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Tyler Perry is Officially a Billionaire

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LOS ANGELES, CA. October 01, 2019: Tyler Perry at the Hollywood Walk of Fame Star Ceremony honoring Tyler Perry. Pictures: Paul Smith/Featureflash - Image (Editorial credit: Featureflash Photo Agency / Shutterstock.com)

Tyler Perry is officially a billionaire.

According to a new report, Tyler Perry's net worth is the latest member of the billionaire . Here's a breakdown of how Forbes calculated Tyler Perry's net worth.

  • $320 million for his collection of productions, including his movies, , and plays.
  • $300 million in cash and investments
  • $280 million for Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, Georgia
  • $60 million equity in BET+, the streaming service
  • $40 million in homes

It is crucial to note Tyler Perry once said Hollywood ‘ignored' him. Tyler Perry was once homeless before he finally made it into the . Since his meteoric rise to stardom, the has been a significant influencer in Hollywood by doing things his way and rejecting the traditional Hollywood .

Tyler Perry says the has overlooked his impact in the film industry. “I clearly believe that I'm ignored in Hollywood, for sure, and that's fine. I get it,” Perry told Gayle King in an for “CBS This Morning”.

“My audience and the stories that I tell are African-American stories specific to a certain audience, specific to a certain group of that I know, that I grew up, and we speak a language,” he added. “Hollywood doesn't necessarily speak the language. A lot of critics don't speak that language. So, to them, it's like, ‘What is this?'”

“I know what I do is important. I know what I do touches millions of people around the world,” he added. “I know how important every word, every joke, every laugh [is]. I know what that does for the people where I come from and the people that I'm writing for. So, yeah, I get that.”

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