Hilary Duff is a $25 million net worth American actress and recording artist. Hilary rose to prominence as the star of the Disney series “Lizzie McGuire,” and she has since gone on to have a successful film and television career.
Hilary Duff was born on September 28, 1987, in Houston, Texas, as the second of two children. Haylie Duff, her older sister, would also go on to become an actress.
Hilary and Haylie both took singing, acting, and ballet classes as children. This resulted in local theatrical productions. In 1993, the sisters and their mother relocated to Los Angeles to pursue more acting opportunities. They quickly entered the audition circuit and landed numerous commercials between the two of them.
Hilary landed a minor uncredited role in True Women, a Hallmark Entertainment series, in 1997. She landed her first major starring role in Casper Meets Wendy in 1998. Throughout the end of the 1990s, she landed more film and television roles.
On January 12, 2001, Hilary debuted in the title role of the Disney Channel series Lizzie McGuire, which would make her a household name. Hilary would later appear in 65 episodes of the original series over the course of two seasons. She appeared in the show’s theatrical film adaptation in 2003. Hilary was announced as the executive producer of a re-boot of the series for Disney + in August 2019.
During the original run of the show, Disney reportedly earned more than $100 million in merchandise sales alone.
Hilary was paid $15,000 per episode of Lizzie McGuire, for a total of just under $1 million for the entire series. For the 2003 film, she was paid $1 million. She was paid $500,000 to co-star in Agent Cody Banks with Frankie Muniz in 2003. She earned another $1 million the following year for her role in Cheaper by the Dozen. In 2005, she was paid $2 million to appear in the sequel to that film.
Hilary received $2.2 million for A Cinderella Story, as well as $2 million for Raise Your Voice, The Perfect Man, and Material Girls. During her peak years, roughly between 2003 and 2013, Hilary earned at least $18 million in various salaries, royalties, and bonuses.
She has also appeared as a guest star on several television shows, including Gossip Girl, Beauty & the Briefcase, and Younger, as well as in several independent films, including War, Inc., According to Greta, and Bloodworth.
Following her success on the big screen, Duff expanded her career into pop music. She has sold an estimated 15 million albums worldwide to date. Her debut album alone sold over 5 million copies. Hilary has three RIAA-certified platinum albums and three number one singles to her credit.
Hilary Duff has also launched two clothing lines and collaborated with Elizabeth Arden on two perfume collections. She is an active philanthropist who donates to various charities on a regular basis. She has also begun producing films for general theatrical release.
Between 2001 and 2003, Duff dated pop singer Aaron Carter on and off before meeting and dating Lindsay Lohan. Carter reportedly dumped Lohan and resumed dating Duff, sparking a feud between the two actresses. Duff, then 16, began dating Good Charlotte singer Joel Madden, then 25 years old, in July 2004. The couple made headlines due to their age difference and divorced two years later in November 2006.
Duff began dating Canadian NHL player Mike Comrie in 2007. From 2010 to 2016, they were married. Luca Cruz Comrie, the couple’s son, was born in March 2012. Mike is the son of a very wealthy family. His father, Bill Comrie, has a net worth of $500 million as a result of The Brick, a Canadian furniture and electronics empire that the family sold for $700 million. The couple announced their separation in January 2014, but they would continue to co-parent their son.
Since early 2017, Hilary has been dating singer Matthew Koma. They had a child together in October of 2018. Matthew has written a number of popular songs, mostly for Zedd.
Hilary spent $3.5 million on a nearly 10,000 square-foot home in the Los Angeles suburb of Toluca Lake in March 2004, when she was only 17 years old. She listed this home for $7 million in 2010, and it eventually sold for $6.5 million.
Hilary and Mike Comrie also spent $3.85 million on a Beverly Hills home in 2010. According to property records, she still owns this house, which is most likely her primary residence with Matthew Koma.
Hilary spent $2.695 million in 2016 on a new home in Studio City, California. In May 2019, she sold this home for $3.172 million.
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