Net Worth :
90 million dollars
Date of Birth :
December 4, 1973
Country of Citizenship :
Tyra Lynne Banks supermodel and television personality, one of the few African-Americans to be considered one of the top models in the world. She was born in Inglewood, California. Tyra Banks attended the independent Catholic all-girl private school Immaculate Heart High School. Growing up, she was very thin and often teased. Tyra was considered an ugly duckling and later in an interview, she said that this was a very difficult time for her, as she developed a "very strong self-image problem."
The career of Tyra Banks took off when she made the move from high fashion to a commercial market. She was the first African-American to be featured on the covers of GQ, Sports Illustrated's swimsuit issue, but is most famous for her work as a Victoria's Secret model. In 1997, Tyra Banks won the prestigious Michael Award for Supermodel of the Year. She has done runway shows in Paris, Milan, and the U.S
Banks is also appearing on a several movies and TV shows. Her television career began on the fourth season of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, in which she played lead character Will's ex-girlfriend Jackie Ames, and made eight appearances throughout the series.