Tyler Perry is an actor, playwright, producer, director and gospel songwriter. His net worth is estimated at $450 million.
Tyler Perry Net Worth: Source of Income
Perry makes around $100 and $150 million annually. By December 2013, he was the only filmmaker who had 5 films open at number one at the box office in 5 years. He has 13 prominent films which have garnered over $600 million at the box office. Interestingly, the production cost of each film was $10 million. Perry writes, directs, and produces all his films. This way, he makes maximal profits. Between 2010 and 2011, he made $130 million. He made $15 million from the movie ‘Gone Girl’.
From TV Shows
Perry moved his TV Empire to Oprah Winfrey’s OWN network. He launched 2 new shows, “The Have and the Have Nots” and “Love thy Neighbor”. His other TV shows include “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” which ran for 8 seasons. He has made over $200 million from his TV shows.
Perry is best known for his drag character, Madea. Interestingly, Madea wasn’t intended to be the lead character. When the lead actress did not show up, there had to be a quick change of roles.
Tyler Perry also writes songs especially in the gospel genre.
Tyler Perry Net Worth: Properties
In May 2016, Tyler Perry’s Atlanta mansion set real-estate record as the most expensive house ever sold in Atlanta. The house which was listed in June 2015 at the asking price of $25 million sold for $17.5 million.
Reports reveal that the filmmaker intends to buy Fort McPherson, a 475-acre former Army base in Atlanta at $75 million. He plans to build a movie studio a shopping area as well as an office building on the land.
His Avec Chateau home is worth $10.7 million, his Los Angeles mansion $13.75 million, and Dean Gardens $7.6 million. He also has his own private jet called Gulf Stream worth $65.5 million, and a private island, White Bay Cay Island worth $350 million.
Tyler Perry owns a number of luxurious cars; a Range rover worth $85,000, a Rolls-Royce Ghost worth $266,000 and a Bentley GT Sports Coupe worth $238,000.
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Tyler Perry Net Worth: The Foundation
Tyler Perry was born Emmitt Perry Jr. on September 13, 1969 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Tyler’s life has served as an inspiration to many people. As a child, Perry was physically abused by his step-father, and was sexually abused by people who were supposed to protect him. In a bid to shield him from the pain, his mother took him to church where he learned to find solace in God.
In his 20s, while watching Oprah Winfrey’s show he discovered that he could channel his pain into words. Perry began to write as a way of letting out. He started by writing short stories, which he later turned into stage plays. The plays soon became very popular and attracted an audience of 35,000 weekly. Before he even got to Hollywood, he sold tickets worth over $100 million to his plays. He also sold videos and merchandise related to his plays worth $30 million.
Tyler has done very well for himself by not only overcoming his dark past but also turning his story into wealth. Perry is indeed an example of one who has used life’s curveballs to chart a path in his life.