It’s been 15 years since Tyler Perry released his first Madea movie, “Diary of a Mad Black Woman” … and according to “Forbes,” he’s now officially a Billionaire.
Since then, he’s created 22 movies … over 20 stage plays … 13 TV shows … and two “New York Times” bestselling books.
He can credit a lot of his wealth to the fact that Hollywood snubbed him at the beginning … so he owns and controls everything he does, and he produces everything at his own studio in Atlanta.
In fact, he became the first African American to own a major movie studio outright.
“Forbes” breaks his fortune down like this:
… $320 million in his library of content,
… $300 million in cash and investments,
… $280 million in his 330-acre studio,
… a $60 million stake in BET+
… and $40 million in “homes and toys.”
Tyler says, “I love when people say you come from ‘humble beginnings.’ [It] means you were poor as hell … Ownership changes everything.”
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Shut out of entertainment’s mainstream, Hollywood’s newest billionaire Tyler Perry wrote, produced and starred in his own American success story. “I love when people say you come from ‘humble beginnings,’ ” he says. “[It] means you were poor as hell.” It also makes success sweeter. “Ownership,” he adds, “changes everything.” 🔗 in bio for how @tylerperry changed show business forever.
– The Bert Show