Tyra Banks Parents and Net Worth 2019, Biography, Early Life, Education, Career and Achievement
Tyra Banks Parents and Net Worth – Tyra Banks is an American media personality, actress, singer, model and businesswoman who has a net worth of $90 million. Tyra Banks was born on December 4, 1973 in Inglewood, California.
Tyra Banks began her modeling career while she was still in high school and worked for some of the world’s largest and most prominent companies. Her success as a model led to many TV appearances and gave her the opportunity to branch out. While Banks got her start as a fashion model, she has made her fortune in TV. She was the creator and host of America’s Top Model and The Tyra Banks Show.
She is the first African-American model to appear on the covers of Sport Illustrated’s Swimsuit Issue and GQ Magazine. She has also been on the covers of Vogue, Cosmo, Elle, and other magazines. She achieved early fame as an international fashion model and earned about $18 million a year as the hostess of The Tyra Banks Show and through her other endeavors. She was the creator and host of VPN/The CW a television reality show and America’s Top Model. She is also the co-creator of True Beauty.
Banks is one of four African Americans and seven women to have repeatedly ranked among the world’s most influential people by “Time” magazine. In 2017 she took over for Nick Cannon as the host of the reality television series America’s Got Talent. Banks has also appeared as a judge or consultant on several TV series including Mexico’s Next Top Model, Vietnam’s Next Top Model, Top Model po-russki, Asia’s Next Top Model, Korea’s Next Top Model, Australia’s Next Top Model, and The New Celebrity Apprentice.
She won Daytime Emmy Awards in 2008 and 2009 for Outstanding Talk Show/Informative for The Tyra Banks Show. Banks authored the novel Modelland in 2010. Her charitable organization is called the Tyra Banks TZONE.
Who are Tyra Banks Parents?
Donald Banks (father)
Don Banks is mostly known as Tyra’s father. He earned his living as a computer consultant. He was previously married to Caroline London-Johnson and fathered two children with her – a son Devin and a daughter Tyra. In 1979 he filed for divorce. Till now the ex-supermodel doesn’t publicize the reasons of her parents’ split, but she told during numerous interviews, that she stayed in touch with both of her parents. She spent weekdays with her mother and weekends with her father. In addition, the model had two birthday parties and twice more presents after her parents’ divorce.
Caroline London-Johnson (mother)
Tyra’s mother is not just her parent; she is also her best supporter and best friend. Caroline London-Johnson served as a medical photographer at NASA. She wasn’t rich, but always knew, how to invest her money wisely and how to achieve her goals. Tyra told that they moved to one-bedroom apartment with her mother and older brother after her parents’ divorce, and Caroline promised that in a year they would change it for two-bedroom apartment. And she kept her word!
Due to her mother’s advice, Banks bought her first house at the age of 20. She started to make money through modeling – not too much, but enough for a young girl from a poor family. Other models spent their salary for designer clothes and luxurious hotel rooms, but Tyra saved her paychecks– her mother told her to do that – and soon she became a home owner at such a young age.