- Birthday13th Sep, 69
- Birth PlaceUnited States
- Marital statusSingle
What a person can do with $ 5 million dollars? Emmitt Perry Jr., better known as Tyler Perry, used it to fund his first movie, which went on to earn him 10 times as much. If that doesn’t marvels you then consider this, none of his movies has featured any of the mainstream Hollywood studios. Yet, as of 2011 he has been able to rake more than $500 million worldwide through his movies alone. His entertainment empire transcends all mediums, whether it is the big screen, the theater or television. His highly successful TV show Tyler Perry's House of Payne follows an African-American household of three generations. After a successful pilot run, the show was extended for 100 more episodes in a $ 200 million deal with TBS. His plays run to a jam-packed audience and have earned him an estimated another $ 100 million in form of ticket sales!! Throw in another $20 million in merchandise sales and he is easily the highest earning celebrity on the globe, leaving behind the likes of Spielberg and Leonardo Di Caprio. With an annual income of $ 130 million, he can surely afford a couple of private islands, a private jet and multiple mansions at prime locations in the country. However, what sets him apart from the rest is his ability to effortlessly mold into roles of an actor, producer, writer and director.
- “It doesn't matter if a million people tell you what you can't do, or if ten million tell you no. If you get one yes from God that's all you need.”
- “People always try to do the right thing..after they've tried everything else.”
- The most important thing that I learned in growing up is that forgiveness is something that, when you do it, you free yourself to move on. And in finding that in my own life, I wanted to share it with other people.
- “Don't wait for someone to green light your project, build your own intersection.”
- “You can get a thousand no's from people, and only one "yes" from God.”
- You will always fine jealous people.They're the ones promoting you.
- “Don't make a black woman take off her earrings".”
- I don't want to just do movies to do movies. I want to do movies that inspire, motivate, and change lives. And as long as I'm doing that, I feel like I'm doing the right thing.
- “Are You Living or Just Existing?"
- You can't build your life around hurts from the past.
- “You will always fine jealous people.They're the ones promoting you.”
- “You can,t make yourself happy by causing other peoples misery
- It doesn't matter if a million people tell you what you can't do, or if ten million tell you no. If you get one yes from God that's all you need.
- Once you're truly happy with yourself alone, that's when you are safe to find the right person to spend the rest of your life with.
- “I have no quotes, I asked Tyler Perry for a job as a caterer for one of his movies, I think that he should consider me to work on one of his movies, I am a New Orleanian and would love the chance to make it in this industry, like he did.”
Did you know?
- In his childhood, Perry once attempts suicide in an effort to escape his father's beatings.
- At the age of 16, his first name legally changed from Emmitt to Tyler.
- He produces 300 live shows each year which are attended by an average of 35,000 people a week.
- Tyler has been writing plays since 1987.
- In 2005 his 8 plays have grossed over US $75 million.
- Tyler's mother took him to church each week in his early age.
- Kim Kardashian will star in Tyler Perry's new movie titled 'The Marriage Counselor'.
Family & relationships
Tyler perry has a grand estate in Goergia which he calls the Avec Chateau, a French phrase that means "with home," Perry says about the home, “"I wanted this house to be vast. I wanted to make a statement, not in any grand or boastful way, but to let people know what God can do when you believe."
Location: The property is located at the Cedar Grove Road, Fairburn in Georgia.
Accommodation: The mansion is spread in the area of 16,000 square feet. It has two "prayer gardens," at the rear, a man-made waterfall, tennis court and an amphitheater. The 6 bedroom residence includes a vast 4,000 square foot master suite The interiors are as powerful and as charming as the outside. The dominant theme is medievalism with a life-sized knight in shining armor "guarding" the large double door.
Los Angeles mansion
Teyler Perry owns a massive mansion in Los Angeles which is currently on the market for an asking amount of $13.5 million.
Location: The mansion is located in 1654 Blue Jay Way, Los Angeles, California.
Accommodation: The property spreads over 8,751 square feet and features 4 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms. It boasts 3 car garage fronted by stainless steel doors, a screening room, billiards room, home fitness center, wine cellar and a disco.
Neighborhood: California is home to many celebrities and the mansion is built amongst some of the finest estates in the city.
Stunning and deluxe
Los Angeles mansion
The mansion which was a little too much for its original owner, Larry Dean was on the market for seventeen years, before Tyler Perry bought it in 2010 for $ 7.6 million, which is far below its asking price of $40 million. However, Tyler has different plans and wants to replace the outrageous mansion into a more humble, life-like eco-friendly home.
Location: The property is located at the Old Alabama Road in Georgia, U.S. The 58-acre estate, with 1,200 feet of Chattahoochee River frontage, is in the Johns Creek area of North Atlanta.
Features: Dean Garden, which is or was one of the largest homes in Atlanta City, is anything but a usual home. Spread over 32,000 square feet, the 15 bedroom house comes with an 18-hole golf course, amphitheater and wedding chapel. It requires a hefty maintenance to the tune of $1.5 million annually. Notorious as a pink elephant for its huge maintenance costs, the home has bathrooms which had 24 karat gold sink, which alone cost its original owner, Larry Dean $88,000.
Splashed with shades of pink all over its exteriors and interiors, the home is often described by Dean as his legacy. However the running cost, which runs into millions, is what forced him to sell the home. Larry Dean’s dream home took 4 years and approximately $30 million to build. Larry and his wife made sure that the mega-mansion had everything that even closely resembled luxury in any form.
Accommodation: The 32,000-square-foot Neo-Classical mansion was built in 1992. The home has different themed suits, like Moroccan rooms, Egyptian suites, Oriental suites and French bedrooms. The master suite is itself built on 3000 square feet space and is accentuated by hand crafted doors and panels. The estate also has a guest house, caretaker’s house, green-keeper’s house and a man-made lake complete with fountain. It also features two carriage-house apartments.
Spectacular main staircase
The grand saloon
The silver suite
The dining hall
The kitchen concept
The Egyption suite
The oriental suite
The old English bedroom
Indoor front view
White Bay Cay
Perry bought an island called White Bay Cay as well as a nearby island in 2009 in The Exuma Cays, which is 365 island archipelago in Bahamas. He has built a tropical/Balinese-style home with several guest bungalow on the island. The property, which is still being completed, includes a 14,000-square-foot main house and five to six smaller guest bungalows.
Gulfstream Private Jet
Tyler Perry owns a Gulfstream III. It is well equipped with the luxury features such as a 42-inch HD LCD screen, multiple Blu-ray players, satellite TV, theater lighting, and electronically controlled window shades. It also includes the iPod docking stations for music, ports for computer video, and additional 20-inch and 10.2-inch personal HD screens.
Gulfstream private jet
Compact kitchen concept
Writing has always been the favorite hobby of Tyler Perry. He wrote the 2006 best-selling book, Don't Make a Black Woman Take Off Her Earrings. The book went on to win two Quill Awards—Book of the Year and Best in Humor.
Tyler Perry has been lucky enough to turn his favorite hobby into a job. He had an a passion for acting from a long time.
Tyler Perry has been seen driving around in his Range Rover
Perry drives around in style in his Rolls-Royce, which exudes timeless elegance. The car is a fusion of cutting edge technology and traditional styling, retaining the core values making a Rolls Royce the prized possession it is.
Bentley GT sports coupe
"Tyler Perry owns a Bentley GT sports coupe. "
Spacious and comfortable
Bentley GT sports coupe
Actor and producer, Tyler Perry adores spending vacations in the marvelous “Bahamas Island” which is a soothing site for celebrity vacations. Surrounded by clear blue water, the majestic Bahamas islands feature a diverse range of flora and fauna.
Location: The beautiful island chain is located in Bahamas in the Atlantic Ocean.
Main attraction: A splendid site for spending holidays, Bahamas islands features a low and flat geometry. The beauty of the splendid islands lies in discovering something exciting at every turn. The islands offer a marvelous combination of historic charm and ecological wonders in the form of beautiful secluded beaches with fine sand, underwater limestone cave systems, a variety of accommodations and rare to find flowers. Bone fishing adventures, Boutique shopping, underwater cave explorations, manmade attractions, nature hiking, spa treatment and shopping make everyday exciting. Crystal clear water with over 200 feet of visibility offers clear view of dolphins and colorful fishes and encourages numerous fun activities including boating, sailing, fishing, water sports and diving.
Covenant House"Tyler Perry is a supporter of the Covenant House. It is the largest privately-funded agency in America which works for providing shelter and other services to homeless, runaway and throwaway youth. It also operates a 24-hour crisis hotlines in the United States (Covenant House NINELINE) and Mexico (Acercatel). "
Keep A Child Alive"He is also associated with Keep a child alive foundation that works for providing life-saving anti-retroviral treatment to children and their families with HIV/AIDS in Africa and the developing world by directly engaging the global public in the fight against AIDS. "
Tyler Perry has a pet named Aldo. Aldo is a two-year old German Shepherd breed of dog. Perry always wanted to take care of a living creature but couldn't manage time for that due to his busy schedule. But, when he got Aldo, he felt a true sense of happiness of doing what he always wished to do. He regularly takes it for a walk and spend merry time with him.