|Full name||Kevin Darnell Hart|
|Birthday||July 6, 1979|
|Kevin Hart net worth||$450 million|
|Source of wealth||Films, comedy|
|Marital status||Married (Eniko Parrish)|
Kevin Hart is small but his net worth is huge. With a net worth of $450 million, Kevin Hart is one of the richest and highest-earning comedians on the planet. He gained recognition after appearing in the 2001 sitcom Undeclared. In 2016 the comedian took home an estimated $87 million in earnings and in 2020 he pocketed $39 million — making him one of the 100 best-paid celebrities that year.
Kevin makes his millions mainly from films, comedy tours, and endorsement deals. His movies have grossed over $1.3 billion at the box office. He also owns the film production company HartBeat Productions.
This is how Kevin Hart started and how he makes and spends his millions.
Kevin Hart was born on July 6, 1979, in Philadelphia, the US to Nancy and Henry Hart. During his childhood, Kevin’s father Henry was a drug addict and spent most of his time in jail. The comedian was raised by his mother, who worked as a systems analyst at the University of Pennsylvania. Hart attended George Washington High School in Philadelphia. He then joined the Community College of Philadelphia but dropped out shortly after.
Career beginnings and highlights
After dropping out of college, Kevin Hart went to New York City and later to Brockton, Massachusetts. His first job was as a shoe salesman. He began doing stand-up comedy, performing for the very first time at The Laff House in Philadelphia. When he started, he was often booed on stage but eventually, people came to love him.
In 2001 he made a guest appearance on the American sitcom Undeclared, after which he gained recognition. He went on to appear in the comedy films Paper Soldiers, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Death at a Funeral, and Soul Plane. In 2009 Hart embarked on his first comedy tour titled I’m a Grown Little Man. He embarked on his second tour Seriously Funny in 2010 and his third, Laugh at My Pain in 2011.
Kevin continued to play roles in comedy films appearing in the 2012 movie Think Like a Man as well as the 2013 film Exit Strategy. In 2013 he also co-created the American reality tv parody Real Husbands of Hollywood. In 2016 the comedian starred in the comedy action film Central Intelligence alongside Dwayne Johnson. Two years later Hart produced his first film, Night School through his production company HartBeat Productions. One of his latest films is the action comedy, The Man from Toronto which was released on Netflix in June 2022.
Apart from acting, Kevin Hart has also hosted several events including the 2011 BET Awards, the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards, the 2015 Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber as well as the 2016 MTV Movie Awards. Hart has cited the likes of Bill Cosby, Chris Rock, George Carlin, and Eddie Murphy as some of his influences.
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How does Kevin Hart make his millions?
With a net worth of about $450 million, Kevin Hart is definitely one of the richest comedians in the world. Kevin makes his millions from films, endorsements, comedy tours, as well as his own production company. In 2020 Kevin was ranked the 84th world’s best-paid celebrity by Forbes with earnings of $39 million thanks to endorsement deals with brands such as Chase and Fabletics as well as his salary from films. He reportedly makes about $10 million annually from endorsements alone.
Celebrity Net Worth reports that the actor pocketed about $90 million between 2015 and 2016 from his various endeavors. He also took home about $60 million between 2017 and 2018 and earned a similar amount between 2018 and 2019. Hart grossed more than $15 million from his 2011 Laugh at My Pain comedy tour which went on to become one of the year’s top-grossing comedy tours. His 2015 Kevin Hart: What Now? stand-up comedy film grossed a whopping $35 million.
Thethings.com reports that Hart earned a base salary of $10 million and an extra 7% of the box office profit for his role in the 2017 film Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. The movie grossed about $962 million globally from a budget of about $100 million. He also earned a base salary of $10 million plus an extra 8% on box office profits for the 2019 film Jumanji: The Next Level.
The funnyman owns the film production company HartBeat Productions. According to Celebrity Net Worth, his 85% stake in HartBeat is worth close to $500 million. He recently sold a quarter of the company to Abry Partners for $100 million. The deal valued HartBeat at about $650 million. In 2017 Kevin launched Laugh Out Loud Productions, a company that seeks to provide opportunities to talented comedians from all over the world. Cold As Balls, one of the programs by the company has amassed over 1 billion views on YouTube. Kevin Hart also owns a line of clothing including an underwear line he launched in 2017 with Tommy John.
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How Kevin Hart Spends his millions?
Kevin Hart lives an exuberant life, thanks to his massive net worth. He currently lives in Calabasas, California in a mansion that was custom built in 2018. The property has about 9,500 square feet of living space, a huge pool, a volleyball court, and two detached guesthouses among other facilities. Last year he acquired a mansion next door — which belonged to Shakim Compere, a film producer — for $7 million. The new property features 9,349 square feet of living space, six bedrooms, six bathrooms, an infinity pool, a wine cellar as well as a tennis court. Both properties span 42 acres although most of the land is not occupied.
The comedian owned another mansion in Tarzana, California where he lived for about seven years before selling the property for $2.75 million in 2019. He paid $1.99 million for the 6,549 square feet, seven-bathroom, seven-bedroom mansion in 2012.
In 2018, during his 39th birthday, Kevin Hart gifted himself two Ferrari 488 Spyders with each costing him about $300,000. On his next birthday, Kevin bought himself a $500,000 1970 Plymouth Barracuda that was custom-made by a company called Speed Core. Hart is also the proud owner of a $150,000 Ford Mustang G.T. 500E, an Aston Martin Vanquish, a Pontiac GTO as well as a $275,000 black Mercedes Benz SLS AMG.
Kevin’s watch collection is insane. Some of the timepieces he owns include an $825,000 Richard Mille Bubba Watson, a $215,000 Rolex Platinum Daytona, and a Patek Phillippe Nautilus worth a whopping $150,000.
Kevin Hart is married to Eniko Parrish, an American actress and model. They dated for five years before getting engaged in August 2014. The couple tied the knot on August 13, 2016, near Santa Barbara, California. They have a son Kenzo Kash Hart (born 2017) and a daughter Kaori Mai Hart (born 2020). Kevin also has another son and daughter from his first marriage to Torrei Hart. They divorced in 2010 after a 7-year marriage. Kevin has an older brother called Robert.
Summary and quotes
Despite being raised by a single parent and struggling after dropping out of college, Kevin Hart has become one of the world’s most successful and wealthiest comedians with a net worth of $450 million. He makes his millions from films, comedy tours, endorsement deals as well as other investments like his production company, HartBeat Productions. Below are some of the best quotes by Kevin Hart.
- ” Everybody wants to be famous, but nobody wants to do the work. I live by that. You grind hard so you can play hard. At the end of the day, you put all the work in, and eventually, it’ll pay off. It could be in a year; it could be in 30 years. Eventually, your hard work will pay off.”
- “I don’t care how busy I am – I will always make time for what’s most important to me.”
- “Success isn’t supposed to happen, no matter how hard you work. There’s no guarantee you’re going to succeed. There’s nothing set in stone.”
- “I stayed true to my dreams and, eventually, they came true.”
- “I feel like whatever you’ve done in your career, good or bad, it’s nothing but preparation for the big events to come.”