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(VIDEO) 2011 FORBES LIST: TYLER PERRY TOP ENTERTAINER EARNS $130 MILLION; BEATS STEVEN SPIELBERG

17 Sep

TYLER PERRY is laughing his way all the way to the bank.  Forbes Magazine’s list of top male entertainers was released this week and he leads the pack, earning $130 Million dollars from May 2010 – May 2011.  This is great news for 42-year-old Perry, along with his millions of fans Worldwide (including me).

It is inspiring to see a man go from being literally homeless to rising to the top.  Perry made his mark with a run of incredibly well-received plays, which he took to the movie screen with fans flocking to see them.  The character “Madea” where is transforms himself into an “in your face” knife welding grandma, has viewers cheering her on and rolling with laughter. 

It is well-known that the African-American films are still at extremely low levels so he tapped into that underserved market.  His hard work and dedication has earned him this well-deserved honor and it is great to hear that he has made his mark in the entertainment industry.  It is rare to find a young, African American male in this league, so BIG SHOUT OUT to Perry!

What makes this even more of an accomplishment is that he beat out famed director, Steven Spielberg.  Also making the list was the love’em or hate’em Dr. Phil (probably calling Oprah now to thank her) and Simon Cowell. 

If Perry’s story does not inspire you to reach your goals, nothing will.  He is a role model for all who have “hopes & dreams” and we can only wish that he continues his successful run for many years to come. 

Great job Mr. Perry!  You deserve every penny…we are rooting for you and could not be more proud. You can bet myself and millions of others will definitely stand in line (once again) when your new movie is released.

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