With a toddler at home, Tyra Banks doesn’t have any time for nonsense. She’s the new host and executive producer of Dancing With the Stars and is also the founder of ModelLand. With so many roles, you would assume that she is cashing in on a lot of checks — and you’d be absolutely correct!
The fashionista is valued at $90 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth, and it’s going to get a lot more interesting once DWTS returns for season 29 in fall 2020. “I’ve been a fan of DWTS since its beginning,” the supermodel said in a statement. “It’s always transported me to my days of turning it up 10 notches on the catwalk.”
Tyra’s new business venture is nothing short of amazing and that’s because her work 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.”
The America’s Next Top Model creator 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 [my] career and goals.”
Tyra is the perfect example of what can happen when you believe in yourself. The brunette beauty first rose to fame when she became the first black woman on the cover of GQ and the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. In 1997, she was walking the catwalk for Victoria’s Secret and quickly became one of the world’s top-earning models. In fact, she said she “didn’t turn into a business woman overnight.” The TV personality always took her job “very seriously.”
“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,” Tyra said. “This is a fashion business, not fashion fun time.”
No wonder Tyra’s net worth is so impressive. She has the most amazing drive to succeed and we love her for it!