Steve Harvey Reveals $20 Million Tax Lien (Details)
In Essence‘s February 2014 issue, featuring Steve Harvey and his beautiful wife Marjorie on the cover, the talk show host revealed for the first time that he battled some Donald Trump type debt right after her got married.
After finding out that he had accumulated over $20 million in unpaid taxes to the IRS, due to bad business management, Steve was advised to not tell his wife, because she may leave him:
According to Essence:
No sooner had they been married than he learned his accountant had died, leaving seven years’ worth of Steve’s tax returns unfiled. Tax payment checks made out by Steve were attached to the returns, but had not been mailed out, evidently, for years…the same year the Harveys vowed to stay together “for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer,” Steve Harvey was hit with a staggering $20 million tax bill…‘No one has ever even heard this story,’ he says quietly. His confidants at the time all advised him not to tell Marjorie. ‘She’ll leave you,’ they said. ‘This is the happiest we’ve ever seen you,’ they had told him after he married Marjorie, ‘but nobody is going to stick around with this kind of mess.’ Of course, Steve told her. ‘I said, ‘If this woman leaves me over this, I will be the most surprised man on planet Earth.’ “ Marjorie stayed…”