Tyler Perry accepts the Emmy Award with a heartfelt speech!

The American actor is the highest paid man in the entertainment industry. Perry was honored with the 'Governor's Award' in recognition for his career achievements. His acceptance speech centered on a quilt his grandmother gave him when he was 19. Why is that piece of cloth so important to the entrepreneur? Read below to find out!

  • Tyler has an estimated net worth of $1 billion.
  • The 51-year-old artist is well-known for his character in the 'Madea Series.'
  • His spectacular mansion in Atlanta is worth $15 million.
  • Check out a snippet of his speech in the video below!
The media mogul was chosen this year for his ongoing efforts for providing jobs to many. He offered opportunities to marginalized communities. Tyler will always be known as the person to open doors for black people in the entertainment industry. Perry has changed the face of television and inspired a new generation of content creators. 

After accepting the award, he talked about the quilt his grandmother sewed for him when he was a teenager. His dislike for that piece of cloth ended as soon as he learnt the history behind it. The different patches of the quilt represented his grandma's life journey and the difficulties she overcame. Perry encouraged everyone to sew their own quilts with their thoughts, memories and experiences.

“In my grandmother’s quilt there were no patches for Black people on television and now her grandson is being honored by the Television Academy.”

Tyler Perry! Source: atlantamagazine.com

Tyler has made achievements that his ancestors could not have imagined. He came from an underprivileged background.  Perry dreamed the impossible and made it possible with hard-work and courage. We're proud of the billionaire and looking forward to more of his amazing work.

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