Miley Cyrus might just be the queen of reinventing herself. We first got to know Miley in her role as Hannah Montana, a teen who lives a double life as a famous singer and an average schoolgirl. But once Miley was over the Hannah Montana stage, she tried hard to shake that Disney girl image off and over the years, Miley's image has become a lot more risque and provocative. Miley has previously said that she's been working hard on finding herself and that work has led her to a lot of different stages, literally and figuratively. She even got a legal name change from Destiny Hope Cyrus to Miley Ray Cyrus. Miley may still be in her 20's, but by anyone's measure she's already highly successful. That's probably why she's amassed a net worth's that's insane. Here's everything you should know about Miley's net worth and how she makes her money.
Before landing her role as Hannah Montana, Miley already had a taste of show business. In 2001, Miley portrayed a girl named Kylie in her famous dad's television series, Doc. She also played the part of "Young Ruthie" in the 2003 film Big Fish.
But she landed her big break when she auditioned for the role of Hannah Montana when she was just 11. She almost didn't get the part because producers thought she was too young and small, but her dancing and singing skills impressed them. At the time, Miley was also auditioning for a role in the movie, The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D ,and almost got it, but ditched the project for Hannah Montana.
Hannah Montana ran for a total of four seasons, but by the time the Disney Channel series went off air in 2011, "Hannah Montana" had already become an entire brand. Under the Hannah Montana umbrella, Miley became a teen idol and released several albums of music from the show, participated in many tours and was able to sell lots of Hannah Montana merch. She even released a successful concert film called Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert. Some sites have reported that Miley made $15,o00 per episode while the show was on air.
Miley's own studio album, under her own name, was released during the Hannah Montana run. In June 2007, she released a two-disc project called Hannah Montana 2: Meet Miley Cyrus. One disc was the second soundtrack from the show, while the other was Miley's debut album. To this date, that project is still Miley's highest-selling album.
In 2008, Miley began actively pursuing her film career again, starring in the animated comedy Bolt alongside John Travolta. She then tried to secure more mature roles, landing the lead in a film called The Last Song opposite her now-husband Liam Hemsworth. In 2012, she starred in an independent film called LOL with Demi Moore and that year she also played the role of an undercover detective in the comedy film So Undercover.
Not including her Hannah Montana albums, Miley has released six studio albums and is set to release her seventh, She is Miley Cyrus sometime this year. In anticipation of her full album, Miley is releasing three six-song EPs. The first titled She is Coming was released in May. The first single off the EP is a feminist anthem called "Mother's Daughter."
From streaming, album sales and YouTube views, Miley's music has earned her millions over the years. But she can also count lots of dollars from all her tours as both Hannah Montana and Miley Cyrus. Her first tour, the Best of Both Worlds, a Hannah Montana and Miley Cyrus joint tour, earned more than $60 million. Miley already has five concert tours under her belt.
Another big check Miley probably earned is from her role as an advisor and a judge on several seasons of the reality singing show, The Voice. She's been the youngest person to land a judging role on the show.
Aside from her work on Hannah Montana, Miley has also appeared on several TV series throughout the years. In 2016, she co-starred in the Amazon Studios series Crisis in Six Scenes and just this year she acted in an episode of the Netflix series Black Mirror, as a pop star named Ashley O, an episode that Miley said she felt is almost just like her life. Miley recorded a song as Ashely O for the show which landed on the Billboard charts, making her the first person to have had songs on the Billboard charts under three monikers, Hannah Montana, Miley Cyrus and Ashley O. All that chart-topping music definitely makes Miley some money.
Another stream of income for Miley has been her work with brands. Miley's first collab was her 2009 juniors' clothing line, Miley Cyrus and Max Azria, which was sold at Walmart. Miley has also worked with other brands like Converse and Marc Jacobs and Miley probably earned hefty checks from each of those partnerships.
Miley's still young, so she probably has many more projects in the works. That doesn't mean that she isn't already loaded.
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