Iyanla Vanzant is an inspirational American speaker, lawyer, author, life coach, new thought spiritual teacher and also a TV personality. This multi talented artist was born on September 13, 1953 in Brooklyn, New York City, Unites States of America and her current age is 61. Information related to her height is not provided. Her ethnicity is an African. She was born in back of a taxi to an alcoholic mother with an extra marital affair. When she was two, her mother died of breast cancer. At the age of 16, she was married and a teenage mother and she already had three children and a physically abusive husband at the age of 21. She attempted suicide for two times in 9 years of her marriage. Finally, she with her children made their early morning escape into a new and unknown future but they didn’t have any divorce. She was never found dating anyone since then maybe she didn’t want a boyfriend. Her real name is Rhonda Eva Harris. After being initiated as a priestess in the Yorub tradition, she was given the name “Iyanla”, which means ‘great mother’. She attended Medgar Evers College and Virginia Union University and graduated from the City University of New York School of Law. She is residing in Upper Marlboro, Maryland currently and is also an ordained New Thought Minister.
The tall personality is well known for her books and her eponymous talk shows and movies. She is also famous for her frequent appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show. Currently, we can see her as the host of Iyanla, Fix My Life in television and also, as a frequently featured guest teacher of Oprah’s life class.
She was named as one of the “100 most influential Black Americans” in the year 2000, by Ebony magazine. This said that her lectures, books and television appearances have made her a multimedia high priestess of healthy relationships. She was also listed at number 7 on ‘Watkins’ Mind Body Spirit magazine list of the 100 most spiritually influential living people in 2012. In the year 2014, she also worked as a co-speaker in Oprah’s the “Life You Want Weekend” tour. Here, she travelled to eight cities where Deepak Chopra, Mark Nepo, Elizabeth Gillbert and Rob Bell were also featured. She is also an honorary member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority.
The motivational speaker has an estimated net worth of $400 thousand dollars. She is given many titles which include “Acts of Faith”, “Yesterday, I cried: Celebrating the Lessons of Living and Loving”, “Tapping the power within: A Path to Self-Empowerment for Women” and the Love You Want, “Acts of Faith: Meditations for people of color”. She is also popular for her TV shows and quotes and sayings.
She has a huge fan following in her social networking sites like twitter and Instagram with her 426 pictures in twitter. Though she is growing old, she has always maintained her sexy body figure with her hot legs and feet.
Iyanla’s wiki and her biography can be taken as an inspiration for any woman. Eventhough her 30 years old daughter was caught with a very rare disease of colon cancer, which resulted, to her daughter death. She could never have a proper family. How she came up with her life is amazing it. Additionally, with her work and success, no one can ask any better.