Once homeless, Tyler Perry’s now a Hollywood success. Here’s how

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Tyler Perry speaks to Rev. Al Sharpton on Advancing the Dream: Live from the Apollo.
Tyler Perry speaks to Rev. Al Sharpton on Advancing the Dream: Live from the Apollo.

Tyler Perry went from living in his car to become one of Hollywood’s most successful moguls, but he believes understand his past helped him to find his future.

“I understand the history of where I come from, and I feel like when you understand that kind of history, that’s what I think the problem is for a lot of our young people,” he said on Advancing the Dream: Live from the Apollo.

“We are so busy trying to get away from where we come from that we don’t know who we are. so it is so – it is so important that we understand where we come from. so as I think about her and the struggles and everything that i’ve been through, none of it compares to what our ancestors endured for us to just be able to sit at the table.”

Watch the full interview with Tyler Perry below.

Once homeless, Tyler Perry's now a Hollywood success. Here's how

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