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Tyler Perry is Hollywood's newest billionaire

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Tyler Perry

Congratulations goes out to Atlanta's own Tyler Perry.  The stage, televison, and film mogul is the latest Hollywood star to achieve billionaire status according to Forbes magazine. Entertainment writer Madeline Berg proclaims that Perry has written his own American success story and has changed showbusiness forever. 

“I love when people say you come from ‘humble beginnings," says Perry. [It] means you were poor as hell.” It also makes success sweeter. 'Ownership' changes everything.” 

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Ray Cornelius is one of Atlanta’s newest entertainment writers and media personalities. His arts and entertainment website, www.raycornelius.com spotlights the latest in “positive” African-American celebrity news and was established in 2012. Since that time Cornelius has covered a myriad of red carpet premieres, award shows and Atlanta-based films including Tyler Perry’s Temptation, The BronzeLens Film Festival, The Trumpet Awards, and The Steve Harvey’s Neighborhood Awards just to name a few. He has also interviewed a who’s who list of today’s top singers, actors and reality stars. With nearly 20 years of media experience, Cornelius has also worked as an associate producer for the Emmy-winning public affairs program, ATL Insider and with such award shows as The Soul Train Awards, The Trumpet Awards and BET Hip-Hop Awards.