In his youth, Tyler Perry was poor, abused, homeless, and suicidal. Today, he's worth at least $400 million. In 20 years, the actor, writer, and producer went from sleeping in a car to bedding down in a Beverly Hills mansion. Few of us have faced the daunting challenges that Perry did. Nor have we gotten so rich. How he made the leap from poverty to fortune offers career and financial lessons for anyone.
Perry's life got off to a rocky start. One of four children, he grew up poor in a shotgun house in New Orleans. His father beat him, others sexually abused him. Perry even attempted suicide as a teenager. In 1991, Perry heard Oprah Winfrey on television saying that writing things down can be cathartic.
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