Net Worth $180 million
Destiny Hope Cyrus (better known as Miley Ray Cyrus) is an American actress and singer with an estimated net worth of $180 million. Cyrus was born on November 23, 1992 in Nashville, Tennessee to Billy Ray Cyrus and Letitia Jean “Tish” Cyrus. Cyrus’s name was derived from her parents belief that she would accomplish great things in life. Her stage name, Miley, is derivative of her childhood nickname, Smiley, given to her because she smiled so much as an infant. Her father, Billy Ray Cyrus is a country singer best known for his number one smash hit “Achy Breaky Heart”. Cyrus is five feet five inches tall and weighs 117 pounds.
Cyrus grew up on a 500-acre farm in Franklin, Tennessee and attended Heritage Elementary School. She comes from a large family comprised of one half brother, Christopher Cody, and two siblings, Trace and Brandi. Billy Ray adopted Trace and Brandi while they were young. Tish and Billy then had two more children, Braison and Noah. Cyrus’s grandmother is country legend Dolly Parton.
When Cyrus was eight, her family moved to Canada while Billy Ray filmed the television series Doc. Cyrus claimed that watching her father act inspired her to become an actress. She began taking singing and dancing classes and landed her first role alongside her father on Doc. In 2003 Cyrus was cast as “Young Ruthie” in Tim Burton’s film Big Fish.
At age 11 Cyrus sent in an audition tape for Hannah Montana, a Disney Channel television series about a schoolgirl with a secret life as a famous pop star. Originally Cyrus auditioned for the role of the best friend but executives asked her to audition for the lead. Cyrus was flown to another audition and told she was too young and too small to play the part. At age 12, Cyrus received the role and propelled her to teen idol status.
In 2007, she signed a recording contract with Hollywood Records. Shortly, her first studio album, which served as the soundtrack of Hannah Montana series, was released. Her debut album sold around 3 million copies in United States alone. The album spawned the single “See You Again” which peaked at #10 on Billboard Hot 100.
A year later, her sophomore album titled Breakout was launched. It was a certified RIAA platinum record holder for selling more than one million copies. In 2009, Cyrus joined the adult contemporary and country music market after starring on Hannah Montana: The Movie with the lead single and soundtrack The Climb.
In addition to being a TV star, the Hannah Montana star is also recognized as the voice of Penny on the animated film Bolt. Her performance on the theme song of the film earned her a nomination for the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song category. Miley Cyrus recently earned greater prominence for her controversial performance during the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards.
Miley Cyrus was named as the #1 on Top 10 Richest Teens in Hollywood in 2011.
She reached the #19 spot on “Top 20 World’s Richest Female Singers of All Time” list.
She reportedly earned $15,000 per episode of Hannah Montana which made her the sixth highest paid child star on TV.
At age 18, Miley Cyrus already had four RIAA certified albums.
She also had eight top-ten hits which joined theBillboard Hot 100.
In 2011, she was named as the “Most Charted Teenager” by the Guinness Book of World Records.
Today, she is considered one of the most successful artists who originated from Disney.
In 2013, she was named as MTV’s Artist of the Year.