Tyler Richest Male Entertainer

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Tyler Perry has been named the richest man in entertainment by Forbes magazine. From May of 2010 to May of 2011, no entertainer earned more money than Tyler Perry.

The television and film mogul was ranked ahead of such heavyweights as Brad Pitt, Steven Spielberg, Leonardo DiCaprio, and “X Factor’s” Simon Cowell.

According to Forbes, Tyler Perry raked in about $130 million during the time that was considered for the list. Other Hollywood producers were also ranked, with Jerry Bruckheimer trailing Tyler by $14 million and Steven Spielberg earned $23 million less than Perry.

Perry has built one of the strongest brands in Hollywood despite his audience remaining largely African American and despite harsh criticism of his work from both film aficionados and many cultural watchdogs in the African American community.

Article Courtesy of HipHopBlog.com

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