Tyler Perry has reached billionaire status.
The filmmaker and philanthropist was named Hollywood’s latest member of the wildly exclusive club in a recent issue of Forbes.
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 currently worth $1 billion in total.
According to Forbes, Perry’s immense wealth is a result of his shrewd business prowess, and the fact that he owns 100 per cent of everything he creates. This includes a bevy of TV series, dozens of films and multiple successful stage productions.
The filmmaker also recently changed the filmmaking game for himself when he opened his own 330-acre studio lot in Atlanta, Georgia, of which he gave Forbes a tour for their profile pie.
Forbes further broke down Perry’s wealth with a graph showing $300 million resides in investments and cash, $60 million comes from his stake in BET, $280 million comes from the value of his studio lot, and $40 million resides in his homes and personal material assets, or ‘toys’ as the publication refers to them.
The largest source of Perry’s wealth, according to Etonline, comes from his library of film and TV media rights, which values at $320 million.
Perry joins a short list of celebrity billionaires which includes Kanye West, JAY-Z, Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg and George Lucas.
The filmmaker, however, has made sure to put a great deal of his wealth to good causes. 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.
In August, Perry spoke with ET’s Nischelle Turner, and he opened up about how his late mother, Willie Maxine Perry, is the inspiration for his charitable spirit.
“That’s the DNA of my mother. My mother was just such a kind woman,” Perry boasted, adding that he especially tries to give back around her birthday in February and around the holidays.
“I’m thinking of her because I know that she would be smiling from heaven. I realize that people aren’t out there struggling because they want to. There are people that just need a hand up and that little bit of motivation can take them a long way,” he said.
“I’ll never forget being in the grocery store, in Winn-Dixie in Atlanta, trying to pay for some food and couldn’t pay for it. I was at Kroger. I couldn’t pay for it. There was a woman behind me who gave me the money to get the food that I needed. Never knew her again. But that little act of kindness made me feel like I could go on.”
“So that’s what those moments are about for me,” he added. “Just making people feel like they can go on.”
“I will go to Obinim to collect money”- Black sherif
Bishop Obinim and teenage musician Black Sherif, two of Ghana’s top trend masters, have clearly established mutual respect and appreciation.
Ghanaians are unlikely to be surprised if the two appear in a video (or maybe a song) together in the near future, especially since ‘Killer Blacko’ stated that he is willing to meet the controversial pastor in exchange for money.
When the host of the Delay Show told him that she thinks the preacher liked him, Black Sherif remarked, “I want to take a bill to him.”
Despite the fact that Black Sherif has never met Bishop Obinim, he believes the pastor’s viral breakdown of his Second Sermon song demonstrates his appreciation for his musical talent.
The 19-year-old recording singer also spoke about his musical inspiration and his journey from Konongo in the Ashanti Region to Accra.
Meet the man of God who wanted to be like Jesus; fasted 40 days/40 nights
Some religious zealots made it a challenge to follow in the footsteps of their Lord and Personal Saviour, Jesus Christ, who fasted for forty days and forty nights, as the Bible claims, and this statement is truly accurate.
In Hosea 4:6, the Bible tells believers, and in Isaiah 5:13, the Bible says, “My people are in captivity because they lack wisdom.”
Evangelist Chidi Eke, a 46-year-old pastor from Eziala Nguru in the Ngor Okpala council area of Imo State, Nigeria, died to sufferings after fasting for 40 days and nights.
According to the information gathered, the believer, who had left his wife and two children in Lagos and returned to the hamlet, engaged in evangelism efforts in order to spiritually strengthen himself and then went into the forest to seek God’s face and might.
One of the preacher’s members went to check on him in the jungle where he had arrived and discovered him dead. He is his mother’s sole child.
Another religious imposter was Mr. and Mrs. Omosebi, who live in the United States of America and decided to fast for 40 days and 40 nights with his wife, as well as their young daughter, who died during the process. They were charged and condemned in court.
Another Ebonyi believer, Ikechukwu Oke, a teenager, fasted and prayed for 41 days on a mountain in Abakaliki. The mother, Mrs Elizabeth Oke, spoke about the factors that may have pushed him to go without food and water for so long.
The mother enquired of his son why he had to fast and pray without informing her, and he said that he chose to fast because of the state of our family. During such fasting, he was supposed to drink water or eat fruits.
Man Calls Live On TV To Propose Love To beautiful female presenter (Video)
Some men are overconfident, and they will go to any length to capture the heart of the lady they lust after. Although some people have difficulty proposing to their partners, others do so with ease.
The feature is that when they are rejected by the women they adore, they are upset and depressed. However, some do not give up and continue to push until they are accepted by the lady they love.
However, this time around, an unknown man went completely insane, even going so far as to propose to a television presenter live on air.
He dialed the lovely Presenter’s number, thinking he was calling to make a suggestion regarding the topic being discussed, but instead he said, “I love you.”
“I am doing my best to revive the Ghana Movie Industry”
The Ghanaian film industry, which is withering and disintegrating, appears to be showing signs of life at the present.
Enock Darko, also known as Bombshell or Watabombshell, is a Ghanaian-born but Nigerian-based actor who has advised his fellow countrymen and women to have hope because they are going to resuscitate the film business, and he is also doing his best globally.
Watabombshell is currently residing in Nigeria and acting in films. He is regarded as one of the most sought-after actors in Nigeria’s film business. He can be seen practically everywhere, posting his videos and new works to his various social media sites.
He took to Facebook to write and share a video of himself assuring Ghanaians in a local dialect (Twi) that they will bring the Ghanaian film industry back to life.
In the same video, he also stated that he is doing his best over here (Nigeria) and that he is aware that his Ghanaian colleagues are doing the same. He was seen with dreadlocks and applying cosmetics before appearing in a film.
Beautiful Lady Smoke weed With The Bible (photos)
A lovely young African lady smoked marijuana from a damaged piece of her holy book, which she photographed for the pleasure of her followers on Twitter.
The woman named only as Priestess can be seen smoking from the Bible after ripping out a passage of the Holy book that teaches that a woman should always submit to her husband in photographs released online.
She only chose to publish a photo of the fermenting cannabis she got caught in the middle of an open holy book before the act. “Pardon me, God in heaven,” she captioned the photos after applying the same illegal drug to the bible.
Shortly after, she shared a couple more incredible photos of herself smoking cannabis products while holding bible notes on social media, which rapidly went viral.
Nairobi’s former governor, Mike Sonko, shared the photos and videos on social media, prompting a variety of reactions. The public has widely condemned the middle-aged woman, with many assuming that she is mentally ill.
“Nobody Wants To Marry Us Because They say We Are Cursed” Gloria Narrate the story of her family
Gloria and her siblings were born in good health until their family was afflicted by an ailment they didn’t understand.
She developed this weird condition after being scratched by a stick, which left a little wound. She was taken to the hospital and given antibiotics to prevent infection.
But the little wound became bigger and bigger with each passing day. Her legs swelled every day as a result of the little incision, and she now can’t walk properly and no one wants to be with them.
The irony is that children who resemble their father develop the sickness, while those who resemble their mother remain well.
Everyone has rejected all of the siblings who have this problem at this time, and no one wants to marry them.
Gloria and her sisters are curious about the cause of this ailment. They want to learn more about what caused this condition and why just half of their family is impacted while the other half is unaffected.
Their father suffers from the same ailment, but it only lately manifested itself. He wasn’t born with it, and he was perfectly healthy until a stone struck him, and he scraped the region, causing his legs to swell.
Despite her best efforts, their mother finds it difficult to sustain four of her children who are suffering from an undiagnosed illness.
Gloria feels that there is hope for them and that things will improve one day.
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