’m a Little Grown Man comedy tours as well. He remained consistent by following these with Seriously Funny, Laugh at My Pain, and Let Me Explain tours almost once every year. What happens next is very crucial for it played a major role in increasing Kevin Hart net worth by a mile.
How Much is Kevin Hart Net Worth?
His source of income is due to various opportunities in films, tours, commercials, and investments he is in. Hart usually makes about a million per appearance in his comedy tours. In his “What Now?” tour alone, which ran from 2015-2016, he made roughly $70 million. This makes it the source of most of his earnings in 2016. Aside from that, it is also worth mentioning his endorsements. Hart did commercial partnerships for H&M, Hyundai, Foot Locker, and many more. These big brand names surely paid him a healthy sum of money. Hart’s appearances in the big screen with Central Intelligence and Secret Life of Pets also contributed to his earnings. All these and more made Kevin Hart the richest comedian in 2016, earning nearly of $9 million.
In 2017, Kevin Hart still made it to top six among the richest comedians in the world. About a fifth of his earnings came from big brand endorsements with Nike and Tommy John. That certainly did not stop him because he came back as the highest-paid comedian in 2018. Hart made a lot of money thanks to “Kevin Hart: The Irresponsible Tour” during that year. More than a million tickets were sold and the tour gave him an income of $59 million. This brought him up to the 39th rank in Forbes’ highest-paid entertainers list.
The most recent success that Hart is currently in is with the Jumanji franchise reboot. After that, the latest iteration Jumanji: The Next Level was a box office hit and made $754 million worldwide. Other movies where he starred in were Ride Along, Ride Along 2, Central Intelligence, The Wedding Ringer, Get Hard, The Secret Life of Pets, and plenty others. Just like Danny DeVito, Hart usually plays a comic relief character with a short stature. He is often seen in various entertainment projects with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. That is because they are close friends in real life. Other stars that are also close friends with him are Anthony Anderson, Ludacris, Nick Cannon, Usher Raymond, Jason Segel, and other celebrities.
Aside from his huge success on the big screen, he also leads a comedy streaming service called Laugh Out Loud. There, Hart as well as other comedians create comedic content and funny skits. The streaming service also gave him an opportunity to invite other celebrities for interviews. In other words, Hart makes it a point to create content that people will find amusing.
Kevin Hart had the privilege to be the master of ceremonies at the Academy Awards in 2019. Unfortunately, some of his previous twitter posts came into surface. Some people took offense and had to reconsider if he is a deserving host in such an elegant occasion. Whether he deserved it or not, the highest-paid comedian nevertheless issued a public apology and had to decline the invitation of being the host in the prestigious event.
Inspirational Quotes from Kevin Hart
“A reputation as a hard worker is a good reputation to have. It’s also about being professional and very loyal to the people who put me here, which would be my fans. I feel like I have a job to do, like I constantly have to reinvent myself. The more I up the ante for myself, the better it is in the long run. I try to interact with my fans as much as possible. It’s good that the person I’m being onstage isn’t really an act. It’s really me.”
“I don’t like to alienate anybody with my comedy. That’s because I don’t want to disengage audiences. I want to appeal to everyone and take them minds away from their issues with a lot of laughter. It’s about providing some escape.”