Tyler Perry Hits #6 On Forbes List

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Movie mogul Tyler Perry has amassed a huge fortune putting him at #6 on Forbes “Hollywood Highest Paid Men” list. According to Forbes, Perry has earned $75 million within the past year. Currently, Perry is filming “Why Did I Get Married Too” with other films in development. Perry also made headlines recently for his good samaritan deeds when he took 65 children from a Philadelphia day camp to go to Walt Disney World after reading allegations that a swim club had turned the children away because of racism. To find out who else made it on the list click here.

Tyler Perry Purchases A Private Island For His Birthday

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Things have been going pretty swell for movie mogul Tyler Perry. His latest film “Madea Goes To Jail” has been the #1 grossing movie for two weeks in a row. It’s opening weekend the film grossed $41 million and this past weekend it claimed the top spot with $16.5 million. Tyler has been spending his precious time vacationing on his private island in the Bahamas, where he admits “is the best place for me to work uninterrupted.” Tyler Perry has reportedly purchased the island in the Bahamas to celebrate his 40th birthday. According to People magazine, “I’m a loner by nature,” said Perry. “So when I’m out there on these islands, I just feel like the only person in the world,” he continued.


Tyler Perry Launches 34th Street Films.

Filmmaker Tyler Perry has plans to expand his brand by branching into a new production company called 34th Street Films. The new production company will offer projects by other filmmakers under his brand. Perry makes this move because he’s trying to broaden his audience by providing the work of a variety of filmmakers who produce a wider range of topics and ideas.

34th Street Films will work out of a Los Angeles office and report to Perry’s headquarters in Atlanta.

“He’s looking to work with other producers,” Lionsgate president of production Mike Paseornek told the Hollywood Reporter last month. “I have producers coming out of the woodwork saying to me, ‘Do you think this would be right for Tyler?’ That’s going to be exciting to see, with different producers, different writers, different directors and different subject matter.”