Forbes is out with its annual "Highest-Paid Men In Entertainment" list, and folks might be surprised to find Tyler Perry at the top, followed by Jerry Bruckheimer, Steven Spielberg, Elton John, and Simon Cowell. Perry, Bruckheimer and Cowell the three with substantial television business.
As Forbes notes about Perry:
If his face is not instantly recognizable that’s because in his movies he often appears dressed in drag as Madea, the wide-hipped, argumentative, no-nonsense character who has starred in six of Perry’s movies. Madea has also shown up in one of Perry’s TV shows, House of Payne.