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How rich is Tyler Perry?

Tyler Perry net worth:
$470 Million

Tyler Perry's salary (annual):
$80 Million

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Tyler Perry Net Worth, Biography, Wiki 2017-2016

Born Emmitt Perry Jr. on 13 September 1969, in New Orleans, Louisiana, Tyler is an American screenwriter, actor, film and television director, film producer and playwright, named one of the highest paid men in entertainment by Forbes in 2011. Perry began his career in the entertainment industry by writing the play entitled “I Know I’ve Been Changed” that was performed at a community theatre.

So just how rich is Tyler Perry? According to celebrity dot money, Perry’s net worth is estimated by to be $470 million, the majority of his wealth coming from his successfully produced movies and television series.

Tyler Perry Net Worth $470 Million

Perry never matriculated, but earned his GED before moving to Atlanta in his late teens. Even though “I Know I’ve Been Changed” initially received lower than average reviews and was a financial failure, eventually Tyler Perry managed to rewrite and restage it in Atlanta’s “House of Blues” to general appreciation from the public. Perry’s theatre productions earned him a loyal following from African-American audiences especially, and substantially contributed to his net worth. During his career, Tyler Perry has now written nineteen plays, the most recent being “Madea’s Neighbors from Hell”, released in 2014. It is estimated that Perry has sold over a billion dollars-worth of tickets for his plays. Additionally, Tyler Perry made his television debut in 2005 with the movie “Diary of a Mad Black Woman”, that grossed 50 million dollars.

His second attempt with “Madea’s Family Reunion” in 2006 eventually grossed over 65 million dollars; some of the other better known movies produced and written by Tyler Perry are “Good Deeds” with Thandie Newton and Gabrielle Union, “Meet the Browns” with Angela Bassett, “Daddy’s Little Girls” with Idris Elba, and “For Colored Girls” with Janet Jackson, Thandie Newton, and Whoopi Goldberg. Perry’s most recently written, directed and produced film is “The Single Moms Club” which was released in 2014, starring Terry Crews and Amy Smart.

Perry is a well-known actor as well. Tyler’s first role outside of his produced films was in the science fiction film “Star Trek”, in which he appeared as commandant Admiral Barnett. Needless to say, Perry has gathered large sums of money from his appearances on screen.

Perry’s commercial success transfered to his ventures in creating television series as well. In 2006, Perry created the comedy-drama series “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne”, which portrays a story of a multi-generational family that lives under one roof. The show’s success was so immense that it ran for eight seasons and a total of 254 episodes, resulting in a $200 million deal with TBS. In 2012, Tyler Perry struck a deal with Oprah Winfrey’s Network for a multi-year partnership that allows Perry to create television shows for OWN.

Perry’s contribution has been acknowledged by BET Comedy Awards, several nominations for Black Reel Awards and Image Awards, as well as MTV Movie Awards.

In his personal life, Tyler Perry has been in partnership with Giselle Bekele since 2009, and they have a son together.


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Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014 AAFCA Award African-American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) Best Supporting Actor Gone Girl (2014)
2014 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Actress A Madea Christmas (2013)
2013 Pioneer Award Black Film Critics Circle Awards

This year's Pioneer Award is given to producer Tyler Perry. More than any one recently in Hollywood... More

2011 CinemaCon Award CinemaCon, USA Visionary Award
2011 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture (Theatrical or Television) For Colored Girls (2010)
2010 Chairman's Award Image Awards
2009 BSFC Award Boston Society of Film Critics Awards Best Ensemble Cast Star Trek (2009) · Chris Pine
· Zachary Quinto
· Zoe Saldana
· Karl Urban
· Leonard Nimoy
· John Cho
· Simon Pegg
· Anton Yelchin
· Ben Cross
· Eric Bana
· Clifton Collins Jr.
· Bruce Greenwood
· Jennifer Morrison
· Chris Hemsworth
· Winona Ryder
· Faran Tahir
2009 DFCS Award Denver Film Critics Society Best Acting Ensemble Star Trek (2009) · Chris Pine
· Zachary Quinto
· Zoe Saldana
· Leonard Nimoy
· Eric Bana
· Karl Urban
· Simon Pegg
· John Cho
· Anton Yelchin
· Bruce Greenwood
· Ben Cross
· Winona Ryder
· Clifton Collins Jr.
· Chris Hemsworth
· Jennifer Morrison
· Faran Tahir
· Jonny Rees
2005 Stinker Award The Stinkers Bad Movie Awards Worst Supporting Actor Diary of a Mad Black Woman (2005)
2005 BET Comedy Award BET Comedy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Theatrical Film Diary of a Mad Black Woman (2005)
2005 BET Comedy Award BET Comedy Awards Outstanding Writing for a Theatrical Film Diary of a Mad Black Woman (2005)
2005 Black Movie Award Black Movie Awards Outstanding Achievement in Writing Diary of a Mad Black Woman (2005)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015 Black Reel Black Reel Awards Outstanding Supporting Actor, Motion Picture Gone Girl (2014)
2015 COFCA Award Central Ohio Film Critics Association Best Ensemble Gone Girl (2014) · Ben Affleck
· Rosamund Pike
· Neil Patrick Harris
· Carrie Coon
· Kim Dickens
· Patrick Fugit
· David Clennon
· Lisa Banes
2015 GFCA Award Georgia Film Critics Association (GFCA) Best Ensemble Gone Girl (2014) · Ben Affleck
· Rosamund Pike
· Neil Patrick Harris
· Carrie Coon
· Kim Dickens
· Patrick Fugit
· David Clennon
· Lisa Banes
2015 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Ensemble Cast Gone Girl (2014) · Rosamund Pike
· Ben Affleck
· Neil Patrick Harris
· Carrie Coon
· Kim Dickens
· Patrick Fugit
· Boyd Holbrook
· Lola Kirke
· Missi Pyle
· Emily Ratajkowski
· Sela Ward
· Casey Wilson
2014 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Screenplay A Madea Christmas (2013)
2014 VVFP Award Village Voice Film Poll Best Supporting Actor Gone Girl (2014)
2014 Hollywood Award Acapulco Black Film Festival Artist of the Year A Madea Christmas (2013)
2014 Entertainer of the Year Award Image Awards
2014 ICP Award Indiewire Critics' Poll Best Supporting Actor Gone Girl (2014)
2014 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Screen Combo A Madea Christmas (2013) · Larry the Cable Guy
2014 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Director A Madea Christmas (2013)
2013 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Actress Madea's Witness Protection (2012)
2013 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Actor Alex Cross (2012)
2013 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Screen Couple Madea's Witness Protection (2012)
2013 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Director Good Deeds (2012)
2013 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture Alex Cross (2012)
2011 Black Reel Black Reel Awards Best Director For Colored Girls (2010)
2011 Black Reel Black Reel Awards Best Screenplay, Original or Adapted For Colored Girls (2010)
2011 Black Reel Black Reel Awards Best Film For Colored Girls (2010) · Paul Hall
· Roger M. Bobb
2011 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture (Theatrical or Television) Why Did I Get Married Too? (2010)
2010 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture (Theatrical or Television) I Can Do Bad All by Myself (2009)
2010 Blimp Award Kids' Choice Awards, USA Favorite Movie Actor Madea Goes to Jail (2009)
2009 EDA Award Alliance of Women Film Journalists Best Picture Precious (2009) · Lee Daniels
· Gary Magness
· Sarah Siegel-Magness
· Oprah Winfrey
· Tom Heller
2009 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture (Theatrical or Television) The Family That Preys (2008)
2008 Black Reel Black Reel Awards Best Screenplay, Original or Adapted The Family That Preys (2008)
2008 Black Reel Black Reel Awards Best Screenplay, Original or Adapted Meet the Browns (2008)
2008 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture Why Did I Get Married? (2007)
2007 Black Reel Black Reel Awards Best Screenplay, Original or Adapted Madea's Family Reunion (2006)
2007 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Directing in a Feature Film/Television Movie - Comedy or Drama Madea's Family Reunion (2006)
2007 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Writing in a Feature Film/Television Movie - Comedy or Drama Madea's Family Reunion (2006)
2006 Black Movie Award Black Movie Awards Outstanding Achievement in Screenwriting Madea's Family Reunion (2006)
2006 Black Movie Award Black Movie Awards Outstanding Motion Picture Madea's Family Reunion (2006) · Reuben Cannon
2006 Black Reel Black Reel Awards Best Breakthrough Performance Diary of a Mad Black Woman (2005)
2006 Black Reel Black Reel Awards Best Screenplay, Original or Adapted Diary of a Mad Black Woman (2005)
2006 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best Comedic Performance Madea's Family Reunion (2006)
2005 Black Movie Award Black Movie Awards Outstanding Motion Picture Diary of a Mad Black Woman (2005) · Reuben Cannon
2005 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Breakthrough Male Diary of a Mad Black Woman (2005)


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#Fact
1 Son Aman Tyler Perry (b. November 30, 2014).
2 Good friends with Oprah Winfrey.
3 Worked in construction before his film career took off.
4 Spent a period of time destitute and living on the streets of Atlanta after his play ''I Know I've been changed'' flopped.
5 His mother, Willie Maxine Perry, passed away on December 8, 2009 at age 64. She was a preschool teacher who worked at the New Orleans Jewish Community Center for most of her life.
6 Attended high school with rapper Mystikal.
7 2007 - Ranked #7 on EW's The 50 Smartest People in Hollywood.
8 Often quotes famous black-focused movies such as What's Love Got to Do with It (1993) and The Color Purple (1985). These two are especially quoted in Madea's Family Reunion (2006).
9 Has a 12-acre estate outside Atlanta. He bought the former Dean Gardens in Johns Creek, GA for $7.6 million (previously listed as high as $40 million). The property has 1200 feet adjoining the Chattahoochee River, a golf course and is 58 acres.
10 His plays often reference The Color Purple (1985), which starred Oprah Winfrey. He credits The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986) with inspiring him to write.
11 Before becoming a successful film-maker with Diary of a Mad Black Woman (2005), he was already the owner of a successful play company that tours the country and caters to African-Americans. His plays are also recorded and sold as DVDs.
12 Has been writing plays since he was 18. As of March 2005, his eight plays have grossed over US$75 million in tickets and DVD sales.

#Quote
1 I've never been one to knock on the door and say, "Please let me in". I have always tried to make my own way. I do not think change comes from asking people to let you in. I think change comes by becoming owners of studios, owners of projects, owners of content.
2 [on Spike Lee's criticism of him] I'm so sick of hearing about damn Spike Lee. Spike can go straight to hell! You can print that. I am sick of him talking about me, I am sick of him saying, 'this is a coon, this is a buffoon.' I am sick of him talking about black people going to see movies. This is what he said: 'you vote by what you see,' as if black people don't know what they want to see.
3 It takes a week to do a sitcom in Hollywood. I do a show a day in my studio, three or four shows a week.
4 He who has the gold makes the rules. (60 Minutes (1968), 25 October 2009)
5 Did you know you can't say 'Jesus' in a sitcom? They told me that and I was like, You gotta be kiddin' me. If you don't want my God here, you don't want me here either. God has been too good to me to go and try to sell out to get some money..It ain't gonna happen.
6 Hollywood is finally waking up to the fact that people who go to church also go to the movies. I'm not sure what took them so long to see that or how long they'll keep it up.
7 I know my audience, and they're not people that the studios know anything about.

#Trademark
1 African American themes
2 Sets his film/TV productions in Atlanta, Georgia or Louisiana

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