The daughter of former country music heartthrob Billy Ray Cyrus, Miley Cyrus was born in 1992 and initially named Destiny Hope. Her family noted that she was always smiling, thus giving her the nicknames “Smiley” and later “Miley”. The latter nickname stayed with her, and in 2008 she changed her name legally to Miley Ray Cyrus. Her entertainment career officially began in 2006 when she landed the starring role in Disney’s show Hannah Montana. In this show, she portrayed a teenager who led a double life as both a normal teen and a music star. This show led to her releasing several albums in connection with her Hannah Montana persona. After the series ended, she turned her attention to launching her career as a serious solo recording artist.
That focus prompted her to release her successful solo album as Miley Cyrus, which was called Breakout. This album contained notable songs like “Party in the USA” and “7 Things”. Breakout was met with significant critical acclaim and sold thousands of copies, landing the album on the top 100 charts that year. It also contributed to her growing Miley Cyrus net worth, which is estimated to be $160 million currently.
As vital as Hannah Montana was to her current net worth and fame, Cyrus has made little secret that she would like to move past her earlier forays into acting and singing. In fact, she has made every attempt to perform in a manner that contrasts her Hannah Montana persona entirely. She raised eyebrows in 2013 when she performed alongside pop star Robin Thicke. She also garners her share of critics with her lyrics to her successful, yet controversial songs like “ We Can’t Stop” and “Wrecking Ball”. For all the controversy, however, Cyrus continues to add to her net worth and her fame, outranking her contemporaries like Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez in name recognition and fortune.
How Much Is Miley Cyrus Worth Today?
With four solo albums to her credit and experience acting in both films and TV shows, it is little wonder that the Miley Cyrus net worth today stands at $160 million. Cyrus most recently released her fourth album, entitled Bangerz, from which singles like “We Can’t Stop”, “Wrecking Ball”, and “Adore You” likewise were made public. The lead song “We Can’t Stop” reached the number two spot on the Billboard charts. The album itself was met with overall approval from fans and critics alike. However, Miley Cyrus herself was received with less favor, with many in the music industry believing that she was trying to hard to change her public persona.
When she is not singing, writing her own music, recording, or touring, Cyrus adds to her net worth by appearing in TV shows and films. Along with her tenure at Disney as Hannah Montana, she has appeared in films like 2008’s Bolt, 2010’s The Last Song, and 2011’s So Undercover. Her TV appearances include a guest spot on CBS’ acclaimed series Two and a Half Men, as well as Disney’s The Suite Life on Deck. She also has appeared as a guest and a musical act on NBC’s SNL.
In addition to creating her own solo music, Cyrus has collaborated with a number of musical acts. She recorded a duet with American Idol runner-up winner David Archuleta. The song was called “I Wanna Know You” and hit number 74 on the Billboard chart. Likewise, she has worked with Bongore on the song “Decisions”, appeared in Snoop Lion’s song “Ashtrays and Heartbreak”, and sang with will.i.am on his song “Fall Down.” With her prowess as a songwriter, performer, and actress, Cyrus has what it takes to remain in the entertainment industry for years. She will predictably continue to add to her personal net worth now and in the future.