Picks and Pans Review: Tyler Perry Madea's Mogul
updated 03/16/2009 AT 01:00 AM EDT
•originally published 03/16/2009 AT 01:00 AM EDT
OVER $300 MILLION Total U.S. box office grosses of Perry's seven movies
$200 MILLION Reported value of his distribution deals for his TBS sitcom House of Payne.
$125 MILLION Perry's personal earnings from June 2007 to June 2008, according to Forbes.
300 Number of people he employs at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta.
ABOUT 90 Days Perry spent homeless—before writing a play that took off—living out of his car or at a pay-per-week hotel.
3 Hours it takes to transform Perry into the Madea character.
20 Homes built by the Tyler Perry Foundation for victims of Hurricane Katrina.