Tyler Perry is having one heck of a year! The media mogul was recently named one of the highest-paid people in entertainment on top of releasing two movies so far in 2012. And today, the playwright celebrates his 43rd birthday.

From developing stage plays to movies to starting his own production company, Perry has proven time and time again he’s well connected to his audience. Up next for Perry is the thriller Alex Cross, where he hangs up the wig and dresses and opts for weapons to kick some butt. In 2013 he will release The Marriage Counselor.

In light of his hectic schedule, Perry has decided to take break from the stage to focus on projects that demand his attention. “I have some major projects that I’m working on that will require a lot of my time and effort,” said Perry in a letter on his website.

There’s no doubt in our minds that Tyler Perry is the hardest-working man in Hollywood.

Join us in wishing Mr. Perry a very happy 43rd birthday!

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