Abused, attempted suicide, homeless & now multi-millionaire movie mogul | Tyler Perry

Tyler Perry’s message to the masses is forgiveness opens doors

As a kid, Tyler was abused both sexually and physically and at the tender age of just 12 years old, decided he wanted to end his life. Thankfully for him and the whole world, a small word from the Oprah Winfrey Show, lit a small fire that not only would change his life but inspire millions of people around the world.

That word was how therapeutic writing could be in enabling someone to work out their problems. That inspired Tyler to write a series of letters to himself which eventually became his hit musical ‘I Know I’ve Been Changed’.

In his early 20s, Tyler decided to put his writings into a play, saving up $12,000 over a year to do it, unfortunately, it was a complete flop. For the next 8 years, he tried again and again without succeeding beyond getting a few people into the audience.

In his 8th year, Tyler swore it would be his last, and before the opening called the Father who has abused him as a child, after their conversation he forgave his dad for his wrongdoings and focused on the task at hand. That show was a sell-out success allowing him to create bookings all across the country, start moving into film and has propelled him to amass the $600 million empire he has now.

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