With a baby at home, Tyra Banks doesn’t have any time for nonsense! She works hard in the entertainment industry as a supermodel and as the creator/executive producer of America’s Next Top Model for her 3-year-old son, York — among other aspects of her impressive empire. With so many roles, you would assume that she is cashing in on a lot of checks — and you’d be absolutely correct!
The 45-year-old fashionista is valued at $90 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. That’s in large part thanks to the fact that her worth ethic hasn’t changed from when first starting out in the fashion industry.
In the past, Tyra shared a little bit of helpful advice about shutting down your haters and reaching success.
“Somebody telling you that you are not good enough, you can’t do it, it’s not gonna happen, it’s impossible, sit down, shut up, step aside, and move over for somebody else,” the business mogul, who owns TYRA Beauty, told The Hollywood Reporter. “I am here to tell you to tell them to kiss your big fat ass! Or your flat ass or your cellulite-and-stretch-marked ass. Whatever kind of ass you have, you tell them to kiss it. It’s so important to look past that and acknowledge that they’re tripping and they have their pain, but we’re not gonna let that keep us down.”
Tyra is such a go-getter that she doesn’t let anything stop her from reaching her goals. “I wipe my tears and keep it moving,” she admitted. “When things are holding me down or making me sad, I try to keep them in little packages over here, so they don’t affect my work, and go back later. My work is king (or queen!). I don’t let things get in the way of career and goals.”
The catwalk veteran is the perfect example of what can happen when you give your career your all. Honestly, we don’t know what Hollywood would be like if Tyra never tried to strike for her dreams.
“I didn’t turn into a business woman overnight,” she said. “I was Jedi mind-tricking and strategizing on how to be a supermodel. Being a black model, I didn’t have half the covers that the white girls had, but I took it very seriously. My mom got me an accountant and a money manager. This is a fashion business, not fashion fun time. If you want to be a business person, you need to go to the party, get the Instagram pictures you need to get, and take your ass home and go to sleep, so you can be awake in the morning to work.”
No wonder Tyra’s net worth is so impressive. She has the most amazing drive to succeed and we love her for it!