How much is Billy Ray Cyrus worth?
|Net Worth:||$20 Million
|Date of Birth:||August 25, 1961|
|Country:||United States of America|
In the ’90s, he was a country crooner with an ‘Achy Breaky’ number one single, but lately, he’s more famous for the overbearing stage dad to Miley Cyrus.
Who Is Billy Ray Cyrus
Mullet-loving Billy Ray Cyrus is a multi-platinum country singer who achieved fame from his catchy line-dancing anthem, ‘Achy Breaky Heart.’ After his music career took a plunge, Cyrus went from one-hit wonder to Disney dad with the help of his daughter, Miley Cyrus, the Hannah Montana superstar, whose rising fame has undoubtedly launched him back into the public’s radar.
Cyrus was born on August 25, 1961 the son of a politician in a small town in Kentucky. Despite growing up surrounded by gospel music, it was actually baseball that won over his young heart and earned him a scholarship to Georgetown College. But it didn’t take long before he dropped the bat and picked up a guitar.
With a newfound passion for music, Cyrus formed a band called Sly Dog with his brother. The band saw very minor success and when the club they played at burned down, Cyrus took off to California to pursue a solo career. Unable to secure a recording contract in Los Angeles, Cyrus moved back to Kentucky where he, like so many country singers before him, turned to Nashville to catch his break.
We calculate Billy Ray Cyrus has a net worth of $20 million dollars, as of 2020.
How did Billy Ray become famous?
In 1990, Cyrus got his chance when Mercury Records signed him on for a record deal that they would not regret. When his debut album was released in 1992, it was an instant success, propelled by the infectious single ‘Achy Breaky Heart,’ which led to a national outbreak of line-dancing mania. The album itself, Some Gave All, spent 17 weeks at the top of the pop charts and continued to rank in the top 10 for a total of 43 weeks. Determined to prove his career was more than just a flash in the pan, Cyrus continued to release albums, all of which were met with a fraction of his freshman success.
Before the peak of his fame, Cyrus was married to his first wife, Cindy Smith, but rumors of infidelity led to a divorce in 1991. In the year that followed, a woman named Kristina Luckey gave birth to Cyrus’ first son. By this time, Leticia Finley (AKA Tish) was already pregnant with another child of Cyrus’, their daughter Miley. The couple eventually married in 1993. Since then, Cyrus expanded his family, adopting Finley’s two children from a previous relationship and having another two together.
A Face For Film
Despite the mullet, Cyrus was always considered something of a hunk, a reputation that helped him while building his music career as well as during his foray into acting. After dabbling in minor television and movie gigs, in 2001, Cyrus took on the title role in a PAX TV medical drama, Doc, about a doctor from Montana who follows a job to New York City. Meanwhile, Cyrus cut off his signature mullet and grew out his mane as well as a triangular soul patch. With his fresh new look, Cyrus joined his daughter Miley on the cast of Disney’s Hannah Montana as a fictionalized version of himself in 2006. The show’s enormous success among younger generations helped reshape his career.
While continuing to work on the show until the series’ completion in 2011, Cyrus took advantage of his renewed popularity and involved himself with other side projects. In 2007, he pumped out another studio album flop Home at Last under the Disney record label. That same year, Cyrus lasted through eight weeks of grueling dance competition on Dancing with the Stars. When Hannah Montana took to the big screen in 2009, Cyrus made it into mainstream cinema (and the soundtrack) and even strayed away from Disney’s clutches to work alongside Jackie Chan in the babysitting comedy The Spy Next Door (2010).
After all the sacrifices they made for show business, the Cyrus family began to feel the strains of Hollywood take weight in their personal life. In October 2010, Cyrus filed for divorce after 17 years of marriage to Tish — although he announced he was calling off the divorce six months later. With a family on the verge of being torn apart in the public eye and the effects of early stardom turning Miley into a cautionary tale, Cyrus struggled to keep his family intact while still maintaining their careers in the business.
Entering into the pop culture arena on the sparkly coattails of his daughter, Billy Ray Cyrus has managed the tough task of reinventing himself. Although he may not have shaken his one-hit wonder status, his career has far from faded out.
Defining Quote “I’ve done some stupid crap—I do stupid crap. We all do. But it’s different when you sit back and you see it happening to your little girl.”