Tyler Perry wields a major amount of influence in Hollywood, and has built his empire through incredibly hard work. He just opened up a massive studio compound in Atlanta where he will have the influence and funding to produce tons of African American centric art. He told Variety:
"This is what I tell people — exposure is so important. If you see it, that means you can do it. And when I got here, I saw something, something vibrated in me that I thought, ‘This is where you need to be.’ So to see all of this happening and know that that moment was right, that was my God voice leading me here, that’s been really phenomenal."
"I feel this tremendous sense of obligation for all the people who helped me get here. Ones I don’t know, ones I may never know… all the way back to the ancestors who prayed for one day a generation to be able to be in this position. So I’m humbled by it."