Kevin Hart net worth 2019: How did he attain such wealth and fame? Read on as we reveal Kevin Hart net worth, earning and career.
The name Kevin Hart is mostly associated with comedy. He is not just an ordinary comedian but one who is exceptional in that field. Though he started with comedy, he soon ventured into other areas of the entertainment industry such as acting, producing and writing.
Kevin Hart Net Worth currently has a net worth of $120, Million.
|Net worth||$120 million|
|Date of Birth||July 6, 1979|
Born as Kevin Darnell Hart on July 6, 1979, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. His father’s name is Henry Robert Witherspoon and mother “Nancy Hart”. His father wasn’t a source of support to him as his dad was a drug addict and engaged in criminals’ activities which meant he was mostly in jail. This led to his mother who worked as a non-academic staff at the University of Pennsylvania to take care of his upbringing. Kevin has an elder brother by the name Robert Hart.
Due to his troubled childhood, he found solace in humour which he used to cope. In the course of that, he discovered he was naturally talented in comedy.
He studied at George Washington High School after which he had a short stint at studied at Community College of Philadelphia. He then moved from to the state of New York and later moved to Massachusetts where he worked for some time selling shoes. He decided to pursue a career in
comedy as he started performing to small audiences in night clubs in Philadelphia.
Hart’s career in comedy began fully using the name Lil Kev meaning Little Kevin but things didn’t go down well at the beginning as he wasn’t seen to be funny by certain persons who throw kinds of stuff at him while he performed. According to Hart, he said ‘I was trying to be everybody and was so confused and didn’t know what to do‘.
He engaged in comedy competitions that saw some improvement in his career. During the course of that, he came under the tutelage of Keith Robert a veteran comedian who mentored him and from there success flowed. He developed his own style and won several amateur stand-up comedian performances. He also moved from performing in small clubs to big night clubs around the United States.
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Hart began acting in 2002 and starred in movies whose genre included comedy. He starred in movies such as; Paper Soldiers, Death at a Funeral, This is the end, Night School and Central intelligence. He also featured in the popular movie ‘Think like a Man‘, ‘Ride Along‘ and their sequels.
Kevin Hart Net Worth: How did he Amass such wealth?
Kevin may be a funny guy but he has strict work ethics and is dedicated to his work. As an A-list comedian, he earns a minimum of $1 million per performance. He made a lot of money from his comedy tours.
From 2015-2016, his ‘What Now‘ tour which he made about $70 million. In 2018, he made another huge amount of money from his ‘Kevin Hart tour‘ which he made $30 million.
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Apart from comedy, he makes money by acting. In the early 2000s, Hart made about $30,000 per film though that has greatly increased over time. He also engages in television commercials and signs endorsement deals from reputable firms.
From comedy tours and performances, acting, endorsements, and some investments Kevin Hart net worth currently sit at $120 million as of 2019, which makes him one of the richest comedians in the industry.
Awards and Recognitions
Here are some of the awards Kevin Hart has received in the course of his career:
- 2005: Best Actor – BET Awards
- 2012: Outstanding Comedy Series – NAACP Image Awards
- 2012: Entertainer of the Year – NAACP Image Awards
- 2012: Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series – NAACP Image Awards
- 2012: Favorite Funny Star – Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards
- 2016: Top Comedy Tour – Billboard Touring Awards
- 2018: The Comedy Act of 2018 – People’s Choice Awards