Inspirational and energetic, Iyanla Vanzant's story is filled with adversities, struggles, strength, courage, and triumph. Born to an alcoholic mother and abusive family, Iyanla rose out of ashes and discovered the power that exists within and explored her potentials. The inspirational speaker and New Thought spiritual teacher has published twelve self-help books, shared many important quotes and is the considered one of the most influential black woman.
Career and Progression:
Iyanla Vanzant is a host of hit television show, Iyanla: Fix My Life and frequently appears as a guest teacher on Oprah’s Lifeclass on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. She was deemed one of the "100 most influential Black Americans" by Ebony magazine in 2000. The magazine claimed that her lectures, books, and television appearances had made her multimedia priestess of healthy relationships.
Moreover, Iyanla was co-speaker in Oprah’s the ‘Life You Want Weekend’ tour which traveled to eight cities, also featuring Mark Nepo, Rob Bell ad Elizabeth Gilbert in 2014. She has authored multiple books which include ‘Peace from Broken Pieces: How to Get Through What You're Going Through,' ‘Tapping the Power Within A Path to Self-Empowerment for Women’ and ‘Acts of Faith: Meditations for People of Color.’
How Much is Lyanla’s Worth?
An Honorary member of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority, Iyanla Vanzant reportedly enjoys an enormous net worth of $400 thousand. She summoned the enormous amount from her works as an Inspirational speaker, lawyer, spiritual teacher, author and television personality.
The earnings from her great selling books have directly contributed in her net worth. Iyanla may have earned significant amount, but it can’t exceed the amount of respect and love she has received from people.
Experienced Three Dysfunctional Relationships!!
The personal life of Iyanla Vanzant has faced several ups and downs and broken relationship. Iyanla was born to an alcoholic mother as a result of the extramarital affair which also made her experience severe and unpleasant childhood.
She got married to her first husband, Kirk at the tender age in 1997. Her marriage with Kirk didn’t last more than a year though she had a child with him. After him, she got married to Charles Vanzant with whom she has a child, but even that relations shortly ended after six years.
After her divorce with Charles, Iyanla shared a vow with Adeyemi Bandele and gave birth to three children. However, that wedding didn’t work for her because of Adeyemi’s abusive nature. During the time, Iyanla gave rise to suicidal tendencies and attempted suicide twice in nine years.
As of now, Iyanla has no intentions of getting married and fulfilling the stereotype wife duties. In an interview with The Grapevine, the speaker shared that she won’t be able to become subservient and follow the conventional gender roles at this point.
His Short Bio:
Rhonda Eva Harris, professionally known as Iyanla Vanzant celebrates her birthday on September 13. She was born on 1953 which makes her 64 years of age. She grew up in Brooklyn, New York, U.S. She studied at Medgar Evers College and Virginia Union University. She received a Juris Doctor degree from the City University of New York School of Law. She currently resides in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. The speaker has a medium height that suits her influential personality.