Hilary Erhard Duff was born on 28 September 1987, in Houston, Texas USA, and is an actress, singer, philanthropist and songwriter – a talented all-round performer with as many successes as she has active professional fields, possibly best known for her breakout role as the titular Lizzie McGuire in Disney Channel’s teen sitcom “Lizzie McGuire”, Duff has since branched out into various other fields of entertainment, including a successful career as a pop singer and songwriter.
So just how rich is Hilary Duff? As of mid-2016, authoritative sources have estimated that Hilary has a net worth of over $25 million, built primarily on her ability to strive for and achieve excellence in both acting and singing; Duff remains one of the world’s most recognizable teen idols.
Hilary Duff Net Worth $25 Million
Hilary Duff took to acting early – at their mother’s encouragement, Hilary and her sister, Haylie Duff, took part in various singing, acting and dancing classes. Only six years old at the time, Duff appeared – together with her sister, then aged eight – in a touring “The Nutcracker” production in and around the city of San Antonio. Fame found Hilary Duff quickly afterwards, and she took part in various local television commercials and even featured (though only as an uncredited background actor) in Hallmark Entertainment’s CBS miniseries “True Women”, which counted actresses Dana Delany and Angelina Jolie among its lead stars. In a few years’ time, Duff would be awarded the Young Artist Award for “Best Performance in a TV Movie or Pilot (Supporting Young Actress)”. Meantine Hilary was home-schooled while embarking on her acting career.
Hilary Duff’s real breakout role was to come. In 2000, uncertain about her acting career over a recent drop from the NBC sit-com “Daddio” but nonetheless supported by her mother, Duff audition for the title role in Disney Channel’s new sit-com, “Lizzie MacGuire”. Hilary Duff won the part, and over the next four years, it would make her a star – and an idol for teens everywhere. Appearing together with fellow actors Jake Thomas, Robert Carradine and Lalaine, Duff went on to be the lead actress for the show’s two seasons, and also its spinoff comedy film, “The Lizzie McGuire Movie”. The financial success of the show and the film did much to give Duff’s net worth a huge boost, and set her up for her future career.
Over the next several years, Hilary Duff appeared in several other films, as well as branching-off into the music industry. Duff was the lead actress in the 2004 teen romantic comedy “A Cinderella Story”, also featuring Jennifer Coolidge and Chad Michael Murray, and in pursuit of a career in pop music, Duff also signed on with the recording label “Hollywood Records”, releasing several albums – the first of which, “Metamorphosis”, was RIAA-certified as platinum thrice. Currently, Duff is set to appear in the new sit-com from the director of “Sex and the City”, Darren Star, entitled “Younger”, also starring Sutton Foster.
So just how rich is Hilary Duff? Currently, Duff’s net worth is estimated by authoritative sources to reach up to $25 million dollars, most due to Duff’s successful career as an actress and singer, however not entirely – Duff also owns two clothing lines, one of which is in collaboration with “DKNY Jeans”, and a perfume line that was one of America’s three most popular lines of perfume in 2006.
In her personal life, Hilary married ice-hockey player Mike Comrie in 2010, and they have a son, but divorced in 2016. With her reported annual salary of roughly $12 million, Duff can afford to maintain a Beverly Hills mansion boasting six bathrooms, a pool, and five bedrooms. Duff owns a whole host of luxurious cars, including an Aston Martin DB9 and a Mercedes-Benz G500. The actress is also involved with several charities, including “Kids with a Cause”.
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