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Tyler Perry Net Worth Bio & Early Life

Tyler Perry Net Worth

Tyler Perry net worth: is known as an American actor, playwright, director, and producer who has a net worth of more than $1 billion dollars; Who does not know Tyler Perry?

Tyler Perry is an American actor, director, producer, and playwright. He is one of the most successful directors in the entertainment industry. You may know one of his most famous and loved characters ‘Madea’ gained a lot of popularity in his movies.

Do you wish to know his birth, zodiac sign, career, and Tyler Perry net worth?

Do not worry, we have you covered. Continue reading to find out more about Taylor Perry.

Tyler Perry Net Worth Bio & Early Life

Tyler Perry Net Worth Bio & Early Life

Tyler Perry net worth:
1 billion USD
Salary: $80 Million
Date of Birth: Sep 13, 1969
Age: 51 years old
Gender: Male
Maritial Status: In Relationship
Children: 1
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Profession: Screenwriter, Playwright, Film Producer, Television producer, Actor, Film director, Theatre Director, Television Director, Author, Songwriter
Nationality: United States of America


Here are some of the best highlights of Tyler Perry’s career:


  • 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)


  • Diary of A Mad Black Woman (2005)
  • Madea’s Family Reunion (2006)
  • The Family That Preys (2008)
  • Madea Goes to Jail (2009)
  • Why Did I Get Married Too? (2010)
  • Madea’s Big Happy Family (2011)
  • Madea’s Witness Protection (2012)
  • Alex Cross (2012)
  • Boo! A Madea Halloween (2016)
  • Tyler Perry’s Acrimony (2018)
  • A Madea Family Funeral (2019)
  • A Fall From Grace (2020)

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Tyler Perry, whose real name is Emmitt Perry Jr., was born on September 13, 1969.

His parents are Emmitt Perry Sr. and Willie Maxine Perry. Perry has three siblings. Two sisters names Melva Porter and Yulanda Wilkins, and a Brother, Emmbre Perry. Perry is an American and a Christian. There was nothing easy about Perry’s childhood. In fact, he had a rough childhood, where he got physically abused by his father.

It got to the point where he at times had suicidal thoughts, and one time he even tried to commit suicide.

The only person that he would find comfort in was with his mother and attended the church with her every Sunday.

Perry’s Mother died in 2009. When Tyler Perry turned 16, he changed his name to Tyler to distance himself from his father and even dropped out of high school.

Perry heard Oprah comment on her show, stating that writing helps people fight their depression and get the inspiration they need. That is when he started writing his first musical, ‘I Know I’ve Been Changed.’  In 1992 it got performed.

Age, Weight, Height

Tyler Perry is 51 years old.

He weighs 102 kg and has a height of 6ft. 5in.

His Zodiac sign is Virgo.

Relationship & Children

Perry Tyler was in a 10 years relationship with his long-time girlfriend Gelila Bekele.

Both started dating in 2009 after they met in 2007 at a Prince concert.

After five years of dating, they were expecting their first child.

Bekele gave birth to their son, Aman Tyler Perry, in November 2014.

However, they currently broke up.

They do carry a great relationship as friends for their now 6-year-old son.


Perry was financially unstable. However, he did not let that not achieve his dreams.

Perry continuously rewrote and reproduced his musical after its first performance.

Tyler’s musical ‘I Know I’ve Been Changed’ in 1998 was excellently received and loved by the audience, and the show got put on in various locations.

‘I Can Do Bad All By Myself’ was the second play that he produced in 2000. This play had Tyler Perry’s iconic character that he himself played, which was ‘Madea.’

In 2001, ” Diary of a Mad Black Women’ and in 2002, ” Madea’s Family Reunion” got produced by him. Both of these plays got a great response from the audience.

In 2003, he produced ‘Madea’s Class Reunion.’

This production was the start of the first tour of his plays.

In 2005, ‘Diary of a Mad Black WOmen’ got debuted on the big screen, which immediately becomes a huge success.

Perry filmed ‘Madea’s Family Reunion’ in 2006 and started his TV series called ‘Tyler Perry’s House of Payne’ on TBS.

The same year he published a book, ‘Don’t Make A Black Woman Take Off Her Earrings: Madea’s Uninhibited Commentaries on Love and Life,’ which was best-selling.

He released ‘Daddy’s Little Girls’ in 2007 and ‘Meet the Browns’ in 2008, which was so successful that it got turned into a TV sitcom.

After that he produced many movies like ‘Acrimony,’ Why Did I Get Married?’ and many more.


Tyler Perry got many awards including:

  • Governor’s Award by the Academy of Televisions Arts & Sciences (2020)
  • Awarded an African-American Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor (2014)
  • 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)

Some Quotes said by Tyler Perry

“If you haven’t forgiven someone, it does not hurt that person. They’re sleeping at night. You’re holding onto that, and all the damage is being done to you internally.” – Tyler Perry

“Developing a good work ethic is key. Apply yourself at whatever you do, whether you’re a janitor or taking your first summer job because that work ethic will be reflected in everything you do in life.” – Tyler Perry

“The key to life when it gets tough is to keep moving. Just keep moving.” – Tyler Perry

Tyler Perry Net Worth

As of September 2021, Estimated Tyler Perry net worth was $1 billion.

The fact that he’s a popular and successful director, writer, producer, the actor helped him become a billionaire.

Tyler Perry has been inspirational for everyone of every age.

He is living proof that your past does not define you, and if you set your mind out and do hard work, then you will achieve the future you want or wish for.

Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram & YouTube

His Twitter account is @tylerperry.

His Facebook profile is Tyler Perry.

On YouTube his channel is TylerPerryStudios.

His Instagram account is @tylerperry.


  1. Does Tyler Perry Own Lionsgate?

Tyler Perry has the whole ownership of the entertainment Lions Gate and all of his movies.

  1. What is Tyler Perry’s real name?

Tyler Perry’s real name is Emmitt Perry, Jr.

  1. What is Tyler Perry’s son’s name and how old is he?

Tyler Perry’s name is Aman Tyler Perry and he is 6 years old.

  1. Which high school did Tyler Perry Attend?

Tyler Perry’s high school was Cohen College Prep High. However, he dropped out.

  1. What was Tyler Perry’s first play?

His first play was ‘I Know I’ve Been Changed.’

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