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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*Attention everyone: Lee Daniels is not Tyler Perry. Daniels made that fact abundantly clear while speaking to students at a lecture at Ohio State University not too long ago. Daniels emphasized that while he and Perry make films for and about African ...
Posted: October 11, 2014, 1:00 am

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Posted: October 20, 2014, 7:45 am

Tyler Perry’s Movie Producer to Keynote Mass Comm Week Address at Rust

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Posted: October 18, 2014, 1:00 am

Tasha Smith: I thought Tyler Perry was ‘asexual’

On a recent appearance on the Wendy Williams Show, Tasha Smith told the talk show host that she used to think Tyler Perry was “asexual.” The actress, who has starred in a number of Perry’s projects, including Why Did I Get Married? and Why Did I Get ...
Posted: October 8, 2014, 12:27 pm

Gone Girl’s Biggest Twist Is the Superb Tyler Perry

In a film filled with nerve-frying twists and turns, the biggest one of them all may be the terrific performance from the man behind Madea. An insignificant spoiler alert for those who have yet to see Gone Girl, David Fincher’s intricately dark mystery ...
Posted: October 6, 2014, 9:33 am
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