Tyler Perry Says Entrepreneurs Need to Know When to Let Go

  • Published: 13 February 2018
  • Feb.13 -- Tyler Perry, actor, producer and comedian, discusses entrepreneurship, his growing business and why he's staying in Atlanta. He speaks with Bloomberg's David Westin on "Bloomberg Markets" at the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Summit.

Comments • 584

  • MrBigT
    MrBigT  3 hours back

    i ddnt realise there was a thorn wt his father, as graceful as he is being, i could pick up on the shade.
    i just had to google and i realised his dad was abusive, this man really has a great story

    • G.O.D No G.O.D
      G.O.D No G.O.D  6 hours back

      Nigga, you gay!

        PEPO_WAMCHAWI_HERD  8 hours back

        we will see when the productions ARE ENFORCING STEREOTYPES in the name of a black man named PERRY

        • cmz8706
          cmz8706  8 hours back

          there's like only one black guy on that show lol

          • IncidentalThoughts
            IncidentalThoughts  10 hours back

            He said " I'm in the trenches " yeahhh!! 😂

            • mslashay35
              mslashay35  12 hours back

              I remember when he started Madea. The plays were a staple in the black community. Your hometown of New Orleans is proud!

              • Local PPC
                Local PPC  20 hours back

                If he is not in the courtroom with Byron Allen he saying nothing that interest me.

                • Brandon Antonio
                  Brandon Antonio  21 hours back

                  Mr. Tyler Perry Truly Reminds Me Of Master P, Mannnn I Would Love To See Two Of These Black Brothaz Come Together In This Film Industry And Shake The Game Up....Real Talk!!!!

                  • Frontline 612
                    Frontline 612  24 hours back

                    My brother I can't call Oprah Winfrey or her ancient cousin for no advice what did you learn to do and how to present yourself before the actual success to succeed #frontline612 #tylerperry

                    • Anissa Renee
                      Anissa Renee  1 days back

                      Content is king

                      • OneDeep Speak
                        OneDeep Speak  1 days back

                        100% Sodomite right here. #BOULE #OATHtaker


                        • Akello Atsen
                          Akello Atsen  1 days back

                          Great interview! This is how you do it!

                          • Lord G
                            Lord G  1 days back

                            I worked at Tyler perry studios back in 2015 before everything was finished. The place is humongous. It’s definitely like a city inside of a city. When I worked there they filmed the walking dead and madeas boo 1 and 2. It’s not unbelievable for me to see how far it’s come. Good job Mr.Perry and thank you for the opportunity and experience.

                            • rpupshaw
                              rpupshaw  1 days back

                              I don’t like this interviewer... some of his wording is very condescending. “Atlanta Georgia for goodness sake”... wth you mean?

                              • Victor Garza
                                Victor Garza  1 days back

                                No mention of TD Jakes initial financial backing

                                • Victor Garza
                                  Victor Garza  9 hours back

                                  @Nellie K. Adaba They both got started by working together on 'Woman Thou Art Loose'. I thought he would mention that because it was a key moment that really propelled him

                                • Nellie K. Adaba
                                  Nellie K. Adaba  1 days back

                                  I didn't know TD Jakes was involved in this, wow.

                              • geno g
                                geno g  2 days back


                                • jtheobbles86
                                  jtheobbles86  2 days back

                                  Never like those madea shows but I respect the hustle black man

                                • BizotonBoy1973
                                  BizotonBoy1973  2 days back

                                  Great interview, the interviewer asked great questions.

                                  • Winning Back Mines
                                    Winning Back Mines  2 days back


                                    • Danish Donut
                                      Danish Donut  3 days back

                                      This interviewer was very condescending..... (strike one)He asked what drove you to build this empire if i could call it that ummm when you own a studio that's bigger than the four studio lots in LA combined it's kind of a slap in the face. Then he reference "how difficult was it to break into that clan ,That Tribe" rather than saying how difficult was it to break into that industry or tightly knitted community. i replayed that a few times over it still sounds crazy never put clan followed by tribe when speaking to a african american man.

                                      • Top Quality
                                        Top Quality  3 days back

                                        Sorry about the typo: kelleyconsultingfirm.com

                                        • RBP
                                          RBP  3 days back

                                          Great to see a business leader talking about the importance of prayer instead of just revenue growth

                                          • DARRYL SMITH
                                            DARRYL SMITH  3 days back


                                            • Kzface
                                              Kzface  4 days back

                                              Wow. Great business man.

                                              • AaronJohnsonART
                                                AaronJohnsonART  4 days back

                                                Can't tell you how proud I am of Tyler

                                                • ZoneVisionCEO
                                                  ZoneVisionCEO  4 days back

                                                  Mr. Perry is such an inspiration to the things I'm trying to accomplish with my story ideas ..Reality shows, and sitcom ideas. Thanks to him I know I can make it possible.. it's not impossible!!!#EyeinScopeFilmWorks

                                                  • Maya makia
                                                    Maya makia  4 days back

                                                    If anybody deserved it he does he worked mad hard as the water boy until he got to the field and he failed 1000 times physically and financially and didn’t give up. A real role model ICON ❤️

                                                    • Crypto Knight
                                                      Crypto Knight  4 days back

                                                      Especially since cryptos will take over very soon! 99%ers will suffer unfortunately. Keep yourselves brainwashed until the Great Collapse in just a few months. Or...free yourselves from being enslaved to the Dollar, which is just about done for! The world will be a dystopian world and only Citadels provide shelter and saftey to #hodlers. Good luck for 99% will need it

                                                      • Kevin Chima
                                                        Kevin Chima  4 days back

                                                        What sort of misleading caption is that

                                                        • BIHM III
                                                          BIHM III  4 days back


                                                          • kim alonzo
                                                            kim alonzo  4 days back

                                                            He said, how difficult was it to break into the clan, that tribe. I'm dead.

                                                            • Par Reech
                                                              Par Reech  22 hours back

                                                              @kissit012 BOOM. Exactly!

                                                            • kissit012
                                                              kissit012  1 days back

                                                              @BezelTV 973 it's you. These are questions you ask when you are genuinely concerned or interested in how someone thinks and what the to have to say. POC, especially blacks, are so secretive with how they do things that nothing gets passed down generationally and the collective of people continue to fail. He's giving good info that maps out his success so others may follow and learn.

                                                            • BezelTV 973
                                                              BezelTV 973  2 days back

                                                              I don’t know if it’s me are did the interviewer seem a lil races and extra nosy on how are people think

                                                          • Veno Bender
                                                            Veno Bender  5 days back

                                                            Let's all take a second to appreciate the beauty in the nuance of this video. A black man from the south...who could be seen as "talking white" and built his career off what could be seen as "cross dressing" and being an "uncle tom". Yet despite all these viewpoints he managed to become one of the most respected and successful actors and artists (even outside of the black community) in the business. Just thought I'd drop that lil gem lol

                                                            • sylvester01ful
                                                              sylvester01ful  5 days back

                                                              An Oprah clone. There probably is nothing wrong with that, but why are they keeping it a secret? Its obvious, its all the things she did and said when she started the TV station OWN.

                                                              • Dread Lockster
                                                                Dread Lockster  5 days back

                                                                Title is very misleading

                                                                • Trina B.
                                                                  Trina B.  5 days back

                                                                  He never gave up on his dreams, even when there were empty theaters, so my words of wisdom, keep praying, dreaming, planning, work hard and the lord will bless your dreams, he plant the seeds, you water for growth.

                                                                  • Rame blessed
                                                                    Rame blessed  5 days back

                                                                    Interviewer said. You came from Atlanta Georgia my god???? What did that mean?

                                                                    • anointed one
                                                                      anointed one  5 days back

                                                                      Wow! I listened to this entire video and Tyler NEVER says "Entrepreneurs Need to Know When to Let Go." What a deception by mainstream media. Another trick to discourage Black entrepreneurs from becoming like Tyler Perry....

                                                                      • Fat Boy
                                                                        Fat Boy  5 days back

                                                                        Big Fish moves!

                                                                        • Black Peace
                                                                          Black Peace  5 days back

                                                                          Sadly he just has a bigger platform to make non threatening garbage. "The Oval"? Really? "The have and the have nots? Really? We need a REAL Harriet Tubman movie. If Slavery movies are made I want to see some slave revolts.

                                                                          • Abasi Dyer
                                                                            Abasi Dyer  5 days back

                                                                            Only bad thing is how he put his father out there

                                                                            • Top Quality
                                                                              Top Quality  6 days back

                                                                              Hearing him speak in inspires me to stay down and I'll come up. www.kelleyconsultingconsultingfirm.com Raleigh NC HR and Compliance

                                                                              • Ambria Faye
                                                                                Ambria Faye  4 days back

                                                                                Top Quality your link doesn’t work. I clicked on it because I’m in NC too. 😊 Good luck with your business!

                                                                            • Music Simply
                                                                              Music Simply  6 days back

                                                                              Big ups

                                                                              • bajanconcepts.com
                                                                                bajanconcepts.com  6 days back

                                                                                Very Proud of Tyler Perry's success!!! Keep it going brother!!!

                                                                                • ivydude13
                                                                                  ivydude13  6 days back

                                                                                  Salute this man right here.

                                                                                  • Blakkout Productions LLC.

                                                                                    “ I look at my son”! tips glasses in “naw I’m not gay”

                                                                                    • THE VOICE OF REASON Fruzzel

                                                                                      No one gave him the money when he ask for investors here in Atlanta,,especially the mega preachers and ridicule his request with the congregations. Bad choice

                                                                                      • nell866
                                                                                        nell866  6 days back

                                                                                        This amazing

                                                                                        • Michael Jeffrey
                                                                                          Michael Jeffrey  6 days back

                                                                                          The movie Black Panther would have done just as well 15 years ago!
                                                                                          Its a cop out to say things are just now getting better, if this is the case they will still be saying that in another 50 years. Its time to do for self in more ways