It has been announced by Forbes.com that Tyler Perry tops the list of highest paid male entertainers in the country. An accomplishment that would not have been possible without his hard work and dedication to his craft despite being shunned by the industry.
According to MSN.com:
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 10 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.
Perry will next make a rare appearance in a film he didn’t direct, write and produce. He’ll take up the mantle of author James Patterson’s detective Alex Cross in the movie “I, Alex Cross.” Morgan Freeman played the detective in two earlier films: “Along Came a Spider” and “Kiss the Girls.”
Tyler Perry has been hated on from the industry executives from the beginning. They told him he would never make it in this business. This goes to show what they know!
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