Miley Ray Cyrus, or personally known as Destiny Hope Cyrus, is a popular American actress, singer, songwriter, and producer.
Widely known for her raspy voice, she is famous in the field of pop, hip hop, and country-pop. Miley faced a roller coaster of controversies on her way to stardom.
- Celebrity Name: Miley Ray Cyrus
- Full Name: Destiny Hope Cyrus
- Gender: Female
- Birth Date: November 23, 1992
- Birth Place: Franklin, Tennessee, USA
- Age: 28 years old
- Height: 1.65m
- Weight: 106 lbs
- Nationality: American
- Sexual Orientation: Pansexual
- Status: Divorced
- Spouse: Liam Hemsworth (m. 2018; div. 2020)
- Profession: Actress, Singer, Songwriter, Producer
- Net Worth: $160M
Personal Life and Career
Born on November 23, 1992, in Franklin, Tennessee to an Irish-American Leticia “Tish” Jean Finley and Scots-Irish American country singer Billy Ray Cyrus, Destiny Hope Cyrus or popularly known as “Miley Cyrus” has been envisioned by her parents to be born for great things.
She had two siblings, a younger brother named Braison, and a younger sister named Noah. Before her parents were married, she had three other half-siblings, two from her mother’s side, and one from her father.
Miley’s first acting career was in her father’s series “Doc” where she had her role as Kylie. She also earned credit in Tim Burton’s “Big Fish” for her role as “Young Ruthie” and took the audition for the film “The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D” where she became a finalist.
However, she chose to be on “Hannah Montana” and played the lead role instead. The young actress was still eleven years old when she got to play the lead role for “Hannah Montana” premiered in March 2006 and was Disney Channel’s program aired with the largest audience and made her “teen idol.”
Miley was able to record a soundtrack as Hannah Montana in October 2006 by Walt Disney Records and sold over three million copies worldwide. Hollywood records also distributed her non-Hannah Montana music after signing a four-album recording contract.
In 2010, Miley starred in a film based on the Nicholas Sparks novel, “The Last Song” in the hope of fostering a more mature image but gained negative reviews.
However, despite the negative feedback, it managed to be a box office hit. And in her third studio album “Can’t Be Tamed” in the same year, Miley pushed through to further shift her image.
It became a subject of controversy because of its lyrical content and live acts and became her first album who did not make it to the Billboard 200 top chart in the US.
Its second and final single “Who Owns My Heart” was solely released in Germany because of the controversial release of its first part. Her final soundtrack as Hannah Montana also became a commercial failure upon its release in October that same year.
Because of her video of smoking salvia with a bong in December 2010, Miley’s good image has further drifted away into being doomed and placed her at number 13 on the Forbes Celebrity 100 list.
A year after, she began her Gypsy Heart Tour featuring no North American dates which she said she just wanted to go to places where she is “most loved.” And right after the release of her album “Can’t Be Tamed”, she has finally ended her contract with Hollywood Records.
Sooner in the following years, Miley embarked a whole new personality far away from her teen idol character and engaged into more “disturbed” and “cringe-worthy” acts that made her popularity come back and made her songs “We Can’t Stop” and “Wrecking Ball” a success.
Despite the controversies the young singer-songwriter faced, Miley was able to regain popularity and became a coach during the tenth season of the reality singing competition “The Voice.”
Her sixth album, “Malibu” debuted at number sixty-four on the Billboard Hot 100 after its release on May 11, 2017, and became number ten on the chart right after two weeks. Afterwhich, her successive albums became a success and brought her back to stardom.
Despite all humps and bumps, Miley is widely known to perform in various charity singles and is an avid supporter of the City of Hope National Medical Center in California, and has also donated $1M from Disney to Youth Service America during her 16th birthday.
She also performed at the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation for charity and donated items from Hannah Montana for the Ronald McDonald House Auction.
Miley is known to be a supporter of the Elton John AIDS Foundation, Habitat for Humanity, Entertainment Industry Foundation, Youth Service America, United Service Organizations, Music for Relief, Kids Wish Network, and other 39 well-known charities.
Miley Cyrus Total Net Worth
With her Hannah Montana series, Miley hit the benchmark on the US Billboard 200 with two number-one and three top-ten soundtracks and the US Billboard Hot 100 top-ten single with her famous song “He Could Be the One”.
She also aced the US number-one albums with “Meet Miley Cyrus” in 2007, “Breakout” in 2008, and “Bangerz” in 2013.
Following her famous soundtracks, she still managed to be on the top-five in 2010 with her album “Can’t Be Tamed”, “Younger Now” in 2017, and “She Is Coming” in 2019.
In 2015, Miley also had free exclusive streaming on SoundCloud with her album “Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz.”
She managed to reach top-ten with her singles “See You Again”, “The Climb”, “7 Things”, “Party in the U.S.A.”, “We Can’t Stop”, “Can’t Be Tamed”, “Malibu”, and the popular top-one hit “Wrecking Ball.”
Miley’s career brought her to heights which includes having an entry on the 2008 and 2014 Time 100 list, the 2013 MTV’s Best Artist Award, and a slot on the 2019 Billboard’s Greatest of All Time Artists Chart.
Being an actress, Miley had her roles in the 2008 animated film “Bolt”, and an adopted featured film of her famous series, “Hannah Montana: The Movie” in 2009, and with “The Last Song” in 2010.
Miley also had an opportunity to be a part of the famous singing competition series “The Voice” as a coach in 2009 in two seasons and became a part of the Netflix series “Black Mirror” in 2019.
To date, Miley Cyrus has an estimated net worth of about $160 million.