The Songbird Supreme, Mariah Carey is an American singer, actress, recorder producer and an entrepreneur. Her diva, stardom and melismatic style have influenced a generation of pop singers over 30 years. She holds the record of the best-selling music artists of all time with 66.5 million certified albums. She is a pop-diva! With a total of 19 songs topping the Billboard Hot 100, she has sold more than 200 million records worldwide. With all of that well-deserved attention and five Grammys and 10 American Music Awards in her hands, Mariah Carey has a net worth of USD 320 million.
|Net worth||USD 320 million (2020)
USD 520 million (2018 estimate) (Wikipedia)
|Full Name||Mariah Carey|
|Born||March 27, 1969|
|Birth Place||Long Island, New York, U.S.|
|Profession||American singer, actress, record producer, entrepreneur|
|Height||5 ft 8 in ( 175 cm)|
|Weight||In kilograms: 69 kg; In pounds: 151 lbs|
Mariah Carey Properties
The millionaire Mariah Carey has a number of expensive properties under her hat. She lives a lavish lifestyle in Beverly Hills named Fleur de Lys of worth USD 125 million which is a 45,000 square foot estate.
Carey is also a proud owner of New York triplex Central Perk of worth USD 5.5 million for the first and second floors and another worth USD 3.5 million for the top level.
Carey has spent hefty dollars on different estates and properties, some are:
- Bought a property in the Bahamas which cost her USD 4.9 million
- A home in Bel-Air for which she spent USD 7 million, and
- More than USD 4 million for her property in the Hamptons.
What Contributed To Mariah Carey Net Worth?
With an impressive net worth of USD 320 million, Mariah Carey has made her bank balance heavy through his concerts, tours and music career and also being an entrepreneur. She also makes other millions from brand promotions, media appearances and endorsements with popular companies. Carey earned over USD 30 million from endorsements and music sales in 2019. The Sweet Sweet Fantasy Tour in 2015 grossed over USD 30.03 million.
Carey’s song All I Want for Christmas Is You which reportedly only took 15 minutes to write earned her USD 60 million with a global sales of 100 million copies and counting. The song is the massive hit and the most-profitable singles of all time which is featured now in dozens of Christmas movies and streaming services such as Spotify and Pandora. Streamed nearly 11 million times!
In 2001, Carey entered into a contract with Virgin that scored a massive USD 100 million records. About USD 23.5 million was agreed by the company to pay her each for her next five albums, though she ended up only delivering one record – Glitter – as it turns out to be the lowest sale for the company. She was paid USD 28 million to get out of the contract.
After the contract with Virgin ended, Mariah signed a USD 24 million, five-album deal with Island Records. Her Island albums went good especially in terms of sale with her biggest hit being 2005’s “The Emancipation of Mimi”. The album sold 10 million copies worldwide.
In 2015, Forbes listed her in top-earning women in the music industry, and special thanks go to a residency in Las Vegas that helped to earn her a whopping USD 27 million.
She made a hefty dollars on “American Idol”, the reality singing competition show in 2012 earning USD 18 million. She was also part of a television show, Mariah’s World which was a massive hit.
Carey branched out into fragrances that have earned her USD 150 million. According to reports, Walkers crisps, UK chip manufactures paid her USD 11 million to star in a special Christmas commercial. Carey signed a deal with Elizabeth Arden that often range from USD 3 million up to USD 10 million. Take a look below:
She also owns a nail polish line with OPI and a fragrance line with Elizabeth Arden.
Mariah Carey Earnings From Social Accounts
With over 9.1 Million followers on Instagram as of today under the username @mariahcarey, she earns about USD 16,713- USD 27,855 per sponsored post as an influencer.
Mariah Carey Youtube Channel: youtube.com/mariahcarey
Mariah Carey’s highest-selling albums
Check out the highest-selling albums of Mariah Carey throughout her career.
|1990||Mariah Carey||Columbia||15 million||9× Platinum|
|1991||Emotions||Columbia||8 million||4× Platinum|
|1993||Music Box||Columbia||28 million||Diamond|
|1994||Merry Christmas||Columbia||15 million||6× Platinum|
|1997||Butterfly||Columbia||10 million||5× Platinum|
|1999||Rainbow||Columbia||8 million||3× Platinum|
|2005||The Emancipation of Mimi||Island||10 million||6× Platinum|
|2009||Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel||Island||555,000||Gold|
|2010||Merry Christmas II You||Island||587,000||Gold|
|2014||Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse||Def Jam||127,000||–|
Mariah Carey’s top compilation albums include:
- #1’s which sold 15 million copies worldwide under the label of Columbia in 1998 which was certified 5× Platinum.
- Greatest Hits sold 5 million copies worldwide under the label of Columbia and Virgin in 2001 which was certified 2× Platinum.
Mariah Carey Musical Career Legacy
Cary’s song All I Want for Christmas Is You on November 24, 2019,
- won three records in Guinness World Records for one of the most recognizable and best-selling Christmas songs,
- most streamed song on Spotify in just merely 24 hours (female) (10,819,009 streams in December 2018) and
- Remained for most weeks in the Top 10 UK singles chart for a Christmas song (20) titles.
Mariah Carey is being credited by many prominent celebs for introducing hip hop and R&B into mainstream pop culture.
She is being credited for turning the genre of Christmas music into a commercially viable format for her 1994 album “Merry Christmas” and “All I Want for Christmas Is You”. The success of this song has given her the title “growing holiday mini-empire” by Billboard.
Her songs like ‘Vision of Love’ has influenced and inspired the entire American Idol vocal school. Her influence not just stops here! Her stardom, her diva, her persona have influenced a generation of pop singers. Her singing ability has made her the most influential vocalists of all time.
For the betterment of society, Mariah became an ambassador to Yum! Foundation’s World Hunger Relief in 2008, an organization aimed at eliminating global starvation.
In 1994, Carey donated over a million dollars to the Fresh Air Fund as reported by Borgen Magazine. It is a nonprofit summer program that intends to establish awareness of her Camp Mariah, her self-titled camp that provides services to impoverished children in New York.
Carey and other singers in August 2008 recorded the charity single, “Just Stand Up” produced by L. A. Reid and Babyface, to support Stand Up to Cancer.
Early Life And Career
Mariah Carey was born in Huntington, New York on March 27, 1969, to Alfred Roy Carey and Patricia. Her parents got divorced when she was just three years old. She completed her graduation in 1987 from Harborfields High School in Greenlawn, New York. At that time period, she uses to write poems, add melodies to them and thus starting as a singer-songwriter with her friend Gavin Christopher.
She released her first studio album, Mariah Carey, with Columbia records for which USD 1 million was spent for promotions. The album was at the position on Billboard 200 chart for eleven consecutive weeks and earned her the Best New Artist award and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance awards for the album’s single Vision of Love.
Carey’s second studio album, Emotions managed sales of over 8 million copies globally in 1991. The third studio album, Music Box touched the commercial heights that sold over 28 million copies worldwide and stepped in number one position on the Billboard 200 chart.
Carey’ super hit singles and record-breaking albums include Merry Christmas (1994), Daydream (1995), The Emancipation of Mimi (2005), One Sweet Day and Always Be My Baby.
Mariah Carey’s Inspirational Songs
Listen to Carey’s most inspirational songs on her official youtube channel and get motivated for the better day ahead.
- When You Believe (1998)
- Hero (1993)
- Make It Happen (1991)
- Almost Home (2013)
- Joy Ride
- The Art of Letting Go
- My Saving Grace (2002)
- Never Too Far (2001)
- Looking In (1995)
This is just a glimpse of her most motivational song “Hero”. Take a look below:
Mariah Carey Social Accounts
Mariah Carey Social Accounts