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 • 625

  • Cori Jacobs
    Cori Jacobs  2 hours back

    I've lost a lot of money as well. But, I stay focused.

    • doublet06
      doublet06  3 hours back

      This guy is a great interviewer!

      • King Murphy
        King Murphy  5 hours back

        They cant stand it's a black man doing it without them running it. Just look at his face asking question like there is a science to being great GOd gave Tyler the knowledge and they rejected him now they need him to show them the way. Just like the Moores showed Christopher Columbus the way to the preoccupied land they dont want us here on earth but cant function without our expertise.

        • Dr. John Bassey
          Dr. John Bassey  16 hours back

          Hi guys. I am helping my kids in NYC to start a play. I would appreciate your subscription to the channel to encourage them. I will appreciate any shares too. Many thanks in advance. Here's a glimpse:

          • Antonio Gill
            Antonio Gill  1 days back

            You need God & to let go of Madea smh grown man running around as a broad @ the same time making it okay for lil boys to copy you FOH all the money in this world won’t save your soul

            • Bernadette Bush
              Bernadette Bush  2 days back

              Mr.Perry, You Are A Very Determine Man And You Came A long Way!!! Hats Off To You My Friend. I Like That About You. ON TO THE NEXT LEVEL

              • Mother Alice
                Mother Alice  2 days back

                Excellent Interview, Tyler Perry Is Marching To The Beat Of His Own Drum!! For That I Truly Admire Him!!!

                • John Smith
                  John Smith  2 days back

                  Westin has a shit eating grin if ive ever seen one

                  • TRINAfromNY
                    TRINAfromNY  2 days back

                    The title is dangerously misleading.

                    • oohwee oohwee
                      oohwee oohwee  2 days back

                      Is that madear,dressed like Tyler Perry?

                      • BAAB Media Group
                        BAAB Media Group  2 days back


                        • Law19157
                          Law19157  4 days back

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

                          • Sand9woman
                            Sand9woman  4 days 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  4 days back

                              “From Atlanta for goodness sake”. Asshole.

                              • L.C. Terry
                                L.C. Terry  5 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  5 days back

                                that klan Great WORD😂

                                • Kamara Mikel
                                  Kamara Mikel  5 days back

                                  Love the interviewee/ee. Thank you for it.

                                  • Marquez Ford
                                    Marquez Ford  6 days back

                                    Tyler on dem beans ain't it

                                    • Sydney Chigariro
                                      Sydney Chigariro  6 days back

                                      Great insights and message.

                                      • M361
                                        M361  6 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  6 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  7 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  1 weeks back

                                              Nigga, you gay!

                                              • PEPO_WAMCHAWI_HERD
                                                PEPO_WAMCHAWI_HERD  1 weeks back

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

                                                • cmz8706
                                                  cmz8706  1 weeks back

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

                                                  • IncidentalThoughts
                                                    IncidentalThoughts  1 weeks back

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

                                                    • mslashay35
                                                      mslashay35  1 weeks 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  1 weeks back

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

                                                        • Just Suzie
                                                          Just Suzie  2 days back

                                                          In the court room for what? Byron Allen is full of shit and he is a traitor.

                                                        • Sand9woman
                                                          Sand9woman  4 days 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  6 days back

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

                                                      • Brandon Antonio
                                                        Brandon Antonio  1 weeks 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  1 weeks 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 weeks back

                                                            Content is king

                                                            • OneDeep Speak
                                                              OneDeep Speak  1 weeks back

                                                              100% Sodomite right here. #BOULE #OATHtaker


                                                              • Akello Atsen
                                                                Akello Atsen  1 weeks back

                                                                Great interview! This is how you do it!

                                                                • Lord G
                                                                  Lord G  1 weeks 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 weeks 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  5 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  1 weeks back

                                                                    No mention of TD Jakes initial financial backing

                                                                    • Victor Garza
                                                                      Victor Garza  1 weeks 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 weeks back

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

                                                                  • geno g
                                                                    geno g  1 weeks back


                                                                    • jtheobbles86
                                                                      jtheobbles86  1 weeks back

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

                                                                    • BizotonBoy1973
                                                                      BizotonBoy1973  1 weeks back

                                                                      Great interview, the interviewer asked great questions.

                                                                      • Winning Back Mines
                                                                        Winning Back Mines  1 weeks back


                                                                        • Danish Donut
                                                                          Danish Donut  1 weeks 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  1 weeks back

                                                                            Sorry about the typo: kelleyconsultingfirm.com

                                                                            • The British Indian
                                                                              The British Indian  1 weeks back

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

                                                                              • DARRYL SMITH
                                                                                DARRYL SMITH  1 weeks back


                                                                                • Kzface
                                                                                  Kzface  1 weeks back

                                                                                  Wow. Great business man.

                                                                                  • AaronJohnsonART
                                                                                    AaronJohnsonART  2 weeks back

                                                                                    Can't tell you how proud I am of Tyler

                                                                                    • ZoneVisionCEO
                                                                                      ZoneVisionCEO  2 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  2 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 ❤️