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Iyanla Vanzant Biography, Career, Personal Life and Net Worth.

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Iyanla Vanzant Biography

Vanzant was born Rhonda Eva Harris in the back of a taxi in Brooklyn, New York, on September 13, 1953. Sarah Jefferson, a railroad carmaid, and Horace Harris are her parents. Her mother died of breast cancer when she was two years old, in 1955. She was then raised by her father’s family.
She received her education at Medgar Evers College and Virginia Union University. Vanzant graduated with honors from the City University of New York School of Law and the University of Santa Monica (USM), Center for the Study and Practice of Spiritual Psychology. She now lives in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. She is also a minister of New Thought.

Iyanla Vanzant Career

Iyanla Vanzant (born Rhonda Eva Harris) is a motivational speaker, lawyer, New Thought spiritual teacher, author, life coach, and television personality from the United States. She is best known for her books, her own talk show, and her appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show. She is currently seen on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network as the host of Iyanla: Fix My Life. Ebony magazine named her one of the “100 most influential Black Americans” in 2000, stating that “her books, lectures, and television appearances have made her a multimedia high priestess of healthy relationships.”

Iyanla Vanzant Personal Life

Her first husband was physically abusive, so she left him and her three children in 1980.
Vanzant is an honorary member of the sorority Alpha Kappa Alpha. Gemmia Vanzant, Vanzant’s 30-year-old daughter, died on Christmas Day 2003 from a rare form of colon cancer. Yemi Vanzant and Vanzant divorced in 2007.

Iyanla Vanzant Net Worth

Iyanla Vanzant has an estimated net worth range between $1 million and $5 million.

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