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The Forbes magazine has named on Monday that the entertainment’s highest paid man is Tyler Perry. He has been raked in $130 million in 12 months starting on 1st May 2010, as per the Forbes. Not only from the royalties associated with Madea movie franchise but also through TV shows ‘Meet the Browns’ and ‘House of Payne’ and various other projects.

Following Tyler Perry, the second on the list on the Forbes highest paid men in entertainment is Jerry Bruckheimer who earned $113 million for the fourth instalment of Disney’s Pirates of Caribbean movie franchise that has topped $1 billion at the box office worldwide. The Magazine said that it spoke to the agents, producers, lawyers and a host of other insiders to determine pretax gross incomes for Hollywood’s heavyweights and it did not deduct management, agent or legal fees.

Among the men, the others include of Steven Spielberg who ranks third with $107 million and Elton John and Simon Cowell who topped at No. 4 and No.5 with the earnings of $100 million and $90 million respectively. Coming to the No. 6, it is author James Patterson with $84 million in earnings. It is to be learnt that Tyler Perry is to star as Alex Cross in one of the James’ popular protagonists in Summit Entertainment film due next year. Among the rest, Leonardo Di Caprio is the lone actor who earned $77 million for his stakes in ‘Shutter Island’ and ‘Inception’ on the list and Tiger Woods is the lone athlete.

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