Mariah Carey’s Net Worth And Biography

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The Popular Singer’s Net Worth Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur and actress. Mariah Carey has a net worth of $320 million.

Carey is one of the best-selling music artists of all-time, and has sold over 200 million records globally.The singer still earns money from her 1996 festive favourite All I Want For Christmas.Every year, Mariah is believed to earn around $500,000 in royalties from the single track, according to The Independent.

Mariah has sold over 200 million records during her career, which automatically makes her one of the best-selling music artists of all time.

She has more #1 songs than any other female writer/producer in US chart history. As of this writing she has won five Grammys, 10 AMAs, and 15 Billboard Music Awards.

History/Early Life Story

Mariah Carey was born on March 27, 1970 in Huntington, New York. She is of African American, Afro-Venezuelan and Irish descent. Her father’s father adopted the last name “Carey” upon moving to New York, changing it from Nunez. Her mother was a one-time Opera singer and vocal coach. The parents separated when Mariah was three years old.

Always interested in the arts and music in particular, Mariah started writing poems and early songs while at Harborfields High School in Greenlawn, New York. She graduated from high school in 1987.

At Harborfields, Mariah befriended Gavin Christopher and Ben Margulies, with whom she soon began composing full songs with lyrics and music. After graduating, while living in New York City, Mariah, Gavin and Ben continued working together to create a full-length demo.

The demo eventually made its way to pop singer Brenda K. Starr. Brenda continued to pass the demo around town while bringing Mariah to various industry galas. At one such gala, the demo tape was handed off to Tommy Mottola, the head of Columbia Records. He listened to the tape in the car on the way home. After hearing the first two songs he was convinced Mariah Carey would become a star.

It took two weeks to track her down, but when he did Tommy instantly signed Mariah to a record deal and assembled a team to plot her commercial debut. In Tommy’s eyes, Mariah would be Columbia’s answer to Arista Records’ Whitney Houston.


Whilst Carey started writing songs, she was living in Manhattan with four female students, and was waitressing to pay the bills.She finally managed to record her own demo tape but failed in trying to pass it on successfully to record labels. Shortly after recording to demo, Mariah was introduced to pop singer Brenda Starr.

As Brenda and Mariah became friends, she was very keen on helping Mariah succeed in the industry. Starr presented Carey’s demo tape to the head of Columbia Records, and he immediately signed Mariah after listening to the tape.

Since then, her music has become some of the most popular of all time, and each one of her albums has achieved major success.

Carey’s Net Worth

Mariah Carey’s net worth is estimated to be between $300 million and $520 million.

Net Worth:$320 Million
Date of Birth:Mar 27, 1970 (51 years old)
Height:5 ft 8 in (1.75 m)
Profession:Record producer, Singer, Songwriter, Musician, Model, Author, Composer, Actor, Film Producer, Voice Actor
Nationality:United States of America

Her Albums

•Mariah Carey (1990)

Emotions (1991)

•Music Box (1993)

•Merry Christmas (1994)

•DayDream (1995)

•Butterfly (1997)

•Rainbow (1999)

•Glitter (2001)

•Charm-bracelet (2002)

•The Emancipation of Mimi (2005)

•E=MC2 (2008)

•Memoirs of An Imperfect Angel (2009)

•Merry Christmas II You (2010)

•Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse (2014)

•Caution (2018)

How Old Is Carey

Mariah Carey was born on 27 March 1970, making her 51 years old.Mariah is the daughter of Patricia Hickey, an opera singer and vocal coach, who trained her daughter in opera singing from the tender age of three.Her father, Alfred Roy Carey, was an aeronautical engineer.

Personal Life Story

In 1993 Mariah married Tommy Motalla. They divorced in 1998. She was married to actor Nick Cannon from 2008 to 2016. They have two children together, twin boys who were born in April 2011. She was briefly engaged to Australian billionaire James Packer in 2016 and dated singer Luis Migeul between 1998 and 2001.

Her Contract with virgin Record

In April 2001, Mariah left Columbia Records and signed what was then a record-setting $100 million, five-album contract with Virgin Music. That’s the same as $150 million after adjusting for inflation. It was the biggest contract in the history of music at the time.

Mariah’s first album with Virgin, “Glitter”, was released on August 18, 2001. The album was actually a soundtrack to a movie of the same name which was a semi-autobiographically about a fictionalized version of Mariah. Both the album and film, which was unfortunately released on September 21, 2001 – 10 days after the 9/11 terror attacks, were panned by critics and audiences. The movie is famously one of the biggest box-office bombs of all time

Even before the movie’s release, Mariah had to be hospitalized for extreme exhaustion. She reportedly experienced a physical and emotional breakdown.

Over time the album sold 3 million copies. That would have been respectable for any other artist. Unfortunately it was a disaster for Mariah and Virgin’s newly-minted $100 million contract.

Virgin was so desperate to free themselves from Mariah that they paid her $28 million to end the contract early. When it was all said and done, Mariah was paid nearly $50 million to produce the one album for Virgin.

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