Tyler Perry is now a billionaire, Breonna Taylor’s boyfriend files lawsuit against the government, Serena Williams starts the US open on a good note. Stay in the know with our Rave News Digest which summarizes five of the hottest global news you need to catch up on, saving you time and energy. Consider it your daily news fix.
Here is a rundown of five of the hottest news topics…
#1. Tyler Perry is now a billionaire as he makes exclusive Forbes list
Tyler Perry has become one of a few Hollywood stars to break the billionaire ceiling. According to Forbes, Perry, 51, has made $1.4 billion in pretax income since 2005. He’s worth $1 billion right now. Tyler Perry’s billionaire wealth is being credited to the fact that he fully owns all of his creations on television, in theaters, and on the stage. He also opened his own studio in Atlanta.
The studio has become a coronavirus bubble where the production of his television shows continued despite the pandemic. Only a handful of entertainment celebrities have attained the billionaire status.
#2. Ghana: Noguchi clashes with the government over the cost of antigen test
The government and officials of the Noguchi Memorial Institute of Medical Research have clashed over the processes and charges for the testing of passengers who will be arriving at the Kotoka International Airport as it reopened yesterday. Antigen tests are immunoassays that detect the presence of a specific viral antigen, which implies current viral infection.
The government has indicated that each passenger will pay a $150 fee as the cost of the COVID-19 test. This move has also been challenged by the lead virologist at the institute. Dr. Kofi Bonney revealed to the media that about half of the antigen test to be conducted at the airport may be inaccurate.
On the $150 fee to be borne by passengers, Dr. Bonney said the prices should averagely cost “between $10 to about $20.”
#3. Lerato Zah shaves her hair off in honor of her late mom
It’s been just over a month since actress and television presenter Lerato ‘Zah’ Moloi lost her mother Candy Moloi to cancer. Since then, she has decided to shave her head in her late mother’s honor. Candy, best known for her role as Vho-Makhadzi on the SABC2 soapie “Muvhango”, died in a Pretoria hospital at the age of 67.
Lerato took to Instagram to share the moment of shaving her head, explaining why it was so important to her.
May her soul continue to Rest In Peace.
#4. Breonna Taylor’s boyfriend files lawsuit over his arrest the night she was killed by police
Breonna Taylor’s boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, filed a lawsuit on Tuesday over his arrest the night Taylor was shot and killed by the police. He is asking the court to declare him “immune” from prosecution and citing the state’s “stand your ground” law. Walker fired at officers when they entered Taylor’s home on March 13, later claiming he believed that they were intruders and was acting in self-defense.
Walker was initially charged with the attempted murder of a police officer. The charges were later dropped, but Walker’s legal team is asking the court to ensure they won’t be filed again. The self-defense claim comes as part of a larger lawsuit Walker has filed against Attorney General Daniel Cameron, Louisville Metro government, Mayor Greg Fischer, 13 Louisville police officers, former Chief Steve Conrad, and interim Chief Rob Schroeder.
#5. US Open 2020: Serena Williams beats Kristie Ahn in straight sets
Serena Williams began her pursuit of a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam singles title with a dominant 7-5 6-3 win over fellow American Kristie Ahn. The 38-year-old went a break down in both sets but recovered to win in an hour and a half as she chases Margaret Court’s Grand Slam tally.
Williams gathered momentum late on, winning four straight games against the world number 96 in the second set. “I was really happy with how I fought for every point,” she said.
Cover photo credit: Instagram – tylerperry
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