Tyler Perry's legacy grows more impressive with each passing year.
It's safe to say that the actor and producer has become one of the most sought after entertainers in Hollywood. He built his own multi-million dollar studio, keeps churning out hit movies and TV shows and he's not yet done creating change in the industry.
With all of those incredible accolades under his belt, the writer, director, actor and producer could just rest on his laurels, but instead he has chosen to use his platform and resources to continually give back to those in need.
His charitable and philanthropic endeavors off-screen are even more extraordinary than the milestones he's typically spotlighted for. Perry finds ways to create real impact, whether it's paying for the funerals of victims who have died in custody amid protests against police brutality or providing scholarships to people whose stories have touched him.
He's not only a champion in entertainment, but an all-around inspiration for how to be an inspiring human being, and that's why he was honored with the People's Champion Award at the 2020 E! People's Choice Awards and the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award at the 2021 Oscars.
Here are just a handful of the many of times Perry has given back to the community...
(Originally published Oct. 27, 2020 at 5 a.m. PT)