A new Forbes profile of Black filmmaker and icon Tyler Perry reveals that he is now a billionaire, TMZ reports. The article details his rise from being “poor as hell” to his current status in the 3-comma club.
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Shut out of entertainment’s mainstream, Hollywood’s newest billionaire Tyler Perry wrote, produced and starred in his own American success story. “I love when people say you come from ‘humble beginnings,’ ” he says. “[It] means you were poor as hell.” It also makes success sweeter. “Ownership,” he adds, “changes everything.” 🔗 in bio for how @tylerperry changed show business forever.