Iyanla Vanzant Biography, Net Worth, Age, Height, Weight, Career, and Wiki

Iyanla Vanzant
Iyanla Vanzant

Iyanla Vanzant is a very popular American personality. Iyanla Vanzant is a popular motivational speaker, Author, Lawyer, and spiritual guide.

Iyanla is a very inspiring lady, and her story has inspired many people due to which she managed to achieve lots of fame among normal people who are struggling from several sufferings. 

Since Iyanla has struggled a lot and did very hard work; however, her struggling life has inspired many people.

Real Name/Full NameIyanla Vanzant
Birth Place:New York City, US
Date Of Birth/Birthday:13 September 1953
Age/How Old:71 years old
Height/How Tall:In Centimetres – 155 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 10″
Weight:In Kilograms – 79 Kg
In Pounds – 174 lbs
Eye Color:dark brown
Hair Color:black
Parents Name:Father – Horace Harris
Mother – Sarah Jefferson
School/College:Virginia Union University
City University of New York, Queens
University of Santa Monica
Zodiac Sign: N/A
Marital Status:Divorced
Relationship Period:1997 – 2007
Ex-Husband/Spouse Name:Adeyemi Bandele
Kids/Children Name:Son – Damon
Daughter – Gemmia (Died) and Nisa
Profession:Motivational Speaker, Spiritual Guider, Author
Net Worth:$5 million.
Social Media:Website, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, Facebook
Last Updated:June 2024

Early Life of Iyanla Vanzant

If we talk about Iyanla Vanzant’s early life, then she was born on 13 September 1953 in New York City, the U.S. She grew up in a very unsatisfied environment as her father, Horace Harris, was a criminal; on the other side, her mother, Sarah Jefferson, was a railway car maid.

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Iyanla’s early life was not that happy, and her family was also not stable financially. Unfortunately, she lost her mother in 1955 because of breast cancer, and after that, she lived with her paternal family.

In her teenage age, she fell in love with a man, and when she was 16, she found herself pregnant; and at the age of 18 years old, Iyanla Vanzant got married to her love of life, and by the age of 21, she became the mother of three children. However, Iyanla left her husband in 1980 because he was very abusive and torturing her physically.

Iyanla Vanzant Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

However, we have discussed above that Iyanla Vanzant was born on 13 September 1953, so her current age is 67 years old. Apart from this, if we talk about her other physical features well, she has an average body height of 5′ 10″ feet.

And it goes the same with the weight; she has an average body weight of 79 Kg. Iyanla is a very beautiful woman who has struggled a lot in her life; her black hair and dark brown eyes make her look more prominent.

Iyanla Vanzant Education

According to the reports, Iyanla Vanzant completed her schooling at the City University of New York, Medgar Evers. She did not listen to anybody and focused on her studies.

After that, Iyanla gets enrolled at Virginia Union University, and from there, she completed her graduation in Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree.

However, Iyanla always wanted to be something in her life, and the first thing that came to her mind was law; and decided to pursue law education at the City University of New York, Queens.

Not only this, but Iyanla also completed her Master of Arts (M.A.) degree from the University of Santa Monica for Spiritual Psychology study.

Iyanla Vanzant Personal Life

However, we know that Iyanla has a very struggling life; well, her first husband Kirk divorced him in a very short period of time. After that, she got married to Adeyemi Bandele in 1997, but they also got divorced in the year 2007.

However, Iyanla not only struggled in her career-building life but also in her personal life too. Everybody is leaving her; before marrying her third husband, she got married to Charles Vanzant in the year 1973, but they also got divorced in the year 1979.

And now she is happy with her children. One of her daughters named Gemma died in 2003, and her second daughter and son are there and always support their mother.

Iyanla Vanzant Professional Career

Iyanla started her career by working as a Public Defender, and she worked for three years. Later she wrote a book named Tapping the Power Within A Path to Self-Empowerment for Black Women, which has several positive points.

However, her books were listed on the New York Times Best Sellers list, and later she was nominated for NAACP Image Awards. After her success, she has appeared in a Tv talk show.

But later, she again faced some failure and lost many things. However, this failure helped her to write the best-selling book Peace from Broken Pieces. Not only this, but now she hosts the show Iyana: Fix my Life on the Orpha Winfrey Network.

After her huge success, her name was listed in “100 most influential Black Americans” by Ebony magazine. 

Iyanla Vanzant Awards

Iyanla has received many awards; thus, we have listed them below:

  • Oni Awards (1991)
  • Alumni of the Year (1994)
  • BlackBoard Book of the Year (1994, 1995, and 1996)
  • NAACP Image Award (1999)
  • Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters (1999)
  • Honorary Doctor of Divinity (2000)

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Interesting facts about Iyanla Vanzant

  • Iyanla Vanzant’s real name is Rhonda Eva Harris.
  • Iyanla Vanzant was born in a taxi cab.
  • Iyanla Vanzant has her own App.
  • Iyanla Vanzant is the founder and the president of Inner Visions Spiritual Life Maintenance Center.
  • Iyanla Vanzant was named the 7th spiritually living person on Watkin’s Mind Body Spirit publication.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Iyanla Vanzant in 2024

Iyanla Vanzant is a very popular personality and achieved great success after facing so much trouble in her life. According to the reports, Iyanla has a different source of income and helped her accumulate a lump sum amount of money.

However, her main source of income is her T.V. shows and bookselling. According to the reports, the current net worth of Iyanla Vanzant has been estimated at $5 million.