Tyler Perry Makes The Billionaire List – Money Moves
According to Forbes Tyler Perry is one of 2020’s billionaire business owners.
As any Tyler Perry fan knows the Actor, producer, director, and you name it came from humble beginnings.
Perry was inspired when watching an episode of Oprah Winfrey‘s talk show. He was sparked by a comment on the program about how writing about difficult experiences could lead to personal breakthroughs. He started a series of letters to himself, which became the basis for the musical I Know I’ve Been Changed. While the show tackled such tough subjects as child abuse, it also touched on forgiveness, a theme which has remained central in many of his works and reflects his deep connection to his Christian faith.
After saving up $12,000, Perry debuted the show—which he directed, produced, and starred in—at an Atlanta theater in 1992. The musical’s run lasted only one weekend and drew a measly 30 people to see the show.
Perry was not happy with the turn around, however he didn’t give up. He tried his shot again in 1998 and soon began selling out at bigger theaters.
The next project by Tyler Perry would bring forth his most popular character Madea.
Madea was a reflection of women in his life including his mother. He was inspired by Evangelist T.D Jake’s book “Women, Art Thou Loose.”
Tyler Perry went on to run series around Madea and create new endeavors including opening his own studio, Tyler Perry Studios.
Tyler Perry’s billionaire milestones include: