American singer, actor and song-writer Billy Ray Cyrus is popular and successful as well – when it comes to Billy Ray Cyrus, net worth figures are around $20 million, proving that he is not only a great artist, but a successful businessman as well.
Billy Ray Cyrus Net Worth - $20 Million
Birth Name - William Ray Cyrus
Date of birth - August 25, 1961
Zodiac Sign - Virgo
Birth Place - Flatwoods, Kentucky, U.S.
Nationality - American
Height - 6′ 0″
Profession - Television producer, Singer-songwriter, Guitarist, Philanthropist, Actor
Born in 1961 in Kentucky as William Ray Cyrus, he started singing when aged only 4. After secondary school he went on to study at Georgetown College on a sports scholarships – he played baseball – , but he soon decided to play music for a living, dropping out during his junior year.
Becoming successful in the music business was, however, far from easy for Cyrus – he releases his debut album only in 1992. This first album did bring him instant success, though, both in the U.S and in Canada. The second studio album was quick to follow in 1993 and in that year he was also invited to work with Dolly Parton on her new single. In the following years, he releases one album a year, his Trail of Tears published in 1996 bringing him the recognition of critics as well.
He also started making Christian music in 2003, releasing two albums, but he returned to country music later on, releasing several great albums that enjoy great and continued popularity.
Cyrus tried his talents in acting as well. He makes his debut as an artist in 1999, in an indie film entitled Radical Jack, then he plays a part in Mulholland Drive directed by David Lynch. In 2001 he starts playing in the drama series Doc and in 2005 he also took to the stage in Toronto.
He also played in numerous other shows including The Nanny, The Next Wave, Diagnosis Murder as well as Hannah Montana alongside his daughter, Miley Cyrus. In 2010 he played in the Jackie Chan movie The Spy Next Door. In 2007 he appeared in Dancing with the Stars, his partner was Karina Smirnoff.
Cyrus’ success can be measured not only in his net worth and in the number of his albums and films. He has received more than 40 prestigious awards during his career so far, among them American Music Awards, World Music Awards, Billboard Music Awards as well as awards by the Academy of Country Music. With this prolific and talented artist, the list of great albums and the already impressive filmography is surely going to get even richer in the future.