According to new reports, Tyler Perry is now a billionaire! In the latest issue of Forbes, it was confirmed that the filmmaker has joined the very short list of billionaires in Hollywood.
The recent article from the magazine that tracks famous people’s wealth all over the planet, shared that Tyler Perry is now worth $1 billion in total after taking in no less than $1.4 billion in pre-tax income in the last 15 years.
The magazine also explained that Perry’s massive wealth is a result of his business skills and also the fact that he owns a hundred percent of all he creates, including TV series, movies and stage productions, all very successful.
As fans may know, he’s even opened his very own studio lot in Atlanta not too long ago and for the Forbes cover story, he gave the magazine a tour!
The filmmaker is never greedy, however, always putting his wealth to good use for the sake of others as well.
The philanthropist has a foundation known as The Perry Foundation and through it, he’s contributed to many worth causes out there to the point that it’s earned him an Emmy he is expected to receive later on this month.
During an interview for ET last month, Perry talked about his charitable spirit, crediting his late mother, Willie Maxine Perry, for instilling that in him.
‘That’s the DNA of my mother. My mother was just such a kind woman. I’m thinking of her because I know that she would be smiling from heaven. I realize that people aren’t out there struggling because they want to. There are people that just need a hand up and that little bit of motivation can take them a long way.’
He went on: ‘I’ll never forget being in the grocery store, in Winn-Dixie in Atlanta, trying to pay for some food and couldn’t pay for it. I was at Kroger. I couldn’t pay for it. There was a woman behind me who gave me the money to get the food that I needed. Never knew her again. But that little act of kindness made me feel like I could go on. So that’s what those moments are about for me. Just making people feel like they can go on.’
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