Actor, playwright, filmmaker, and comedian Tyler Perry is largely known for playing the character Madea, but he has also garnered a reputation for being very generous with his fortune. Perry has a net worth of about $600 million that he’s earned from acting, directing, and producing. And he’s anything but stingy when it comes to what he does with all that dough.
Perry has donated millions of dollars over the years. He has written numerous checks to charitable organizations and people, many of whom are based in Atlanta, Georgia, where he lives. Perry is also very giving when it comes to his friends. Read on for some of his most incredible acts of generosity.
He Gave The NAACP $1 Million To Eliminate Racial Discrimination
In 2009, Perry donated $1 million to NAACP, America’s oldest and largest civil rights organization. He also purchased several lithographs commissioned by the organization to help fund it. Perry said of his donation, “I feel so honored and blessed to be in a position where I can give to the NAACP.”
He added, “I continue to be thankful for the tireless work of the NAACP, and I am proud to be able to help in their mission to fight for the equality of all people, and to work towards the elimination of discrimination against race.” The photo here shows Perry with actress Halle Berry at the 40th NAACP Image Awards that same year.