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Tyra Banks Net Worth

Updated January 2, 2020
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How much is Tyra Banks worth? $90 Million

How did Tyra Banks earn her money and wealth?

Tyra Banks, real name Tyra Lynne Banks, was born on 4 December 1973 in California, US to Donald banks and Carolyn London. She has an elder brother Devin. Banks attended John Burroughs Middle School and later graduated from Immaculate Heart High School in the year 1991. She was teased a lot for her appearance after she suddenly grew tall and skinny when she was 11. She had lost all her confidence and hardly imagined herself to be a model someday until a classmate encouraged her and made her realize her own potential. As of 2018, Tyra Banks’ net worth is $14 million.

Tyra Banks is not only an American former supermodel but is also an author, television personality, actor, producer, singer and entrepreneur. At the age of 15, Banks started modeling when she was still studying in school. Even though she was rejected by a couple of modeling agencies initially, she later bagged a contract with L.A Models. Later on, she signed a deal with Elite Model Management at the age of 16 after which she got the opportunity to model in Europe and later moved to Milan.

Tyra Banks was reluctant to follow a strict diet in order to maintain a skinny body required for a model and returned back to the USA in the mid-90s to start a career in lingerie and swimwear modeling. Banks became the first African-American model to be on the cover page of ‘GQ’ magazine in the year 1996 and the ‘Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue’ in the year 1997. From the year 1997 to 2005, Banks stayed at Victoria’s Secret beauty. By the early 2000s, Banks was known as one of the top-earning models across the world.

She started her acting career by starring a television series ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ in the year 1993. She later starred in the movie ‘Higher Learning’ in the year 1995. She bagged major roles in the year 2000 like the character Eve in ‘Life-Size’ and Zoe in the hit ‘Coyote Ugly.’ Banks has also played small roles in movies like ‘Love & Basketball’ and ‘Halloween: Resurrection’ and has also appeared in TV show ‘Gossip Girl’ and ‘Glee.’

In the year 2003, Banks got the opportunity to create as well as present the reality TV series ‘America’s Next Top Model.’ She was the executive producer and show host for the show’s first 22 seasons until the show was shelved in the year 2015. But, the show was revived later and she continued to be the executive producer of the show. However, Banks later reassumed her duties of hosting the show as well. Banks also had her own television talk show called ‘The Tyra Banks Show’ which aired for five seasons. Tyra Banks published her book ‘Modelland’ in the year 2010. In the year 2017, Banks hosted the 12th season of the show ‘America’s Got Talent.’

What are the highest grossing earnings of Tyra Banks?

  1. Earnings from The Tyra Banks Show (2007): $3,500,000
  2. Earnings from Victoria’s Secret (2005): $3,000,000
  3. Earnings from Victoria’s Secret (2004): $3,000,000
  4. Earnings from Victoria’s Secret (2003): $3,000,000
  5. Earnings from Victoria’s Secret (2002): $3,000,000

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