Perry, 51, owns everything he has released, including 1,200 episodes of television, 22 feature films and multiple stage plays.
The publication - which famous tracks the wealth of celebrities and business leaders across the globe - revealed in a recent cover story on the director that he's taken in $1.4 billion in pre-tax income since 2005, and is now worth $1 billion in total.
In a detailed profile on the actor, writer, director and producer, Forbes reports that Perry has a net worth of $1 billion. It also makes success sweeter. His iconic character, Madea, was the star of a number of plays and, later, many popular films.More news: Only 'iPhone 12 Pro Max' will feature fastest mmWave 5G, report claims
The 50 year old's riches are primarily made up of his Atlanta, Georgia-based Tyler Perry Studios, valued at $280 million (£210 million), $300 million (£225 million) in cash and investments, $320 million (£240 million) library of his own content, and $40 million (£30 million) in properties, and various possessions.
"I love when people say you come from 'humble beginnings, ' [It] means you were poor as hell", said Perry, who is also set to receive the Governor's Award at the 2020 Emmy Awards on September 20. "It means you were poor as hell", Perry told Forbes. "Ownership changes everything", Tyler said.
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"I own the lights". They may not have been hugely successful by Hollywood's standards, but altogether, they grossed over $670 million at the box office and earned him $290 million in fees and profits, according to Forbes. The media mogul's philanthropy and hard work through his charitable foundation, The Perry Foundation, has even earned him a special Emmy, which he will receive at the ceremony later this month. So I always wanted to be the guy that owned the house.More news: Report On His Remarks About Fallen Soldiers Is "Fake Story", Says Trump