Karli Harvey Raymond Wiki Bio
Karli Harvey Raymond was born in Cleveland, Ohio USA, on 20 August 1982 – her zodiac sign is Leo, she is of African-American ethnicity, and holds American nationality. She’s an entrepreneur, motivational speaker, emcee, and a social media star, but perhaps known best for being the daughter of the TV host and comedian Steve Harvey.
Early life, family and education
Karli was born to Steve Harvey and his first wife, Marcia; she grew up in Cleveland, alongside her twin sister Brandi, and younger brother Broderick. She has a younger half-brother, Wynton, from her father’s marriage with Mary Shackelford, and three step-siblings, Morgan, Jason and Lori, from his marriage with Marjorie Bridges.
When Karli and Brandi were born, their father was still struggling financially, as his comedy career hadn’t yet taken off. they were homeless for almost three years in the late 1980s, however, their struggles ended in 1993, when Steve made his TV breakthrough as the host of “It’s Showtime at the Apollo”, and the family then moved to New York City. Apparently due to Steve’s infidelity, he and Marcia separated and finalized their divorce in 1995 – Marcia received full custody of Karli and her two siblings.
Following the divorce, Marcia and her children moved back to Cleveland. Karli matriculated from a local high school in 2000, and in 2004 graduated from Ohio State University with a degree in Business.
Karli now works as an insurance agent for the Atlanta, Georgia-based Allstate Agency. Interestingly enough, her father also worked as an insurance agent before he launched his career in the entertainment industry. Karli is also the creative director at Steve Harvey Radio Network, and in 2021, she opened a hairstyling business in Atlanta, which her father boasted about on his Instagram account.
In addition, Karli and her sister Brandi have appeared as motivational speakers at various events. Karli in particular does mentoring work through the Harvey and Marjorie Foundation, has talked about wedding and business at the Coterie retreat in South Africa, and works on empowering young women at the Disney Dreamers Academy.
Love life and husband
Since 26 September 2015, Karli has been married to the businessman and motivational speaker Benjamin Raymond. The two met in 2013, and started dating shortly afterwards. Their wedding reception attracted a lot of media’s attention, as Karlie was walked to the altar by her father.
Benjamin is a graduate of the University of Minnesota, and a former captain of their basketball team. He worked as a corporate executive for several years, before he became a developmental coach and a motivational speaker. Benjamin is also the owner of a successful insurance company based in Dallas, Texas, and runs a non-profit organization focused on providing help for children in the foster care system.
Growing up, he faced a lot of hardship in his family life, and often witnessed his parents being violent to each other, so at 13 years of age, Benjamin put himself in foster care to escape from his home life. In 2019, he published the book “Playing the Game Without a Coach”, in which he talked about how he overcame his hardships.
In August 2016, Karlie and Benjamin welcomed their first child, a boy they named Benjamin Jr. with whom they often pose together in pictures on social media, and appear on various events. Karlie also manages an Instagram account for Ben Jr., which already numbers more than 5,000 followers. In May 2017, the apparently happily married couple posed for the cover of the “Sheen” magazine, talking about their romance and marriage, and in August 2016 they were featured on the cover of the bridal magazine “Muna Luchi”.
The family currently resides in Atlanta, where Karli and Benjamin run their respective business ventures.
Appearance, age and net worth
Karlie is 39 years old. She has short brown hair and brown eyes, is 5ft 8ins (1.68m) tall and weighs around 132lbs (60kgs).
As of February 2022, her net worth has been estimated at more than $20 million.
Who is Karli’s father Steve Harvey?
Broderick Stephen Harvey was born in Welch, West Virginia USA, on 17 January 1957 – his zodiac sign is Capricorn, and he holds American nationality. He’s a comedian, actor, author, and a TV and radio host, known for his observational humor and self-help advice.
Steve spent most of his formative years in Cleveland, Ohio, alongside his parents and siblings.
He studied at Kent State University, but dropped out before graduating and returned to Cleveland, where he held various odd jobs, primarily in sales. In 1988, he won his first stand-up comedy contest at a local night club, which made him reconsider his career choice, and try to make a breakthrough in the entertainment industry. He spent the next few years on the road, performing stand-up in clubs across the US.
In 1993, he became the host of the TV show “It’s Showtime at the Apollo”, which he hosted until 2000. In the same year, he developed the comedy TV series “Me and the Boys”, in which he played the leading role of a widowed father of three. Despite the high ratings, the show lasted for only one season, so Steve started working on another TV comedy sitcom, “The Steve Harvey Show”, which featured him as a former funk musician turned high school teacher.
In 2010, Steve started hosting the popular game show “Family Feud”, along with its spin off-series “Celebrity Family Feud”. From 2012 through 2019, he hosted his own TV talk-show, simply entitled “Steve Harvey” (renamed “Steve” in 2017), and most recently, in early 2022, he launched the courtroom show “Judge Steve Harvey”.
Steve is also recognized for his work as a radio host. His first radio gig was a morning radio show on WGCI station, which he started hosting in 1996, since when he’s worked on various other radio shows, most notably “The Steve Harvey Morning Show”.
Parallel to his TV and radio work, Steve continued his career in stand-up comedy. In the late 1990s, he was a part of the Kings of Comedy tour, alongside D. L. Hughley, Cedric the Entertainer and Bernie Mac. Since then, he’s been on several other tours, both solo and with other comedians, before announcing his departure from stand-up in 2012.
As an actor, Steve has 16 credits to his name, including films such as “The Fighting Temptations” (2003), “You Got Served” and “Johnson Family Vacation” both in 2004. In addition, Steve is an accomplished author in the self-help genre, having written several books including “Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man” (2009), “Straight Talk, No Chaser” (2010) and “Act Like a Success, Think Like a Success” (2014), all of which went on to become “New York Times” best-sellers.
In 2015, Steve made headlines when as a host of that year’s edition of “Miss Universe” beauty pageant, he announced the wrong winner. He still hosted the show in Philippines in the following year, and took the opportunity to apologize to both contestants as well as the audience for his unfortunate gaffe.
Since 2007, Steve has been married to his third wife, Marjorie, whom he credits as a big positive influence on his life. The two are the founders of the charity organization Steve & Marjorie Harvey Foundation, which provides mentoring for fatherless children.
Steve is 65 years old. He’s bald and has brown eyes, is 6ft 2ins (1.88m) tall, and weighs around 230lbs (105kgs).
As of February 2022, his net worth has been estimated at more than $200 million.