|Net Worth||$300 Million|
|Born||March 27, 1970|
|Country of Origin||United States of America|
|Source of Wealth||Professional Singer|
What is Mariah Carey’s net worth? Here’s what we know. The songstress was born on March 27, 1970, in New York. Like Miley Cyrus who was born into a musical family, Mariah was also born into the same. Her mother was a voice coach and opera singer, and when Mariah was two, she shocked her mother by mimicking her opera singing. Needless to say, the songbird began taking vocal lessons at the age of four.
Carey spent most of her childhood perfecting her voice, and after high school, she moved to Manhattan to chase her dreams. Like other entertainers including Nicki Minaj and Adam Sandler, she worked a day job to pursue her dream job. She worked as a waitress during the day and wrote songs at night. Not long after making the move, Carey and her friend attended a party hosted by CBS Records.
Carey’s friend encouraged her to bring along a demo tape, and so she did. The president of Columbia Records ended up getting his hands on it and listened to it on his way home from the party. Mariah Carey’s net worth was still low but that would change.
He knew almost instantly that she was destined to be a star and signed her to a record deal. At the young of 20, just two years after moving to Manhattan, Carey released her self-titled debut studio album. It was a commercial success, topping the Billboard 200 for eleven consecutive weeks.
In total, the album has sold over 15 million copies worldwide. One year later, her second studio album titled Emotions’ was released and it debuted at number four on the Billboard 200. That surprised everyone given the success of her first album.
She would bounce back with her third studio album, Music Box. She still failed to win over critics with the album, but her audience loved it. The album debuted at number two and then peaked at number one several weeks later. To this day, the album is still Carey’s best-selling album with over 28 million copies sold worldwide. It’s one of the best-selling albums of all time. Without a doubt, Mariah Carey’s net worth was expanding tenfold.
In total, Carey has released fifteen studio albums, a live album, three compilation albums, four greatest hits album, and one extended play. Safe to say, she’s been a busy lady for the past twenty years. In 2008, Carey surprised everyone by marrying the much younger comedian Nick Cannon.
They had two children together and were married for eight years before getting a divorce in 2016 after months of arguing. So with all the albums, tours, endorsements…what is Mariah Carey’s net worth? According to the most recent report, she’s worth $300 million or $520 million, depending on who you believe.
The $520 million total comes from a report by Money Inc in July of 2018. Either way, she’s filthy rich and is set for multiple lives. Fun fact: ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ has blessed her with $60 million in royalties. Not bad for a single song.