Name: Miley Ray Cyrus
Born: 23 November 1992
Occupation: Actress, musician.
Born Destiny Hope Cyrus to country music superstar Billy Ray Cyrus, her parents nicknamed her “Smiley” which became shortened to just Miley. She got her first acting break on her dad’s PAX TV medical series Doc playing the role of Kylie. In 2003 she appeared in Tim Burton’s fantasy, Big Fish. But it was in 2006 she would get her big breakthrough when she appeared in the Disney Channel’s The Suite Life of Zack and Cody as the character Hannah Montanna, the secret pop-star identity of regular student Miley Stewart. The part in the show, where she teamed with Taylor Swift,was so successful that it became its own series in 2006 and propelled her into superstar status.
Her music career has also been incredibly successful, with 29 of her songs charting in the Billboard Hot 100. Cyrus became the first Disney start to have deals in TV, film, consumer products and music. Her first full album, the Hannah Montanna soundtrack (2006) hit number one on the Billboard 200. In 2007 a double-disc album was released, one disc being the soundtrack to Hannah Montanna’s second season and the other disc was Meet Miley Cyrus. The album hit number one on the Billboard 200 and was certified three-times platinum. Later than year she launched her first tour, The Best of Both Worlds tour. Tickets for her concerts sold out in just minutes and scalped for outrageous amounts.
In 2008 Cyrus released her second album under her own name titled Breakout. It debuted at number one on Billboard 200. Cyrus co-wrote 8 of the 12 songs. Her 2009 EP, The Time of Our Lives, contained the hit single Party in the USA, which debuted at number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100, making it her most successful single to date. The Hannah Montanna TV series ran for four seasons, ending on January 16, 2011. Cyrus was paid $15,000 for each episode.
We place Miley’s net worth at $120 million.
So how much is $120 million dollars really?
If Cyrus wanted to throw a real Party in the USA, she could fund the world’s largest pizza party ever. Her $120 million could purchase 800,000 large pepperoni pizzas.
It would also buy around 75 million hot dogs from a New York hot dog stand (unless you look like a tourist) – which if lined up would reach 7,000 miles (11,250 km) from NY to Cape Town. But why settle with that? The annual license for a hot-dog stand near the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City is $360,000. So Miley could either run 350 hot dog stands for one year – or one stand for 350 years. Sounds like a better investment than 800,000 large pizzas…