Tyler Perry:  From Poor Family To Being a Billionaire


Tyler Perry was born into a poor family in New Orleans, United states. While younger Tyler was abused of racism that eventually propelled him into what he loves doing, penning his rage and abuse he experienced into writing that became the inspiration for his first play titled ‘I Know I’ve Been Changed’ 

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Moving to Atlanta, Tyler decided to invest his life savings into movie production, but turned not been hit as no audience shown up for the movie in 1992.

He refused to give up on his dreams and was determined not to let his play failed which he decided to use other means to market his movie through children animation displayed on the streets amongst other strategies which later paid off from 1998 to year 2000.

Tyler invested his first movie profit into his second movie with the title ‘I Can Do Bad All By Myself’ and it was a huge success. Tyler since then realized $100 million in ticket sales, $20 million on merchandise, $30 million from his video performance.

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In 1995, Tyler wrote and produced ‘Diary of A Mad Black Woman’, a romantic comedy-drama that was inspired by the play of the same name in United States. The movie became number one in the movie top chart with $22 million profit.

Two years later, Tyler produced his first TV show titled ‘House of Payne’ that went on to became the highest-rate cable show of all time.

So far, Tyler Perry has written and produced more than 1,200 episodes in the past 15 years, featured in 22 films, 24 stage play appearances and as well closing Viacom deal that worth $150 million yearly contract. His eleven movies has grossed more than $670 million. Tyler Perry movies: Ranking the absolute worst to the very best – Film Daily

Today, Tyler Perry is United States’ famous actor, producer, writer, director and billionaire. He was among the US top 100 celebrity list for 2020 celebrity, placed sixth on the list.

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The second incarnation of Viacom, a portmanteau of Video & Audio Communications was an American multinational mass media conglomerate with interests primarily in film and television, which was formed as a spin-off of the first Viacom on December 31, 2005.






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