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Forbes: Tyler Perry top-paid man in entertainment; Elton John fourth

Tyler Perry. CREDIT: AP

Tyler Perry. CREDIT: AP

Atlanta media mogul Tyler Perry is wealthy and successful. We all know that.

Forbes just quantified it, estimating his income from May 2010 to May 2011 as $130 million, more than any other man in entertainment.

That’s more than Simon Cowell (ranked No. 5), more than Brad Pitt, more than Leonardo DiCaprio, the only other actor in the top 10 Forbes compiled.

Forbes credited Perry’s five films he has made the past two years and two TV series. He is also starring in author James Patterson’s “I, Alex Cross” as detective Alex Cross.

Part-time Atlantan Elton John also made the list, generating $100 million in that time period and ranking No. 4, thanks to a worldwide tour.

In between are producers Jerry Bruckheimer at No. 2 and Steven Spielberg at No. 3. Dr. Phil is at No. 7.

See the entire list here.

356 comments Add your comment

take a lesson

September 15th, 2011
3:35 pm

His movies may not make my list of favorite, but I’ll give him this. He has done what many millionaires have learned to do…go after a segment of the market that is untapped.

ra biah

September 15th, 2011
7:29 pm

Mr. Perry
No body can take that success away. Haters….how may movies have you made? Ha…..ha..ha all the way to the bank. .
Be glad for others and others may be glad for you….ya think? Only in America!


September 15th, 2011
7:31 pm

…….and he look good on top of that. You who do not like Perry…have you ever gotten to know him?
Can you write like him? Try it…..make the money…..then comment.


September 15th, 2011
7:41 pm

brilliant ideas….go Tyler. Make more money and keep ATL smiling …bigger than anybody ever have.
personally I do not like all of your movies…..but others make me fall over with joy.I turn red….and you can see it.
Atlanta born, beckyR

quintivious' mama

September 16th, 2011
2:38 pm

@katherine– hunh? have you had him over for dinner or something? of course the average poster has not gotten to know him.

Such a lady

September 20th, 2011
8:53 am

Thank you Beanster & Drew!

This proves the market for the chitterlings circuit is larger than originally thought.