Tyler Perry Net Worth

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Tyler Perry Net Worth
Net Worth:
$400 Million

Tyler Perry's Annual Salary

$80 Million
Date of Birth
September 13, 1969
Place of Birth
New Orleans
Screenwriter, Playwright, Film Producer, Television producer, Actor, Film director, Theatre Director, Television Director, Author, Songwriter

Tyler Perry net worth and salary: Tyler Perry is an American actor, director, playwrite and producer who has a net worth of $400 million. Tyler Perry was born Emmitt Perry, Jr., on September 14, 1969 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Tyler Perry is by far and away, one of the most financially successful directors in the entertainment business today. He personally earns between $100 and $150 million per year off his entertainment empire. As of December 2013, Tyler Perry is the only filmmaker in history to have five films open #1 at the box office in the last five years beating out the likes of Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorcese, James Cameron and Quentin Tarantino. His 13 most prominent films have grossed more than $600 million dollars at the box office, each film cost less than $10 million to make. Because Tyler writes, directs and produces all of his movies almost entirely independently, he is able to take home the lions share of each of his film's profits. His production studio has also created and produced five successful television shows. Tyler's films are typically targeted towards an African American audience and many include subtle positive messages rooted in Christianity. Outside of film and television, Tyler Perry supports a number of charitable causes and frequently lends his face and resources to those in need.

After suffering abuse at the hands of several family members during his younger years, Tyler Perry began writing as a way to help heal his mental wounds. Writing did in fact prove to be very therapeutic for Tyler and he eventually turned his short stories into stage plays around Atlanta. These plays quickly gained a rabid fan following, peaking at more than 35,000 audience members per week. Before ever filming a single Hollywood movie, Perry reportedly sold over $100 million worth of tickets to his plays. He also supposedly sold $30 million worth of videos and merchandise related to his plays.

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Tyler Perry

Tyler Perry

Tyler Perry is an American actor, director, screenwriter, playwright, producer, author, and songwriter, specializing in the gospel genre. Perry wrote and produced many stage plays during the 1990s and early 2000s. In 2011, Forbes named him the highest paid man in entertainme...
Screenwriter / Playwright / Film Producer / Television producer / Actor / Film director / Theatre Director / Television Director / Author / Songwriter
Date of Birth
  • September 13, 1969
  • Emmitt R. Perry, Jr.
  • Emmitt Perry Jr.
  • Emmitt Perry, Jr.
  • African American
  • 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
  • United States of America
  • United States of America
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Notable Appearances
  • Star Trek
    Admiral Richard Barnett
  • Diary of a Mad Black Woman
  • Why Did I Get Married?
  • Meet the Browns
  • Tyler Perry's Madea's Family Reunion
  • The Family That Preys
  • I Can Do Bad All By Myself
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