Iyanla Vanzant – American Inspirational Speaker

Published Date   24th Aug. 2018, 10:30 am  Update Date: August 27th, 2018  02:52 pm
Iyanla Vanzant – American Inspirational Speaker
Quick Info
Birth Name: Rhonda Harris
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, USA
Eye Color: Black
Hair Color: Brown
Date of Birth: 13/09/1953
Age: 70 years old
Net Worth: $ 20 million
College: Medger Evers College
Children: Damon (son), Gemmia and Nisa (daughter)

Rhonda Harris who is known as Iyanla Vanzant is the most renowned American inspirational speaker, lawyer, life coach, New Thought spiritual teacher, television personality and author. Rhonda has a Net worth of $20 million as of 2018.

Iyanla is also known for “The Chris Rock Show”, Super Soul Sunday”, “Katie”, “Anderson Live”, “Joy Behar: Say Anything!”, and “The Dr.Oz Show”.She hosted her own TV series, “Iyanla, Fix My Life” on the Oprah Winfrey Network.

Iyanla was born on September 13, 1953, in Brooklyn, New York as Rhonda Harris, she is considered among the most influential black Americans.

Iyanla Vanzant’s Net Worth and Earnings

Iyanla Vanzant's net worth

Iyanla Vanzant has a Net worth of $20 million.
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Iyanla Vanzant has an estimated Net worth of $20 million as of 2018. She receives a huge amount of amount from her career by appearing in the different TV show and as an author.

It is known that the average salary for a public speaker is estimated to be $ 48,000.As Iyanla is a great motivational speaker she might earn much more than that. Iyanla has won many prestigious awards. She was nominated for the Daytime Emmy Awards for special class series in 2005.

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Like other stars, Iyanla Vanzant also seems to be active in social pages like Instagram and Twitter. She has amassed around 573k followers on her Instagram account whereas 1.98 million followers on Twitter as of 2018, which has helped in adding profit in Iyanla Vanzant’s Net worth.


Iyanla Vanzant is widely known for her books like; A Black Women’s Healing-In Progress”, “In the Meantime: Finding Yourself and the Love You Want”, “Celebrating the Lessons of Living and Loving” “Tapping the Power Within A Path to Self-Empowerment for Women”and “Acts of Faith:Meditations for People of Color”.

The famous reality show “Iyanla: Fix My Life”, on the Oprah Winfrey Network is produced and hosted by Iyanla Vanzant, where she talks and tries to heal people from whatever they have gone through in their life. Moreover, she teaches what she has learned.


Vanzant has been married thrice. She was married to an army man Kirk at the tender age of 16, in 1971. She has a child with her first husband though their marriage didn’t last more than a year.

After that, she married Charles Vanzant in 1973 with whom she has one child. After five years of togetherness, she got divorced in 1979. Iyanla story reads like an adventure filled with lots of struggle. She attempted suicide twice in nine years.

Iyanla Vanzant and Adeyemi Bandele

Iyanla Vanzant with her husband Adeyemi Bandele.
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As of now, she is married to her childhood friend Adeyemi Bandele in 1997. Adeyemi Bandele is the father of seven grown-up children and is helping Iyanla grow her children.

Iyanla Vanzant and Adeyemi Bandele are blessed with three children, son Damon, daughters Gemmia, and Nisa. Damon is their first child born in 1972, Gemmia second born in 1972 and Nisa third one born in 1974.

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