Tyler Perry Net Worth 2020, Biography, Education, and Career.
Tyler Perry Net Worth 2020– Tyler Perry is an American actor, comedian, filmmaker, writer, and songwriter, with a specialty in the gospel genre.
Tyler was born as Emmitt Perry, Jr. to Emmitt Perry, Sr. and Willie Maxine Perry and has three more siblings.
As a child, he faced physical abuse from his father and even tried to commit suicide once – to save himself from the brutality. His mother was his only comfort, who would take him to the church every Sunday.
Perry even attempted suicide in an effort to escape his difficult situation. At the age of 16, he changed his name from Emmitt to Tyler to keep himself aloof from his father.
While watching an episode of Oprah Winfrey’s talk show, he heard a comment from someone who stated, writing can help overcome depression and provides strength.
Inspired by the remark, he began writing letters addressed to himself which later served as the basis for the musical ‘I Know I’ve Been Changed’. The play was staged for the first time in 1992 in Atlanta.
He founded a camp for 65 children from Philadelphia to visit ‘Walt Disney World’, on July 20, 2009. He calls himself a Christian and is very dedicated to the Black church.
He is a good friend of actor Will Smith, singer Janet Jackson and host/actress Oprah Winfrey.
This actor, director, producer, and screenwriter attended high school with the famous rapper Mystikal.
Perry is not married, he has been in a longtime relationship with model Gelila Bekele. The couple has been together since 2009.
In 2014, it was announced that Perry and Bekele were expecting their first child together. The child turned out to be a son (Aman) born on November 30, 2014.
He also dropped out of high school and later earned a General Educational Development (GED) degree.
Tyler Perry’s Career
Financially weak, Perry staged the musical in several other places and did several odd jobs. At one point, he even lived in his car, yet he did not give up and rewrote and reproduced the musical repeatedly.
From 1998 to 2000, his play, ‘I Know I’ve Been Changed’ was finally liked by the critics and was staged at many places.
He came up with the next play ‘I Can Do Bad All by Myself’ in 2000, which was an instant hit. In the play ‘Madea’, the central character, who was modeled after his mother and was played by Perry himself, stole the show.
He produced ‘Diary of a Mad Black Woman’ in 2001, followed by ‘Madea’s Family Reunion’ the next year and both received positive reviews.
After coming up with ‘Madea’s Class Reunion’ in 2003, he began touring to promote all of his plays.
In 2005, he made a big move towards the silver screen and made his debut film ‘Diary of a Mad Black Woman’. The movie was a huge success, especially among the African-Americans.
In 2006, he filmed ‘Madea’s Family Reunion’ playing the role of ‘Madea’ himself. Following the success of the movie, he founded his own studio in Atlanta. On June 21, 2006, he launched his own television series ‘Tyler Perry’s House of Payne’ on the TBS cable network.
In 2006, he published his book, ‘Don’t Make a Black Woman Take Off Her Earrings: Madea’s Uninhibited Commentaries on Love and Life’ which became a best-seller. His next venture was the romantic comedy-drama film, ‘Daddy’s Little Girls’ in 2007.
In 2008, he released ‘Meet the Browns’. It was so successful that they adapted it for a television sitcom the next year.
‘Madea Goes to Jail’ released in 2009 and was a massive success. Released a couple of years later, his comedy-drama film ‘Madea’s Big Happy Family’ took the box-office by storm.
On March 29, 2013, he released ‘Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor’, a drama-thriller.
Tyler Perry Net Worth
His net worth is currently estimated to be $600 million and his salary $80 million.