New Orleans, Louisiana, United States:- Tyler Perry born Emmitt Perry Jr September 13 1969 is an American actor comedian filmmaker writer and songwriter specializing in the gospel genre. Perry wrote and produced many stage plays during the 1990s and early 2000s. In 2011 Forbes named him the highest paid man in entertainment he earned 130 million between May 2010 and 2011. With new shows lined up, along with older successful shows his net worth in 2017 is estimated to be 600 million.
Perry is known for both creating and performing as the Madea character a tough elderly black woman. Perry also creates films, some produced as live recordings of stage plays and others professionally filmed using full sets and locations with full editing. Perry is estimated to have earned around 75 million by 2008. Many of Perry stage-play films have been subsequently adapted as professional films.
Perry has also created several television shows his most successful of which is Tyler Perry House of Payne a show that ran for eight seasons on from June 21 2006 to August 10 2012. On October 2, 2012 Perry struck an exclusive multi-year partnership with Oprah Winfrey and her Oprah Winfrey Network. The partnership was largely for the purposes of bringing scripted television to the network Perry having had previous success in this department. Perry has created multiple scripted series for the network, the most successful being The Haves and the Have Nots. As of 2014 The Haves and the Have Nots has given its highest ratings to date.The series has also been referred to as being one of biggest success stories with its weekly dose of soapy fun filled with the typical betrayals affairs and manipulations.