Kelvin Hart is a familiar name in America and globally. He has made his mark as one of America’s wealthiest and best standup comedians.
Apart from being a comedian, Kelvin Hart is also an actor, a TV presenter, a host, and a producer. He is a symbol of joy and laughter, both on stage and in movies.
This article is intended to give you an overview of Kevin Hart’s career, his biography, his personal life, and net worth.
Kelvin Hart Profile
- Full name: Kevin Darnell Hart
- Date of Birth: July 6, 1979
- Place of Birth: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
- Nationality: U.S.A
- Spouse: Torrei Hart (divorced), Eniko Parrish (married 13th Aug 2016 – present)
- Children: 3
- Occupation: Comedian, Actor, Producer
- Years active: 2001 – present
Earnings and Net Worth
Kevin Hart is one of the highest-paid entertainers in the world. His net worth is estimated at approximately $200 million.
Kevin Hart reportedly made about $15 million from his “Laugh at My Pain” tour in 2011 and going on to earn $90 million from touring, movies, merchandise, endorsements, and more between August 2015 and August 2016.
He earned an estimated $32.5 million in 2017 and also made $60 million Between June 2017 and June 2018.
He is reported to have earned another $60 million between June 2018 and June 2019 before going on to earned another $40 million in the following 12 months.
Kevin Hart was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on the 6th of July 1979. He was raised singlehandedly by his mother, Nancy Hart.
His father, Henry Witherspoon, was a drug addict, and as a result, he spent most of his time in jail than out of jail throughout most of Kevin’s childhood.
Kevin had an elder brother named Robert, and his mother worked at the University of Pennsylvania as a systems analyst for the Office of Student Registration and Financial Services.
Kevin graduated from George Washington High School, after which he attended the Community College of Philadelphia briefly before moving to New York City.
After staying a while at New York City, Kevin moved to Brockton, Massachusetts, where he started working as a shoe salesman, even as he also began to pursue a career in standup comedy.
Kelvin Hart Career
Hart started out taking on amateur comedy competitions at clubs and lounges throughout New England, some of which he won, before going on to pursuing a career in standup comedy shortly after he graduated from high school, getting shots at the big clubs in New York and Los Angeles.
He got his first real break and came into prominence in 2001 when he appeared in the TV series Undeclared.
After this, he got other film roles, with his first shot coming in 2002 as Kelvin Hart appeared in “Paper Soldiers,” before going on to take a role in the 2003 movie “Scary Movie 3”. He also starred in “Soul Plane” in 2004, and “In the Mix” in 2005.
In 2010, Kelvin Hart starred in the movie “Little Fockers,” and then “The Five-Year Engagement” and “Think Like a Man” in 2012.
in 2013, Kelvin Hart co-created “Real Husbands of Hollywood” with Chris Spencer, before going on to star in movies like “Grudge Match” in 2013, “Ride Along” and its sequel “Ride Along 2” in 2014 and 2016 respectively.
He also starred in the 201 movies “About Last Night,” “Get Hard” in 2015, “Central Intelligence” in2016, “The Secret Life of Pets” in 2016, “Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie” in 2017, “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” in 2017, and “Night School” which was produced by Kelvin Hart in 2018, under his production company HartBeat Productions.
In October 2018, it was announced that Kelvin Hart had signed a first-look deal with Nickelodeon through his production company. In 2019, Hart released his film, “The Upside,” the movie where he got his first headlining role in a drama. The movie also starred Bryan Cranston and Nicole Kidman.
Kelvin Hart released his first standup album I’m a “Grown Little Man” in 2008 before going on to release “Seriously Funny” in 2010. He also released “Laugh at My Pain” in 2011, “Let Me Explain” in 2013, and “What Now?” in 2016.
Hart’s next project is set to be released on January 8, 2021, a movie titled “Fatherhood.” The movie tells a story about a man whose wife dies shortly after childbirth, leaving him to raise their daughter on his own
Kevin Hart has also been a regular and familiar face on TV: he hosted the MTV Music Awards in 2012, and he got a recurring role on the ABC comedy Modern Family that same year. He also hosted the Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber in 2015.
He has appeared on TV series such as “Real Husbands of Hollywood” and “Workaholics.”
Kelvin Hart is signed to Motown Records with his alias, Chocolate Droppa. He has since released some singles, including “Ballerz” featuring T.I and Migos, and “Push it on me” with Trey Songz.
He also did a mixtape titled “Kevin Hart: what now?” which he used as the soundtrack to his standup film.
Marriage and Love Life
Hart got married a fellow comedian, Torrie Hart, in 2003, they had two children, Heaven Leigh (daughter) and Hendrix (son).
In February 2010, Kevin Hart filed for a divorce, which was finalized in November 2011. He requested joint custody of their two children.
On August 18, 2014, Hart proposed to Eniko Parrish, and they got married on the 13th of August 2016. They had a son Kenzo Kash, who was born on the 21st of November 2017. They are currently expecting a baby girl in the summer of 2020.