Born in Huston Texas in 1987, Hilary Duff started to make her money early as a child actor in local theatre productions and then TV commercials before she landed a leading role in the popular TV series Lizzie McGuire which saw her start to make big money which even got bigger as movie roles started coming her way, most notable among them is Agent Cody Banks and Cheaper by the Dozen, two. Her looks and her skill took her places and got her a lot of money which placed her Net Worth as of 2015 at $25 million.
Hilary Duff Net Worth - $25 Million
Birth Name - Hilary Erhard Duff
Date of birth - September 28, 1987
Zodiac Sign - Libra
Birth Place - Houston, Texas, U.S.
Nationality - American
Height - 5′ 2″
Profession - Entrepreneur, Singer-songwriter, Film producer, Voice Actor, Author, Fashion designer, Model, Composer, Songwriter
Although she was famed for her acting as a child, Hilary Duff was not satisfied with a single profession and decided to venture into the music industry and prove herself to be just as gifted. In 2002, she recorded her first album named Santa Claus Lane but it was her second album in 2003 that won her critical acclaim.”Metamorphosis” sold over three million copies in the united states and also achieved success in Canada and Japan with a spot on the billboard’s top 200.
With her success in Music and Film, more success and fortune came her way with dolls and fragrances using her image to market their brands. More fame came with more movie deals, with bigger roles and fatter paychecks. The Actor and musician took advantage of her fame at the time to publish a novel that targeted young adults and she followed it up with 2 sequels.
With the money flowing into her account, Hilary Duff decided to buy a Mediterranean styled house worth 3.5 million dollars seated on 9,600 square feet, with 6 bedrooms, private acres of land, refined finishing and neighbors like Denzel Washington to go with it. The home has proved to be an investment as a recent evaluation in 2015 recorded its worth to have shot up to 7 million dollars since she bought it in 2004.
At the height of her fame, she also went ahead to invest in a clothes line named Things by Hilary Duff, a number of other items fell under this brand including furniture, perfumes, and Jewellery which was intended to capture her teen fans who could relate with Lizzie McGuire. Between 2004 and 2005, she made a cool 12 million dollars and found herself on the Forbes list of Young Affluent Stars under 25.
When it comes to spending her money, she is a typical lady who loves shopping and having designer stuff but she is also known for giving to charity, and different causes. At the time when hurricane Katrina struck the U.S, she donated $250,000 dollars to the victims of the hurricane and also gave 2.5 million meals to the victims. She is very passionate about helping kids and animals and is known for donating to different children’s organizations as well as advocating for animal rights. In 2013, she teamed up with Duracell to donate 20,000 batteries to children’s hospitals in Canada to help power life-saving equipment in the hospital as well as toys to bring a smile to the seek children.
It is worth noting though that her net worth does not take into account the fact that the family of the father of her children, with whom she shares joint custody, is estimated to be worth $500M.