Hilary Duff is an American Fashion Model, an Actress and a Singer having an estimated net worth of $28 million. Famous for her titular role in the Disney channel’s Lizzie McGuire, Hilary got to work in various movies like A Cinderella Story, Agent Cody banks and Cheaper by the Dozen. She even appeared on TV shows like Younger, Gossip Girl and Beauty & the Briefcase and has been a successful pop singer as well.
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Biography & Wiki:
Hilary was born on September 28, 1987, in Houston, Texas, to Robert Erhard Duff and Susan Colleen (née Cobb). Robert was business-partner in convenience stores chain in Houston and San Antonio. Susan was a homemaker turned film-music producer. Susan encouraged Hilary and her older sister, Haylie to study acting, singing, and take ballet classes. The sisters started at local theatre productions. They joined touring San Antonio Ballet Met production of “The Nutcracker” and moved to California with Susan (1993).
Golden years of Hilary were 2000–2007 as actress and musician. She became famous for appearing in Disney Channel series, “Lizzie McGuire”. It was premiered on January 12, 2001 and had 2.3 million viewers per episode. Disney used Hilary’s character to market soundtracks, books, dolls, toys, and video games and earned $100 million. Hilary appeared with Aaron in one episode of “Lizzie McGuire” (2001-2004). Later, Hilary was in “Human Nature” (2002) as the younger version of Patricia Arquette and in Disney’s channel, “Cadet Kelly” (2002) for 19-years.
Hilary signed with Andre Recke of Hollywood Records to release her her second studio album: “Metamorphosis” (2003). This sold over three million copies in the US and was 3x platinum certification from RIAA. Also, two singles: “So Yesterday” and “Come Clean” were on top of the US Billboard 200. Hilary’s albums: “Hilary Duff” (2004), “Most Wanted” (2005) were certified Platinum in the US. Her fourth studio album: “Dignity” (2007) was the major hit.
Hilary recorded original song: “What Dreams Are Made Of” for film’s finale and soundtrack. She recorded “Why Not” that was a top-twenty hit in Australia and New Zealand and soundtrack to “The Lizzie McGuire”- this was certified as Platinum in Canada and 2x Platinum by the RIAA. Lizzie McGuire aired its final episode on February 14, 2004 after Hilary’s 65-episode contract.
Hilary was more involved in the production of this album. The album had works from Avril Lavigne and Ashlee Simpson and made it to No. 2 on the Billboard 200. The album sold over 1.8 million copies in the US. Hilary released her first compilation album entitled “Most Wanted” (2005). There are songs from her previous albums, remixes and new material. The song: “Wake Up” became the second single to be certified Gold by RIAA and the compilation was at no. 1 on the Billboard 200. It sold over one million copies after a month of its release.
Hilary’s transition from teenage star to adult actress was smooth. She was known for “from the queen of teen to breakout sex symbol.” Hilary was placed at #23 on the annual Hot 100 Women. Hilary remained on the list ever since. In addition, she is on the annual FHM list of the 100 Sexiest Women. Hilary married Mike Comrie (m.2010 –div.2016) and they have a son. She released novel, “Elixir” (2010) – New York Times bestseller. This novel has two sequels: “Devoted” (2011) and “True” (2013). In 2014, Hilary returned to music and signed with RCA Records to release her fifth studio album: “Breathe In Breathe Out” (2015). Hilary released her first perfume, “With Love… Hilary Duff,” (2006) – Line distributed by Elizabeth Arden Company.
Awards & Achievements:
Hilary won all the following awards: MTV TRL Awards (Italy) – Best New Artist, 2006; World Music Awards: Best Selling New Female Artist, 2004; AOL Awards – Most Searched for Person of the Year Teen Category2004. As a child, she won several awards too.
Net worth of Hilary Duff
Hilary Duff’s estimated net worth is $28 million as of 2017-2018, which she has accumulated by sale of her records, appearances in TV shows and movies. Since working as a child actor, Hilary has quite a huge fan following as well. She earned $21,000 per episode from Disney’s Lizzie McGuire. Many of her albums earned huge and were even certified by RIAA. Lizzie McGuire royalties and merchandise also earned her a lot. She was paid $2,000,000 for movie Cheaper than Dozen 2 and The Perfect Man. Having two clothing lines and perfume collections, Hilary is earning from her business ventures as well.
Hilary has been on and off the film screens made on television episodes and big screen. Her music albums have been popularly sold all over the world. As a celebrity, Hilary advertised for several clothing brands but her most famous was for Elizabeth Arden Company. She is quite an active philanthropist and regularly donates.