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 • 606

  • Law19157
    Law19157  1 hours back

    But Blade did do well in 1998 when it came out.

    • Sand9woman
      Sand9woman  10 hours back

      SelfNote:💖🐘💙[ 1 plants 🌰 1 waters🌧 the #MostHigh gives the increase🌞🌱🌞

      One man can NOT SOLVE everything it takes ALL concerned #MelaninRich misnomer-ed BLACK-s(adj) interested with influence to step forward and help fight!

      ...end the trifling mentality HERE NOW year 2019A.D. ]

      • Austin Gaius
        Austin Gaius  11 hours back

        “From Atlanta for goodness sake”. Asshole.

        • L.C. Terry
          L.C. Terry  1 days back

          My son works for him. The opportunities he's provided in people that desire to work behind the scenes in Film is phenomenal. Job well done TP!

          • Ruby Falls
            Ruby Falls  2 days back

            that klan Great WORD😂

            • Kamara Mikel
              Kamara Mikel  2 days back

              Love the interviewee/ee. Thank you for it.

              • Marquez Ford
                Marquez Ford  2 days back

                Tyler on dem beans ain't it

                • Sydney Chigariro
                  Sydney Chigariro  2 days back

                  Great insights and message.

                  • M361
                    M361  2 days back

                    You’re telling me the dude who made the same movie 15 times says they need to learn to let go

                    • Mjb Mjb
                      Mjb Mjb  3 days back

                      I don't understand black boys are watching this man in a dress getting paid of stereotypes about blacks now he got a studio imagine wats next

                      • MrBigT
                        MrBigT  3 days 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  3 days back

                          Nigga, you gay!

                          • PEPO_WAMCHAWI_HERD
                            PEPO_WAMCHAWI_HERD  3 days back

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

                            • cmz8706
                              cmz8706  3 days back

                              GET THIS NIGGA ON THE SHARK TANK
                              there's like only one black guy on that show lol

                              • IncidentalThoughts
                                IncidentalThoughts  4 days back

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

                                • mslashay35
                                  mslashay35  4 days 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  4 days back

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

                                    • Sand9woman
                                      Sand9woman  10 hours back

                                      SelfNote:💖🐘💙[ 1 plants 🌰 1 waters🌧 the #MostHigh gives the increase🌞🌱🌞

                                      One man can NOT SOLVE everything it takes ALL concerned #MelaninRich misnomer-ed BLACK-s(adj) interested with influence to step forward and help fight!

                                      ...end the trifling mentality HERE NOW year 2019A.D. ]

                                    • Ken Simon
                                      Ken Simon  2 days back

                                      sleeper comment in this whole comment section. you know they're not trying to hear that lol

                                  • Brandon Antonio
                                    Brandon Antonio  4 days 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  4 days 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  4 days back

                                        Content is king

                                        • OneDeep Speak
                                          OneDeep Speak  4 days back

                                          100% Sodomite right here. #BOULE #OATHtaker


                                          • Akello Atsen
                                            Akello Atsen  4 days back

                                            Great interview! This is how you do it!

                                            • Lord G
                                              Lord G  4 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  4 days back

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

                                                • Joshua Hubert
                                                  Joshua Hubert  1 days back

                                                  rpupshaw I think he chose his words carefully, to me he really understands that white people are way more sensitive about race than we are (despite the fact that we actually endure the harsh worsts of it) and he asked his questions in ways that carefully and implicitly seeped in the type of people in “Hollywood”, entering that “clan” or how did he come across people who were “open minded”.. I think the interview knew exactly what he was asking and how to ask it. I liked the interviewer

                                              • Victor Garza
                                                Victor Garza  4 days back

                                                No mention of TD Jakes initial financial backing

                                                • Victor Garza
                                                  Victor Garza  3 days 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  4 days back

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

                                              • geno g
                                                geno g  5 days back


                                                • jtheobbles86
                                                  jtheobbles86  5 days back

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

                                                • BizotonBoy1973
                                                  BizotonBoy1973  5 days back

                                                  Great interview, the interviewer asked great questions.

                                                  • Winning Back Mines
                                                    Winning Back Mines  6 days back


                                                    • Danish Donut
                                                      Danish Donut  6 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  6 days back

                                                        Sorry about the typo: kelleyconsultingfirm.com

                                                        • RBP
                                                          RBP  6 days back

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

                                                          • DARRYL SMITH
                                                            DARRYL SMITH  6 days back


                                                            • Kzface
                                                              Kzface  7 days back

                                                              Wow. Great business man.

                                                              • AaronJohnsonART
                                                                AaronJohnsonART  7 days back

                                                                Can't tell you how proud I am of Tyler

                                                                • ZoneVisionCEO
                                                                  ZoneVisionCEO  1 weeks 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  1 weeks 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  1 weeks 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  1 weeks back

                                                                        What sort of misleading caption is that

                                                                        • BIHM III
                                                                          BIHM III  1 weeks back


                                                                          • kim alonzo
                                                                            kim alonzo  1 weeks back

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

                                                                            • Derek Seven
                                                                              Derek Seven  2 days back

                                                                              Interviewers are told what questions to ask and how to ask them.

                                                                            • Par Reech
                                                                              Par Reech  4 days back

                                                                              @kissit012 BOOM. Exactly!

                                                                            • kissit012
                                                                              kissit012  4 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  5 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  1 weeks 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  1 weeks 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  1 weeks back

                                                                                Title is very misleading

                                                                                • Trina B.
                                                                                  Trina B.  1 weeks 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  1 weeks back

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

                                                                                    • anointed one
                                                                                      anointed one  1 weeks 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  1 weeks back

                                                                                        Big Fish moves!