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 Responds To Those Upset Over His “Show Full Of White Folks”

There are allegedly people peeved with Tyler Perry, and no, it’s not over what looks to be a pretty horrific Boo! A Madea Halloween. Perry has a new show on TLC, Too Close to Home, and its all-White cast seems to have rubbed some the wrong way.
Posted: August 24, 2016, 1:57 pm

Let Madea Cook! Tyler Perry Has Every Right To Make An All-White Show

Tyler Perry‘s Too Close to Home premieres tonight on TLC, but some are questioning if Perry’s latest production hits anywhere close to his home demographic. That’s because according to the promotional material, Too Close To Home features an all ...
Posted: August 24, 2016, 11:48 am

Tyler Perry Claps Back at Audience Who Aren’t Happy He Hired an All White Cast

"People need to let all that go." Tyler Perry has brought us countless movies that have both uplifted and amused the black community. He took gospel plays and turned them into box office hits and successful TV shows. His matriarch character, Madea, is ...
Posted: August 24, 2016, 3:53 pm

Tyler Perry defends mostly white cast on his upcoming show ‘Too Close to Home’ — ‘People are people’

Tyler Perry is defending a cast of white actors in his new show. The director — who is known for making films starring mostly black actors — was caught off guard when TMZ asked him about the criticism he's been receiving this week for choosing a ...
Posted: August 24, 2016, 6:45 am

This Week’s Best TV: Halt and Catch Fire, Gomorrah and Tyler Perry’s latest

Halt and Catch Fire, and Gomorrah return for those who like high-end fare while Tyler Perry and TweenFest deliver the laughs and melodrama Halt and Catch Fire, Gomorrah, The People vs OJ Simpson and Larry Wilmore Composite: AMC, AP, FX & Sundance TV You ...
Posted: August 24, 2016, 4:31 am
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