Miley Cyrus’ ‘Hannah Montana’ Salary Was Shockingly Low: ‘I Was Probably the Least Paid Person’

by Jeremy Spirogis
Miley Cyrus on set of Hannah Montana

When Hannah Montana first premiered again in 2006, Disney had no thought simply how profitable the present can be. The sitcom adopted Miley Stewart, a “normal” teenage woman moonlighting as teen pop sensation, Hannah Montana. Not solely was the present wildly profitable on Disney (spanning 4 seasons and 98 episodes) however the Hannah Montana franchise grew to become a world phenomenon. It additionally catapulted Miley Cyrus (who snagged the lead position) into superstardom, making her one of the crucial acknowledged folks on the planet.

Miley Cyrus on set of Hannah Montana
Miley Cyrus | Craig Sjodin/Disney Channel by way of Getty Images

Disney made certain to capitalize on the success of Hannah Montana. In addition to the present, they made an eponymous film, which grossed $15.5 million within the field workplace. Plenty of merchandise was created additionally, a lot of which was in Cyrus’ likeness. Furthermore, Cyrus went on tour as Hannah Montana, performing in lots of concert events round throughout the U.S. With all of the work Cyrus put into Hannah Montana, it’s fairly stunning that she wasn’t making that a lot cash off of the tv present.

Miley Cyrus had one of many lowest salaries within the ‘Hannah Montana’ forged

Back in 2016, Cyrus spoke with Elle concerning the trajectory of her profession up till that time. She reminisced about Hannah Montana and shared that she was extremely excited to be part of Disney. In reality, the “Mother’s Daughter” singer was so excited that she didn’t negotiate her wage in addition to she ought to have for the long-lasting position. In reality, Cyrus revealed that, although she was the clear star of the present, she probably wasn’t paid as a lot as her fellow castmates, a minimum of when she first began.

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“I just wanted to be on TV,” Cyrus shared with the publication.” I imply, at one level—they’ll most likely kill me for saying it—I used to be most likely the least paid particular person within the [Hannah Montana] forged as a result of I didn’t know any higher. I used to be similar to, I may be on Disney! Yeah, I need to do it!” the “Malibu” singer confessed.

The ‘Slide Away’ singer credit her mother for shielding her

As Cyrus was so excited, she didn’t initially did notice how a lot energy she may really wield. Fortunately, her mom, Tish Cyrus, ultimately employed some folks to assist handle the singer’s profession. “My name was Miley on my show, but I didn’t own my name—we didn’t think about that. Like, Yeah, you can use my name on your show, sure! My mom started understanding how many people take advantage of a child, so she hired smart people to protect me in that way,” Cyrus revealed.

How a lot did the actress make per episode on ‘Hannah Montana’

But simply how a lot cash did Cyrus make for Hannah Montana? According to the New York Post, Cyrus raked in $15,000 per episode. Naturally, that appears fairly excessive to the typical particular person, but it surely’s fairly low for a TV star who was as huge as Cyrus. By comparability, Selena Gomez (one other outstanding Disney Channel star) made $25,000 for each episode of Wizards of Waverly Place despite the fact that her present premiered a yr and a half after Cyrus’. Meanwhile, at Nickelodeon, Miranda Cosgrove was raking in an astounding $180,000 for each episode of iCarly.

What is Cyrus’ internet value today?

Though Cyrus was probably underpaid for Hannah Montana episodes, you wouldn’t have the ability to inform from her internet value. Thanks to her profession as a singer, she’s value a staggering $160 million today. Clearly, Cyrus has actually discovered the perfect of each worlds.

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