Tyra Banks Net Worth Is $90 Million!
Born on December 4, 1973 in California, Tyra Banks has developed a career as a model and television personality. She owns different business enterprises and works as a singer and actress. As the hostess of the Tyra Banks show, Tyra earned an estimated $18 million every year. Since her early start in modeling, she has branched out into reality television with America's Top Model and has been featured on the cover of several magazines. She was officially the first African-American woman to be on the cover of Sports Illustrated and GQ. During her long career history, she has also been on the cover of Cosmopolitan, Harper's Bazaar and Vogue. Presently, she has an accumulated net worth of $90 million.
When she was a child, Tyra Banks suffered from self-esteem issues. Once she grew taller and thinner, many of her issues disappeared. At the age of 15, she was signed on to L.A. Models before she changed to Elite Model Management a year later. An early opportunity allowed her to move to Milan and model in Europe. While she was at the 1991 Paris Fashion Week, she was a part of 25 different shows. From this early success, Tyra Banks was able to launch her runway and magazine career. By the mid-1990s, Banks was given projects in commercial modeling within the United States. From 1997 to 2005, Tyra was a Victoria's Secret Angel. Her work with this lingerie line included a magazine cover that made her officially the first African-American on the Victoria's Secret cover.
As a philanthropist, Tyra Banks created the TZONE program in 1999. TZONE works to improve leadership skills and other abilities. She also has set up the Tyra Banks Scholarship to help African-American girls attend her alma mater. As a former victim of an abusive relationship, she has become an outspoken opponent of abuse. This particular cause was featured on an episode of the Oprah Winfrey Show where she made a guest appearance.