Kevin Hart may be a funny guy, but his bank account is no joke. The 39-year-old comedian has rocketed to fame with movies like Ride Along, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, and 2020's soon-to-be-released Minions: The Rise of Gru, but it wasn't always that way. Long before appearing on the big screen next to pal Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Hart was trying to make a name for himself as a stand-up comedian — and his first few acts didn't go over so well.
"They didn’t boo me. They protested me," Hart said in a video for Oprah's Masterclass series about an early gig at a crab festival in New York. "I would have rather you boo me off the stage, but they act like I was stopping a good time... Like, you can’t eat and watch? Y’all can’t do them both at the same time?"
Thankfully, Hart's career went up from there — and so did his earnings. Here's everything we know about Kevin Hart's net worth.
Kevin Hart's net worth is $200 million.
Thanks to his film roles, touring, endorsements, and investments, Hart's net worth is hovering around $200 million. According to Forbes, Hart makes a serious amount of cash for his comedy tours, pulling in about $1 million per performance. During his 2015-2016 "What Now?" tour, Hart made an estimated $70 million alone.
The "What Now?" tour was responsible for the majority of Hart's astronomical 2016 earnings, but according to Forbes, the comedian pulled in an additional $17.5 million for his commercial work for Hyundai, Foot Locker, and H&M, as well as his roles in Secret Life of Pets and Central Intelligence, and his salary that year made him the highest-paid comedian of 2016, with $87.5 million in earnings.
In 2017, Hart was the sixth highest-paid comedian, and 20% of his earnings came from branded partnerships with Nike and Tommy John. 2018 saw Hart rake in the big bucks with another tour, and "Kevin Hart: The Irresponsible Tour" sold over a million tickets and was the biggest comedy tour of the year. The tour also made the comedian $30 million richer, and Hart ranked 39th on Forbes' overall list of the world's highest-paid entertainers that year with earnings of $59 million, and he was the highest-paid comedian on the list.
Hart's most recent release, Jumanji: The Next Level has grossed $754 million worldwide, and box office numbers are still going up. One of Hart's most recent ventures is Laugh Out Loud, a comedy streaming service, and along with comedy skits from other comedians, Hart has also used the platform to interview celebs like Odell Beckham Jr. and JR Smith.
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