Tyler Perry net worth: Tyler Perry (born Emmitt Perry, Jr. is an actor, director, screenwriter, playwright, producer, author, and songwriter, specializing in the gospel genre.
Perry is best known for both creating and performing Madea character, a giant, overreactive, and thuggishly tough elderly woman.
Perry is also well known for creating both stage play and conventional onsite films. Between the two, his stage play films debuted first in 1998 with I Know I've Been Changed.
His career with conventional onsite films began in 2005 with Diary of a Mad Black Woman, which features the character Madea, his claim to fame. Many of Perry's conventional onsite films are based on and titled after his stage play films.
In late 2013, Perry will return to the big screen with A Madea Christmas, slated for release on December 13, 2013.