She is a fashion model and a TV personality having an African-American descent. Her experience is very broad as she can sing, write and produce too. Tyra is a businesswoman who is managing all these things very amazingly. Tyra Banks’s net worth is 110 million dollars calculated by different resources.
She also worked as a screenwriter, presenter, and TV producer, making her a superwoman in the world. She belongs from Inglewood, and now she is 47 years old. She started her professional and career life as a model, but she consistently made her way to the television industry and proved herself there greatly.
Tyra Banks Early Life
She was born in Inglewood, California, on the 4th of December 1973. She wished to be a fashion model since she was in high school. That’s why she started her initial journey at a very young age. But, unfortunately, during the start of her career, she received a rejection from four different modeling agencies.
When she reached 16, she signed a contract with Paris-based Elite model management. After this, she moved to the city of Paris, Milan. After two years of reaching Milan for modeling, she got her runway debut in Paris fashion week 1991. In her starting period, she booked a total of 25 shows.
Tyra Banks Success Journey
She started her career and professional life at a very young age; however, she gained fame in 1993 after signing a contract with an American cosmetic Company, “cover girl.” After working many years in Milan, she decided to go back to America to pursue commercial modeling. She posed for a magazine cover during her career, including Spanish Vogue, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, and many more.
Moreover, she walked in many fashion shows for big brands, including Marc Jacobs, Armani, Fendi, Dior, Chanel, etc. In addition, she appeared in various ad campaigns for Pepsi, Nike, Dolce & Gabbana, Ralph Lauren, Victoria’s Secret, and plenty of others.
She was the first-ever African-American national model on Sports Illustrate d’s swimsuit and the GQ magazine in 1996 and 1997. Her success helped her to take her place in the TV industry.
Tyra Banks TV Career
She started her TV career with an appearance on the TV show “the fresh prince of Bel-Aire. In 1994, she did a debut film, working as a co-star with John Singleton. She also worked in love & basketball (2000), love stinks (1999), Hannah Montana: the movie (2009), and many more.
After some time, she made her Ty Ty baby production house which is now working as Bankable productions. Her production house produces one of the most-watched reality shows of America named American’s Next Top Model, which was aired in 2003. Another hit show was her talk show known as The Tyra Banks Show.
Tyra Banks Awards and Achievements
She worked very hard to achieve the goals she set for her in life. She won 2 daytime Emmy awards for producing informational talk shows in 2008 and 2009. In addition, she has been consistently ranked among the most influential people globally by Time magazine. After receiving this place, she became one of the four African Americans.
Rather than all this, she enhanced her leadership skills by making a charitable organization named the Tyra Banks TZONE. In that organization, she managed to give scholarships to African-American girls to attend high school. She also got the position of guest lecturer at Stanford University in August 2016.
Tyra Banks Net Worth
She earned all of her money from different resources as she is not only a fashion model. She worked in different fields with great enthusiasm, which help her not only getting money but also finding herself. Tyra Banks’s net worth is 110 million dollars.
Tyra Banks Personal Life
She has been in a relationship with Norwegian photographer Erik Asla since the 2010s. In Jan 2016, they had a baby boy through surrogacy whose name is York Banks Asla. They ended their relationship in 2017. Importantly, she never drinks alcohol, and also she never used recreational drugs.
Tyra Banks is a powerful woman who is playing different roles in only one life. Despite being an African-American girl, she gained a high position in the TV and fashion industry. She became a role model for many African girls as they can also achieve what they want in life.