#WOMANCRUSHEVERYDAY - Miley Cyrus
With a quirky character and provocative clothing, Miley Cyrus has always been quickly judged by both the media and fans. However, did you know just how charitable our former Disney star is?
Born on November 23rd 1992 and brought up in Franklin, Tenessee, American singer songwriter and actress Miley Cyrus started off her career alongside her dad on popular American medical drama ‘doc’. By 2006, Miley became a teen idol on children’s programme Hannah Montana and subsequently signed a contract with Hollywood records as a recording artist; this then lead to the release of her first album Meet Miley Cyrus in 2007.
Currently, Miley Cyrus has a net worth of almost 200 million US dollars alongside 57 awards under her belt.
Miley Cyrus has shown her philanthropy since the young age of fourteen when she started her work with City of Hope, a private non-profitable clinic for research into cancer, for this she donated $1 for every ticket sold during her best of both worlds’ tour, raising just over one million dollars. Alongside this, she raised just over four millions dollars performing at benefit concerts in 2008, 2009 and 2012.
Over the years, Miley has shown her empathy and compassion repeatedly, helping launch Get Ur Good On in 2009, handing out hearing aids to children who couldn’t afford health care from the Haiti earthquake in 2010 and 2011 and taking Jesse Helt as her date to the MTV awards in 2014. Miley sent Jesse up to receive her award for Wrecking Ball as best video; "on behalf of the 1.6 million runaways and homeless youths in the United States who are starving, lost, and scared for their lives right now." These selfless acts equated to Miley being named the 4th most charitable celebrity of the year by non-profit organization 'Do Something' in 2014.
Miley’s most recent work includes her setting up her own charity. The charity aims to provide shelter, food and drink and has already provided 1,539 homes for the homeless. Miley said ’The Happy Hippie Foundation for the LGBTQ homeless community. ’Anything beautiful on this planet takes time, and with time comes change’. ‘Every life is valuable and we should make sure those who question their value feel protected.’