Tyra Banks Biography & Net Worth
|Popular Name:||Tyra Banks|
|Real Name:||Tyra Lynne Banks|
|Birth Date:||December 4, 1973|
|Birth Place:||Inglewood, California, United States|
|Profession:||Actress, Model, Television Personality, Author|
|Years active:||1989 Till Date|
|Net Worth:||$90 Million|
Tyra Banks is an American actress, businesswoman, television personality, model, and author. She was 15 when she began her career and was the first African-American woman to appear on the covers of Sports Illustrated and GQ Swimsuit Issue, on which she was featured thrice.
For eight years until 2005, she was a Victoria’s Secret Angel and was one of the highest earning models in the world by the early 2000s.
Tyra Banks’s net worth and biography have been detailed in this article. If you read on, you will find more about her personal life and humble career beginnings as well as her private life and family.
Tyra Banks’ Early Life
Tyra Lynne Banks also known as BanX, was born in Inglewood, California, the United States on December 4, 1973. Her parents are Donald Banks, a computer consultant, and Carolyn London, a medical photographer.
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She has a brother named Devin. Her parents separated when she was six years old, making her and her brother live with their mom during the weekdays, and spend the weekends with their dad.
Banks was a student of John Burroughs Middle School before enrolling and graduating from Immaculate Heart High School in Los Angeles.
She was good enough academically and opted to attend Loyola Marymount University for film studies.
However, things took a twist as she moved to Paris in France even before starting college, after a modelling agent called her for an upcoming Paris fashion week.
Tyra Banks’ Career
When she was 16 years old, Banks signed a contract with Elite Model Management and walked in the 1991 Paris Fashion Week in her debut runway season.
She went on to appear in many prestigious magazines including W, Teen Vogue, Vanity Fair, Cosmopolitan, Seventeen, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, and Elle.
She walked the ramp for Christian Dior, Valentino, Marc Jacobs, Oscar de la Renta, Calvin Klein, Giorgio Armani, and many others.
Starting from 1993, she began appearing on television in films and shows, including ‘New York Undercover’, ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’, ‘MADtv,’ and ‘Felicity.’
She then became the creator of ‘America’s Next Top Model’ of which she was also the host. From 2005, she hosted a television show called ‘The Tyra Banks Show.’
She has been a guest and judge on many other shows and was the main host of the popular talent show ‘America’s Got Talent’ in 2017.
She has performed well as an actress too. She has been seen in a small list of films, some of which has been listed below.
Tyra Banks’ Movies
- Love & Basketball (2000)
- Higher Learning (1995)
- Love Stinks (1999)
- Coyote Ugly (2000)
- Halloween: Resurrection (2002)
Awards & Achievements
Tyra Banks’ reign as an actress has been a blissful one. She has enjoyed all the fame she has worked for and has also been appreciated for her works in several ways.
She has earned several award nominations and winnings from her successful career as a model and actress, and most of her fans are proud of her and all she has accomplished.
She has received nominations for the Online Film & Television Association Award, Astra Awards for ‘America’s Next Top Model’, and Teen Choice Awards.
She has won two Daytime Emmy Awards and two Teen Choice Awards. She has appeared in Time’s Most Influential list severally and her novel claimed
Tyra Banks is not just a successful actress and business personality. She is also a cheerful giver who dedicates her time to helping the less privileged.
As an author, this 47-year-old has written two books, with one of her books claiming New York Times Best Seller’s top position in 2011.
She also owns her own line of cosmetics called Tyra Beauty. Additionally, she is the owner of the fashion site typeF.com and also the e-commerce site tyra.com. The stunning actress and mom has a height of 178cm and weighs 64kg.
Tyra Banks Books
- Perfect Is Boring: 10 Things My Crazy, Fierce Mama Taught Me about Beauty, Booty, and Being a Boss
- Tyra’s Beauty Inside & Out
Tyra Bank’s Real Estates
For well over $3 million, Banks bought a 5,740-square-foot home in Beverly Hills in 2004. She ultimately sold the four-bedroom Spanish Colonial for $6.33 million in 2016.
Currently, Banks has a 7,000-square-foot Manhattan duplex with a gym, salon, and mirrored dressing room.
She paid $10.13 million for the four-apartment duplex in Battery Park City in 2009. In March 2015, she put the condo on the market with a $50,000/month asking price.
The house was then listed for $17.5 million by Banks in the spring of 2017, however, it has not yet been purchased.
Banks started flipping houses in Los Angeles most recently. She put two homes in the Pacific Palisades neighbourhood up for sale in May 2018.
She paid $7.35 million for the larger property just two years previously, while she paid $3.25 million for the smaller home in 2014.
She quickly sold both residences for $8.9 million and $4 million, respectively. In the same year, she also sold an L.A. townhouse for $1.47 million.
Tyra spent $6.995 million on yet another Pacific Palisades residence in February 2018. For $7.895 million, she sold this house in December 2021.
She made her fifth purchase in the Pacific Palisades neighbourhood in the past two years in June 2019, snagging a single-story property for slightly under $3 million.
Tyra Banks Net Worth
She is one of the most prominent TV personalities in the world today and her performances make sure that her fan base across the world only increases.
She was one of the highest-earning models in the world by the early 2000s.
She is a well-respected icon all over the world and her name will continue to reign as a popular former Victoria’s Secret Angel and as the first African-American woman to appear on the covers of Sports Illustrated and GQ Swimsuit Issue, on which she was featured thrice.