Tyra Lynne Banks was born on 4 December 1973, in Inglewood, California USA, of African, Native American and British descent. She is a model, actress, television personality and producer, probably best known as a former Angel of Victoria’s Secret, a creator of America’s Next Top Model show, and the host of The Tyra Banks Show. Banks has been listed as one of the most influential African-Americans by Time magazine.
So just how rich is Tyra Banks? Sources have estimated that Tyra has a net worth of over $90 million, as of mid-2016, earned from her aforementioned activities in the entertainment industry, added to as an author as well.
Tyra Banks Net Worth $90 Million
Tyra’s mother Caroline London, worked as a NASA photographer, whereas her father, Donald Banks, worked as a computer consultant, but they divorced when she was six years old. In 1988 Tyra Banks started pursuing a career as a model, signing a contract with Elite Model Management and moving to work around Europe where she was very popular. Tyra Banks added much to her net worth working for Fendi, Valentino, Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, Dolce & Gabbana, Ralph Lauren and other famous brands. Tyraalso appeared on the covers of the magazines Elle, GQ, and Vogue, which all culminated in 1997, when she was awarded as Supermodel of the Year. She also modelled for Victoria’s Secret from 1997 until 2005, establishing a considerable base for her net worth.
From 1993 Tyra also pursued a career in television, adding much to her net worth this way. She appeared in the episodes of television series such as ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’, ‘All That’, ‘New York Undercover’, ‘MADtv’, ‘Felicity’ and others. Since 2003, “America’s Next Top Model” has been broadcast too, and this reality television series added much to Banks’ net worth as she created, presented and worked as one of the judges of the show. As a guest judge, Tyra has also appeared in the shows Mexico’s Next Top Model, Vietnam’s Next Top Model, Top Model po-russki and Asia’s Next Top Model as well.
From 2005 ’til 2010 “The Tyra Banks Show” – a talk show – was broadcast, which was also created and presented by Tyra. In addition to this, Banks founded Bankable Productions which is a film and television production company and she is a CEO.
Tyra Banks has added to her net worth as an actress too, appearing on the big screen in a filmography list which includes the films ‘Higher Learning’ directed by John Singleton, ‘Love Stinks’ directed and written by Jeff Franklin, ‘Love & Basketball’ directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood, ‘Coyote Ugly’ directed by David McNally, ‘Halloween: Resurrection’ directed by Rick Rosenthal and ‘Larceny’ directed by Irving Schwartz.
In 2011, Tyra Banks published her novel which later became a bestseller ‘Modelland’. Together with Demand Media Tyra created a website – www.typeF.com – where you can find articles about parenting, cooking, fashion, home and health. There is an expert corner where the concerned questions are being answered by experts. It is certainly expected that the net worth of Tyra Banks will be rising in the future.
In her personal life, Tyra Banks has had relationships with film director John Singleton, musician Seal, actor Will Smith and basketball player Chris Webber. Her partner is Erik Asia, with whom she has a son via surrogacy.
Attending Harvard Business School [January 1, 2012].
Has ended her four-year relationship with banker John Utendahl [December 13, 2011].
To promote the new season of her talk show, Tyra stripped down to a bodysuit to say that her new season is going to be about "celebrating inner and outer beauty". Tyra has always spoken about women's body images and the media's scrutiny of female beauty. She was given a 'Do Something' Award for a celebrity who is doing something good in the world of style.
She has been an advocate against racism in Hollywood.
Until season 4 of America's Next Top Model (2003), she would spend an hour with every girl who got kicked off the show, talking with them in private. The producers asked her to stop this.
In 2007, Forbes Magazine estimated her earnings for the year at $18 million.
One of only four African Americans and seven women to have repeatedly ranked among the world's most influential people by Time magazine.
Attended Immaculate Heart High School in Los Angeles, California, a popular Catholic girls' school, where she claims that her classmates made fun of her because of her height and weight.
Within Banks' first week in Paris, other designers were so entranced by her presence on the runway that she was booked for an unprecedented 25 shows--a record in the business for a newcomer.
While a high school student, Tyra applied to five colleges with the intention of majoring in film and television production.
Wore braces for two and a half years to straighten her teeth.
One of only two people to ever receive the editor's copy of the FTC Publications International Model's Guide. The other was Naomi Campbell.
She was raised in Inglewood, California with her brother Devin, and attended Immaculate Heart High School, an all-girl, independent Catholic private school in Los Angeles.
Chosen by FTC Publications Class-Elite Magazine (USA) as "The Role Model for Models" .
Her friends used to call her "The Black Widow" because she used to break up with men she was dating before they would break up with her.
Grew up in Inglewood, California.
Her mother, Carolyn London, is a professional photographer, and worked as her manager.
Signed with Elite Model Management her senior year of high school.
Was accepted to UCLA and USC.
Created TZONE, a leadership and life skills development program for primarily disadvantaged teen girls in the greater Los Angeles area. As of 2005, more than 240 girls have gone through the program.
Paid $30,000 of her own money to finance the music video for her song "Shake Ya Body," which appeared on her show America's Next Top Model (2003).
Claims that her career was difficult in part because of a rivalry with another black top model, Naomi Campbell. Banks has said that Campbell, who was more famous, would get her thrown off of fashion shows.
Took Second Place by the readers of Black Men Magazine for "The 10 Sexiest Women of the Year." 
Is a "Youth Correspondent" for The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986), and there is speculation that Oprah Winfrey is training Tyra to eventually take over the show (as of February 2000).
First African-American model to appear on the cover of Sports Illustrated's swimsuit edition (Winter 1997). She was captured in a red/pink polka dot bikini by Australian photographer Russel James for the issue that went on to become one of the best-selling covers ever for the magazine.
Chosen by People (USA) magazine as one of the most beautiful people in the world. 
In 1994, she started the Tyra Banks Scholarship.
Named one of the "50 Most Beautiful People in the World" by people magazine.(1994)
It hit me after graduating from Harvard, we just have to do a college cycle!
[on George Michael] I knew something was different and interesting about him. I knew he was extra special. I had such a crush on him like nobody's frickin' business. I was just like, "Why do I feel so comfortable with him?" I'm that little prepubescent teenage girl feeling so comfortable with him. It was probably because he was gay. I think young girls, their first crushes are gay men. It's a non-threat. Now I look at it and think, "Oh my God, he was gay. That's why I liked him. It was safe and he was gorgeous and stunning, and that amazing voice. And he was shaking that ass." He really resonated with me. Later I was in his music video "Too Funky." I went from being in love with him to being like, "You're fierce, bitch!"
[When she began to question about the natural of beauty and the role race played]: I know that I got the covers of those magazines and that I had a very successful commercial side of the modeling industry. I think it had to do with my coloring and the fact that my eyes were green and my hair is sandy and my skin is caramel-colored. And I look at who society puts on a pedestal when it comes to black beauty, and a lot of the times it's a biracial girl, or a girl that does have lighter skin. I have made it one of the missions of my life to redefine and to open up the small box of what beautiful is.
[Who said about her teenage years in Los Angeles that being a supermodel wasn't a goal nor a dream]: It wasn't something that I always wanted to do -- it wasn't like I grew up and looked at magazines and said, 'Oooh, that's so glamorous, I wanna do that.' It found me. I was thin, I was 98 pounds, I was 5 foot 9, I was an inch shorter than I am now. So that is not just supermodel thin, that's just like, what's-wrong-with-her thin, and I had very low self-esteem because nothing I could do would make me gain weight.
[on her decision to end The Tyra Banks Show (2005) in 2010]: I've been loving having fun, coming into your living rooms, bedrooms, hair salons for the past five years.
My next huge steps will allow me to reach more women and young girls to help us all feel as fierce as we truly are. There's a lot cooking right now and a lot of fire burning in my heart. And I salute you my amazing family of viewers; without you there never would have been a 'Tyra Show.' I really love you all.
[on re-evaluating her eating habits by keeping a food diary]: I switched up my unhealthy eating habits for healthier eating habits, and I haven't had a tummy attack since December '08.
[on watching Sex and the City (1998), while exercising]: I got rid of one of my couches in my living room and I watched Sex and The City episodes on the treadmill or the elliptical, so Sex and the City lasts 30 minutes - that's how long I'm on the elliptical.
[About her longtime struggled with chronic stomach aches]: I would get major attacks. I would be in bed for days, it was so painful.
[About Barack Obama, who was in running for President in 2008]: When Barack won the nomination, I just started bawling. I started calling all these people, and everybody was talking to me like I was crazy. They're like, 'Well, he hasn't won yet,' but I'm like, 'Yes, he has because he's gotten this far.'
I took guitar before ... well for two months but I remember nothing. My fingers used to hurt really bad when I played guitar. I stopped because of it.
I'm a perfectionist. Sometimes I have to remind myself that it's OK if there are flaws here and there.
[on Adrianne Curry's complaints that she did not receive what was promised her as the winner of America's Next Top Model (2003).] I have an invested interest in all the girls. I take Adrianne's struggles to bed with me at night. Adrianne's problem was that she went to Europe to try to make it and nobody knew who she was there. So it was like starting over. But after a girl leaves the show it's really up to her to be aggressive and try to succeed.
Believe it or not, I just really know how to pose well. It took me five years to learn what my best angles are.
Black women have always been these vixens, these animalistic, erotic women. Why can't we be the sexy All-American girl next door?
Self-love has very little to do with how you feel about your outer self. It's about accepting all of yourself. You've got to learn to accept the fool in you as well as the part that's got it goin' on.