Miley Cyrus is an actress and singer-songwriter. She achieved wide fame for her role as Miley Stewart/Hannah Montana on the Disney Channel sitcom Hannah Montana. Miley Cyrus recorded music for the soundtracks, Hannah Montana and Hannah Montana 2: Meet Miley Cyrus, released by Walt Disney Records. With the success of the Hannah Montana franchise Miley Cyrus established herself as a teen idol.
In 2007, Miley Cyrus signed to Hollywood Records to pursue a solo career. She embarked upon the Best of Both Worlds Tour the same year, in which she performed as both herself and in character as Hannah Montana. The tour was eventually turned into a high-grossing concert film titled Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert. In July 2008, Miley Cyrus released her first solo album, Breakout, which was commercially successful.
Miley Cyrus began her foray into film by providing the voice of Penny in the animated film Bolt. Cyrus earned a nomination for the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song for her performance of Bolt’s theme song, “I Thought I Lost You”. She also reprised her role as Miley Stewart/Hannah Montana in Hannah Montana: The Movie. The Hannah Montana: The Movie’ soundtrack introduced her to new audiences within country and adult contemporary markets.
Miley Cyrus began to cultivate an adult image in 2009 with the release of The Time of Our Lives, an extended play which presented a more mainstream pop sound, and by filming The Last Song, a coming-of-age drama film. The former included Miley Cyrus’s best-selling single, “Party in the U.S.A.”. A studio album titled Can’t Be Tamed was released in 2010 and presents a new dance-pop sound. The music video and lyrics of the album’s lead single, “Can’t Be Tamed”, portrays a more sexualized image for the entertainer.
Miley Cyrus ranked number thirteen on Forbes’ 2010 Celebrity 100. For the 2011 Guinness World Records, she was named the “Most Charted Teenager” following her 29th US Billboard Hot 100 chart entry on November 7, 2009 with “Party in the USA”.
In 2008, Miley Cyrus earned $25 million, up from her earnings of $18 million in 2007, and was ranked number 35 on Forbes magazine’s “Celebrity 100” list. Parade magazine reported Miley Cyrus was the richest teenage celebrity and that her franchise would be worth approximately $1 billion by the end of the year.
In 2009, Forbes ranked her #29 on the Celebrity 100 and reported she had earned a total of $25 million. Then Miley Cyrus got ranked number thirteen on Forbes’ 2010 Celebrity 100 ranking $48 million. From the $48 million she made between June 2009 to June 2010 made her the no. 4 highest earners under 30 and the youngest on the list. Between June 2010 and June 2011, Miley Cyrus earned $54 million.
From working on Hannah Montana, Miley Cyrus got paid $15,000 per episode she did on the hit show, making her the 6th highest paid child star on television behind fellow Disney stars Dylan and Cole Sprouse and Keke Palmer with $20,000 for their shows. Also, Miley Cyrus is behind friend and Disney star Selena Gomez who makes $25,000 per episode of her show, Nick star Miranda Cosgrove with $180,000 per episode of her show, and one time co-star Angus T. Jones who got paid $250,000 for each episode of his show.
Though Miley Cyrus had not got paid as much as other Disney stars, when she was 17 she was named #19 on the “Top 20 World’s Richest Female Singers Of All Time” list with over $100 million in 5 years active throughout her career, which made Miley Cyrus the youngest female artist on the list. In 2011, she was named #1 on the “Top 10 Richest Teens in Hollywood” with $120 million.
How Miley Cyrus Made Her Money – Acting and Music
Estimated Net Worth: $120 Million
Birthday: November 23, 1992
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