It’s been quite a few months for media mogul Tyler Perry.
The actor, producer and screenwriter received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame; opened his own production studio, which hosted a Democratic presidential candidates debate; and launched two shows, “The Oval” and “Sistas.”
In April, Perry will lead a global think tank to share how he created his own brand, and how attendees can do the same.
Perry will be the headline speaker at T.D. Jakes' “conference for the intellectually curious” — International Leadership Summit.
Perry is “shifting the nation and Hollywood. You can beg people for an opportunity, or you can build your own. Perry has seized his opportunity and built his own empire. He is a stellar example that with the right mindset, anyone can overcome daunting obstacles to find success,” Jakes said on the summit’s website.
Those “daunting obstacles” include being physically and sexually abused as a child.
He was physically abused by his father, whom he called a functioning alcoholic, and sexually abused by three men and a woman, all before the age of 10. Perry opened up about his childhood in a recent issue of People magazine.
"For anyone whose dreams may be on life support, I want you to walk past this star in particular and know that I've been there," Tyler Perry said while attending the unveiling of his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
In addition to Perry, speakers at the conference will be:
- Jakes, senior pastor of The Potter’s House
- Steven Furtick, pastor of Elevation Church
- Keion Henderson, CEO of Henderson Management Group
- John F. Hannah, pastor of New Life Covenant Church Southeast
Registration for the conference is open to the public and available now at ThisIsILS.org.
International Leadership Summit
When: April 30 to May 2, 2020
Where: Charlotte Convention Center
501 South College Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
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