Tyler Perry, the most financially successful black film director and producer in history, has now outgrossed the rest of the entertainment industry.
Forbes Magazine just released their list of the entertainment’s highest-paid men and Tyler Perry is at the top. Above big Hollywood names like Jerry Bruckheimer, Steven Spielberg and Simon Cowell.
Perry who is an actor, writer, director and producer earned $130 million between May 2010 and May 2011, which ranks him as the highest-earning man in entertainment for that time period. Perry’s franchises include TV shows like House of Payne, his Madea series has spawn six different movies.
Tiger Woods is number 10 on the list with a reported $75 million income in the same period.
Tyler, who’s rumored to have his own 24-hour cable network in the works, has his critics who call his work brash, overly sentimental and deeply caricatured. Filmmaker Spike Lee has described Perry’s work as “coonery” and “buffoonery.”