Tyler Perry tops Forbes entertainment rich list
Tyler Perry (pictured) has topped a list of the highest paid men in entertainment compiled by Forbes magazine.
The 42-year-old actor, director, producer and writer earned $130 million in the 12 months to May, according to Forbes magazine.
Perry's films, including the 2006 hit "Madea's Family Reunion" and this year's "Madea's Big Happy Family," have grossed more than $500 million at the box office. His wealth also comes from two television series he created called "House of Payne" and "Meet the Browns."
The second highest earning man in entertainment over the last year was Jerry Bruckheimer, who earned $113 million, according to Forbes. Bruckheimer produced the latest installment of the "Pirates of the Caribbean" film series which grossed more than $1 billion at the box office.
The rest of the top five included Steven Speilberg, Sir Elton John and Simon Cowell. The X Factor judge reportedly made $90 million over the course of the year.
Leonardo DiCaprio ($77 million) and radio host Howard Stern ($76 million) also made the top 10, according to Forbes. Tiger Woods ($75 million) was still the top earning sportsman on the list despite losing some sponsorship deals.