Known for being so funny he makes himself laugh on stage, Kevin Hart is one of the wealthiest current comedians. But his talents extend beyond cracking people up. The actor, father, record-breaker, award-winner, and former shoe salesman is able to make money in the not-so-easy business of stand-up. Hart’s net worth is estimated at $62 million, according to The Richest, earning about $28.5 million alone in 2015.
Here’s what you need to know about Hart’s net worth:
1. He Won MTV’s Comedic Genius Award in 2015
He has won numerous awards for his performances as a comedian and actor but most recently, and perhaps most notably, he received the MTV Comedic Genius Award at the 2015 MTV Movie Awards.
“I wanna thank my fiancee for being my rock right now. I wanna thank my ex-wife for giving me these two kids who are my best friends right now; Heaven for being the most amazing daughter, Hendrix for being the most amazing son. My kids, I’m doing all of this for them. I’m trying to leave a legacy for them. Last but not least my fans—this is for y’all, I love y’all.”
Hart has also won the 2012 BET Award for Best Actor for Think Like a Man and the NAACP Image Award for Entertainer of the Year in 2014.
2. His ‘What Now’ Tour is Projected to be The Highest Grossing Comedy Tour Ever
Stopping in 45 cities from April 2015 to March 2016, Hart has more on the line than just hoping people laugh at his jokes—he may set a record. Hart’s tour is on track to become the highest grossing comedy tour ever reported to Billboard Boxscore. The What Now Tour sold more than 600,000 tickets and grossed $35 million a month before the tour even began, according to Billboard.
Hart quickly sold out for his Madison Square Garden, Barclays Center and Prudential Center shows. He set another “first” in one of his August shows in his hometown of Philadelphia when he performed at the Lincoln Financial Field and was the first comedian ever to headline at a NFL stadium, according to Billboard.
“The tour is truly remarkable. Hart wants to do the films, the specials and the concerts. Kevin is really going for it all.”
3. He Starred in ‘Think Like a Man,’ Which Grossed Over $90 million in 2012
In this comedy where the women decide to act like ladies but think like men, and the men try to turn the tables on the women, Hart and co-stars Chris Brown, Gabrielle Union, Meagan Good, and Michael Ealy were a pretty big hit in the box office. Box Office Mojo estimates the domestic gross of Think Like a Man to be a little over $91 million and about $4.5 million in foreign countries.
And Think Like a Man Too, which came out in 2014, was almost just as successful with a domestic gross of about $65 million and an almost $5 million gross in foreign countries, according to Box Office Mojo.
4. Hart Teamed Up With The Nike Run Club in Hosting Spontaneous Runs With Fans
In June, Hart was on tour in Boston and tweeted asking his fans to meet him for a run the next morning. He arrived the next day to a crowd of about 300 people and proceeded to go on a three mile run with them. In his welcoming speech he admitted he is not a runner. “I’m in Boston, so I wanted to do what Boston does. I’m not a runner, so please take it easy!,” according to the New York Post.
Hart decided to continue this trend of spontaneous runs in Atlanta, Philadelphia and New York. He told the New York Post:
“It was honestly a spontaneous decision, I felt like it would be a cool way to get people motivated about fitness…My goal was to simply bring people together. Once people started coming out in the thousands, it made me see the true potential in the platform that I created. That’s when my eyes were opened to how huge and global these runs could be…I also got to use my social media for the powers of good.”
Hart eventually teamed up with the Nike Run Club.
He posted the image below on Instagram with the caption:
“This is why I do it….Simply for moments like this!!! I saw him a quarter mile out from the finish line and I was so inspired by how hard he was working….I jumped down and ran out to him and finished his 5K with him!!!! Good job man….u are well on ur way to greatness!!!! #HustleHart #Dallas #NRC #Motivation #HealthIsWealth #ItsaLifeStyle”
5. His Divorce From Torrei Was Considered Cheap
Hart had to pay a lump sum of $175,000 to his ex-wife, Torrei Hart, who he officially divorced in November 2011, according to TMZ.
Torrei reportedly also received an Escalade as part of her parting gift.
He also has to pay almost $20,000 a month in child support for his kids, Hendrix and Heaven.