The partnership was largely for the purposes of bringing scripted television to the OWN network, Perry having had previous success in this department.
As a child, Perry once went so far as to attempt suicide in an effort to escape his father's beatings.
In 2011, Forbes named him the highest paid man in entertainment; he earned US0 million between May 20.
Perry also creates films, some produced as live recordings of stage plays, and others professionally filmed using full sets and locations with full editing.
He adapted his letters into a play, "I Know I've Changed", about domestic abuse.According to Tyler Perry he is "happily spoken for".No longer dating but in love with a woman who's in love with him. Tyler Perry and his model girlfriend Gelila Bekele have welcomed their first child together, sources confirm to Us Weekly.The couple's son Aman Tyler Perry arrived on Sunday, Nov. PHOTOS: 2014's babies of the year "They are totally and completely excited, and really looking forward to their first holiday with their son," a source tells Us.