|Source of Wealth:
|Director, Actor, Writer, Producer
|September 13, 1969
|Emitt Perry Jr.
|6ft. 5in. (1.96m)
Tyler Perry is an amazing multitalented actor, producer, director and writer. Forbes in 2011, listed him as the highest-paid in the entertainment industry. He was reported to be earning almost 1 US$30 million between May 2010 to May 2011.
Perry created the character madea he himself played it. Madea was an adamant elderly character of a woman. His stage plays have been adapted as films. He rode and produced many stage place in the 1900s and early 2000s. His films are different in the context of the style of orthodox filmmaking techniques and styles.
He produced many television series like Tyler Perry's House of Payne. It has eight seasons to its credit.
He got a partnership with Oprah Winfrey and her Oprah Winfrey network. His other series are like the haves, and the have nots. It was one of the biggest success of 2014. He also acted in movies which were not directed and produced by himself as well. Admiral Barnett in star trek(2009) The titular in Alex cross 2012, Tanner Bolt in gone girl(2014), Baxter Stockman in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Out of the shadows (2016) Colin Powell in vice (2018). In 2020, Time magazine listed him in the list of the most influential people of 2020.
Perry was born as Emith Perry Jr. his birthplace was Orleans, Lousiana. His parent's names are Willie Maxime Perry and Emmitt Perry Sr. His father was a carpenter. He was not close to his father as he used to beat him. He was close to his mother. She used to take care of him and took him to the church every week. He found solace there. At the age of 16, he changed his first name from Emmitt to Tyler Legally. In fact, it showed his conscious effort to keep the distance from his father. After seeing the movie precious, he revealed the secret that his mother's friend had molested him at a tender age of 10 years. He told another instance of the molestation by three men before molested by his mother's friend. He came to know that his father also molested his friend. Perry conducted a DNA test and confirmed that Emmitt Sr. was not his biological father.
Perry did not continue his studies and left it in the middle of high school. But he eared a GED. When he was in his early 20s, an episode of the Oprah Winfrey show inspired him to writing because of its therapeutic effect. So this inspired him to take writing as a career. We also started writing letters to himself, Which became the foundation of the musical I know I have been changed.
In 1990 Perry went to Atlanta to pursue his passion. After the gap of two years he performed the musical I know I have been changed and the community theatre financed by himself. The stage play dealt with various themes like child abuse and dysfunctional families. The play did not receive the expected response. But he went on working. After the gap of eight years, he retold the play the house of blues. It was a success. We did not stop there. We created new stage productions and toured with all the stage productions called as chit lin circuit. This theatre is called urban theatre circuit.
At that time, his audience has multiplied. His followers were Africans as well as Americans. Force reported that in 2005, he sold more than a hundred million dollars in tickets, $30 million in videos of his shows an approximately $20 million in merchandise. Each year, he produces 300 live shows and 35,000 people per week attend them.
He gathered the US$5.5 budget from the sale of the tickets for his stage productions. This money was later utilized for his movie diary of a mad and black woman. It accumulated A gross of US$50.6 million in the home market. He directed the next movie and adaptation of Madea's family reunion. Later he directed all the Madea movies. The first debut directorial movie collected $65 million. His next movie daddy's little girls released on August 14, 2007. He grows to over US$31 million. Berry's next venture was written, produced and directed by him, named why did I get married?. It was released on October 12 2007. It collected almost US$21.4 million. Perry opened his studio in Atlanta. His other movies like meet the Browns was released On March 21, it collected US$20.1 million weekend gross. "The family that preys" Grossed almost US$37.1 million. Madea goes to jail opened on fab 20, 2009. It became his largest opening to date with grossing US$41 million. In 2009, Perry directed and starred in I can do bad all by myself. In 2019, it was structured around Madea Character. It was his eighth venture and was number one at the box office collection.
In 2009, Perry partnered with Oprah Winfrey and presented precious. It was the movie based on the novel push By sapphire. He made a sequel named why did I get married too? The movie grows it US$60 million domestically.
The film version of Madea's Big happy family collected US$25.8 million at the box office. The good deeds, rotten tomatoes were a huge success. Afterwards, Perry did some series like Alex cross. He received praise and acclaim from The critics and audience for his performance.
He released his 13th film named temptation; confessions of a marriage counsellor. It was based on the play with the same name. He again returned to the big screen with a Madea Christmas in2013. We also made an animated movie Madea's tough love on DVD in January 20, 2015In 2016, Perry played the role of a scientist named Baxter Stockman in teenage mutant ninja. Turtles; out of the shadows- He lent his voice to the computer-animated film called the star Which is based on the nativity of Jesus. Sony pictures developed it and it was released on November 17, 2017.
Partnerships and distribution
Perry's films are produced and distributed by the Lions Gate entertainment. He owned full copyright ownership under the corporate named Tyler Perry films. His movies are not released outside North America. But in 2010, Lions Gate planned to start releasing movies in UK as well. He made a multi-year partnership with opera when free and her Oprah Winfrey network.
He produced sitcom Tyler Perry's House of Payne. It runs for eight seasons. He had to other new television series named the haves and have nots.
Tyler Perry studios
In 2015, he made studios. These studios were used to film the HBO films, OWN film version of the immortal life of Henrietta lacks and the walking dead. He signed a long-term deal with via com CBS for 90 episodes/year of original drama and comedy series.
His book named doesn't make a black woman take off her earrings; Madea's Uninhibited commentaries on love and life. 30,000 copies were sold. It remained on the New York Times bestseller list for 12 weeks. His second book, higher, is awaiting published in 2017. It remained at number five at the New York Times bestseller list.
He is a Christian. His friends include Janet Jackson, Will Smith and Oprah Winfrey. He has a 17-acre state in bases neighborhood of the Buckhead, Atlanta. His company purchased land around 1100 acres in new Manchester. He purchased Teen Gardens, 58-acre estate. He lives in south-west Atlanta. Atlanta suburb of Johns Greek. He purchased a house in Holland estate. His partner Gelila Bekele Gave birth to their son on November 30, 2014. He owns vacation properties in both Wyoming and the Bahamas.
It is clear that he has joined the billionaires club. His net worth is estimated at $1 billion. He made money from 22 films, more than two dozen stage plays, 1200 TV Show episodes, and 330 acres studios in Atlanta.