Tyra Banks Net Worth

May 21, 2023
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Tyra Lynne Banks was born on 4 December 1973, in Inglewood, California USA, of African, Native American and British descent. She is a model, actress, television personality and producer, probably best known as a former Angel of Victoria’s Secret, a creator of America’s Next Top Model show, and the host of The Tyra Banks Show. Banks  has been listed as one of the most influential African-Americans by Time magazine.

So just how rich is Tyra Banks? Sources have estimated that Tyra has a net worth of over $90 million, as of mid-2016, earned from her aforementioned activities in the entertainment industry, added to as an author as well.


Tyra Banks Net Worth $90 Million


Tyra’s mother Caroline London, worked as a NASA photographer, whereas her father, Donald Banks, worked as a computer consultant, but they divorced when she was six years old. In 1988 Tyra Banks started pursuing a career as a model, signing a contract with Elite Model Management and moving to work around Europe where she was very popular. Tyra Banks added much to her net worth working for Fendi, Valentino, Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, Dolce & Gabbana, Ralph Lauren and other famous brands. Tyraalso appeared on the covers of the magazines Elle, GQ, and Vogue, which all culminated in 1997, when she was awarded as Supermodel of the Year. She also modelled for Victoria’s Secret from 1997 until 2005, establishing a considerable base for her net worth.

From 1993 Tyra also pursued a career in television, adding much to her net worth this way. She appeared in the episodes of television series such as ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’, ‘All That’, ‘New York Undercover’, ‘MADtv’, ‘Felicity’ and others. Since 2003, “America’s Next Top Model” has been broadcast too, and this reality television series added much to Banks’ net worth as she created, presented and worked as one of the judges of the show. As a guest judge, Tyra has also appeared in the shows Mexico’s Next Top Model, Vietnam’s Next Top Model, Top Model po-russki and Asia’s Next Top Model as well.

From 2005 ’til 2010 “The Tyra Banks Show” – a talk show – was broadcast, which was also created and presented by Tyra. In addition to this, Banks founded Bankable Productions which is a film and television production company and she is a CEO.

Tyra Banks has added to her net worth as an actress too, appearing on the big screen in a filmography list which includes the films ‘Higher Learning’ directed by John Singleton, ‘Love Stinks’ directed and written by Jeff Franklin, ‘Love & Basketball’ directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood, ‘Coyote Ugly’ directed by David McNally, ‘Halloween: Resurrection’ directed by Rick Rosenthal and ‘Larceny’ directed by Irving Schwartz.

Banks has also appeared in music videos of artists such as Michael Jackson, George Michael and Lionel Richie,  which no doubt added to her wealth also.

In 2011, Tyra Banks published her novel which later became a bestseller ‘Modelland’. Together with Demand Media Tyra created a website – www.typeF.com – where you can find articles about parenting, cooking, fashion, home and health. There is an expert corner where the concerned questions are being answered by experts. It is certainly expected that the net worth of Tyra Banks will be rising in the future.

In her personal life, Tyra Banks has had relationships with film director John Singleton, musician Seal, actor Will Smith and basketball player Chris Webber. Her partner is Erik Asia, with whom she has a son via surrogacy.

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