Tyra Banks is a well-known television personality from America who is the creator, judge, and host of the reality television show called ‘America’s Next Top Model’. She is also a former model, occasional singer, author, actress, producer, and businesswoman. From 1997 to 2005, Banks was a Victoria’s, Secret Angel. She has also hosted her own show known as ‘The Tyra Banks Show’. Her novel called ‘Modelland’ was released in 2010. Now let’s have a close look on Tyra Bank’s net worth in 2018.
Tyra Banks Early Life
Tyra Lynne Banks was born in Inglewood, California on December 4, 1973, to her parents Donald Banks and Carolyn London.
She completed her schooling from Los Angeles’s Immaculate Heart High School in 1991. She started modeling when she was still in school. When she was 11 years old, she lost almost 30 pounds and grew three inches in a period of three months.
In the 2010s, Tyra Banks was in a relationship with Erik Asla. The couple has a son, York Banks Asla born in 2016. They split up in 2017. She has outspoken about abusive relationships. She avoids drinking and has never used drugs.
Banks is also active in philanthropy and has started the program called TZONE. She also formed the Tyra Banks Scholarship. In 2012, she earned a certificate from Harvard Business School for Owner/President Management Program.
Tyra Banks Career, Awards & Achievement
At the age of 16, Tyra Banks was signed to Elite Model Management. In her debut runway season, she walked in the 1991 Paris Fashion Week. She has also appeared in many magazines like Vogue, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, Seventeen, Cosmopolitan, Vanity Fair, Teen Vogue, and W.
She has walked the ramp for Calvin Klein, Valentino, Oscar de la Renta, Giorgio Armani, Marc Jacobs Christian Dior, and many others. Banks has done advertising campaigns for Dolce & Gabbana, Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, Victoria’s Secret, XOXO, and Yves Saint Laurent.
In 1993, she was seen in the television show ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’. This was followed by appearing in the television shows ‘New York Undercover’, ‘MADtv’, and ‘Felicity’. She then became the creator and host of ‘America’s Next Top Model’. From 2005 to 2010, she was the host of ‘The Tyra Banks Show’.
Banks has been the guest judge of many other shows. In 2017, she became the main host of ‘America’s Got Talent’. She has also acted in many pictures including ‘Coyote Ugly’, ‘larceny’, ‘Life-Size’, ‘Love & Basketball’, and ‘Halloween: Resurrection’.
Awards & Achievements
In 2007, Tyra Banks was nominated for the Astra Awards for ‘America’s Next Top Model’. She won the Daytime Emmy Awards in 2008 and 2009 for ‘The Tyra Banks Show’. In 2005, she was nominated for the Online Film & Television Association Award. She is also the winner of two Teen Choice Awards out of four nominations. In 2011, her novel peaked the list of New York Times Best Seller. She has also appeared man times in the “Most Influential” list by Time.
Net Worth of Tyra Banks
The estimated net worth of Tyra Banks is more than $110 million. She made this fortune by venturing into several professions in her career. She has been a successful actress, model, and business personality. She has also appeared in music videos by artists like Drake, Michael Jackson, George Michael, Lionel Richie, and Tina Turner. She has penned two books and has launched her own line of cosmetics known as Tyra Beauty. Banks created her own e-commerce site called “tyra.com” and also the fashion site “typeF.com”.
Tyra Banks is one of the most popular television personalities in the world. She has got fans across the world and is best known to be one of the former Victoria’s Secret Angel. In 2016, she was a guest lecturer at Stanford University. In 2013, 15 supermodels were transformed into her.