Wednesday, September 02, 2020

Tyler Perry Reaches Billionaire Status


A new profile of movie mogul Tyler Perry explains how he achieved his billionaire status...

From Forbes
The 51-year-old entertainer 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. 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 profile here.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Tyler!

R in NYC said...

A non DBR man. Love it!

Anonymous said...

Way to go Tyler! Very inspiring. Should I meet you I will be the one singing Give me a chance by dwele.

ms mac said...

His offerings aren't my cup of tea but I can't shade a self-made man. He definitely works hard for his money.

Anonymous said...

He is really inspiring. I wish the best for him. His heart is in the right place. I just want him to take his craft to the next level and upgrade the writing.

Anonymous said...

God bless you Tyler and much more success to you. Congrats!!!

Niyabinghi/ObeahWomanWarrior said...

Go head Mr. Perry I ain't mad.

DaisyDooks said...

Congratulations, Tyler Perry! Thank you for employing black folks, giving opportunities to black creatives and building your own studio to produce motion pictures that tell our stories.

Unknown said...

Spike Lee somewhere punching the air 🤣🤣🤣

Anonymous said...

Good job Tyler!

Anonymous said...

@6:30

No he isn't. Spike Lee's movies are better quality which is why he's no billionaire. No shade to Tyler but trash sells and Tyler's movies are all trash.

And why are these billionaires suddenly popping up so easily? First Kylie, then Koonye, now Tyler. There was a time when you REALLY had to do something special and make something ingenious to become a billionaire like Oprah, Bill Gates, or George Lucas.

This is fishy but congrats to Tyler, I guess.

Anonymous said...

Yeah sure, just like Kylie! Wake Up Folks

DaisyDooks said...

@6:30pm - Tyler Perry named one of the studios after Spike Lee who was onsite to receive its dedication. Spike Lee was very critical and disparaging of Tyler's work. Yet, Tyler still honored him with brick and mortar.

Anonymous said...

I Ain't Buying NOTHING T.oilet Paper Is Selling...

You Mean To Tell Me Out Of All The Black Women In The World ? Only He Can Portray 'Madea' ? F. HIM.

Black Females Are His Biggest Supporters & Wonder Why You In Last Place.

Nigga Went To Great Lengths To STOP That Episode Of Boondocks. It Is NOT Okay To 'Cross Dress' W GOD.

Blind Worship Is Why My People Are On Punishment & Will Perish .

Tragic Negros

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