Kevin Hart's Net Worth and How the Hard-Working Entertainer Got So Crazy Rich

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Here's how much money the comedian has—and it's a lot.

Kevin Hart has been everywhere doing just about everything in recent years, working as a comedian, movie star, producer, and commercial spokesperson, only slowing down to rehab from a serious car crash. All that talent and hard work have brought him enormous success and wealth. In fact, Hart has amassed a sizable fortune. But just how much is Kevin Hart worth? Keep reading to learn more about his net worth and how he got it.

Kevin Hart Net Worth in 2023

Pint-sized comedian Kevin Hart has a gigantic bank account: As of 2023, Hart's net worth is estimated to be around $450 million, nabbing about $59 million in the July 2018 to June 2019 period alone. He also owns an 85% stake in Hartbeat, a new media venture with a valuation of $650 million.

Just as important to Hart's success as his punchlines is his nonstop hustle and admirable work ethic. Here's exactly how he got so rich.

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How much does Kevin Hart make per show?

In 2016, each of Hart's live standup performances grossed about $1 million (per Forbes). It's unclear exactly how much of that Hart personally pockets after expenses and divvying up profits with venues, promoters, and his team—but with his business savvy, you can bet it's a lot.

How much does Kevin Hart make per tour?

According to Forbes, Hart makes quite a mint on every tour. His "What Now?" Tour from 2015 through 2016 reportedly made him a whopping $70 million. Of course, tour profits vary depending on the length and number of performances, but it's one of Hart's biggest moneymakers by far.

How much does Kevin Hart get paid a year?

Hart's annual income varies depending on his projects and whether or not he goes on tour. On average, Hart takes home between $40 million and $60 million per year. With a salary like that, he'd never have to work again unless he felt like it—so he clearly loves what he does.

How much has Kevin Hart made from comedy?

Hart's net worth is largely from his standup comedy career. Estimates place at least $90 million of his net worth as being from comedy, but ultimately, all of his wealth at least started there. Comedy is what put the man on the map!

How much does Kevin Hart make per movie?

Hart's paydays per movie can vary depending on how large or small his role is. For films in which he's the marquee name, Hart reportedly commands as much as $20 million upfront, with his average payday being around $20 million. Depending on box office grosses or streaming deals, he may earn even more than that.

How many commercials is Kevin Hart in?

Another largely lucrative arena for Hart: Commercial endorsements and branding deals. In 2022, he starred in a Sam's Club Super Bowl commercial:

He made fun of himself in a SiriusXM ad:

He's fronted campaigns for Chase:

Hart endorsed DraftKings:

Hart's contract details for each of his ads aren't publicly known, but you know he finagled some sweet deals for these.

How much does Kevin Hart make from endorsements?

In addition to simply appearing in commercials, Hart has also had overall endorsement deals with numerous brands, including Fabletics, H&M, Hyundai, Foot Locker, Tommy John, Old Spice, Nike and more.

Hart explained to AdWeek of his commercial appeal, "I’m not threatening, and that’s how I’m able to put myself in front of all audiences, all ages. It doesn’t matter your race, your size, ethnicity, age. I’m comfortable in all of those environments because of the person that I am, which allows me to build my brand even more. That’s the talent of being a likable personality."

He Mastered the Social Media Game Early

Hart was one of the very first comedians to leverage social media in a way to maximize his profits and capitalize on his ever-growing following. This was never made more clear than during the Sony leak in 2014: That December, news outlets published leaked emails from Sony execs slamming Hart for charging studios for tweets promoting his own movies, as well as others from shared studios. Hart fired back on Instagram, writing, "Knowing your self worth is extremely important people…I worked very hard to get where I am today. I look at myself as a brand and because of that I will never allow myself to be taking advantage of. I own my brand…I make smart decisions for my brand…I protect my brand…which is why I'm able to brush ignorance off of my shoulder and continue to move forward. I refuse to be broken people…with that being said, it's now time for me to get back to building this empire that I've always dreamed of!"

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He Made More Money Than Jerry Seinfeld in 2016

Hart made a whopping $87.5 million in 2016, largely thanks to touring arenas around the world and endorsement deals with H&M, Hyundai and Foot Locker, as well as a role in the highly profitable Secret Life Of Pets. (For perspective, the second highest-paid comedian in 2016 was Jerry Seinfeld, who made $30 million less than Hart's massive earnings.) He was one of an elite group of comedians to sell out Madison Square Garden, with peers only including Andrew Dice Clay (the first to ever do it—twice), comic Louis C.K., Bill Burr, Chris Rock, Eddie Murphy, Aziz Ansari, Dane Cook, Amy Schumer and Russell Peters.

"Only a few comedians are capable of sports arenas," Gary Bongiovanni, editor of Pollstar, told Forbes. "Kevin Hart is very much the exception: He is doing arenas everywhere; his comedy transcends the borders of this country." He added, "Hart sold over a million tickets in a year, I don’t know how long it’s been since a comedian did that." Part of what made Hart's tour so profitable is that comedians typically don't have elaborate stage sets or pyrotechnics, meaning production costs are much, much lower than other types of arena performances like concerts. That all translates to more money in the headliner's pocket. Hart performed more than 100 shows in 2016, each grossing about $1 million. In addition to his live shows, Hart's standup documentary film, Kevin Hart: What Now? reportedly grossed more than $11.7 million in its first week of theater release, totaling about $23 million domestically.

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He Works Hard

While a lot of performers would have rested on their laurels or retired quite comfortably, Hart remained a workhorse the following year. The Philadelphia-born star amassed a staggering $32.5 million in 2017, according to Forbes, thanks to his roles in blockbusters including Jumanji: Welcome 2 the Jungle and Central Intelligence and endorsements including Tommy John underwear and Nike. While it's unknown his precise salary for Jumanji: Welcome 2 the Jungle, Forbes estimates that it was in the seven-figure range up front, plus back-end. He was the second highest-paid comedian of that year.

He explained to Forbes in February 2018, upon announcing a partnership with both the NBA and Mountain Dew, "I am not in the position in life where I need to go take a money grab. I'm more about the partnership—a brand that I can grow, evolve and do something special with. One thing I don't ever want to do is NASCAR myself out; for people to say, 'He's got a Samsung deal and now an AT&T deal and then a new loafer deal and then a Wrangler deal?'"

Still, he admitted, "To sit here and say money doesn't play a part in some deals, you wouldn't be telling the truth. But more important for me is what if this brand becomes the biggest ever, what if the campaign becomes the most talked about thing ever—my name and my brand would be attached to that." In addition to his literal big deals, however, Hart says that his heart will always be true to touring to perform standup comedy, which remains his biggest passion of all. "There is a high level of love for what I do," he said of comedy tours. "That's my craft, that's how it started. I would never turn my back on stand up; it opened up the doors I walk through now."

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Kevin Hart Bio

Kevin Hart was born Kevin Darnell Hart on July 6, 1979 in Philadelphia. He and his brother Robert had a difficult upbringing and was raised predominantly by his mother, as his father had ongoing struggles with drug abuse and run-ins with the law that landed him behind bars. Hart attended the Community College of Philadelphia. Eventually he left to pursue standup comedy, performing his very first standup set at The Laff House in Philadelphia under the name "Lil Kev"—where he bombed. He continued bombing early in his career, admitting to The Chicago Tribune that it was so bad he'd been booed offstage and even had chicken thrown at him from the crowd. He said his material improved after he stopped trying to imitate other comics, including Rush Hour star Chris Tucker, and embraced his own voice. He says he saw an upswing in his success after moving to Brockton, Mass., where he worked as a shoe salesman to make ends meet while entering comedy competitions at night.

Hart embarked on his first standup comedy tour in 2009 with I'm a Grown Little Man, followed by 2010's Seriously Funny. He released Laugh at My Pain in 2011 followed by Let Me Explain in 2013, then Kevin Hart: What Now? in 2015 and Irresponsible in 2017. His success in standup comedy parlayed into TV and film work, including recurring roles in Modern Family, a cameo in Judd Apatow cult classic Undeclared and parts in Soul Plane, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Little Fockers, and the Scary Movie franchise. Hart's biggest roles to date include The Upside, The Secret Life of Pets and Jumanji franchises. In 2018, Hart released the first film from his HartBeat Productions with Night School, in which he co-starred with longtime friend Tiffany Haddish.

The funnyman was also famous for his hosting work for several years, including the 2011 BET Awards, the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards, 2015's Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber and the 2016 MTV Movie Awards (alongside pal and frequent co-star Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson). In December 2018, he was announced as the host of the 2019 Academy Awards, but dropped out after controversy arose surrounding past tweets and material that offended some audiences who felt the content was homophobic. Hart had previously apologized for the remarks but refused to do so again.

Hart married first wife Torrei Hart in 2003. They share son Hendrix and daughter Heaven. They finalized their divorce in 2011. He married Eniko Parrish in 2016, with whom he shares a son named Kenzo. In 2017, Hart and another woman were targeted in an alleged extortion scheme. In September 2019, Hart was a passenger in a serious car accident that left him with injuries requiring surgery on his back. He was hospitalized for 10 days and underwent physical therapy, but has since made a full recovery. In 2021, he launched his own original talk show, titled Hart to Heart.

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Kevin Hart Quick Stats

Age: 43 (born July 6, 1979)

How Tall / Height: 5'4"

Wife: Eniko Parrish (m. 2016), Torrei Hart (m. 2003-2011)

Kids: Heaven Leigh Hart, Hendrix Hart, Kenzo Kash Hart and Kaori May Hart. (Read more on Kevin Hart's Kids.)



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Credited Kevin Hart Movies  

North Hollywood (2001)

Paper Soldiers (2002)

Class of '06 (2002)

Death of a Dynasty (2003)

Scary Movie 3 (2003)

Along Came Polly (2004)

Soul Plane (2004)

The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2004)

In the Mix (2005)

Dante (2005)

Scary Movie 4 (2005)

The Last Stand (2006)

Epic Movie (2007)

The Weekend (2007)

Fool's Gold (2008)

Drillbit Taylor (2008)

Superhero Movie (2008)

Meet Dave (2008)

Extreme Movie (2008)

Not Easily Broken (2009)

Death at a Funeral (2010)

Little Fockers (2010)

Untitled Burr and Hart Project (2010)

Something Like a Business (2010)

35 and Ticking (2011)

Let Go (2011)

Little in Common (2011)

Think Like a Man (2012)

Exit Strategy (2012)

The Five-Year Engagement (2012)

This Is the End (2013)

Grudge Match (2013)

Ride Along (2014)

About Last Night (2014)

Think Like a Man Too (2014)

Top Five (2014)

The Wedding Ringer (2015)

Get Hard (2015)

Ride Along 2 (2016)

Central Intelligence (2016)

The Secret Life of Pets (2016)

Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (2017)

The Upside (2017)

Jumanji: Welcome 2 the Jungle (2017)

Night School (2018)

The Secret Life of Pets 2 (2019)

Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019)

Jumanji: The Next Level (2019)

Fatherhood (2021)

Kevin Hart Fun Facts

• Kevin Hart was rejected from New York City's famous Comic Strip. He explained to Stephen Colbert on The Late Show that the club's booker, Lucien, discovered Eddie Murphy and Jerry Seinfeld. "His word was the word to get," he said. He recalled, "I audition for The Comic Strip, Lucien tells me to come back to his office, he sits me down and to my face he goes, 'I don't think this is for you. I don't think comedy is your thing, you should find a job, and look to do something else with your life because this isn't it for you.' No laughter afterwards. Blank stare. I'm waiting for the punchline. I'm just sitting there thinking, 'Well … when's it getting funny? I'm waiting for the punchline. I don't think it's getting funny. This seems real.' Then he says, 'Thank you for coming, but unfortunately you won't be performing here. That's it.' Then I had to get up and walk out of his office."

• Hart cites Chris Rock, Dave ChappelleBill Cosby, Patrice O'Neal, George Carlin, Keith Robinson, and Richard Pryor as his biggest comedic influences.

• Hart declined a role in Tropic Thunder because the character he'd been slated to play was homosexual, citing his own "insecurities" for his decision and admitting he wouldn't have done the role justice.

• Hart played a fictional version of himself in a show he co-created called Real Husbands of Hollywood alongside Nick Cannon, JB Smoove, Nelly and Robin Thicke.

• Jumanji: Welcome 2 the Jungle, in which Hart co-starred alongside Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Karen Gillan and Jack Black, made almost $1 billion at the worldwide box office.

Hart does 1,000 sit-ups every day.

Story by Jessica Sager.