Iyanla Vanzant Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, Family, Net Worth

Iyanla Vanzant
Nick Name Iyanla
Real Name Iyanla Vanzant
Profession inspirational speaker
Known for her books, her eponymous talk show, and her appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show
Debuts Shondaland Audio
Nationality American
Age 68 years
Date of Birth September 13, 1953
Birthplace Brooklyn, New York, United States
Hobbies Reading Books
Religion Pentecostal church
Zodiac Sign Virgo

Physical Stats

Height 1.68 m
Eye Color dark brown
Hair Color Black
Body Type Hourglass

Talented television personality, TV anchor, and inspirational speaker Iyanla Vanzant was born on 13th September in 1953. She is also a teacher with a new thought who was born in Brooklyn, New York as Rhonda Eva Harris.

Iyanla Vanzant Personal life

Lyla is a popular black American who has achieved name and fame within a short period. An honorary member of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority Iyanla Vanzant didn’t have a good childhood experience. She experienced lots of ups and downs during her childhood days.

Even after those bad moments, she still stood up and faced the entire problem due to which she is a well-known personality in today’s context. She is a well-known personality on television by appearing on most shows as a guest appearance.

Iyanla Vanzant Career

Despite all the failures she had in her early days, she was able to succeed soon after. Courageous Iyanla Vanzant has struggled a lot to achieve this success, name, and fame. She was born to an alcoholic mother who gave birth in the back of a taxi cab. She was the daughter born due to extramarital affairs.

Soon after two years, she lost her mother due to breast cancer. After that, she and her brother were raised by her father who left them in their relative’s house. At the age of nine, Vanzant was pathetically raped by her uncle. She had no one by her side.

At a very young age, she was married and bared children at the age of 16. She had a physically abusive husband and was a mother of three children by the age of 21.

After facing lots of troubles and problems, she finally was inspired by a sign on the bus. Then she started to move against the violence and torture she had. She tried her best to overcome all the grief.

Iyanla Vanzant Education

Finally, she joined Medgar Evers College situated in Brooklyn, New York, and then she graduated Summa Cum Laude. She joined the City University of New York Law School at Queens College. After appearing in college and gaining knowledge, she was offered a job without a formal interview.

She was offered by the City University of New York Law School at Queens College. She again found herself unemployed with her sixteen years old pregnant daughter.

Then one of her friends asked her to take classes for women for their welfare. She started to take her job seriously and in the meantime, iyanla Vanzant published a workbook named Tapping the Power Within A Path to Self Empowerment for Black Women.

Iyanla Vanzant Faith

Starting over as a writer was her best attempt. After her second work Acts of Faith: Daily Meditations for People of Color, she is known as acts of faith Iyanla Vanzant. This workbook of hers removed the racial discrimination to some extent. Due to her courage and bravery and her attempts to change the social discrimination in society, she received numerous awards.

Dr. Lyanla is found delivering her message and spreading education all over the world through the press, shows, and social networking sites. She was also seen as a host life coach on starting over, Lyanla, NBC Daytime Drama, along with a recurring guest on the popular show Oprah.

Iyanla Vanzant is also a director and founder of Inner Visions Institute of Spiritual Development. She is a well-known personality in America, who has numerous searches on the internet including her biography, her relationship, her poems, and her divorce. One can find her on different social networking and website.

Iyanla Vanzant was born in Brooklyn, New York, United States . Iyanla Vanzant is inspirational speaker by profession, find out mroe facts, education, weight, and more.


School Name City University of New York School of Law
Collage / Uni Medgar Evers College and Virginia Union University


Salary $500,000
Net Worth $ 03 Million


Father Sarah Jefferson, a railroad carmaid, and Horace Harris
Mother Sarah Jefferson
Wife Adeyemi Bandele, Charles Vanzant
Sister Viviana
Children 3
Son(s) Damon Vanzant
Daughter(s) Gemmia Vanzant, Nisa Vanzant
Mirtial Status Vanzant and her husband, Yemi, divorced in 2007
Mirrage Date 1997, 1973

Favorite Things

Favorite TV Show Iyanla, Fix My Life

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