It’s a matter of the fact that some people are destined for greatness. Well, as biased as this may sound, what we just said holds much more truth than it should, so let’s get over that. What we mean by some people are destined for greatness is not an entitlement, but what those people do for success. Their actions speak louder than words, and there are many occasions where people let their success make noise. One occasion is talking about this person: Tyler Perry, the man, the myth, the legend.
Now, many of you are already familiar with this name. Tyler Perry is one of the most famous personalities of all time, and there is no denying. If you deny this fact, then most probably, you are lying. How could someone not believe that this man right here is an icon of his own class and someone who has managed to reach success heights? Like we said earlier, if you deny this fact, you are very much lying.
Now, don’t get us wrong and start pointing out fingers as well because there are a lot of people around the world who do not know Perry. Yes, as shocking as it may sound, th are people who have rarely heard this name mentioned around. For those people, here’s a quick introduction to Perry. Tyler is one of the most famous actors of all time. Along with the actor tag, Perry is also a very famous comedian, producer and also a director in his own league.
Now that we know ample about Perry, let’s get down to other facts, shall we? Now, Tyler Perry fans already know a lot about his professional career. But what about his personal life? How much do you know about Perry’s personal life in honesty?
Tyler Perry Early Life
One of the most famous personalities in Hollywood, Tyler Perry, actor, comedian, and director, was born on September 13, 1969, in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America. At the moment, Perry is already 50 years old, and that says something about the personality as well.
Not many people manage to look so well-groomed and immaculate even at the age of 50. There must be something, some secret behind Perry’s very nice persona. The clean, shaved head man has a regimen of fitness that makes most cry, but that is what keeps him going and looking so fine as well.
Tyler was born as Emmitt Perry Jr. to father Emmitt Perry Sr. and mother, Willie Maxine Perry. Willie and Emmitt Sr. had three children, and Tyler is one of three children of the couple. Perry’s childhood always remained on the rougher side of the spectrum and always had the feeling of being beaten up as well.
Although born in a very well to do family, Perry experienced assault from his father. As it happens, Emmitt Sr. was a very violent man and always preferred the aid of beating instead of talking things out. This nature of Perry’s father made his massively distant from his father from childhood.
As per sources, Perry even attempted suicide as a child in thoughts that this way, he could escape his father’s beating forever. Later, his mother started to salvage Perry by taking him to church and make him do prayers. All the physical assault that Perry suffered by the hands of his father made him very distant.
For most who start to wonder why Perry’s name is different than his father, that is because, at the age of 16, he legally changed his name. Perry did this in an attempt to escape his father’s shadow.
Tyler Perry Education
In western countries, the fact that people mostly focus on studies never goes unnoticed. Each and every movie focuses on that, as well. How parents make their children go to school and study. However, there are also examples of people who, without completing their educational journey, have managed to lead the world.
As a young child who experienced assault, harassment, Perry did not flinch from the idea of studying and opting for school as well. These were the times Perry knew he wouldn’t be under the shadow of his father. So, young Perry enrolled at an elementary school where he began studying.
After some time, Perry joined high school. As a high school kid, Perry did not study as required by a student. This nature started to shift his focus from studies little by little. While approaching high school graduation every year, Perry began to contemplate giving up on his studies.
The thoughts took shape and materialized. Before graduating high school, Perry stopped going to school and dropped out of school as well. This came as a shock to Perry’s mother, but Perry was determined that he did not require studies. Perry already possessed a determined thought, and that overtook his educational interest.
However, later on, Perry did enroll in an institute and completed GED and acquired the certificate as well.
Unlike most of the Hollywood people around, Perry is a very dedicated one woman man as he devotes his love towards only one woman. However, that remains a little suspicious because the only relationship that Perry started back in 2007. That means all of his affairs before then remains a mystery.
But keeping those mysteries aside, let’s, for now, focus on what goes on his in life. As mentioned, Tyler started dating in 2007, and the girl he dated, her name is Gelila Bekele. Bekele is approximately 15 years younger than Tyler, and although the age gap is prominent, it acts like no problem.
After years of dating, Tyler and Gelila announced that they were about to become a new parent who is ever such happy news for a couple. In 2014, Tyler and Bekele welcomed a son and named him Aman Tyler Perry. At the moment, the whole family of three remains very happy together.
The whole family lives together in their lavish home and enjoy their time during vacations as well. If you are concerned, there remain no rumors about divorce or split between the couple as well. So you can rest assured about their romance going on forever.
Tyler Perry Career
While Perry was studying in high school, he saw a show where Oprah says that writing allows people to open up about their lives and the problems associated with them as well. As a result, writing, in general, helped a lot of people to enable themselves to cope with their deepest and darkest problems.
This resonated with Perry a lot, and he then started to write things about his life. However, unlike other Perry started to write letters to himself and stacked everything. Later on, Perry gave his letter a title called I Know I’ve Been Changed. Later, in 1990, Perry managed to ready a theatre performance, but it failed.
But, after a decade or so of persistence, Perry managed to get his theatre performance in place and sold millions of tickets and videos over the years. In 2005, a famous magazine called Forbes mentioned that Perry sold over $100 million worth in tickets and also $30 million or more so in videos and merchandise as well.
After successfully turning his theatre and stage performance worth millions, Perry began to focus on making a movie. As a part of that initiative, Perry directed a movie called Diary of a Mad Black Woman. A movie produced with a budget of $5.5 million, Diary of a Mad Black Woman, went on to make more than $50 million.
Other of Perry’s famous works include Daddy’s Little Girls, Why Did I Get Married, I Can Do Bad All By Myself, and many others as well. During his career, Perry has worked with some of the most famous actors like Idris Elba, Gabrielle Union, Sharn Leal, Jill Scott, and many others as well.
Working with all those famous personalities also gave Perry’s work an edge as it performed very well in the box office as well.
Coming from a very not so happy of a childhood, Tyler surely learned how to master his emotions. Perry learned to steer his dedication so that he could turn it all to a very effective result producing initiative. Perry, who came from a well to do family, he now does very well.
As of now, Tyler has a massive net worth of $600 million. All of this wealth came to Perry from his career as a writer and movie maker. As per Forbes, Perry made a massive $130 million in one year back in 2010 and 2011. Shockingly, as it happens, Perry also knows how to manage his riches.
As a part of his spending, Perry invested in an Avec Chateau worth $13.5 million and now lives in a very lavish mansion as well.
|Date of birth||September 13, 1969|
|Birthplace||New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America|
|Net Worth||$500 million|
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