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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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Steve Harvey Is 5 Lbs. Down and Working on Losing More: 'I Don't Want It Back'

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Steve Harvey Is 5 Lbs. Down and Working on Losing More: 'I Don't Want It Back'

Originally posted 04/01/2016 12:50PM

For once, Steve Harvey is happy about losing something.

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Adorable 3-Year-Old Mayor James Tufts Guests on Steve Harvey's Little Big Shots

Originally posted 03/31/2016 01:00PM

Steve Harvey may be 59 years old, but that doesn't mean he can't find something in common with a 3-year-old.

"Your pants are black and my pants are black," James Tufts, the 3-year-old mayor of Dorset, Minn. tells Harvey in a Little Big Shots preview clip exclusive to PEOPLE.

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Kim Kardashian's Ex Ray J Turns to Steve Harvey to Save Tumultuous Relationship with Fiancée Princess Love

Originally posted 02/22/2016 11:50AM

A year after her dramatic arrest in New Orleans, Ray J says his relationship with fiancée Princess Love is on the mend.

On Monday, the couple sat down with Steve Harvey on his show to get advice on how to improve and maintain their connection.

"Before I came to talk to you, I had to be ready. And now that I'm ready, it's 2016, I'm engaged, you know, I just wanted to come talk to you and let you know the positive path I'm on," Ray J, 35, told Harvey of his 31-year-old bride-to-be. "But also just to get some advice from you on how to maintain this focus and maintain this positive energy."

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Rielle Hunter Shares New Photos of John Edwards' Love Child, Frances Quinn, Says 7-Year-Old is Aware of 'Her Reality'

Originally posted 02/10/2016 04:10PM

With scandal in the rearview mirror, Rielle Hunter says former Senator John Edwards has become a "great dad" to their daughter Frances Quinn, whom he fathered while still married to the late Elizabeth Edwards.

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Super Bowl 2016 Commercials: From Steve Harvey's Miss Universe Nod to Willem Dafoe in a Dress – See This Year's Best Ads

UpdatePosted 02/08/2016 08:40AM

Super Bowl 2016 Commercials: From Steve Harvey's Miss Universe Nod to Willem Dafoe in a Dress – See This Year's Best Ads

Originally posted 02/07/2016 07:50PM

Super Bowl 50 is finally here, and with it, the highly anticipated Super Bowl commercials.

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