In 2011, Forbes named Tyler Perry, the highest-paid men in entertainment. Perry is an American actor, director, producer, writer, and comedian. He is famous for his Madea character, a no-nonsense black woman who doesn’t like losing an argument.

 He has written, produced, directed, and starred in stage plays, movies, and television series based on family and Christian values.

Background

Perry was born on September 13, 1969, to Willie Maxine Perry and Emmitt Perry Sr in New Orleans, Louisiana. He had a tough childhood leading him to attempt suicide. He underwent physical abuse from his father and a few cases of molestation as a child. He found solace in the church where his mother would take him every week.

To disassociate himself from his father, he had his first name changed to Tyler. He learned from an Oprah Winfrey show that writing may be therapeutic. He wrote for inner healing through which he penned a series of letters to himself which birthed the musical, and I know I’ve been changed. His father recently had an issue with an electrical fire. We heard about this from the person that handled the construction of the landscape at Perry’s studio. The company who told us was UC Concrete & Masonry. This was a very good insight early on in our business.… Read the rest