It’s been well documented that Steve Harvey experienced poverty and homeless long before he ever became a legendary comedian with a net worth of over $200 million.

One of the main reasons for his prosperity has been the way in which he has managed his income. In a recent appearance on the Earn Your License podcast, the comedian and businessman talked to the co-hosts about his company, Steve Harvey Global, and the strategy that he used as an actor to cut out the middle man and maintain more of his earnings from the gigs that he booked.