The Profile Dossier: Tyler Perry, the Hollywood Reject Who Built a Billion-Dollar Empire
“Your beginning never dictates your destination.”
When a teacher asked a young Tyler Perry what he wanted to be when he grew up, he responded with a one-word answer: "Billionaire."
She told him he would never make it because he was poor and Black. "Even as a child, there was something in me that said, 'That's not true, don't believe that,'" Perry says.
Fast forward to today, Perry is not only a billionai…