Tyler Perry is a popular actor, producer, writer and a director. Most importantly, he is the man behind legendary Madea. Certainly, Perry has written and produced various stage plays as well. Perry’s prominence in the industry can be judged by the awards he has won. Tyler Perry has won an Emmy, multiple BET awards, NAACP Image Awards, etc. Moreover, Perry’s has been critically acclaimed worldwide. Let’s dig more into Perry’s career and how much he has earned!
Tyler Perry’s Personal Life
Tyler is the son of Willie Perry and Emmitt Perry Sr. Apparently, Perry had a hard and miserable childhood. Born and brought up in New Orleans, Tyler Perry got into writing to cope with his personal problems.
To this date, Tyler Perry shares a good friendship with Janet Jackson, Will Smith and Oprah Winfrey. On the other hand, he is unmarried as of 2020. However, Perry has a son with his partner Gekika Bekele. Currently, Perry lives in Southwest Atlanta.
Tyler Perry’s Career Highlights
Apparently, Perry has achieved a lot in his life. Lets point some honorable mentions. Perry started his career with theater. Certainly, his first play I Know I’ve Been Changed, based on his own writings. After more than a decade of theater, he released his first film in 2005 titled “Diary of a Mad Black Woman” in 2005.However, Perry’s best-known project is Madea, played by Perry himself. Moreover, all of Perry’s Madea movies were distributed Lionsgate. At the end, the Madea franchise earned over $1 billion in ticket sales. Later, In 2017, Perry signed a contract with Viacom and produced original content for BET.
In 2015, Perry bought 300 acres of a former US Army base in Atlanta and established Tyler Perry Studios. Perrie had given us some of the epic movies such as “Daddy’s Little Girl”, “Why did I Get Married”, “Alex Cross”, “Gone Girl”, “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”, “Vice” etc.
Tyler has been all over television too. Certainly, Perry’s popular sitcom was Tyler Perry’s House of Payne. It successfully ran for eight seasons, from 2006-2012. He also wrote, directed and produced Meet the Browns. Moreover, Terry also had a partnership with Oprah Winfrey and her network OWN. They together brought scripted television to OWN and created many shows and series. Some of them were “Love Thy Neighbour”,”If Loving You is Wrong” etc.
Tyler Perry as an Author
Besides acting, direction and production, Perry has also tried his hands on writing. Certainly, Perry has written two books. One of them was “Don’t Make a Black Woman Take Off Her Earrings: Madea’s Uninhibited Commentaries on Love and Life”. Published in 2006, it reached #1 on the New York Times Best Sellers list.
The other book by Perry was “Higher is Waiting”. It was released in 2017 and which debuted at #5 on the New York Times Best Sellers list.
Tyler Perry Net Worth
Tyler has earned great money in his life. In fact, Forbes has listed Perry as the highest paid man in entertainment. By the last, his empire was almost a billion. But this year, Tyler Perry has registered himself as t a billionaire. In other words, Tyler Perry’ estimated net worth is $1 billion in 2020!