Tyra Banks got her start as a fashion model, she has made her fortune in television.
A contract between Banks and the American cosmetics company CoverGirl was signed in 1993. And a few years later, she came back to the United States to continue her career in commercial modeling.
One of the rare black models to achieve "supermodel" status is Banks. She has appeared on the covers of magazines such as Elle, Harper's Bazaar, Spanish Vogue, Cosmopolitan, and others over the years.
She has participated in runway shows for a variety of designers, including Giorgio Armani, Givenchy, Valentino, Fendi, Givenchy, Christian Dior, Oscar de la Renta, Christian Dior, Marc Jacobs, Givenchy, Valentino, and Oscar de la Renta.
She has also been in numerous commercials for brands including Dolce & Gabbana, Nike, Pepsi, Ralph Lauren, Versace, Tommy Hilfiger, and many more.
She made history by becoming the first African-American model to grace the covers of GQ and the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue, which premiered in 1997 and 1996, respectively.
Banks' success as a model allowed her to diversify and resulted in numerous TV appearances. Her first role on television was as Jackie Ames, an old acquaintance of Will Smith's on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Aire, where she had a total of seven appearances.
In 1994, she co-starred in John Singleton's drama Higher Learning, which served as her film debut. She co-starred in Disney's Life-Size in 2000 with Lindsay Lohan as a doll named Eve who came to life. (And eight years later, Banks made an appearance in Life-Size 2, the movie's sequel.) Aside from Hannah Montana: The Movie (2009), she has also been in Love Stinks (1999), Love & Basketball (2000), Coyote Ugly (2000), and other films.
To launch her cosmetics business, Tyra Beauty, Banks acquired a non-degree certificate from Harvard Business School in 2004. Her online store for cosmetics, tyra.com, became live in 2015.
Banks established Ty Ty Baby Productions as well (now operating as Bankable Productions).
Her daytime talk show The Tyra Banks Show (2005â€“2010) and the reality series America's Next Top Model, which debuted in 2003, were both created by the same production company.
As of right now, Banks has hosted 23 of the show's 24 seasons.
In 2008 and 2009, Banks received two Daytime Emmy Awards for The Tyra Banks Show's outstanding information discussion show.
She was reportedly making roughly $18 million a year as the host and from her other businesses at the time.
Banks has often been listed by Time magazine as one of the most influential individuals in the world. She is one of seven women and four African Americans to consistently get this honor.
Additionally, Nick Cannon, who had previously hosted America's Got Talent for eight straight seasons, was replaced by her for two of the show's seasons.
Additionally, Banks has made appearances as a judge or consultant on The New Celebrity Apprentice, Asia's Next Top Model, Korea's Next Top Model, Australia's Next Top Model, and Mexico's Next Top Model.
The Tyra Banks TZONE, her nonprofit initiative, emphasizes life skills development and leadership. In order to provide African-American females the chance to attend her alma mater, Immaculate Heart High School, she also established the Tyra Banks Scholarship.
In August 2016, Banks agreed to take a job as a guest lecturer on personal branding at Stanford University.
In 2019, Banks stated to Entertainment Tonight that she was changing her modeling moniker to "BanX" after coming out of modeling retirement to appear on one of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition covers.
Various careers brought her excellent income.
Tyra Banks' net worth is currently estimated at $90 million.
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Tyra Banks has been in a relationship with Erik Asla from 2013 to 2017.
Children: Tyra Banks has a son named York Banks Asla.
Tyra Banksâ€™ father is Donald Banks.
Tyra Banksâ€™ mother is a photographer Carolyn London.
Siblings: Tyra Banks has a brother named Devin Banks.
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