Tyler Perry Net Worth

Tyler Perry Net Worth 2021, Age, Height, Weight, Wiki & Quotes

Tyler Perry is a film and television actor, director, playwright, and producer with an estimated net worth of $800 million. Tyler Perry is far and away the most financially successful filmmaker in the entertainment business. He has directed and produced over 30 films, 20 stage plays, and eight TV shows throughout his career. Every year, he profits between $130 and $150 million from his performers’ work. Perry was born Emmitt Perry Jr. in New Orleans, Louisiana on September 13, 1969. He dropped out of school at a young age to help support his family by taking a variety of odd jobs. At one point, he worked as a shoe-shiner at a barbershop while the boss’s son taught Perry how to write plays.

Perry found success in the theater, and he began to stage shows in churches and at other local venues across the country. After moving to Atlanta, Georgia with his wife in 1996, he founded a small theater company called House of Perry. He produced several plays for this company including I Know I’ve Changed, The Diary of Anne Frank, and She’s Got to Go. Tyler Perry is also a successful television producer who has created six different shows since 2006. Six sitcoms in particular have been extremely lucrative for him including House Of Payne which was on the air from 2006-2012, Meet The Browns from 2009-2013, For Better Or Worse from 2011-2015, Love Thy Neighbor from 2013-2015, The Haves and the Have Nots from 2013-present, and If Loving You is Wrong in 2014.

Everyone in Tyler Perry’s family has worked for his various companies at one time or another including the housekeeper at the Atlanta home he owns with his wife.

Tyler is a self-made billionaire. He began his business from the bottom up, with one play he wrote and directed called I Know I’ve Been Changed. Tyler made millions of dollars by putting on plays in his vehicle while traveling across America. He keeps 100% ownership of all costs, revenues, and profits. As of 2021, Tyler Perry’s net worth is approximately $800 million.

Tyler Perry Fast Facts

Net Worth In 2021: $800 million
Real Name/Full Name Tyler Perry
Nick Name: Tyler Perry
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 13 September 1969
Age/How Old: 52 years old
Siblings Emmbre Perry (brother)
Yulanda Wilkins (sister)
Melva Porter (sister)
Profession: Actor, Director, producer, Screenwriter
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 196 cm
In Feet and Inches – 6′ 5″
Weight: In Kilograms – 102 Kg
In Pounds – 225 lbs
Parents Name: Father – Emmitt Perry
Mother – Willie Maxine Perry
Zodiac Sign: Virgo
Religion: Christianity
Gay Or Straight? Straight
Marital Status: N/A
Girlfriend: Gelila Bekele (2009–2020)
Wife/Spouse Name: N/A
Kids/Children Name: Aman Tyler Perry
Education: N/A

Early Life

Perry was born Emmitt Perry Jr. on September 13, 1969 in New Orleans, Louisiana. His alcoholic mother gave him over to the care of his grandmother and an aunt when he was seven years old so that she could go to rehab for her drug problem.

Perry once said his father’s answer to everything was to “beat it out of you”. As a child, Perry once went so far as to attempt suicide in an effort to escape his father’s beatings. His mother took him to church each week, where he sensed a sense of security and satisfaction, in contrast to his father. In an attempt to dissociate himself from his father, he had his first name legally altered from Emmitt to Tyler at the age of 16.

Tyler went through a lot during his childhood. He was often subject to abuse from his mother’s boyfriends, he had to work odd jobs to support himself and his family.

Eventually, Tyler learned the art of storytelling which became a key element of his success in adult life.

As an adult, Perry worked as a car salesman for five years at a Suzuki dealership in Atlanta. It was there that he learned many of the tricks of the trade, including how to negotiate.

Perry’s writing career began when he started teaching playwriting classes at Morris Brown College in Atlanta. He used his students’ stories as material for his first plays which were performed by local theater groups around the country. Eventually he made enough money from his plays to quit his job at the car dealership.

Perry’s big break came when Oprah Winfrey agreed to broadcast one of his stage shows about an African American family. Her endorsement helped bring attention to Perry’s work and several other high profile celebrities started attending his performances as well including Whoopi Goldberg, 50 Cent, and Will Smith.


In a video interview with Forbes, Winfrey said that she saw Perry’s live staging of Diary of a Mad Black Woman in Los Angeles and the two have been lifelong friends and collaborators since.

Before he’d even had a TV show or film, Perry made $100 million from the sale of theater tickets, $30 million from recorded shows and $20 million from merchandise.

An assistant to Chuck Lorre was one of the attendees of Perry’s three-night engagement. Lorre was impressed with Perry and wanted him for a series, but networks turned down his offer.

He made his debut as a director with Madea’s Family Reunion, which was released in January 2007. He has directed all of his subsequent Madea pictures since then. On its opening weekend, February 24–26, 2006, Madea’s Family Reunion debuted at number one at the box office, making $30 million in 2,016 theaters. Madea’s Family Reunion grossed $50 million domestically and $42 million internationally during its theatrical run.

His next movie was Daddy’s Little Girls (2007), which he wrote, directed, produced, and starred in. It opened on Valentine’s Day weekend, grossing $24 million over the four-day holiday weekend.

Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married? was released March 24, 2007 by Lionsgate. It went to No. 1 at the box office on its first weekend, grossing $21 million.

As of June 2011, Perry’s films had grossed over US$500 million worldwide.

Tyler Perry’s House of Payne ran for eight seasons from June 21, 2006, to August 10, 2012 on the CW. The show debuted on the CW and quickly drew high ratings for the fledgling network. By providing Tyler a $200 million production guarantee as well as a 90 episode commitment, TBS lured him away from the CW with a deal worth $200 million. Tyler famously only spent $60 million on production costs. He kept the remaining $140 million for himself.

In addition, she has appeared in some TV shows and films such as Star Trek (2009), Alex Cross (2012), Gone Girl (2014), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016) and Vice (2018).

Additionally, Perry has authored two books: Don’t Make a Black Woman Take Off Her Earrings: Madea’s Uninhibited Commentaries on Love and Life (2006), which hit #1 on the New York Times Best Sellers list and sold 30,000 copies, and Higher Is Waiting (2017), which debuted at #5 on the New York Times Best Sellers list and also reached #1 on the Publishers Weekly bestsellers list.

His lavish lifestyle and expensive tastes (vacations, mansions, cars) have drawn criticism. He owns a private jet and several homes around the world.

Tyler Perry Studios, which was founded in 2004, is now based on the former military base Fort McPherson. It’s where Tyler Perry lives and works today. A Confederate fort during the civil war, it was later used as a prison by the federal government for African-Americans convicted of crimes against whites (particularly sabotage).

The Walking Dead has used the studio lot for filming. The White House, a trailer park, a luxury hotel, and a 16,000 square-foot mansion are all among the permanent sets on site. Black Panther was the first blockbuster film to be filmed on the lot.

It was the world’s largest studio when Tyler bought it, making him the first African-American to head a major production company. Other studios, such as Netflix and Amazon, spent $100 million on rental costs each year at this location.

Tyler Perry Studios has struck a content partnership with ViacomCBS that pays Tyler $150 million per year for material production, and he was given an equity share in the BET+ streaming network as part of the deal. The stake is now worth around $50 million.

How Old Is Tyler Perry? What's His Weight, Height & Zodiac Sign.

Tyler Perry was born 13 September 1969 making him 52 years old. In Kilograms he weighs 102 Kg and in Pounds 225 lbs. His height is 196 cm or 6′ 5″. His star sign Zodiac is Virgo, the sixth astrological sign.

Tyler Perry Homes

Perry currently resides in Atlanta, where he is working on a massive new home not far from the Tyler Perry Studios headquarters. He says he has plans to convert part of his land into an organic farm. (Perry sold the 35,000-square-foot Atlanta mansion he had lived in for nine years for $17.5 million in May 2016.)

Perry has a 14,000-square-foot house on 20 acres on White Bay Cay in the Bahamas. He paid $6.4 million for the property in 2009, according to reports.

In 2018, Perry sold a 10-bedroom home in Los Angeles’s Mulholland Estates for $14.5 million less than nine months earlier. Williams bought it for $15.6 million.

The $19 million home is still owned by the Rock, who lives in Los Angeles and owns another mansion in Beverly Hills within the ultra-exclusive gated community known as the Beverly Ridge Estates. Perry created a 25,000 square foot mansion on the 22.5-acre site, which he then customized.

Private Jet

Tyler flies in a Gulfstream III private jet that cost $125 million to buy and modify. There is a screening room with a 42-inch LCD flat screen with satellite hookup in the plane. For the formal living area, kitchen, and VIP bedroom, he spent at least $50 million on customized finishes and furnishings.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Tyler Perry is a very private person and has not shared much information about his personal life. He is rumored to have dated Hollywood stars such as Gabrielle Union, Janet Jackson and Kerry Washington.

On November 30, 2014, Gelila Bekele delivered their child. According to Perry, he is a single bachelor.

On March 7, 2021, Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex revealed in an Oprah with Meghan and Harry television interview that Perry provided preliminary security and housing for three months so the pair could safely relocate from Canada to California in March 2020 after losing their British royal protection.



  • 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)

Tyler Perry Net Worth

Tyler Perry is a well-known producer, actor, writer, and director. Since his start in the business, he has made significant progress and has become an important part of today’s film industry. Tyler Perry’s net worth was approximately $800 million as of 2021.

Tyler Perry Quotes

You know that old saying, "Make good friends and keep them close"? Well, I'm blessed to have a lot of really great people in my life. And I've learned over the years: There's no need to hold on to the past. You can't change anything that happened yesterday and it's not worth your time worrying about something that happened yesterday. What's done is done, and you have to move forward.

Let me just let you know this: God's given me a gift, man. I'm one of the luckiest guys in the world.

I've been taking my whole life and putting it on paper and creating projects for people to see. People ask me sometimes, 'Do I ever wish I had somebody to write for me?' No. Because on some level, if I'm doing it right -- and I think that I am -- every scene is the culmination of everything that's happened to me over my entire life.

Tyler Perry Secrets Of Success

I’ve been taking my whole life and putting it on paper and creating projects for people to see. People ask me sometimes, ‘Do I ever wish I had somebody to write for me?’ No. Because on some level, if I’m doing it right — and I think that I am — every scene is the culmination of everything that’s happened to me over my entire life.


Tyler Perry is now 52 years old and still doing very well as a producer, actor, writer, and director. As of 2021, Tyler Perry’s net worth is approximately $800 million.

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