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Meet the guy who bought Tyler Perry's $17.5 million estate

Photos: Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby's International Realty

The new occupant of Tyler Perry's opulent former spread is a businessman and evangelist who says he felt led by God to purchase the property.

 “I went online and I saw this house, and that’s when I felt like God told me, ‘This is your house,” the new owner said during an interview with  the community news site

The home sits on 17 acres along the Chattachoochee River.

Perry reportedly is building on a 1,000-acre parcel he owns OTP.

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