Tyler Perry Net Worth: Tyler Perry is an American actor, director, playwright and producer who has a net worth of $ 600 million. Tyler Perry was born Emmitt Perry, Jr., on September 13, 1969 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Tyler Perry is by far one of the most financially successful directors in the entertainment business today. He personally earns between $ 100 and $ 150 million per year from his entertainment empire. Until December 2013, Tyler Perry is the only filmmaker in history to have five # 1 open movies at the box office in the past five years beating players like Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, James Cameron and Quentin Tarantino. His 13 most outstanding films have raised more than $ 600 million at the box office, each movie costs less than $ 10 million. Because Tyler writes, directs and produces all of his films almost completely independently, he can take home the lion’s share of each of his movie’s earnings. His production studio has also created and produced five successful television shows. Tyler‘s films are generally aimed at an African-American audience and many include subtle positive messages rooted in Christianity. Outside of film and television, Tyler Perry supports a number of beneficial causes and often lends his face and resources to those in need.
After suffering abuse at the hands of several family members during his younger years, Tyler Perry began writing as a way to help heal his mental wounds. In fact, writing proved to be very therapeutic for Tyler and eventually turned his stories into plays in Atlanta. These works quickly gained rabid fan followers, reaching more than 35,000 audience members per week. Before filming a single Hollywood movie, Perry sold more than $ 100 million in tickets for his works. He also allegedly sold $ 30 million in videos and products related to his plays.