Tyler Perry Net Worth is$350 Million
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Profession: Screenwriter, Playwright, Actor, Television Producer, Film Producer, Film Director, Theatre Director, Television Director, Lyricist, Writer
Date of Birth: Sep 13, 1969
Nicknames: Emmitt R. Perry, Jr., Emmitt Perry Jr.
Height: 1.96 m
Ethnicity: African American
Country: United States of America
Tyler Perry is an American director with a net worth of $350 million. He is the only film maker to have 5 films open #1 at the box office in the last five years beating out the likes of Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorcese, James Cameron and Quentin Tarantino. His 8 films have grossed more than $418 million dollars, each film cost less than $10 million to make. It was reported that in 2010 Tyler Perry Earned $125 million Tyler Perry Explains his Secret to Success: Where does Tyler Perry live?
Tyler Perry (born Emmitt Perry, Jr.; September 14, 1969) is an American actor, director, screen and playwright, producer, author, and songwriter, best known for being painfully unfunny. Perry wrote and produced many stage plays during the 1990s and early 2000s. In 2005, he released his first film, Diary of a Mad Black Woman. In 2011, Forbes named him the highest paid man in entertainment, earning $130 million between May 2010 and 2011.
Perry was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, as Emmitt Perry, Jr. His family consisted of three siblings, his mother, Willie Maxine Perry (n'ee Campbell), and his father, Emmitt Perry, Sr., a carpenter. Perry once said his father's "only answer to everything was to beat it out of you". As a child, Perry once went so far as to attempt suicide in an effort to escape his father's beatings. In contrast to his father, his mother took him to church each week, where he sensed a certain refuge and contentment. At age 16, he had his first name legally changed from Emmitt to Tyler in an effort to distance himself from his father.
Many years later, after seeing the film Precious, he was moved to relate for the first time accounts of being molested by a friend's mother at age 10; he was also molested by three men previous to this, and later found out his own father had molested his friend.
While Perry did not complete high school, he earned a GED. In his early 20s, watching an Oprah Winfrey talk show, he heard someone describe the sometimes therapeutic effect that the act of writing can have, enabling the author to work out his or her own problems. This comment inspired him to apply himself to a career in writing. He soon started writing a series of letters to himself, which became the basis for the musical, I Know I've Been Changed.
Around 1990, he moved to Atlanta, where two years later I Know I've Been Changed was first performed at a community theater, financed by the $12,000 life savings of the 22-year-old Perry. It included Christi

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Tyler Perry to buy Fort McPherson site for $30 million

At a special meeting called by the McPherson Implementing Local Redevelopment Authority (MILRA), board members approved a resolution authorizing a memorandum of understanding on the sale of part of Fort McPherson to Tyler Perry Studios. The tentative $30 ...
Posted: August 8, 2014, 2:33 pm

Money Talks: Tyler Perry Hooks Up GA’s Governor & Gets Prime Property

*Despite his best intentions, Tyler Perry is raising more than a few eyebrows with financial contributions to Georgia governor Nathan Deal’s re-election campaign. 11 Alive News reports the entertainment mogul won a bid to buy a substantial portion of the ...
Posted: August 19, 2014, 5:11 pm

UPDATED: ‘Fort Mac’ board approves pact with Tyler Perry

A civilian redevelopment agency voted to approve a memorandum of understanding with Tyler Perry that calls for the filmmaker to acquire about two-thirds of the sprawling Fort McPherson for a future film studio in south Atlanta. Perry plans to acquire 330 ...
Posted: August 8, 2014, 10:53 am

Tyler Perry studio OK'd at Ft. McPherson site

ATLANTA-- Filmmaker Tyler Perry's movie studio will take over nearly three quarters of the Ft. McPherson property, the army post that the government closed three years ago. The board overseeing the property voted 8-1 to approve the deal Friday. "We needed ...
Posted: August 8, 2014, 3:09 pm

Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married Too? (Blu-ray)

Tyler Perry’s sequel to his 2007 film takes up a few years after the first film ended, this time with each couple struggling to live with their marriage as opposed to struggling to live with their secrets. Much like the first one, the second film was ...
Posted: August 20, 2014, 11:15 am
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