Miley Cyrus is an American singer who became famous after receiving the main role in the series “Hannah Montana” produced by the Disney Channel. Her parents are Leticia and Billy Ray Cyrus (a known country music singer) and they named her Destiny Hope because they saw hope in her. Raised on her parents’ farm, Miley graduated from Heritage Middle School. When she was little, her nickname was “Smiley” because she used to smile all the time. Miley has 5 brothers and sisters.
What is Miley Cyrus’ net worth?
At the time this article is written the American singer, actress, philanthropist, and songwriter, Miley Cyrus, has a net worth of $160 million.
Childhood and teenage years
Miley Cyrus by her full name, Destiny Hope Cyrus, was born on November 23, 1992, in Franklin, Tennessee. Her parents were convinced that she would achieve great things and that’s how they chose her name. Then came the nickname Smiley, abbreviated Miley, because she was always smiling, and Miley came to her a few years later, when she decided to enter the world of entertainment.
With a country music singer father, Billy Ray Cyrus, with brothers from the mother’s side involved in music, and a famous godmother, Dolly Parton, there was no way for Miley to escape the germ of entertainment. She was only 9 years old when she saw the musical “Mamma Mia” at the theater and told her father that this is what she wanted to do, become an actress. In a short time, she started to take acting and singing lessons and it didn’t take long until she got her first role in the television series “Doc”, in which her father was already playing.
At the age of 11, she played for the first time in a feature film, Tim Burton’s “Bog Fish”, then she was among the two finalists for the role in “The Adventures of Sharkboy And Lavagirl in 3-D”, the male lead role having already been awarded to Taylor Lautner, who would later made waves as Jakob Black in The Twilight Saga. Miley Cyrus refused to move on because she had another dream, she wanted to become a Disney Channel star.
When Miley Cyrus auditioned for the new TV series, “Hannah Montana”, she wanted the role of the main character’s best friend. She was called instead to audition for the lead role. Although she was initially told that she was not suitable for the role of Hannah on the grounds that she was too small and too young, subsequent acting and singing tests convinced the producers.
Miley was 13 years old when the first episode saw the light of day, in March 2006, and the fabulous audience of the series took everyone by surprise. In a short time, “Hannah Montana” reached the top of the most-watched television programs around the world, and Miley Cyrus became an idol for teenagers everywhere.
In September 2006, she already went on tour with another band made famous by the same Disney Channel, The Cheetah Girls, singing the songs of the first season, and in October 2006 the “Hannah Montana” album appeared, which would sell more than 3 million copies worldwide, reaching the top Billboard 200 in the United States. It didn’t take long for the artist to be offered a 4-album non-Hannah Montana contract by Hollywood Records. From that moment on, every album, single, and concert of hers was sold like hotcakes. The concert organizers said at the time that they had not seen such interest in ticket sales since The Beatles and Elvis Presley. At 16, she became the youngest artist to have 4 albums in the famous Billboard 200.
At 17, she launched the first clothing line that bore her name, together with designer Max Azria, and also then became the fourth best-selling artist of 2009.
Miley Cyrus purchased a house on the hill above Studio City, California, for $4 million in 2011.
In 2017 she bought a 30-acre ranch estate in the suburbs of Nashville, Tennessee for $5.8 million. In August 2022 Miley sold this property for $14.6 million making a profit of $8 million.
In 2018 Miley Cyrus sold her ranch in Hidden Hills for $5 million. She has paid the same amount of money for it in 2015.
In 2020 Miley sold a house she owned in Malibu for $1.7 million to Matthew Wilder. She bought this house in 2016 for $2.5 million, so she lost more than $800,000 with this sale.
Miley purchased a new 7,000-square-foot home in Hidden Hills for $5 million. However, she sold it for $7.2 million in July 2021.
Her romantic life was a carousel of relationships, only one of which was longer than 2 years. At only 14 years old, she started a relationship with the actor and singer Nick Jonas. It was, moreover, one of the longest – one year and 6 months. Another year-long relationship with model Justin Gaston followed. Also, during that period, she met the Australian actor Liam Hemsworth, with whom she fell in love and broke up numerous times over the years. Between the breaks followed relationships with actors, models, comedians, bloggers, and producers, both men, and women. In 2012, she got engaged to Liam Hemsworth, but the following year found them separated again. They found each other in 2016 and got engaged again, and at the end of 2018, the two got married.
Eight months later, Miley Cyrus announced the separation from her new husband, after the press caught her in tender poses with a woman. Even though the relationship that brought her divorce did not last too long, the artist immediately started a love relationship with the Australian singer Cody Simpson.
In 2015, at the age of 23, she publicly stated that she is pansexual, a person who feels attraction towards anyone, regardless of biological gender or gender identity. Immediately after this confession, the artist announced her new album, one with pop and psychedelic rock influences.
“I don’t ever want to label myself. I am ready to love anyone who loves me for who I am.” – Miley Cyrus
In the same year, she launched the #InstaPride campaign, aimed at encouraging diversity and tolerance among transgender or gender-expansive people.
Dozens of charitable causes bear the signature of Miley Cyrus
Far from the controversies that followed her during her career and between recordings and concerts, the artist also got involved in numerous charitable causes. She recorded tracks whose proceeds went to cancer patients, environmental protection associations, or victims of the earthquake in Haiti, visited her sick fans in hospitals, and held charity concerts whose proceeds went to City of Hope, a non-profit center dedicated to the care of people diagnosed with cancer, but also to studies in the field of medicine.
On her 16th birthday, with the help of Disney, she donated $1 million to Youth Service America, an organization dedicated to children and young people between the ages of 5 and 25. She helped raise funds for an association that fights for the prevention of HIV infection among children and has repeatedly donated to organizations that support various causes, from serious diseases and education to support for children raised in poverty and animal protection. In 2013 she was named the 14th most generous celebrity of the year.
In 2015, she founded her own foundation, the Happy Hippie Foundation, which aims to fight for the support of homeless youth, as well as those from the LGBTQ community and other vulnerable people.