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Tyler Perry overcame many hardships to reach the Billionaire status he has today. Perry endured many years of mental and physical abuse, and lacked the support of family and close friends who didn't believe in his talent.

Tyler Perry was born Emmitt R. Perry Jr. on September 13, 1969 to Emmitt and Maxine Perry in New Orleans, Louisiana. One of four children, Perry grew up with a very strict father. His father was big on sports, and had plans for Perry to be a professional basketball player. At times his father would beat him for hours telling him that he needed to man up. Being woke up at all times of the night hearing his father slap his mother around he had enough. Perry dropped out of high school at sixteen years old to

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