From poor as hell: Forbes officially declares Tyler Perry a billionaire

From poor as hell: Forbes officially declares Tyler Perry a billionaire

- Tyler Perry was announced as a billionaire by Forbes through a publication on Tuesday, September 1

- Forbes estimates his net worth at Ghc 5.7 billion ($1 billion)

- He joins a group of black billionaires that includes Michael Jordan, Oprah Winfrey, Jay-Z and Kanye West among others

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American actor and director Tyler Perry has officially joined the billionaires club.

In a report by Forbes, the actor and entrepreneur is now worth a billion dollars. Thanks to his dedication.

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The publication arrived at the conclusion by breaking down Perry’s assets, including KSh32.4 billion ($300 million) in cash and investments, a content library worth KSh 36.4 billion ($320 million), his sprawling Atlanta studio and multiple personal properties.

Perry joins a group of black billionaires that includes Michael Jordan, Oprah Winfrey, Jay-Z and Kanye West.

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Tyler Perry's net worth

Forbes estimates the actor has earned more than KSh 151 billion ($1.4 billion) in pretax income since 2005, which he used to buy homes in Atlanta, New York, Los Angeles and Jackson Hole, Wyoming, as well as two planes.

The renowned playwright was once homeless and raised in poverty in New Orleans.

“I love when people say you come from ‘humble beginnings,’ ” he says. “[It] means you were as poor as hell.” It also makes success sweeter. “Ownership,” he adds, “changes everything," he told Forbes.

The publication estimates his net worth at KSh 108 billion ($1 billion), with a clear path to future membership in The Forbes 400.

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From poor as hell: Forbes officially declares Tyler Perry a billionaire

Tyler Perry named as a billionaire by Forbes. Photo: Tyler Perry.
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In the report that was released on Tuesday, September 1, the 51-year-old filmmaker owns the entirety of his creative output.

He has produced more than 1,200 episodes of television, 22 feature films and at least 2 dozen stage plays, as well as a 330-acre studio lot at the edge of Atlanta’s southern limits.

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In other exciting news, by YEN.com.gh, a young lady, identified on Twitter as Shekinah KA, has graduated as a medical doctor and revealed the past struggle that nearly killed her dream.

In a narration sighted by YEN.com.gh on her personal Twitter handle, Shekinah indicated that she was initially rejected after she applied to study Medicine at age 18.

After the heartbreaking experience, the young girl in Shekinah thought about giving up but as fate would have it, she rather toughened up to try in a different way.

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