Steve Harvey: Cigar Lifestyle in Show Business
If you flip through the channels fast enough, at some point you are going to find a show featuring Steve Harvey’s smiling face. You can catch him in any number of movies or sitcom reruns. You will also likely find him hosting one of several shows such as his Emmy-winning daytime talk show, “The Family Feud,” “Little Big Shots,” or any number of beauty pageants. Cigar lover Steve Harvey is the hardest working man in showbiz today and, yes, he enthusiastically indulges in the cigar lifestyle.
Time Is Money
Time is money. Everyone knows that or should know that, and discovering the path leading to the greatest reward quickly is essential for success. In fact, during the early 1900s, there was a famous bank robber named Willie Sutton. Sutton was unique compared to others in that his victims considered him as the most polite bank robber there was. At one point, Sutton was asked why he chose to rob banks. His response was simple: “Because that’s where the money is.”
This level of simplicity and rationalization doesn’t stop with Sutton, though. If you ask Harvey why he smokes cigars, and he’ll give you an equally pithy answer, “Because that’s all I’ve got!” Expanding on that, he says, “I need these little moments for me.”
From the time Harvey wakes up until the time he goes to bed, he takes multi-tasking to the next level. If it’s not the television shows, comedy specials, or one of the new books he is writing, he could easily be talking with one of the Presidents. He has consulted with both Presidents — Trump and Obama.
Steve Harvey on Staying Humble
Steve Harvey was far from an overnight success. He grew up in West Virginia as the son of a coal miner. Harvey held several jobs before catching his first break. Even then, he continued living out of his car until the age of thirty. Additionally, he was no stranger to bathing at the public pools. Harvey has never forgotten his roots or the lessons his mother taught him about staying humble and paying it forward.
As someone who grew up less fortunate, Harvey focuses on those less fortunate than him today. He received an NAACP Image Award for his philanthropic endeavors, but it’s not about giving money. His advice books on marriage and rising to your full potential have helped countless readers.
Steve Harvey and Living Large
Just because the man hasn’t forgotten his roots, doesn’t mean he can’t enjoy the finer things in life. On television, Harvey is known for his dazzling clothing style (he believes he owns well over 300 suits). One of his biggest extravagances is cigars.
With homes and offices in Atlanta and Chicago, he makes sure he is always fully stocked at all times. In both offices, he has five different humidors covering an array of cigars. One is dedicated to Cubans, another to Davidoff, and one to the funky Acid Collection which he keeps separate from everything else. He is most proud of the humidor in his Atlanta man cave. It’s the size of a small retail store!
Steve Harvey: That’s a Fine Wrap
Steve was late to the cigar lifestyle. He began in earnest with the birth of his son while in his early forties. Since then, cigars are part of his day, even if that day is scheduled down to the minute.
His smoking habits reflect that and he enjoys what he calls twenty-minute smokes. These quick smokes are typically mild to medium-flavored short cigars with a substantial ring gauge. When he feels particularly luxurious and has the time to spare, he’ll enjoy one of his favorites like a Fuente Opus X or Cohiba Siglo VI. Harvey jokes that he’s not a cigar snob; he wants his cigar to look and feel like a cigar — anything but a cigarette!
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