About Tyler Perry
Tyler Perry net worth has been stated to have an estimate of 400 million dollars. Most of his net worth comes from his involvement into cinema business. Tyler Perry is known to the public as an actor, screenwriter, director, producer, playwright, theatre director and a lyricist. Thus, there are quite a lot of sources of Tyler Perry net worth.
Born in 1969, Tyler Perry’s full birth name is Emmitt Perry, Jr. In addition, some people state that the only reason Tyler Perry is famous is because he is painfully unfunny. Between the years 1990-2000 Tyler Perry has produced and directed various television and theater productions. In 2005, Tyler Perry released his debut movie which was called “Diary of a Mad Black Woman”. Moreover, in 2011 he was the highest paid person in the cinema industry between the years 2010-2011, according to the Forbes, which added a lot of money to the overall amount of Tyler Perry net worth.
Tyler Perry grew up in Louisiana where he lived with his mother, father and three siblings. In one of his interviews, Tyler Perry confessed that his father was a really strict man and his answer to everything was ‘to beat it out of you’. What is even more is that Tyler Perry stated that once in his childhood he almost committed suicide because he could not suffer his father’s beatings anymore. However, his mother took Tyler Perry to church quite often where Tyler Perry prayed for God to not get beaten anymore. When he became 16 years old, Tyler Perry changed his real birth name in order to keep a distance from his father.
When he was in his early 20s, Tyler Perry found out that writing feelings can help to escape his problems. Thus, his career as a writer began. Soon he became writing letters to himself which later became the basis for the musical called “I Know I’ve Been Changed”. In 1990 he moved to Atlanta, where the first performance of the musical happened. It was financed by Tyler Perry life savings which amounted for 12 thousand dollars. The musical included topics such as child abuse, dysfunctional family life, self-worth, dignity and forgiveness. However, the musical was accepted to be a financial failure. But Tyler Perry still continued on writing productions which were performed all around the country in the so-called ‘chitlin-circuit’ which today is known as an urban theater circuit. The audiences were mainly African-American and it added extra money to the overall amount of Tyler Perry net worth.