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YourBlackWorld: Tyler Perry A Possible Billionaire





Forbes magazine has named writer-actor-director Tyler Perry among its next-generation billionaires. At 38, the Atlantan was the oldest person on the list.

Perry made $125 million last year and “earned more than Jennifer Aniston, Tom Cruise and Bon Jovi combined,” according to Forbes.

While becoming a billionaire in the entertainment industry is extremely rare, it isn’t impossible, especially when one diversifies the way Perry has. Steven Spielberg, who directs as well as owns part of DreamWorks, is worth an estimated $3 billion. George Lucas has an estimated $3.9 billion that has been accumulated through his films as well as ventures such as LucasFilms, motion picture visual effects company Industrial Light & Magic and LucasArts, which develops video games.

In addition to his movies, Perry has his television show, “House of Payne,” and is building a 30-acre space near Greenbriar Mall for his new studios.

One other notable name on Forbes list was Tiger Woods. The magazine predicted the golfer could reach the level “as soon as 2011 because of Tiger’s lucrative endorsement deals.” (To see the full story, click here.)

Do you think Perry or Woods will become billionaires? Are there others you think are missing from Forbes list?





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