How Rich Is Miley Cyrus?
She rose to fame as Disney star Hannah Montana, but Miley Cyrus has created an identity of her own. The multitalented singer has impressively mastered television, film and music.
Among Cyrus’ many career highlights is a stint as the host of MTV’s VMAs in 2015. Though she’s not returning to hosting duties this year, Cyrus is nominated for two awards: Best Collaboration and Best Editing — both for “Prisoner” featuring Dua Lipa.
Here’s how the media icon has made her millions.
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A superstar since “Hannah Montana” debuted in 2006, Cyrus has been performing since she was a teen. Her father is actor and country music singer Billy Ray Cyrus — who also served as her on-screen dad in the “Hannah Montana” series. The show made her famous, but it certainly didn’t make her rich, as she reportedly earned just $15,000 per episode.
Miley Cyrus’ net worth is $160 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. Though much of it comes from her movies and music, a large part of that fortune comes from her work on ‘The Voice.”
Cyrus joined the hit NBC series in 2016 as a key adviser and served as a coach in season 11. Cyrus earned a reported $13 million per season for her work on the show, according to Variety. She hasn’t returned to the show since season 13.
Miley Cyrus Songs
Miley Cyrus’ songs have struck a chord with audiences around the globe. The founder of the Happy Hippie Foundation has been a regular presence on the Billboard Top 10 since 2008, with a number of songs making the list, including “Wrecking Ball,” “Party in the U.S.A.,” “We Can’t Stop,” “The Climb,” “Can’t Be Tamed,” “7 Things” and “See You Again.”
Also a successful performer, Cyrus has headlined several tours. Her 2014 “Bangerz Tour” grossed $62.9 million, according to Pollstar. Moreover, Cyrus’ “Gypsy Heart Tour” earned $26 million in 2011, and her 56-stop “Wonder World Tour” in 2009 brought in around $67 million, according to Forbes. Despite Miley Cyrus’ age, her very first tour, the 70-stop “Best of Both Worlds” show in 2007, generated $54 million.
A pop star with powerful pipes, Cyrus has received a slew of awards for her music, including an MTV Video Music Award for Video of the Year in 2014 for “Wrecking Ball” and a 2009 MTV Movie Award for Best Song From a Movie — “The Climb” from “Hannah Montana: The Movie.” Cyrus also received a Grammy nomination for Best Pop Vocal Album in 2015 for “Bangerz” and a Golden Globe nod for Best Original Song in 2009.
Released Nov. 27, 2020, her latest album, “Plastic Hearts,” debuted at the No. 2 spot on the Billboard Top 200. Cyrus has released multiple albums under both her own moniker and as Hannah Montana. Her top-selling works include:
- “Hannah Montana 2: Meet Miley Cyrus” — 3 million sales
- “Hannah Montana: The Movie” — 2 million sales
- “Bangerz” — 1 million sales
- “Time of Our Lives” — 1 million sales
- “Breakout” — 1 million sales
Miley Cyrus Movies and Television
Since “Hannah Montana” ended in 2011, Miley Cyrus has appeared on television and film several times, both as herself and in character. In 2016, she starred as Lennie Dale in the Woody Allen mini-series, “Crisis in Six Scenes,” and in 2017, she had a small role in “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” serving as the voice of Mainframe.
She also appeared as herself in “A Very Murray Christmas” and guest-starred in two episodes of “Two and a Half Men.” She’s won a few awards for her acting gigs, including a People’s Choice Award for Favorite Breakout Movie Actress in 2010.
Together, the top four highest-grossing Miley Cyrus movies have generated $625 million at theaters worldwide, according to Box Office Mojo. Her hits include:
- “Bolt” — $310 million
- “Hannah Montana: The Movie” — $155.5 million
- “The Last Song” — $89 million
- “Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Tour” — $70.6 million
Miley Cyrus’ Personal Property
Miley Cyrus has an eye for real estate. Her latest purchase is a $5.8 million Franklin, Tennessee, farmhouse, located about 20 miles south of Nashville, according to an August 2017 Variety report.
In 2016, Miley Cyrus purchased a four-bedroom, Malibu, California, home next door to Liam Hemsworth’s pad for $2.5 million. She ended up selling the property in 2020 for only $1.7 million, according to The Sun. In 2015, the Los Angeles Times revealed that she sold her six-bedroom, 8,700-square-foot Toluca Lake, California, home for about $6 million and replaced it with a 6,500-square-foot ranch in Hidden Hills, California. Variety also reports that she has owned a $3.9 million ranch-style home in Studio City, California, since 2011.
Leaving her Toluca Lake, California, home might have been a wise move — the house was burglarized three times between November 2013 and December 2014. More than $100,000 worth of property — including jewelry and multiple designer handbags — was stolen in the 2013 robbery. In June 2014, her Maserati was taken. Property belonging to both Cyrus and her brother — including her bank card — was lifted in the third burglary.
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Jami Farkas contributed to the reporting of this article.