Who could believe that Steve Harvey was homeless for three years before he became famous? Like every celebrity rags to riches story, Harvey saw some pretty dark moments in life, and it even came to a point when sleeping in a house was a luxury. The talk show host struggled in the late 80s to break out as a comedian in an industry that was almost impossible to penetrate.
He ended up worse than he started after separating from his first wife, Marcia. He spent the little money he had on taking care of his kids. The situation became so bad that he ended up without a roof over his head and lived in his 1976 Ford Tempo for three years.
He used his Igloo cooler as a refrigerator and took showers in hotels, swimming pools and gas stations. When he got his first a gig, he would stay in a hotel, and once he finished he would return to his car.
He finally saw a breakthrough when he was featured on Apollo’s Showtime and things started to get back to normal. Yet, he had faith in his darkest days that his fate would turn around for good and his struggles eventually paid off. Today, Harvey is a host of Family Feud and author of best-selling novels. He has luxury homes in Atlanta and Chicago, where he unwinds with his seven kids and wife, Marjorie.