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The Shady Side of Tyler Perry

There is no question that Tyler Perry is a prominent player in the entertainment industry who worked his way to the top after taking the Atlanta theater community by storm and becoming a box-office champ with his Madea series and gospel-based films. He gave audiences something Hollywood had largely ignored—stories and characters aimed at the life experiences of the black community. 

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The Shady Side of Tyler Perry

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    The Shady Side Of Tyler Perry

    The Shady Side Of Tyler Perry

    There is no question that Tyler Perry is a prominent player in the entertainment industry who worked his way to the top after taking the Atlanta theater community by storm and becoming a box-office champ with his Madea series and gospel-based films. He gave audiences something Hollywood had largely ignored—stories and characters aimed at the life experiences of the black community.

    The Truth About Tyler Perry's Girlfriend

    The Truth About Tyler Perry's Girlfriend

    Despite being one very successful man in showbiz, Tyler Perry is a fairly reserved man. Sure, we can recount some of his impressive accolades: He is an Emmy Award-winning producer, writer, and director, creator of beloved character Madea, philanthropist, an awarded innovator, and a self-made near-billionaire. However, one thing he likes to keep his lips sealed about is his love life.

    Here's How Much Tyler Perry Is Really Worth

    Here's How Much Tyler Perry Is Really Worth

    Few have as long of a resume to boast as Tyler Perry. An actor, producer, screenwriter, and father, the multitalented celeb is no doubt worth a fortune. Well-known as the sassy, sarcastic, hallelujah-hollering Madea, Tyler Perry is considered the brains and talent behind the entire Madea franchise — he also plays the titular role in drag. But that's just the tip of the iceberg. The Atlanta-based Tyler Perry Studios is an entertainment industry empire that's redefining the way Hollywood cultivates and consumes content. In turn, Perry has become one of the highest-paid men in the entertainment industry, according to Forbes. And in 2020, he made history as the first Black person to receive the prestigious Emmy Governors Award, as People reported.

    The Truth About Tyler Perry's Tragic Childhood

    The Truth About Tyler Perry's Tragic Childhood

    Tyler Perry is perhaps best known for his iconic character, Madea. The sassy, rambunctious grandmother and star of the Madea movie series was Perry's creation and was also played by the 51-year-old actor. But while Perry's countless Madea movies may be the hallmark of his career, he's created a fortune doing much more than just that. The actor is also a producer, screenwriter, and director and has dabbled in television series as well as plays and other movies. And his Atlanta-based Tyler Perry Studios is rewriting what it means to create and consume movies. All in all, Perry's empire has earned him a net worth of approximately $800 million and even landed him in the history books as the first Black person to individually receive the prestigious Emmy Governors Award.

    The Real Reason Tyler Perry Isn't Married

    The Real Reason Tyler Perry Isn't Married

    With movies like Why Did I Get Married? and A Fall from Grace in his repertoire, fans might think director Tyler Perry doesn't fancy marriage much. And while Perry appears to be happily committed to longtime girlfriend Gelila Bekele, they'd seemingly be correct as the two have never tied the knot. In fact, in an interview with The Times newspaper (via US Weekly), Perry admitted that he spent the early years of his career avoiding such familial obligations.

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