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Iyanla Vanzant Net Worth

Iyanla Vanzant Net Worth is
$500,000

Iyanla Vanzant Biography

Rhonda Eva Harris was born on 13 September 1953 in Brooklyn, New York City USA, of part-Nigerian descent, and now as Iyanla Vanzant is a motivational speaker, author, lawyer, television personality and a spiritual teacher , best known for her TV talk show “Iyanla: Fix My Life”, and through her numerous publications.

So just how rich is Iyanla Vanzanas, as of late 2017? Authoritative sources have estimated that her net worth is over $500,000, accumulated from her various activities during a career which began in the early 1980s.

Iyanla Vanzant Net Worth $500,000

Iyanla’s mother died from cancer when she was four, and her father’s job meant he was absent for much of the time, so she was raised by paternal relatives, who were somewhat abusive. She attended Virginia Union College and Medgar Evers College, and ultimately graduated with a Juris Doctor degree from the City University of New York School of Law. She got her title “Iyanla“, which means “great mother“ after she was ordained as a Yoruba priestess. She was subsequently recognized by Ebony Magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential Black Americans in 2000, and Watkins‘ Mind Body Spirit magazine included her in the list of the 100 most spiritually influential living people in 2012.

Iyanla is best known for her self-help books, the first of which – “A Path to Self Empowerment to Black Women’ – was published in 1988 and largely documented her own struggle to that point. She has published over 20 books since, and they comprise her main source of income. In 1997 she published three titles, and after that she released at least one book, but most of the time more than that, every year from 1998 to 2003. Her next book, “Tapping the Power Within: A Path to Self-Empowerment for Women” was published in 2008, while her latest two books, “A Woman Knows Things” and “Peace from Broken Pieces: How to Get Through What You’re Going Through” came out in 2010.

As for her TV career, her first appearance as a guest was on The Oprah Winfrey Show in 1998, since when Oprah Winfrey has been a close friend of Iyanla‘s, and she appeared frequently on “Oprah”. In 1999 she was also invited to “The Chris Rock Show”, and in 2000 she appeared in “The Robbing Hood” episode of “Moesha”, In 2008 she was in “The Salt-N-Pepa Show”, and appeared in a bunch of shows over the next few years, including “Katie”, “Anderson Live”, “Super Soul Sunday” and “Joy Behar: Say Anything!”.

Besides guest appearances, Iyanla has also hosted or played a recurring role in a few shows that also influenced her net worth in a major way. First she hosted a namesake show called “Iyanla” that ran for a year from 2001 to 2002, then appeared for two seasons in “Starting Over” as a life coach from 2004 to 2006. Most recently she‘s a lifestyle class teacher in “Oprah‘s Lifeclass” since 2011, and has been hosting “Iyanla, Fix My Life” from 2012: both of these shows are ongoing.

In her personal life, Iyanla had her first daughter when she was 16, then married Kirk in 1971 a marriage which lasted a year. She married Charles Vanzant in 1973, but the abusive relationship ended in divorce in 1979, after two children, one of whom died in 2003 from cancer. She married Adeyemi Bandele in 1997, but they divorced in 2007. She currently lives in Maryland.

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Quick Facts

Full NameIyanla Vanzant
Net Worth$500,000
Date Of BirthSeptember 13, 1953
Place Of BirthBrooklyn, New York City, New York, United States
ProfessionMotivational speaker, Author, Presenter, Actor, Spiritual teacher
EducationVirginia Union College, Medgar Evers College, City University of New York School of Law
NationalityAmerican
SpouseAdeyemi Bandele (m. 1997), Charles Vanzant (m. 1973–1979)
ChildrenDamon Vanzant, Gemmia Vanzant, Nisa Vanzant
SiblingsRay Harris
NicknamesRonda Eva Harris , Rhonda Harris
Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/DrIyanlaVanzant
Twitterhttp://www.twitter.com/iyanlavanzant
Google+http://plus.google.com/109157103116675836329
Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/iyanlavanzant/
Wikipediahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iyanla_Vanzant
Allmusichttps://www.allmusic.com/artist/iyanla-vanzant-mn0000102267
AwardsDaytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Class Series
NominationsNAACP Image Award for Outstanding New Artist, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work - Instructional
MoviesThe Last Stand (2006), Girls Trip (2017), The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (2017)
TV ShowsOprah's the Life You Want (TV Series, 2014), Iyanla, Fix My Life (2012-present), Oprah's Lifeclass (2011), Iyanla (2001–2002)


Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Is an honorary member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
2Iyanla means "great mother" in Yoruba (Nigerian) culture.
3Has published 12 self-help books.
4Worked in the Philadelphia public defender's office.
5Earned a law degree from Queens College in 1986.
6Became a Yoruba priestess in 1983.
7Graduated from Medger Evers College in 1983.
8Daughter, Nisa (b. 1974).
9Daughter, Gemmia (b. 1972).
10Son, Damon (b. 1970).
11Was born in the back of a taxi.


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Won Awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2005Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Special Class SeriesStarting Over (2003)Jonathan Murray (executive producer)

Mary-Ellis Bunim (executive producer)

Millee Taggart (executive producer)

Jim Johnston (co-executive producer)

Linda Midgett (co-executive producer)

Joan O'Connor (co-executive producer)

Francesca James (producer)

Jeannine Denholm (producer)

Erin Lichtenstein (producer)

Benjamin Greenberg (producer)

Peter Steen (producer)

Tracy Whittaker (producer)

Adriane Hopper (producer)

Jeanine Cornillot (producer)

Lisa Weiss (producer)

Susan Marya Baronoff (producer)

Joe Alonso (producer)

Peggy Murphy (producer)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2007Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Special Class SeriesStarting Over (2003)Millee Taggart (executive producer)

Jonathan Murray (executive producer)

Adriane Hopper (supervising producer)

Andrea Bailey (supervising producer)

Laura Korkoian (supervising producer)

Linda Midgett (supervising producer)

Tracy Whittaker (supervising producer)

Sasha Alpert (producer)

Jule Gilfillan (producer)

Kara Hogan Leonardo (producer)

Raquel Velasquez (producer)

Trisha Boyd (producer)

Nicole Policicchio (producer)

Dana DeMars (line producer)

Rhonda Britten (host)

Stan J. Katz (host)

Cat Santarosa (producer)
2006Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Special Class SeriesStarting Over (2003)Jonathan Murray (executive producer)

Millee Taggart (executive producer)

Linda Midgett (co-executive producer)

Joan O'Connor (co-executive producer)

Andrea Bailey (supervising producer/producer)

Laura Korkoian (supervising producer)

Tracy Whittaker (supervising producer)

Jeanine Cornillot (supervising producer)

Adriane Hopper (supervising producer)

Julia Silverton (supervising producer)

Jennifer Byrne (coordinating producer)

Roger C. Memos (coordinating producer)

Maria Akl (producer)

Joe Alonso (producer)

Sasha Alpert (producer)

Eric Anderson (producer)

James Gavin Bedford


Filmography

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Oprah's the Life You Want2014TV Series
The Last Stand2006Cheryl's Mom

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
2016 Election Night Viewing Party2016TV MovieHerself
It's Not You, It's Men2016TV SeriesHerself
Essence Ninth Annual Black Women in Hollywood2016TV MovieHerself
The Dr. Oz Show2016TV SeriesHerself
Super Soul Sessions2015TV Mini-SeriesHerself
Iyanla, Fix My Life2012-2015TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Host / Host / ...
Entertainment Tonight2015TV SeriesHerself
The Real2015TV SeriesHerself
Home & Family2015TV SeriesHerself
The Boris & Nicole Show2015TV SeriesHerself
Being2015TV Mini-SeriesHerself
The 46th Annual NAACP Image Awards2015TV SpecialHerself
Oprah Prime2014TV SeriesHerself
Oprah's Lifeclass2012-2014TV SeriesHerself
45th NAACP Image Awards2014TV Movie documentaryHerself
One Christmas2013TV SpecialHerself
The Wendy Williams Show2012-2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Good Morning America2012-2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Sleeping Beauty: The Awakening2013DocumentaryHerself
Watch What Happens: Live2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Talk2012-2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Rachael Ray2012TV SeriesHerself
Tavis Smiley2004-2012TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest
Super Soul Sunday2012TV SeriesHerself
The Oprah Winfrey Show1999-2011TV SeriesHerself
Black Girls Rock2010TV MovieHerself
The Mo'Nique Show2010TV SeriesHerself
Spiritual Liberation2009Video documentaryHerself
Baisden After Dark2008TV SeriesHerself
The Salt-N-Pepa Show2007TV SeriesHerself
Starting Over2003TV SeriesLife Coach - Season Two (2004-
Iyanla2001TV SeriesHost
Moesha2000TV SeriesHerself
2000 Essence Awards2000TV SpecialHerself
The Chris Rock Show1999TV SeriesHerself
1999 Essence Awards1999TV SpecialHerself

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Inside Edition2015TV Series documentaryHerself - Life Coach
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