American actor, director Tyler Perry is now, according to Forbes, “Hollywood’s newest billionaire”.
The 51- year old entertainer owns the entirety of his creative output, including more than 1,200 episodes of television, 22 feature films, and at least two dozen stage plays, as well as a 330 acre studio lot at the edge of Atlanta’s Southern limits.
Perry speaking to Forbes said, “I love when people say you come from humble beginnings”, adding that it really means “you’re poor as hell”.
He also revealed that “ownership changes everything”
Forbes estimates Perry has earned more than $1.4billion in pretax income since 2015, which he used to buy homes in Atlanta, New York, Los Angeles, and Jackson Hole, Wyoming as well as two planes.
As of Tuesday, Forbes estimated his net worth at $1billion, with a clear path to future membership of the Forbes 400, a list of richest Americans.