Tyler's home in Atlanta

*Tyler Perry‘s 35,000 square foot Atlanta mansion has sold for $17.5 million, and is said to be the highest price ever paid for a home this size in Atlanta. Perry had originally listed the home for $25 million. The palatial estate, located on West Paces Ferry Road rests on top of a hill with an amazing view, and boasts a humongous 2-3 story fireplace, theater room, lighted tennis courts, infinity pool, fountains, and a gorgeous front staircase leading to the home’s front entrance. The residence also includes seven bedrooms, nine full bathrooms (along with five half baths), gardens, and a ballroom.

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If reports by zillow.com are true, and Perry did purchase the home for $7.6 million, he has made an astounding profit. But of course this depends on the loads of money he has also put into it.

tyler-perry-kitchenAJC reports Perry is a property owner in Douglasville, Georgia, where his Tyler Perry Studios is located. He also has a 22-acre Tuscan-style villa on Beverly Ridge Terrace in Beverly Hills and a place in NYC. And reports say he’s been acquiring land in Douglas County (Georgia) near Sweetwater Creek State Park and I-20.

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Perry’s homes are known for their breathtaking views. In April 2007, he sold an ocean front house in Malibu, which property records reveal was sold for $4,800,048. His 9,000 square-foot Hollywood Hills mansion, which had its own gym, a sauna, and a nightclub complete with a bar and disco ball, not to mention  incredible views of the city and the Pacific Ocean, sold for $11.5 million in February 2013. 

Tyler's home, 2nd floor

On the other hand, it’s worth noting that Perry has always been open about his humble beginnings, which often included living out of a car.