In their interview with Oprah Winfrey, Harry and Meghan revealed that – after they were cut off by the Royal Family – it was US media mogul Tyler Perry who provided them with a home and security in California in 2020.
So who is Tyler Perry and how did he become so successful? The 51-year-old is a prolific film-maker, comedian, actor, producer, and screenwriter.
His movies and TV shows have made him a household name in the US, especially among African Americans. Perry is perhaps most famous for his Madea films, which he wrote, produced, directed and starred in as the title character, an older woman, with the help of elaborate prosthetics.
In 2015, he built a 330-acre movie studio outside of Atlanta, Georgia, helping to make the city a film-making destination.
And last year, he became a billionaire, according to Forbes Magazine.
Harry and Meghan said they later decided to stay in California, buying a home in Montecito.