afrotech.com - (Photo/Facebook) Best known for his portrayal of tough, sassy Madea Earlene Simmons, Tyler Perry has joined the ranks of Black celebrity billionaires like Jay-Z, Oprah Winfrey, and Michael Jordan. The brilliant actor, writer, producer, playwright, and director went from being raised in poverty to building an empire. So what is Tyler Perry’s current net worth and how did he earn his fortune? Let’s dive right in.According to Forbes, Tyler Perry’s estimated net worth is $1 billion. The actor and entrepreneur’s success has earned him a spot in The Forbes 400, which annually lists the 400 richest Americans.So how did he do it? Throughout his career, Perry has directed over 30 movies, 20 plays, and eight TV shows.In the late 1990s, the self-made tycoon wrote and produced his very first play called “I Know I’ve Been Changed.