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Iyanla Vanzant Net Worth

Updated January 2, 2020
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How much is Iyanla Vanzant worth? $4 Million

How did earn Iyanla Vanzant her money and wealth?

Iyanla Vanzant was named Rhonda Eva Harris at birth, she was born on September 13, 1953, in the back of a taxi in Brooklyn, New York, the U.S. she was born to parents Sarah Jefferson who was a railroad car maid and her father Horace Harris, who was a criminal. Her mother passed away as a result of breast cancer when Vanzant was just four years old and then she grew up at some paternal relatives house and was raped at the age of 9 by her uncle. She studied at the Medgar Evers College and Virginia Union University and received Juris Doctor degree from the City University of New York School of Law.She was physically abused by her husband Yemi, and she left him in 1980 and took all her three children with her.

She is an inspirational speaker, lawyer, spiritual teacher, author, TV personality and is most known for her appearances on “The Oprah Winfrey Show”. She current hosts Iyanla: Fix My Life, on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. Ebony magazine named her in “100 most influential Black Americans”, in 2000 and  #7 on Watkins’ Mind Body Spirit magazine list of the 100 most spiritually influential living people in 2012. She is also an honorary member of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority.

“Tapping The Power Within: A Path To Self Empowerment For Black Women” was a workbook written by her for her students and this turned out to be her first book which got published and received a positive response and the 20th-anniversary edition of this book was released in 2008. “Acts of Faith: Daily Meditations For People of Color” is her second work and received great appreciation from Tipper Gore, wife of then-Vice President Al Gore. She has written 13 publications and 5 New York Times Best Sellers. She has received many honors and awards for her publications and many titles including Halle Berry’s five “Sheros” (Glamour Magazine 2006); one of the country’s most influential African Americans (Ebony Magazine 2004); among the country’s most 100 Influential Women (Women’s Day Magazine 2003); one of the “most dynamic speakers in the United States” (Emerge Magazine 2000).

She is the founder and director of “Inner Visions Institute of Spiritual Development”. She was given the title Iyanla which means “great mother” in Yoruba in Nigerian culture.

She has been a part of Oprah’s show more than 20 times  and has also appeared on “The Chris Rock Show”, “Super Soul Sunday”, “Anderson Live”, “Joy Behar: Say Anything!”, and “The Dr. Oz Show”.

What are the most famous books by Iyanla Vanzant?

  • Peace from Broken Pieces: How to Get Through What You’re Going Through (2010)
  • Tapping the Power Within: A Path to Self-Empowerment for Women (2008)
  • Living in the meantime: learning to break the patterns of the past and begin the healing process (2001)
  • Value in the Valley: A Black Woman’s Guide Through Life’s Dilemmas (2001)
  • In the Meantime: Finding Yourself and the Love You Want (2000)
  • Yesterday, I Cried: Celebrating the Lessons of Living and Loving (1999)
  • Faith in the Valley: Lessons for Women on the Journey to Peace (1998)

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