Why Kevin Hart Still Has Anxiety While Spending Money despite Being Multi-Millionaire
Kevin Hart stopped having money issues a long time ago, but still, the seasoned comedian gets anxious wherever he has to spend some money, as he confessed on a recent interview.
Kevin Hart and longtime friend and colleague Tiffany Haddish are in the middle of promotions for the animated film “The Secret Life of Pets 2,” where each lent their voice to an animated character.
In the middle of an interview with the Australian network 10play show “The Project,” the conversation shifted to things that cause anxiety to the stars, which prompted Kevin to admit he still gets nervous whenever he has to pay for something.
"To these younger generations, people just need to talk to them about money, so they don’t make those stupid mistakes."
“I still get anxiety if there’s a long line at a department store and I’m going to charge my card. I don’t know why,” he admitted, claiming that he knows his attitude is “crazy,” but he can’t help it.
Haddish seemed to agree with the sentiment, as she was once homeless and struggling financially while living out of her car.
A HELPING HAND
Coincidentally, it was Kevin Hart who helped her get back on track and straighten up her priorities in life.
After he found out about Tiffany’s situation, Hart lent her $300 he had in his pocket. She used the money to pay for a motel and reorganize her thoughts, setting down goals that she then started tackling one by one.
To this day, Haddish is still trying to pay back the $300 to Hart, but he refuses to accept it, stating that if he does, he would have nothing to hang over her head.
“I’m not going to take the money so every chance that I get I can go, ‘Hey! You know what’s crazy? You still owe me that $300…I don’t want the money back,” he recently told Essence.
THE REAL VALUE OF MONEY
Despite his anxiety, Hart doesn’t hesitate when it comes to spoiling his wife Eniko Parrish, or his three kids, daughter Heaven, 14, and sons Hendrix, 11, and Kenzo, 1.
The 39-year-old is constantly sharing with fans on social media snapshots of his rich life, showing off his family aboard private jets, or their luxurious vacations and parties around the globe.
However, Hart had to learn how to administrate his fortune before becoming a big name in the industry because at 24, when he received his first big paycheck, he spilled the money on collectible sports jerseys. He recalled:
“It felt great until I looked at that bank account and realized that I didn’t have money, and said to myself, ‘Where did my money go?’ And looked at a closet full of jerseys and said, ‘Uh-oh. That’s not good."
In his defense, Kevin stated, some people don't understand the value of money until they have it and then lose it. “So when you have it and lose it, you understand the value of it and its importance,” he insisted.
“To these younger generations, people just need to talk to them about money, so they don’t make those stupid mistakes, and they can prepare for the future,” he concluded.