Due to five movies and two TV Series over the past two years, Tyler Perry has quickly propelled himself to become the highest paid man in Hollywood.
In reference to the CNN clip, I absolutely do not like the guy they brought in to argue against the films. He has too much anger and that’s all opponents of his message will see…and his message isn’t half bad. That being said…yes. Tyler Perry is a brilliant business man, not a great film maker. Simple as that. I’ve been in extra in more Tyler Perry series than I’ve actually watched. I’ve only seen two, and only one by choice. Lol…they’re just not good movies, but they play to their niche. Lady Gaga does the same exact thing.
In Hollywood, actors like Brad Pitt and Johnny Depp get most of the attention but they aren’t necessarily the ones who are making the most money. Just check out our list of Entertainment’s Highest-Paid Men. Only two of the ten men on our list are actors and one of those actors earns most of his money as a writer/director/producer.
That would be the multi-talented Tyler Perry. If his face is not instantly recognizable that’s because in his movies he often appears dressed in drag as Madea, the wide-hipped, argumentative, no-nonsense character who has starred in six of Perry’s movies. Madea has also shown up in one of Perry’s TV shows, House of Payne.
Thanks to five movies he has cranked out over the past two years and two TV series, Perry earned $130 million between May 2010 and May 2011, which ranks him as the highest-earning man in entertainment for that time period.
To put in perspective, Elton John was #4, and Simon Cowell was #5.