Miley Cyrus on stage playing the guitar

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How Miley Cyrus’ net worth was built

The daughter of country singer and actor Billy Ray Cyrus, Miley Cyrus got her big break in show business when she won the lead role in the Disney Channel’s “Hannah Montana” TV series, which debuted in 2006.

The show was an immediate success, leading to a tour with The Cheetah Girls and a soundtrack that topped the Billboard 200 chart. Cyrus starred as Hannah Montana on TV and in film and simultaneously recorded her own music until the show ended in 2011.

Cyrus’ fame and career continued to climb as she cast off her wholesome Disney Channel persona. Her appearance, music and performances became controversial, racy and outlandish. Her experimental 2015 album, “Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz,” drew mixed reviews as it was a departure from her previous music.

She continues her music career and has appeared in numerous films, including “LOL,” “So Undercover” and “The Night Before,” and TV shows, including “Two and a Half Men” and as host and musical guest on “Saturday Night Live.”

Cyrus built most of her net worth through concert tours, YouTube revenue and merchandising deals with Walmart and Disney for a signature clothing line and “Hannah Montana” items. Her net worth as of November 2017 is $160 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.

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Miley Cyrus

Net worth: $160 million (as of November 2017)
  • Year of birth: 1992
  • Birthplace: Franklin, Tennessee

What she’s up to now

Cyrus released her sixth studio album, a country-flavored pop record titled “Younger Now,” in late September 2017. She is a coach and judge on the reality TV singing competition “The Voice.” In 2016, she co-starred with Woody Allen and Elaine May in a TV series that Allen created for Amazon titled “Crisis in Six Scenes.” Cyrus is dating actor Liam Hemsworth.


Cyrus has received numerous awards in recognition of her work. Her “Hannah Montana” character was extremely popular, earning her several Kids’ Choice Awards for singing and acting between 2007 and 2011, numerous Teen Choice Awards and a Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Series in 2008.

She won an MTV Movie Award in 2009 for Best Song From a Movie (“The Climb”). Cyrus was nominated for a Grammy for Best Pop Vocal Album (“Bangerz”) in 2015; won an iHeartRadio Music Award for Best Lyrics in 2014 (“Wrecking Ball”); and an MTV Video Music Award for Video of the Year (“Wrecking Ball”) in 2014.