Love him, hate him or admire his game, that fact remains that you can ever underestimate the power of a high-strung, gun wielding, granny tranny. Tyler Perry has been named Hollywood’s highest earner this past year (May 2010-May 2011 to be exact) by Forbes magazine.

If you listen closely, you can hear the sound of Spike Lee’s jaws clinching with rage.

Between two of his films Madea’s Big Happy Family, earning 53.3 million, Why Did I Get Married Too, raking in another 60 million and shows House of Payne and Meet The Browns, that brotha earned 130 million dollars in one year alone. Perry’s adaptation of For Colored Girls was also released during that time period.

The N’awlins born entertainment mogul – who recently celebrated his 42nd birthday on Tuesday – was followed by producer/directors Jerry Bruckheimer & Steven Spielberg in top earnings. To view Forbes’ entire list, click here.

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