Tyler Perry

1. Oprah Winfrey (TV Personality) – $165 million

2. Michael Bay (film director) – $160 million

3. Steven Spielberg (film director) – $130 million

4. Jerry Bruckheimer (film director) – $115 million

5. Dr. Dre (music producer) – $110 million

6. Tyler Perry  (film director)- $105 million

7. Howard Stern (radio host) – $95 million

8. James Patterson (author) – $94 million

9. (tie) Simon Cowell (TV producer) – $90 million

9. (tie) George Lucas  (film director)- $90 million

In Hollywood actors such as Brad Pitt, Johnny Depp and Denzel Washington receive all the attention but they are not necessarily receiving the biggest paychecks.  Check out the Forbes list of Entertainment’s Highest Paid Men.  Only two of the men on the list are actors and one of those actors earns most of his money as a writer/director/producer.  Checkout the full list after the jump.

Tyler Perry

$130 million

Perrry makes big money from his TV shows (Meet the Browns and House of Payne) as well as his movies.  He’ll take on the role of detective Alex Cross in a big screen adaptation of the James Patterson books.

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1.  Oprah Winfrey, media mogul, owner of OWN (Oprah Winfrey Network)

estimated earnings: $315 million

2.  Tyler Perry, director/producer

estimated earnings: $125 million

3.  Tiger Woods, pro golfer

estimated earnings: $105 million

4.  Beyonce’, singer, actress, entertainer

estimated earnings: $87 million


Turner Broadcasting is trying to avoid a house of pain with producer Tyler Perry.

Perry, who has two shows on Turner’s TBS cable channel (“House of Payne” and “Meet the Browns”) was furious about a recent episode of the animated series “The Boondocks” that ran on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim programming block. Cartoon Network also is owned by Turner Broadcasting.

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Hollywood’s 10 Highest-Paid Men. Coming in at number four is the mastermind behind the Madea franchise – producer, writer, director Tyler Perry – pulling in  over $80 million. Others who top the list included: George Lucas ($170M), Steven Spielberg ($150M), Jerry Bruckheimer ($100M), Jerry Seinfeld ($85M), and Dr. Phil McGraw ($80M).


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