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Tyler Perry Net Worth

Tyler Perry net worth
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Celebrity Name:Tyler Perry
Real Name:Emmitt Perry Jr.
Age:54 years old
Date Of Birth:13 September 1969
Birth Place:New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Marital Status:In a Relationship
Net Worth in 2024:$850 million

Tyler Perry Net Worth

Tyler Perry is an American director, producer, and actor. He is one of the most successful and wealthy directors in the industry. He has produced and directed many movies, television series, and stage productions. In 2020, he was on the list of Time’s 100 most influential people in the world, 2020. 

Tyler Perry net worth is $850 million. In 2006, he founded  Tyler Perry studios. 

Early Life

Tyler Perry’s real name is Emmitt Perry Jr. He was born on 13 September 1969, in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States. He was born to Emmitt Perry Sr and Willie Maxine Perry. His father was a carpenter. Perry didn’t attend school but he earned a General Educational Development. At a very young age, he started writing as a way to help heal mentally. 


Tyler Perry’s first play was I Know I’ve Been Changed. The show was performed at a community theatre and was financed by Perry. The play was based on issues including child abuse and rape. Perry approached Lionsgate production for a proposal that Perry would put up half the money for an upcoming film (Diary of a Mad Black Woman) and Lionsgate will put half and he took a small fee for distribution and marketing. The film was released in 2005 and grossed over $ 200 million from box office collections, TV syndications, and home video sales. 

In 2006, he directed his first film called Madea’s Family Reunion. The film grossed over $65 million. After their successful debut, he directed and produced several films including Daddy’s Little Girls, Why Did I Get Married?, Meet the Browns, The Family That Preys, Madea Goes to Jail, I Can Do Bad All By Myself, Madea’s Big Happy Family, Good Deeds, Madea’s Witness Protection, Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor, A Madea Christmas, The Single Moms Club, Madea’s Tough Love, Boo! A Madea Halloween, Boo 2! A Madea Halloween. He also produced and directed several TV programs including House of Payne, Meet the Browns, For Better or Worse, Love Thy Neighbor, The Haves and the Have Nots, If Loving You Is Wrong.

Tyler has produced over 14 Madea movies. All those films grossed over $700 million dollars at the box office. Perry’s films are co-produced and distributed by Lionsgate Entertainment. Tyler Perry is co-founder of the Oprah Winfrey Network. 

He is the author of Don’t Make a Black Woman Take Off Her Earrings: Madea’s Uninhibited Commentaries on Love and Life and Higher Is Waiting. 

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Awards and Achievements

In 2021, he won the Academy Award in the category Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award. In 2020, he won Primetime Emmy Award in the category of Governor’s Award. In 2014, Golden Raspberry Awards for A Madea Christmas. In 2019, he won the BET Best Movie Award. In 2014, he won the African-American Film Critics Association award in the category of Best Supporting Actor. In 2005, he won the BET Comedy Awards for Diary of a Mad Black Woman. 

In 2009, he won the Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Star Trek. In 2018, he won Golden Raspberry Awards for Boo 2! A Madea Halloween. In 2011, he won NAACP Image Awards for For Colored Girls, amongst others. 

Personal Life 

At the age of 16, he changed his name from Emmitt to Tyler. Perry has been dating Gelila Bekele since 2009. The couple has one child, Aman Tyler Perry born in 2014. He owns a Gulfstream III private jet worth $125 million. 


ViacomCBS pays Tyler $150 million per year for content production. He took an equity stake in the BET+ streaming network, today his stake is worth over $50 million. 

Tyler Perry net worth is $850 million. In 2016, he sold a 35,000 sq ft mansion for $17.5 million. In 2009, he bought a 14,000 sq ft mansion for $6.4 million. In 2018, he bought a home in Los Angeles for $14.5 million and a few years later sold it for $15.6 million. He got $200 million for the production of Tyler Perry’s House of Payne, out of which he spent $60 million on production costs and kept the rest $140 million for himself. 

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