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Tyler Perry

Published February 11, 2008

Tyler Perry has bucked the trend by being true to his formula and knowing his audience.

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The New York native, who rose from homeless to Hollywood, has opened the door for more Black films, making a growing number of studios realize the importance of the Black dollar. 

The 38-year-old self-made entertainment mogul, who believes corporate America, particularly the entertainment industry, is oblivious to the Black community, continues to create films that boast meaty roles for African-American actors and actresses.

Written by BET-Staff

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