Celebs Whose Failures Taught Us To Dust Ourselves Off And Try Again

May 14, 2013  |  

Tyler Perry

You may not always agree with his movies, but you cannot knock this man’s hustle. Tyler Perry is a director, producer, screenwriter and playwright who successfully turned stage plays into million-dollar movies. Most noted for his always over the top character Madea, Perry struggled to keep his projects afloat after putting his life savings into his plays. At times finding his small car was the only place to lay his head, Tyler continued to keep faith.

In 2011 Forbes named Tyler the highest-paid male in entertainment for reportedly earning $130 million from five noted movies (among them Diary of a Mad Black Woman and Madea’s Family Reunion), and two television sitcoms. Now equipped with his own studio, Tyler continues to write and executive produce both film and television shows. This month, The Haves and Have Nots and Love Thy Neighbor will debut on Oprah’s OWN Network.

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