FORBES have officially crowned Tyler Perry, 50, A BILLIONAIRE!
In a feature published by the magazine yesterday they called the creator of ‘Madea’: “Hollywood’s newest billionaire.” The piece goes on to specify the source of Perry’s enormous wealth, stating: “[Tyler Perry] owns the entirety of his creative output, including more than 1,200 episodes of television, 22 feature films and at least two dozen stage plays, as well as a 330-acre studio lot at the edge of Atlanta’s southern limits. He used that control to leverage a deal with ViacomCBS that pays him $150 million a year for new content and gives him an equity stake in BET+, the streaming service it debuted last September.”
On the amount of money Perry has, FORBES: “estimates Perry has earned more than $1.4 billion in pretax income since 2005, which he used to buy homes in Atlanta, New York, Los Angeles and Jackson Hole, Wyoming, as well as two planes. Quite a lifestyle for a once-homeless playwright raised in poverty in New Orleans. Today, Forbes estimates his net worth at $1 billion, with a clear path to future membership in The Forbes 400.” Read the full feature on Tyler Perry’s new billionaire status here, and let us know: DID YOU EVER THINK MADEA COULD GENERATE SO MUCH $$$$$