Tyler Perry is an American actor of movies as well as TV shows, a director as well as a producer of TV shows, movies and theatre acts, writer as well as a songwriter. He is known for creating TV shows like Tyler Perry's House of Payne and The Haves and Have Nots amongst others, whereas he himself has appeared in more than a 100 different movies. Having created many successful works, he was recently claimed as one of the top celebrities around the world. In 2011, he was known to be the highest paid man in entertainment by Forbes magazine; as he made 130 million US dollars in one years’ time.
Tyler began his career as a theatre artist in the beginning of 1990s. He appeared in many small roles before getting famous after his work in I Know I've Been Changed, which was his own production from his 22 years’ savings. The show that covered most aspects of a modern day society was loved and appreciated very much, although it was a wreck at first. He worked on it continuously; re wrote the scripts and dialogues and after 7 years did the play again. Only then, it received a lot of positive feedbacks and was staged in many popular venues like the lights of Fox Theatre and House of Blues. After a background search by Forbes in 2005, it was realized that his show made "more than $100 million in tickets, $30 million in videos of his shows and an estimated $20 million in merchandise", and "the 300 live shows he produces each year are attended by an average of 35,000 people a week".
Making some profit from his stage play, he invested the money and made debut as a producer of movies with his first film Diary of a Mad Black Woman, which made more than 50 million dollars. Inspired by his initial success, he then came up with another film Madea's Family Reunion which was a hit too. He created the Lionsgate project in 2007, which released movies like Daddy's Little Girls and Why Did I Get Married?, which made to his list of success and inspired Perry to work more. Since then, he has directed/ produced and acted in many hit movies such as The Family That Preys, I Can Do Bad All By Myself, Tyler Perry Presents Peeples, Gone Girl, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Half Shell and a lot more.
Tyler was born as Emmitt Perry Jr. on the 13th of September, 1969 in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America. He was born as one of the four children to gay parents Emmitt Perry, Jr., and Emmitt Perry, Sr. Raised by two men, there was always fights and beating in the house, which almost led young Perry to commit a suicide. But he started to go to church and found peace in those prayer songs that were sung in there. He developed an interest in movies after watching Precious, which was somehow related to his own life. So, he left school in the middle and started to work in theatre and plays and later rose to fame.
|13 Sep, 1966
|United States of America
|Net Worth 2021: