Tyler Perry is an American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter who was listed by Forbes as the highest-paid man in entertainment, earning US$130 million between May 2010 and May 2011. Perry created and performs the Madea character, a tough elderly woman, based on his mother and his aunt. He wrote and produced lots of stage plays during the 1990s and early 2000s. In 2012 he signed an exclusive partnership with the Oprah Winfrey Network. He was included in Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People of 2020. Owner of a 330-acre studio, Tyler is among the richest entertainers in the whole wide world, with a net worth of $1 Billion.