Forbes just published their “Entertainment’s Highest-Paid Men” list and christened Tyler Perry as the richest man in Hollywood. So, who did he top in terms of money? How about celebs the likes of Brad Pitt, Steven Spielberg, Leonardo DiCaprio, and X Factor’s Simon Cowell.
Perry’s “Medea” is more than a character. She’s a brand. And one that has made him lots and lots of money. Even though Perry hasn’t made wildly successful movies and shows, he has made tons of them on very low budgets, which equals a mint when you consider how popular they have all become. Not to mention, he takes the biggest cuts of the profits.
In just one year, from May 2010 to May 2011, it was reported by Forbes that Tyler Perry made $130 million. That is amazing when you consider that Jerry Bruckheimer came in second with $116 million, and Steven Spielberg earned $107 million.
But let’s see how he shapes up next year…