The Miley Cyrus net worth count of $207 million comes from a study of her income from music, acting and other sources. Cyrus has earned a total of $342 million since 2006. The figure includes $201 million from concert tours and $76 million from merchandising. Her stint on the popular TV show The Voice in 2016 netted her an estimated $10 million. Taxes chop $135 million from the Miley Cyrus net worth total. Expenses take another $34 million.
Miley Cyrus Net Worth Facts
|Miley Cyrus Net Worth Facts|
|Miley Cyrus net worth||$207,764,372|
|Miley Cyrus net worth vs Billy Ray Cyrus net worth||10 times bigger|
|Miley Cyrus net worth vs Beyonce net worth||About half|
|Miley Cyrus net worth vs Selena Gomez net worth||4 times bigger|
|Miley Cyrus net worth vs typical American household net worth||2,890 times bigger|
|Miley Cyrus net worth vs Tom Brady net worth||25% bigger|
|Miley Cyrus net worth vs Hillary Clinton net worth||6 times bigger|
|Miley Cyrus net worth vs Madonna net worth||75% smaller|
|Miley Cyrus net worth vs Donald Trump net worth||25 times smaller|
|Miley Cyrus net worth vs Barack Obama net worth||61 times bigger|
The Miley Cyrus’ net worth total is astronomical for someone so young. Check out comparisons in the table above. Her wealth level would be even higher if she hadn’t given fans a free album in 2015.
Miley Cyrus’ net worth of $197 million is 10 times larger than her father Billy Ray Cyrus’ country music fortune of $20 million. Beyonce’s $372 million net worth is 2 times larger than Miley Cyrus’. Cyrus has four times more money than Selena Gomez’s net worth of $45 million and 61 times more than Barack Obama’s net worth of $3.2 million. Finally, Bill Gates’ net worth of $80 billion is 407 times bigger than Miley Cyrus’.
Miley Cyrus Net Worth Over Time
|Miley Cyrus Net Worth Over Time|
|Miley Cyrus net worth 2006||$1,362,816|
|Miley Cyrus net worth 2007||$40,848,565|
|Miley Cyrus net worth 2008||$46,114,258|
|Miley Cyrus net worth 2009||$94,712,512|
|Miley Cyrus net worth 2010||$100,991,833|
|Miley Cyrus net worth 2011||$122,198,804|
|Miley Cyrus net worth 2012||$128,552,297|
|Miley Cyrus net worth 2013||$137,366,343|
|Miley Cyrus net worth 2014||$182,572,675|
|Miley Cyrus net worth 2015||$190,058,841|
|Miley Cyrus net worth 2016||$202,054,317|
|Miley Cyrus net worth 2017||$207,764,372|
The Miley Cyrus net worth sum has risen sharply since 2007. The young performer has worked extremely hard to grow her wealth, piling on acting credits in TV shows like Hannah Montana and movies like the animated Bolt. In recent years, hugely popular music releases and concert tours have added hundreds of millions to her finances, along with $10 million for her work as a coach on The Voice.
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Miley Cyrus Net Worth Sources: Concerts, Music Sales, Endorsements
The Miley Cyrus net worth figure comes from studio albums, live albums, EPs, music singles, concert tours, acting roles, endorsements and investment income. The details on each source of the stars worth are broken out below.
Note that by far the biggest portion of Miley Cyrus’ net worth comes from concert tours. The entertainer has made $201 million from live shows. That’s about three times what she’s made from all other sources combined. Even Cyrus’ prolific acting career has only added about $7 million to Miley Cyrus net worth totals.
|Miley Cyrus Income Source||Addition to Miley Cyrus Net Worth|
|Total Miley Cyrus Net Worth||$207,764,372|
|Miley Cyrus Studio Albums||$16,030,014|
|Singles (Miley Cyrus Lead Artist)||$2,034,846|
|Singles as Featured Artist||$87,720|
|Miley Cyrus Concert Tours||$200,978,200|
|Miley Cyrus YouTube Earnings||$16,988,781|
|Total Miley Cyrus Lifetime Earnings||$370,554,015|
|Taxes (Cyrus is in a 39.6% bracket)||$135,558,393|
Music Sales and Miley Cyrus’ Net Worth
It often comes as a shock when music sales contribute only a small portion to a top musician’s net worth. The Miley Cyrus net worth number owes only a small percentage to music sales. The diva’s music sales account for $22 million dollars. A large number, but only 8% of her $207 million dollar net worth.
|Miley Cyrus Net Worth from Music Sales|
|Total Music Sales and Miley Cyrus' Net Worth||54,900,000||$22,141,950|
|Music Sale Type||Units Sold||Cyrus Earnings|
|Singles (Cyrus as lead artist)||23,900,000||$2,034,846|
|Singles (Cyrus featured)||3,400,000||$87,720|
Singles where Cyrus was the lead artist contribute more to her net worth. Based on industry estimates, Cyrus took in 6.6% of the revenue from songs where she was the lead artist. She only earned about 2% from songs where she was a featured artist. That’s why lead artist singles added the most to Miley Cyrus’ net worth at $2 million dollars.
Studio album sales boosted the Miley Cyrus net worth count by $16 million in the years between 2007 and 2015. The performer has released five studio albums to date. The figures below show how studio albums have added to Miley Cyrus’ net worth.
|Miley Cyrus Net Worth from Studio Albums|
|Total Miley Cyrus Net Worth from Studio Albums||$16,030,014|
|Studio Albums||Unit Sales||Miley Cyrus Earnings (6.6%)|
|Meet Miley Cyrus (2007)||9,800,000||$7,108,332|
|Can't Be Tamed (2010)||1,600,000||$1,160,544|
|Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz (2015)||N/A||Free|
Cyrus’ third studio album, Can’t Be Tamed, is her lowest earning album at only $632,544. That’s compared to sales in the millions for her other studio albums. The album makes the weakest showing in our Miley Cyrus net worth figures thanks to its mixed critical reception. Critics complained that the songs on the album were derivative of work by other female divas such as Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera.
We estimated that studio albums added 6.6% of their revenue to Miley Cyrus’ net worth based on data from music site Bandzoogle. Using that percentage plus an approximate album cost, we came up with the amount Cyrus likely added to her net worth from each studio album.
Other albums include extended play albums and live albums. These albums chipped in an additional $4 million. That includes $3.6 million from the EP The Time of Our Lives in 2009 and $360,000 from the live album from the Best of Both Worlds concert tour in 2008.
Singles as Lead Artist
Singles where Cyrus was lead artist account for the biggest portion of her music sales from singles. These singles added $2 million to the Miley Cyrus net worth sum. Cyrus began releasing singles in 2007 with her first studio album Meet Miley Cyrus. Her top selling single was 2013’s Wrecking Ball, which added $553,410 to Cyrus’ net worth. Tied for the spot of weakest single are Ready, Set, Don’t Go with her father in 2007, Start All Over and Fly on the Wall in 2008, When I Look at You and Who Owns My Heart in 2010, and Adore You and Real and True in 2013. Each of those singles earned Cyrus only $17,028.
|Miley Cyrus Net Worth from Singles Sales|
|Total Miley Cyrus Net Worth from Singles||$2,034,846|
|Cyrus Singles||Unit Sales||Miley Cyrus Earnings|
|Ready, Set, Don't Go (2007)||200,000||$17,028|
|See You Again (2007)||1,500,000||$127,710|
|Start All Over (2008)||200,000||$17,028|
|7 Things (2008)||500,000||$42,570|
|Fly on the Wall (2008)||200,000||$17,028|
|The Climb (2009)||4,250,000||$361,845|
|Hoedown Throwdown (2009)||500,000||$42,570|
|Party in the U.S.A. (2009)||4,250,000||$361,845|
|When I Look at You (2010)||200,000||$17,028|
|Can't Be Tamed (2010)||500,000||$42,570|
|Who Owns My Heart (2010)||200,000||$17,028|
|We Can't Stop (2013)||4,500,000||$383,130|
|Wrecking Ball (2013)||6,500,000||$553,410|
|Adore You (2013)||200,000||$17,028|
|Real and True (2013)||200,000||$17,028|
Singles where the pop star was the featured artist make up only a very small portion of Miley Cyrus’ net worth at $87,720. Since 2008, the star has sung supporting vocals for nine singles. She earned between $5,000 and $38,000 for each, based on industry estimates.
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Miley Cyrus Net Worth from Concert Tours
By far the lion’s share of the Miley Cyrus net worth stockpile comes from concert tours. It’s fairly typical for concert tours to form the biggest part of a major musician’s net worth. Top musicians like Cyrus can pull 85% of the box office take from a concert tour. They also spend a lot on each concert.
To date, Cyrus has performed in four concert tours, with each one earning tens of millions of dollars. By our estimates, the box office take from these tours has added over $201 million to Miley Cyrus’ net worth. Additions to Miley Cyrus’ net worth from each concert tour are listed in the table below.
|Miley Cyrus Net Worth from Concerts||Box Office||Miley Cyrus Earnings|
|Total Miley Cyrus Net Worth from Concerts||$200,978,200|
|Best of Both Worlds (2007)||$54,000,000||$51,300,000|
|Wonder World Tour (2009)||$67,000,000||$63,650,000|
|Gypsy Heart Tour (2011)||$26,000,000||$24,700,000|
|Bangerz Tour (2014)||$62,900,000||$59,755,000|
|Milky Milky Milk Tour (2015)||$1,656,000||$1,573,200|
The Best of Both Worlds tour was Cyrus’ first tour. It capitalized on the star’s Hannah Montana success and introduced her as a talent in and of herself. The tour took in $54 million at the box office and added $51 million to the star’s net worth before taxes and expenses. The singer was just 15 years old.
Cyrus’ next concert tour was her Wonder World Tour. Kicking off in September of 2009, the tour brought in $67 million at the box office. The tour promoted her album Breakout and did not include songs as Hannah Montana.
The Gypsy Heart tour in 2011 spanned the Philippines, Latin America and Australia. The tour promoted the album Can’t Be Tamed. It brought in $26 million at the box office.
Cyrus’ Bangerz tour in 2014 was hailed by critics for its originality and self-mockery. It earned the star kudos for her excellent vocal performances.
Miley Cyrus Net Worth and Endorsements
Endorsements have added at least $12 million to Miley Cyrus’ net worth. While there’s not a lot of public data out there about celebrity endorsement amounts, we do know about a few deals. Cyrus had an ongoing deal with Walmart for a signature clothing line. She also had an endorsement deal with Disney to sell merchandise and music. We’ve estimated a $5 million dollar boost to Miley Cyrus’ net worth from her Walmart deal and another $7 million from her deal with Disney.
Cyrus may have other endorsement deals. However, some critics have argued Cyrus “shot herself in the foot” with endorsements by being too crude and edgy. It’s difficult to agree with this claim, since concert sales in the tens of millions seem a fair trade for being able to say and do exactly what she wants, without corporate sponsors holding a gun to her net worth.
Miley Cyrus Net Worth and Acting
Miley Cyrus has earned about $7 million from acting. That may strike some readers as low, since the star has appeared in several big movies and appeared for five years as the lead in the popular Hannah Montana TV series.
We estimated Cyrus’ acting earnings based on historical data for payouts for actors, box office earnings and media reports. Now that Cyrus is a coach on The Voice, her acting earnings will go up by about $10 million per year.
|Miley Cyrus Acting Credits|
|Total Miley Cyrus Net Worth fom Acting||$7,246,000|
|Year||Miley Cyrus Estimated Payout|
|Big Fish (2003)||$20,000|
|The Suite Life of Zack and Cody (2006)||$20,000|
|Hannah Montana (2006)||$1,980,000|
|The Replacements (2007)||$20,000|
|High School Musical 2 (2007)||$300,000|
|The Emperor's New School (2007)||$120,000|
|Super Rhino (2009)||$100,000|
|Hannah Montana: The Movie (2009)||$700,000|
|The Suite Life on Deck (2009)||$30,000|
|The Last Song (2010)||$920,000|
|Rock Mafia Presents: The Big Bang (2010)||$20,000|
|Two and a Half Men (2012)||$30,000|
|So Undercover (2012)||$1,000,000|
|Stone Quackers (2012)||$80,000|
|Wrecking Ball (2013)||$300,000|
YouTube and Miley Cyrus Net Worth
YouTube adds $16.4 million into the Miley Cyrus net worth number before taxes. That’s because Cyrus has 2.5 billion YouTube views as of 1/10/17. Industry analysts estimate that a big star like Cyrus earns something like $7.60 for every 1,000 YouTube views. That translates to $19.3 million. Since the channel is run by Vevo, we estimate that Cyrus keeps 85% of that money or $16.4 million.
|YouTube and Miley Cyrus Net Worth|
|Earnings Per 1,000 Views||$0.0076|
|Miley Cyrus Portion (85%)||$16,419,899|
Miley Cyrus Net Worth in the Media
Several media outlets have estimated the Miley Cyrus net worth total in the neighborhood of $155 million. The chart below shows Miley Cyrus net worth estimates from three different media sources, plus Money Nation’s estimate. Most online sources put Miley Cyrus’ net worth at $160 million. The lowest estimate we found online was a guess of $120 million. The highest estimate aside was $185 million. The average figure is $174,250,000.
Money Nation’s Estimate
Our extensive research shows hard figures behind much of our Miley Cyrus net worth calculations. We’ve estimated Miley Cyrus’ net worth based on known figures for music sales, concert box office results, endorsement deals and acting credits. Where exact numbers aren’t available, we’ve done the math using industry estimates for percentages of revenue earned by stars like Miley Cyrus. It’s possible Miley Cyrus net worth is higher or lower than our $207 million dollar figure. Cyrus’ net worth could be as low as $160 million or as high as $240 million.
Miley Cyrus Net Worth Calculations
Cyrus’ net worth is of course affected by taxes, expenses and investments.
Cyrus pays 39.6% of her income in federal taxes. Because she still uses Tennessee as her state of residence, she pays no state income tax. She also likely pays 10% of her annual income for costs like agent fees, staff salaries and concert production. The star also adds an estimated 6% to her net worth each year from investments.
The chart and table below show the breakdown of our Miley Cyrus net worth total.
In the infographic above, the green line represents Miley Cyrus’ net worth over time. The red line is Cyrus’ earnings and the blue line is her investment income.
The table below shows how taxes, expenses and investments change the Miley Cyrus net worth total. To create the table, we added an average annual rate of return of 6% to Cyrus’ net worth. We subtracted 10% for expenses and 39.6% for taxes.
|Miley Cyrus Net Worth Adjusted|
|Year||Cyrus Earnings After Adjustments||Net Worth|
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Miley Cyrus Net Worth and the Developing World
Though Cyrus takes a lot of flak from the older generations as being too crude and maybe even a tad idiotic, the star deserves credit in several areas. Not only an undeniably talented singer, she has also made some decisions that deserve a nod. One such is the choice to set her Gypsy Heart tour largely in the developing world. The decision no doubt hurt her net worth. There’s no doubt that Miley Cyrus’ net worth could have been considerably larger had she chosen to do another concert tour in America instead of in Latin America and the Philippines, where ticket prices are lower.
The chart above shows Cyrus’ income year after year. The large peaks show concert tour income adding to Miley Cyrus’ net worth. The smallest peak shows income from the star’s Gypsy Heart tour. That addition to Cyrus’ net worth could have been a lot bigger if she’d set the tour in developed countries like her other concert tours.
This point about the star’s net worth may be stretching somewhat. She’s still shockingly rich. Also, the tour promoted her least successful album, Can’t Be Tamed, which may not have gone over big as a concert tour in the first world. But the decision still shows a depth of thought beyond just a pure desire to build the biggest fortune possible.