Mariah Carey Net Worth, Biography and Career

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Updated 2020/03/14 at 3:40 AM
Mariah Carey Net Worth,
Mariah Carey Net Worth,

Celebrated Name:Mariah Carey
Birth Name:Mariah Carey
Birth Date:March 27, 1970
Age:51 years old
Birth Place:Long Island, New York, USA
Height:1.73 m
Weight:65 kg
Marital Status:Single
Spouse (Name):Tommy Mottola (1993 – 1998); Nick Cannon (2008 – 2016)
Dating(Name):Bryan Tanaka
Profession:Professional singer, songwriter, producer, and actress
Net Worth:$320 million
Last Updated:2022


Mariah Carey is a global singer, songwriter, actress, and producer. She started her music career far back in the 1990s and came to the limelight after signing with Columbia Records, and released her EP debut album not long after. The album was at the top of the Billboard 200 in the United States for 11 weeks.

Mariah Carey net worth is approximately $320 million. Her singing style is melismatic and she is known for having a five-octave vocal range. The Guinness World Records refers to this legend as the “Songbird Supreme

Some of the successful albums that gave her global recognition include Music Box in 1993, Merry Christmas in 1994, and Daydream in 1995. The singles from these albums were widely accepted by people worldwide. Some of the singles are “Without You”, “All I Want for Christmas is You”, “Always Be My Baby”, “Hero”, “Fantasy”, and “One Sweet Day”.

These songs became the Billboard song of the decade in the 1990s. As she progressed, she embraced more elements of hip-hop. She was named the most successful artist of the 1990s and also was awarded as the world’s best-selling recording artist by World Music Awards.

In the year 2000, Mariah signed a $100 million deal with Virgin Records. She later went ahead to sign with Island Records after major setbacks with the failure of some of her films and soundtracks. Then in 2005, she took back her place with “The Emancipation of Mimi” which was one of the best-selling albums that year.

Mariah Carey has sold more than 200 million records globally and that makes her one of the best-selling music artists. She is the second best-selling female artist in the United States and has sold up to 66.5 albums.

In 2019, she also became the most successful female in the history of Billboard because her albums and singles have been very successful. She has won 19 World Music Awards, 10 American Music Awards, 15 Billboard Music Awards, and 5 Grammy Awards.

 Mariah Carey Early Life

Mariah Carey was born on the 27th of March, 1970 in Huntington, New York to Alfred Roy Carey, an aeronautical engineer, and Patricia Hickey, an opera singer. Her parents are African-American, Afro-Venezuelan, American, and Irish descent.

They both eloped and got married which made Patricia’s family disowned her because Alfred is a black man. Mariah has just 2 siblings, an older sister named Alison and a brother, Morgan.

According to the singer, her maternal side neglected them. Growing up was hard as it was tough in their community due to their ethnicity. When Mariah was just three years old, her parents got divorced.

When their parents got divorced, Alison stayed with their father while Mariah and Morgan remained with their mother. Her father was not really a part of her life as she didn’t really see him. According to Carey, when she was 4 years old singing was the only way she could find peace.

She would get under the covers with the radio and just sing. She was a very excellent student in school as she performed very well in the subjects she loved. The family had financial difficulties but after some time, Patricia earned enough to move them to New York.

Mariah attended Harborfields High School and started to wring poems while adding melodies to them. This was the beginning of her discovering her talents as a singer. She was writing songs with Gavin Christopher and Ben Margulies was playing the keyboard for them.

She graduated from high school in 1987 and also started learning how to use a whistle register with her mother as a coach. When she moved to Manhattan, she was living with four other students. She had to work as a waitress to pay her rent. Although this period was tough for her, she still continued training and she created four demos. She tried to submit them to music labels but none was successful.

Mariah Carey Career

In 1988, Mariah gained the attention of Tony Motolla who is an executive at Columbia records. Then in 1990, she released her first album featuring singles like “Vision of Love”. Her album was certified by the RIAA and it spent 11 weeks on the Billboard 200. Then in 1993, she released another album “Music Box” which was a huge hit selling up to 32 million copies.

It had singles like “Dreamlover”, and “Without You” that captured the attention of fans worldwide. She has released albums that became huge successes. Some of them are “Emotions” in 1991, “Merry Christmas” in 1994, and “The Emancipation of Mimi” in 2005.

Mariah Carey has also acted in movies. In 1999, she appeared in her movie titled “The Bachelor”. Then in 2001, Mariah also played the role of Billie Frank in the film “Glitter” which turned out to be a huge failure and earned her an award as the worst actress. She has also appeared in other films such as “Precious” in 2009, “A Christmas Melody” in 2015, and “The Lego Batman Movie” in 2017.

Age, Weight, and Height

Mariah Carey was born on the 27th of March, 1970, and she is 51 years old at this moment. She is 1.73m tall and weighs 65 kg.

Mariah Carey Net Worth

Mariah Carey had a weak start when she began her journey as a singer but that did not stop her. She has sold up to 200 million albums globally and has been crowned the 21st richest singer in the world. Mariah Carey net worth is $320 million.

In 2015, her tour earned her a total of 30.03 million dollars. She has built most of her net worth from singing, songwriting, producing, acting, and even endorsement deals. Her albums have sold so many copies. These are some of her best-selling albums;

  • Music box: 28 million (copies)
  • Daydream: 20 million
  • Mariah Carey:15 million
  • Merry Christmas: 15 million
  • Butterfly: 10 million

Personal Life

Just after signing with her first record, Carey married Tommy Motola on the 5th of June, 1993. Not too long, their marriage started facing some hurdles due to their creative differences towards her albums. The executive was reportedly very controlling. They separated in 1997 and divorced not too long after.

The singer got into another relationship with Luis Miguel in 1998 but called it quit three years later. While shooting the video for her song “Bye Bye”, she met actor Nick Cannon and they both got married on the 30th of April, 2008. They welcome their twins Moroccan and Monroe on the 30th of April 2011 via cesarean section. Then in 2014, Nick confirmed they were separated and then in 2016, their divorce was finalized.

In 2015, she started dating billionaire James Packer and they got engaged in January 2016. However, their engagement ended in October of that same year. Then, she started dating Bryan Tanaka, a photographer shortly after and they are still together since then.


That is all there is to know about Mariah Carey, her personal life, and her journey to success. She has made a legacy for herself and is among the richest singers in the world.

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