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Read the Cover Story: Steve Harvey – from Homeless to Having It All

Read the Cover Story: Steve Harvey – from Homeless to Having It All

Originally posted 05/25/2016 12:30PM

Once completely broke and living out of his car, Steve Harvey opens up about his years of struggling and how his wife helped make him the man – and the multimillionaire – he is today

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Steve and Marjorie Harvey Open Up About Creating a Blended Family – Despite Their Kids' Initial Resistance

Originally posted 05/26/2016 01:25PM

From homeless to $100 million! Steve Harvey opens up exclusively to PEOPLE about overcoming homelessness to build an entertainment empire. Subscribe now for an inside look at how he finally found happiness with the love of his life!

After facing challenges in his personal life, Steve Harvey finally found lasting love when he married his wife, Marjorie, in 2007.

But their combined seven children weren't immediately on board with the plan of blending their households after Steve and Marjorie reconnected years after dating and then drifting apart.

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'I Can't Ever Go to Colombia!' Steve Harvey Is Still Embarrassed About His Miss Universe Gaffe

Originally posted 05/26/2016 10:40AM

From homeless to $100 million! Steve Harvey opens up exclusively to PEOPLE about overcoming homelessness to build an entertainment empire. Subscribe now for an inside look at how he finally found happiness with the love of his life!

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Steve Harvey Opens Up About Settling Down with the Love of His Life: 'When You Have a Happy Home, You Can Achieve Anything'

Originally posted 05/25/2016 05:45PM

From homeless to $100 million! Steve Harvey opens up exclusively to PEOPLE about overcoming homelessness to build an entertainment empire. Subscribe now for an inside look at how he finally found happiness with the love of his life!

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WATCH: How Hollywood Stars Like Steve Harvey and Chris Pratt Went from Rags to Riches by the Numbers

Originally posted 05/25/2016 03:15PM

From homeless to $100 million! Steve Harvey opens up exclusively to PEOPLE about overcoming homelessness to build an entertainment empire. Subscribe now for an inside look at how he finally found happiness with the love of his life!

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Living Out of His Car and Surviving on Bologna Sandwiches: Inside Steve Harvey's Struggle with Homelessness as He Tried to Make It as a Comedian

Originally posted 05/25/2016 02:20PM

From homeless to $100 million! Steve Harvey opens up exclusively to PEOPLE about overcoming homelessness to build an entertainment empire. Subscribe now for an inside look at how he finally found happiness with the love of his life!

Before wrangling talented kids on Little Big Shots, Steve Harvey was just trying to make ends meet – by any means possible.

Now a millionaire and television regular, Harvey tells PEOPLE in this week's cover story that he was homeless for three years and once resorted to theft in order to survive.

"It was crushing," says the star, 59. "I realized, 'You're on your own. You have nothing or no one.' All I knew was that I could make people laugh."

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Steve Harvey on Finding Forgiveness from His Daughters After Leaving Them to Chase His Dream of Becoming a Comedian

Originally posted 05/25/2016 08:00AM

From homeless to $100 million! Steve Harvey opens up exclusively to PEOPLE about overcoming homelessness to build an entertainment empire. Subscribe now for an inside look at how he finally found happiness with the love of his life!

Steve Harvey wasn't always the successful comedian fans have grown to love – he had to make some tough choices along the way to get to where he is now.

One thing is for sure, the best-selling author knew he belonged on TV, but he just didn't know how to actually get there.

Growing up, "I had a stuttering problem, and I was from the 'hood.' " the Little Big Shots host tells PEOPLE in this week's issue. He was a 28-year-old college dropout who was working as an insurance salesman, but that didn't stop him from trying standup for the first time.

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Steve Harvey: How I Went from Homeless to a $100 Million Fortune

Originally posted 05/25/2016 08:00AM

From homeless to $100 million! Steve Harvey opens up exclusively to PEOPLE about overcoming homelessness to build an entertainment empire. Subscribe now for an inside look at how he finally found happiness with the love of his life!

Steve Harvey's life is a rags-to-riches tale – but there's no fairy godmother or anonymous benefactor, just integrity, ingenuity and success.

Harvey tells PEOPLE in this week's cover story that while he's now amassed an empire estimated to be worth $100 million, he was once homeless and living out of his Ford Tempo.

"It kills me when I hear very successful people say, 'I always knew I would get here,' " he says. "I didn't. I always hoped I would get somewhere, but this is above and beyond. My imagination didn't even go this big."

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