Kevin Hart, the celebrated African-American comedian and versatile entertainer, has left an indelible mark on the world of comedy and entertainment. From his beginnings in a Philadelphia comedy club, Hart has risen to Hollywood stardom, with 10 number-one film openings and grossing over $4.23 billion in global revenue, solidifying his status as not only a household name but also Hollywood’s box office powerhouse.
Hart’s comedic prowess shines through his stand-up comedy albums and shows; beyond the stage and screen, he’s made a lasting impact by launching the “Laugh Out Loud Network” in partnership with Lionsgate in 2017.
Hart’s partnership with Netflix yielded the hit film, “Fatherhood,” which amassed 74 million views in its debut month. Additionally, as the chairman of Hartbeat, a global, multiplatform media company at the intersection of comedy and culture, he’s not only earned Emmy and Grammy nominations but also established himself as a successful entrepreneur.
In 2020, Hart’s earnings soared to a staggering $39 million, as reported by Forbes, solidifying his status as one of the world’s highest-earning celebrities. Billionaires.Africa has identified seven companies owned by Kevin Hart, a luminary who stands among the most affluent and influential individuals in the world of entertainment and business.
Hart has transformed Hartbeat into a global comedic entertainment powerhouse. This multiplatform media company combines comedy and culture to keep the world laughing together. In addition to producing films and TV projects, Hartbeat operates as the holding company for Hartbeat Ventures and Hartbeat Productions, all contributing to an ecosystem of extraordinary growth and creativity.
Hart’s brainchild, Hart House, is revolutionizing the fast-food industry with a modern, plant-based menu. Offering 100-percent plant-based burgers, sandwiches, and fries, Hart House is committed to the future of food and customer well-being. This startup chain caters to the public’s needs while disrupting the quick-service industry with its affordable and flavorful alternative.
Founded by Hart in 2017, Laugh Out Loud is a global multi-platform comedy brand. Holding an 85-percent stake valued at $650 million, Hart has transformed it into a platform that provides opportunities for top comedic talent worldwide. After acquiring Lionsgate’s stake in 2019, Hart became the majority owner, showcasing his diverse investment portfolio and entrepreneurial spirit.
VitaHustle was founded by Hart. VitaHustle ONE Superfood is an all-in-one protein superfood drink that provides 30 whole-food fruits and veggies.
Hart, known for his work ethic and commitment to excellence, is a founding partner of the premium tequila brand Gran Coramino. Together with Juan Domingo Beckmann, an 11th-generation tequila maker, they have crafted a brand deeply rooted in tequila innovation. From the tequila category to Añejo and Cristalino styles, every bottle reflects their craft, care, and passion.
Hartbeat Ventures (HV) is Hart’s venture capital firm, dedicated to investing in companies at the intersection of media, technology, and lifestyle. With a mission to foster financial inclusion for those lacking access to funds, HV’s portfolio includes notable investments in companies like BeyondMeat, Fabletics, Therabody, and more.
In 2017, Hart established Help From the Hart Charity (HFTH) as a nonprofit 501c3 organization. HFTH passionately supports community-based organizations addressing underserved communities’ educational, health, and social needs. The charity aids youth in pursuing higher education and supports Britti-Cares International, a nonprofit dedicated to childhood cancer. Hart’s philanthropic efforts began with a remarkable fundraising initiative during the 2017 New York Marathon, where he raised over $300,000 for the foundation.