Tyler Perry becomes newest member of ‘Billionaire’s Club’
Written by Vibe Houston Staff on September 8, 2020
Actor, director, and producer Tyler Perry can now add billionaire to his many titles.
Forbes recently announced that Perry will now join Oprah Winfrey, Michael Jordan and Jay-Z as one of only six African Americans who made the illustrious 2020 billionaire’s list.
Perry said in an interview with Forbes, “I love when people say you come from ‘humble beginnings.’ [It] means you were poor as hell. It also makes success sweeter.”
Perry’s combined assets of streaming services, movies, real estate and investments totaled a little more than $1 billion, according to Forbes.
See a breakdown of his net worth:
— $320 million for his entire library of movies, TV shows, plays, etc., as he owns 100% of the content he’s created
— $300 million in cash and investments
— $280 million for Tyler Perry Studios, which sits on 330 acres in Georgia
— $60 million for his equity stake in BET+, the streaming service that debuted last year
— $40 million in homes and toys
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