Rhonda Eva Harris or Iyanla Vanzant is an Inspirational American speaker, author, life coach, a lawyer and a television personality. She gets recognized by people after appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show, her eponymous talk show. Her books also contributed to this recognition. Now let’s have a close look on the Net worth of Iyanla Vanzant in the year 2019.
Early life and Biography
Iyanla Vanzant was born in the back of a taxi on September 13, 1953, in the streets of Brooklyn, New York. Her mother Sarah Jefferson was an alcoholic and later died because of breast cancer. Iyanla was two years old when her mother died. Her father, Horace Harris, was a petty criminal and who did not spend any time with Iyanla. After her mother died, she was raised by her paternal relatives. One of those paternal relatives raped her when she was nine. Her Name Iyanla was given to her in the year 1983, which means great mother. Iyanla completed her graduation at Medgar Evers College and Virginia Union University.
Iyanla loves to celebrate her birthday with her friends and relatives which are close to her. In a TV interview, she said, I like to read books in my free time. She resides in Upper Marlboro, Maryland.
Iyanla does not belong to a great family with a rich background. Her mother was an alcoholic and father was a criminal. Her Husband, Kirk was a Physical abusive whom she left in the year 1980 and took their three children with herself. Being a mother of three children, Iyanla got the title of the Great mother after being ordained and initiated as a priestess in the Yoruba Tradition.
Career, Awards, and Nominations
Iyanla holds a Juris Doctor degree which she earned from the City University of New York School of Law. In the year 2000, Iyanla was named one of the 100 most influential Black Americans.
Iyanla Hosted a popular TV show, which was named after her only. Along with that, her appearances as a guest teacher on Oprah’s Life class On OWN were frequent. Moreover, she was a co-speaker in Oprah’s the “Life you want weekend” tour; this tour was of eight cities and also featuring, Rob Bell, Elizabeth and Mark Nepo in the year 2014. Iyanla has written many books which include “Acts of Faith”.
Net worth and Earnings
Being an honorary member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, She enjoys an estimated total net worth of $1 million. She builds this fortune through her work as a lawyer, inspirational speaker, author, and teacher. Her books were a great seller which directly contributed to her net worth. More than money, Iyanla earned Respect, love, and faith in people.
Iyanla is of 64 years now, and she has done so many helping activities for the society. She is an author of great selling books. Her inspirational teaching and lectures have changed the life of many. Now, Iyanla has no intention of getting married but only want to serve the society through her activities.