Tyler Perry can add another title to his growing list of accomplishments. Money magazine Forbes has named him as the highest paid man in entertainment. Forbes contacted lawyers, producers, agents, and industry insiders to compile the list, which counts income before taxes from May 2010 to May 2011.
During the past year, Tyler has made $130 million from his various projects, including movies, television shows, and production deal with Lion’s Gate. His closest competition was producer Jerry Bruckheimer (Pirates of the Caribbean) who came in at #2 with $113 million made.
Also on the list were Steven Spielberg, Elton John, Simon Cowell, Leonardo Di Caprio, and Tiger Woods.
Tyler will have an acting role in the upcoming film I, Alex Cross, and is in talks for his own cable network channel. Congrats to Mr. Perry!