Tyler Perry, Jerry Bruckheimer and Steven Spielberg the highest paid men
Tyler - who is an actor, director, screenwriter, producer and author - tops the list, compiled by Forbes.com, grossing $130 million in the financial year 2010 to 2011.
During this time Tyler made money from his TV shows `Meet the Browns` and `House of Payne` and wrote, directed, produced and starred the in films `Madea`s Big Happy Family` and `Why Did I Get Married Too?` and adapted, directed and produced another film, `For Colored Girls`.
The 42-year-old star`s ambitions don`t end with having his own projects, however, and he has previously talked about starting his own network.
He said in 2009: "As I grow it from `House of Payne` to `Meet the Browns` and spread out with more and more shows, who knows? I`m working on anchoring my own network."
Second on the list is JerryBruckheimer who - despite the fact two of the films he produced, `The Sorcerer-s Apprentice` and `Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time` underperformed at the box office - made an estimated $113 million.
This is largely thanks to the success of `Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides`, which earned $1 billion at the global box office and the success of various TV projects he worked on including the `CSI` franchise.
Returning director StevenSpielberg takes third place with $107 million, earned in part from his upcoming pair of big-budget films, `War Horse` and `The Adventures of Tintin`.
In fourth spot is Sir Elton John, the only musician to make the list, who banked an estimated $100 million from his world tour.
The top five is completed by television mogul Simon Cowell, who earned $90 million from his involvement with `American Idol` in 2010 and UK pop star search show `The X Factor` - which has now been launched in the US.