Tyler Perry Net Worth (Updated 2021)And Biography

Tyler Perry Net Worth

Tyler Perry Net Worth

Net Worth: 1 Billion USD
Salary: $80 Million
Date of Birth: 13 September 1969
Age: 51
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Married
Children: Aman Tyler Perry
Residence:  New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Height: 1.96 m
Nationality: United States of American
Profession: Professional Producer/Actor
Upcoming Movies:  PAW Patrol: The Movie, Those Who Wish Me Dead
Last Updated: 2021

Who is Tyler Perry

Tyler Perry Net Worth: Tyler Perry is an American Screenwriter, Playwright, Film Producer, Television producer, Actor, Film director, Theatre Director, Television Director, Author, Songwriter who has a net worth of 1 billion USD, and over $80,000 monthly salary. 

In 2011, Forbes listed him as the highest-paid artist in the entertainment industry, as of then Tyler earned  US$140 million between  2010 and 2011. Tyler Perry founded and plays the Madea heroine a tough elderly lady.

Tyler Perry was recognized in the US and across the globe, one of the most talented and financially successful artists and directors in the world of entertainment. You can check out a related article Billie Eilish Net Worth (Updated)

As a director and producer, Tyler has directed and produced over 35 movies, more than 19 stage productions, and 10 TV shows. It’s in the record that each that passes, Tyler Perry earns an average of  $300 million from his sprawling entertainment company. 

The media mogul production company currently estimated to earn an average of $200 million per year from just a single deal with ViacomCBS.

Tyler Perry Early Life

Tyler Emmitt Perry, Jr. was born on September 13, 1969, in New Orleans, Louisiana. He did not finish high school, though he did manage to obtain a GED. 

The billionaire media mogul started writing with the aim to help restore his emotional wounds after witnessing bullying at the hands of many family members when he was younger.

 During Tyler’s early twenties, he was encouraged to seek a career in writing after watching an edition of The Oprah Winfrey Show that discussed the positive and healing effect writing can have on an individual.

Writing found to be a useful distraction for Perry. He went on to compose a series of letters to himself, which became the basis for the musical I Know I’ve Been Changed. You can also check out Vanna White Net Worth (Updated) And Biography

This, along with his other stage productions, rapidly established a fan base in Atlanta and beyond, reaching a high of more than 35,000 people in the audience a week every week.

Perry moved to Atlanta in 1990, and two years later, I Know I’ve Been Changed premiered at a community theatre, funded by the 22-year-old Perry’s $12,000 life savings.

The play addressed topics such as child neglect and broken relationships by incorporating Christian themes of forgiveness, dignity, and self-worth.

Tyler Perry Media Career

Despite Tyler having financial difficulties at the early part of his career, He managed to rewrote, reproduce and staged his musical several times after its first performance. 

Tyler’s music ‘I Know I’ve Been Changed’ got huge attention from his American audience and was well-received across the globe in 1998, and so, Tyler continued to perform in various places.

Around May 2000, Tyler Perry  released a second play, tittled “I Can Do Bad All by Myself,” in which Tyler Perry’s prolifice character “Madea” was played by himself.

Then in 2001, Tyler released another hit titled ‘Diary of a Mad Black Woman,’ which was quickly followed by ‘Madea’s Family Reunion,’ all of which earned favorable reviews across Northern America and Europe.

Later in year 2003, he released the ‘Madea’s Class Reunion,‘ which contributed to him promoting his plays on his first tour. Perry made his big screen debut in 2005 with his film titled  ‘Diary of a Crazy Black Woman,’ which was an immediate hit that receive millions of views.

The media mogul Mr. Tyler Perry recorded his ‘Madea’s Family Reunion’ in 2006, and after that, he started his new television program, captioned ‘Tyler Perry’s House of Payne,’ on Turner Broadcasting System. Check out a related article MrBeast Net Worth (Jimmy Donaldson)

Mr Tyler  released his best-selling book, “Don’t Make A Black Woman Take Off Her Earrings: Madea’s Uninhibited Commentaries on Love and Life,” later that year.

The billionaire actor and songwriter released the film titled  “Daddy’s Little Girls,” and in 2008, one of Tyler’s famous films called “Meet the Browns” was so successful that it was turned into a Television comedy show in the preceding year.

Since then, Mr Tyler Perry has produced some good number of films, including but not limited to

  •  “Madea’s Big Happy Family,”
  •  “Why Did I Get Married Too?” 
  • “Good Deeds,” “A Madea Christmas,”
  •  “The Single Moms Club,” and “Acrimony.” 

Tyler Perry’s net worth as of April 2021 is estimated to be 1 billion USD.

Tyler Stage Success

Perry relocated to Atlanta in the 90s and two years later while in Atlanta, he presented I Know I’ve Been Changed for the first time at a community theatre, this was achieved with the  meagre  $12,000 life savings of the young Tyler. 

The play I Know I’ve Been Changed addressed some topics such as child neglect and broken relationships by incorporating Christian themes of forgiveness, dignity, and self-worth. The singer and actor was originally met with “lackluster” reviews and was a commercial disappointment.

Perry insisted, and for the next six years, he rewrote the musical several times, despite the negative feedback. He retooled the play and restaged it in Atlanta, first at the House of Blues, then at the Fox Theatre, in 1998, at the age of 28.

Perry began to produce new stage shows, touring them on the “Chitlin’ Circuit” (now known as the “urban theater circuit”) and gaining a significant and loyal following among African-American audiences.

Forbes claimed in 2005 that he had sold “more than $100 million in tickets, $30 million in show recordings, and an extra $20 million in merchandise,” and that “the 300 live shows he performs per year average 35,000 people each week.”

Tyler Perry Film Success

Perry presented production studio Lionsgate with a proposition, riding high on his homegrown popularity. Perry would contribute half of the funds for a film that would include a $5.5 million budget.  Read also Adam Sandler Net Worth (Updated) And Biography

Lionsgate set up the other half in exchange for a modest promotion fee and a 12% delivery fee. After those expenses, they’d share the gains equally. Diary of a Mad Black Woman, released in 2005, was their first collaboration. 

Domestically, the film grossed $50.6 million, with an extra $150 million in TV syndication and home video revenues. Perry controls the content and retains half of the revenues as part of his Lionsgate contract.

Perry debuted in 2006 with Madea’s Family Reunion, which premiered one at the box office with $30.3 million in its opening weekend. The film made a total of $65 million at the box office. (He also directed both of Madea’s subsequent films.

Tyler Perry Television Success 

Tyler Perry’s House of Payne, Perry’s famous sitcom, aired for eight seasons, from June 21, 2006, to August 10, 2012. The show first aired on the CW, where it received unexpectedly high ratings for the fledgling network. 

Perry and Payne were enticed away from the CW by TBS’ promise of a $200 million revenue pledge and a 90-episode commitment. Oh, and Tyler will be the star of the program. 

Tyler famously invested just $60 million on the film’s production. The remaining $140 million he retained for himself.

Meet the Browns, which aired on TBS in January 2009 and ended on November 18, 2011, was also written, directed, and produced by him.

Tyler Perry Major Achievements  Awards

Here are some of the Major Achievements  Awards in Tyler Perry’s career. They include:  The BET Honors, Media Award (2009), NAACP Image Awards, Chairman’s Award (2010), NAACP Image Awards, Outstanding Direction in a Motion Picture (2011, People’s Choice Awards, Favorite Humanitarian (2017)

Tyler Perry Studios

Tyler Perry Studios

Tyler Perry bought the 330-acre property in Atlanta’s heartland in 2015, on the old grounds of the old Fort McPherson army base.

The international motion picture studio, which is one of the country’s biggest production centers, features forty historic structures, twelve purpose-built sound stages, 200 acres of green space, and a diverse backlot.

Tyler Perry Studios is a production company founded by Tyler Perry. The book, actress, author, director, and philanthropist’s artistic empire has grown to include Fort McPherson for the fourth time.

Stages of Tyler Perry Studio

Tyler Perry Studio

Twelve sound stages with wooden perms, catwalks, and whisper-quiet HVAC systems. The stages, which range in size from 10,000 to 38,500 square feet and are powered by 4000A 3ph 120/208v, are designed to satisfy the needs of today’s and tomorrow’s content creators. For details on the stages visit Tyler perry studios stages

Tyler Perry Studios Greenspace

Tyler Perry Studios Greenspac

Tyler Perry has a diverse backlot with more than 220 acres of groomed greenspace which provides the foundation to create multiple sets.

Inside Tyler Perry’s 300-Acre Studio Compound

Inside Tyler Perry’s 300-Acre Studio Compound in Atlanta by Architectural Digest. This post will take you to Atlanta, Georgia, to see Tyler Perry’s sprawling studios.

The self-made film legend’s manufacturing compound is bigger than Warner Bros. and Walt Disney’s Burbank studios combined, and is home to Marvel’s “Black Panther” and AMC Networks’ “The Walking Dead.” A backlot community called “Maxineville,” with a flawless reproduction of Madea’s home joins 12 newly devoted sound stages.

Tyler Perry Studios is the epicenter of Georgia’s flourishing film industry, as well as a monument to its founder’s ambition, achievement, and generosity.

Tyler Perry Sistas

“Tyler Perry Sistas,” the most recent one-hour romantic sitcom, stars four single girlfriends who have passed the mark of young adulthood and are now closer to becoming who they are.

Most of the ladies are in their 30s and are always looking for love. Perry leads audiences on a roller coaster of feelings and funny quagmires set in modern-day Atlanta, Georgia, that single women can connect to on their own quests to meet “Mr. Right.”

Andi (KJ Smith) is a brand-new lawyer at a prestigious firm. Andi’s love life becomes complicated as she becomes involved with a married man, despite her hard work and virtue. Danni (Mignon), Sabrina (Novi Brown), and Karen (Ebony Obsidian) teach her that if she wants to get through this, she needs to depend on her best friends.

Danni is an abrasive and young-at-heart airline boss who is always the comic relief. Sabrina, who works at a bank, is the more sympathetic of the group, while Karen is a businesswoman who owns a beauty salon.

Tyler Perry Sistas

Perry’s latest dramedy takes to the skies against this backdrop. The four friends discover that their flaws will either build them up or knock them down. “Sisters” delves into the twists of destiny, the unintended consequences, and the complications that arise when it comes to matters of the heart.

Things can get as horrific as they possibly can, but these young women will learn to laugh out loud and find fun in nearly any situation. With poignancy and candor, Tyler Perry’s “Sistas” makes the case that if a person has caring relationships with friends and family, they will find comfort in the midst of almost any suffering..

Tyler Perry Sistas Cast 

  • KJ Smith
  • Mignon
  • Ebony Obsidian
  • Novi Brown
  • Devale Ellis, Chido Nwokocha
  • Anthony Dalton II
  • Brian Jordan Jr.
  • Kevin A. Walton

Network: BET: Black Entertainment Television. Directed By: Tyler Perry

Who is Tyler Perry Wife? Gelila Bekele?

Tyler Perry did not have a wife; however, he did have a long-term girlfriend by the name of Gelila Bekele, they both have a son, Aman. Tyler and Gelila Bekele allegedly met in 2007 at a Prince concert and have been together ever since.

In 2014, the two entertainers welcomed a son named Aman, however, they have kept their relationship secret from the public and on social media.

The untold truth about Tyler Perry’s ex-girlfriend is that Tyler and Gelila divorced amicably after dating for over a decade.

Tyler announced on December 16, 2020, that he is single and going through a mid-life crisis. According to an E! News outlet, the pair divorced amicably and agreed to raise their son as best friends. Tyler stated:

“This is how a midlife crisis appears. I’m 51 years old, unemployed, and contemplating the next step in my life. Whatever it takes, I’m going to walk for God, be the best father and guy I can be, keep my head up, and do my best to look the part!!”

Top 12 Tyler Perry Movies

Here are  the list of the top 12 movies starred by the media mogul Tyler Perry, the list is as follow

  1. Diary of A Mad Black Woman (2005)
  2. Madea’s Family Reunion (2006)
  3. The Family That Preys (2008)
  4. Madea Goes to Jail (2009)
  5. Why Did I Get Married Too? (2010)
  6. Madea’s Big Happy Family (2011)
  7. Madea’s Witness Protection (2012)
  8. Alex Cross (2012)
  9. Boo! A Madea Halloween (2016)
  10. Tyler Perry’s Acrimony (2018)
  11. A Madea Family Funeral (2019)
  12. A Fall From Grace (2020)

How Tyler Perry made his money 

Tyler Perry made his money as a media entertainer, his money comes  from films he starred, the books he wrote, the songs he released, his media deals and movie screenwriting and directing. 

All through Tyler’s career, has prioritized maintaining full control of his material contents. 

It was recorded that Turner Broadcasting System paid him $200 million for House of Payne to switch from the CW Television Network to Turner Broadcasting System (TBS), with the majority of the money going to Perry. 

Tyler Perry content library is currently worth $320 million. He also maintains another $280 million studio that he designed himself.

Perry, who was once living in abject poverty and lived in a garage, has become extremely rich, a special thanks to Perry financial acumen.

Is Tyler Perry a billionaire yet?

Yes! Tyler Perry now a billionaire. In 2021 Tyler Perry officially joined the billionaire club as reported by various. The media mogul just earned a place on Forbes’ 2021 world billionaires ranking.

Tyler Perry currently has an estimated net worth of $1 billion. He joined the seven-figure ranks of the likes of Oprah Winfrey, George Lucas, John de Mol, and Steven Spielberg in September 2020.


Tyler Perry is a highly American Screenwriter, Playwright, Film Producer, Television producer, Actor, Film director, Theatre Director, Television Director, Author, Songwriter who has a net worth of 1 billion USD, and over $80,000 monthly salary. 

Tyler Perry has come to a far journey since the beginning of his career and has become a big part of today’s Hollywood history. As of 2021, Tyler Perry’s net worth is estimated at $1 billion USD.