Iyanla Vanzant was born as Rhonda Eva Harris and she is inspirational speaker of American nationality. She is also author, television personality, New Thought spiritual teacher and a lawyer. She is known mostly because of her books and her talk show and for the frequent appearance at The Oprah Winfrey Show. She is now a host for Iynala: Fix My Life and she is also a guest teacher at Oprah’s Lifeclass at OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.

Iyanla Vanzant was born in New York State in the city of Brooklyn in the year 1953. The name Iyanla is the title given after initiation and also ordination to be a priestess as the Yoruba tradition requires. It means great mother. She went to Medgar Evers College and she went to Virginia Union University. She has a Juris Doctor Degree with the City University of new York School of Law. She now lives in the city of Upper Marlboro in Maryland. She was ordained as the minister of New Thought. In the year 2000, she was among the 100 most influential black American according to Ebony Magazine. Through her television appearance, lectures and books, she was been able to be a multi media high priestess of healthy relationship. In the year 2012, she was listed on number 7 at Watkins’ Mind Body Spirit Magazine list of the 100 most influential living people. In the year 1014, she was a co-speaker on the Life You Want Weekend with Oprah. They traveled over eight cities and the same tour featured Rob Bell, Elizabeth Gilbert, Mark Nepo and Deepak Chopra. She is Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority’s honorary member.

From her biography, her mother was alcoholic and she had extra marital affairs. At the age of two years, the mother died of the breast cancer and she got married at 16. She got 3 children in her teenager years and her husband was abusive. She tried to commit suicide 2 times in the 9 years of marriage. Afterwards she escaped with her children to look for a better future somewhere else but she did not get any divorce from her husband. Now she lives in the city of Upper Marlboro, in Maryland.

Her net worth is over 400 thousand dollars and she was given the books with the titles which include Yesterday, I Cried: Celebrating the Lessons of Living and Loving, Acts of Faith, Acts of Faith: Meditation for People of Color, Tapping the Power Within: A Path to Self-Empowerment for Women and she is also popular for the TV shows, sayings and quotes. She has a large number of the fans that follow her on Instagram and Twitter and she has already uploaded over 426 pictures on her twitter account. Even if she had grown old, she has been able to maintain a sexy body. Her daughter at the age of 30, she was found out that she suffered a colon cancer and died.

Last Modified: Apr 7, 2020

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