How much is Tyler Perry Worth?
The multi-talented actor, comedian, film-maker as well as a songwriter, Tyler Perry is worth in millions. Considered one of the richest black Hollywood celebrities, he currently has an estimated net worth value of $400 Million.
In 2011, he was also named the highest paid man in the entertainment field by Forbes.
Perry was born Emmit Perry Jr. on September 13, 1969, in New Orleans, Louisiana, US. Coming from a troubled family, his father often used to come home drunk and abuse him and his family. Brought up with his three siblings, most of his childhood was spent with his mother and siblings.
Although a troubled child, he found serenity in church and Christianity. When he was 16 years old, he legally changed his name from Emmitt to Tyler because of his hatred towards his father.
A troubled child, he was molested by his friend’s mom when he was just aged 10. Also molested by men and his father, a point came in life when he even considered suicide.
Later with a DNA test, it was even certified that his father was also not his biological father.
Although no significant details of his educational status are found, he has completed his GED.
He started writing wee was still a kid, as he was inspired to work out his problems. Writing letters to himself, he started tried to make a career out of it. Besides writing, he got involved in music. For his first musical- I Know I’ve Been Changed, his letter to himself became the base. He performed his first musical publicly in a community theater which he financed through his life-savings of $12,000.
However, the play was financially a failure and received the “Less Than Stellar” review. But he continued writing, working on each review, rewriting the play again and again. He also wrote new stage plays which started garnering more fan base among the African-American society.
As a Writer
He started his career writing stage plays. Success came later when he continued his writing. Budgeting his plays by himself, his plays started gaining more followers. His plays include – I Can Do Bad All By Myself, Diary of a Mad Black Woman, Madea’s Family Reunion as well as Meet the Browns and What’s Done in The Dark. By the year 2005, his stage plays sold more than $100 Million in tickets and $30 million in videos and merchandise.
Forbes magazine also estimated that over 35k people attend his shows per week.
As a Filmmaker
Perry’s first film made it’s debut when he raised over 5.5 Million budget from his stage plays. The film was the make of one of his stage plays- The Diary of a Mad Woman. Domestically, the film went to make the US $50.6 Million. It also scored 16% rate by the critics on Rotten Tomatoes.
Following the success of the movie, he then went to make his second film- Madea’s Family Reunion which opened at number one at the box office. This film eventually grossed over $65 Million in total.
After this, he wrote and directed several more films like- Star Tre, Madea Goes to Jail, The Family That Preys, Daddy’s Little GirlsMeet The Browns, Why Did I Get Married? Good Deeds, Alex Cross, A Madea Christmas, as well as The Single Moms Club.
As an Actor
During his filmmaking, he also appeared in several of his films. He debuted with his film- The Diary of a Mad Black Woman. After his debut, he went on to play roles in- Madea’s family reunion, Why Did I get Married, Star Trek, Gone Girl, The Family That Preys as well as in the Star.
As a Writer
He published his first book- Don’t Make A Black Woman Take off her Earring: Madea’s Uninhibited Commentaries on Love and Life. In its first week, the book sold over 30,000 copies, and it even became the New York Times Best Seller and reamined there for twelve weeks.
As a Producer
Tyler produced the sitcom titled- Tyler Perry’s House of Payne since the year 2006. The Show ran for eight seasons until the August of 2012. The show was about the three generations of Black people household’s struggles with life and faith.
|Date of birth||September 13, 1969|
|Birthplace||Los Angeles, California|
|Height||6’5″ (196 cm)|
|Profession||Actor, Author, Producer, Filmmaker|
|Net Worth||$400 Million|
Dating and Love Life
Tyler is currently unmarried, but he does have a child together with his partner- Gelila Bekele. Their first child was born on the date November 30, 2014, and is named- Aman Tyler Perry.
The Hollywood sensation has a huge amount of fan base both on and off the social medias. On his Twitter account, he has over 4 million followers while on his Instagram account he has over 2 million followers.
Official site: tylerperry.com
Earning from his filmmaking and acting career, he has become one of the richest Hollywood celebrities. He currently has an estimated net worth value of $400 million.
|2013||$ 240 Million|
|2014||$ 300 Million|
Rumors and Controversy
Mo’ Money Taxes sued by Perry
In the year 2009, Tyler threatened to sue the Mo’Money taxes for allegedly parodying his work in their featured Tv ad. The ad showed a large Caucasian male in drag named- Ma’Madea which reportedly parodied his work- Madea Goes to Jail. The ad was later dropped from circulation.