Facts of Mariah Carey
|Full Name||Mariah Carey|
|Birth Name||Mariah Carey|
|Birth City||Huntington, New York|
|Father Name||Alfred Roy Carey|
|Mother Name||Patricia (née Hickey)|
|Spouse||Tommy Mottola, Nick Cannon|
|Relation With||Bryan Tanaka (since November 2016)|
|No Of Children||2|
|Education||Harborfields High School|
|Date of Birth||March 27,1969|
How Much Is 'Fantasy' Singer Mariah Carey's Net Worth?
Professional for over 30 years, the 5-time Grammy Award winning singer Mariah Carey's net worth is estimated at a jaw-dropping $520 million. Currently, associated with Epic Records and Live Nation Entertainment, Carey, one of the best-selling artists with 200 million records sales worldwide.
Famed for her five-octave vocal range, the American singer rose to after singing with Columbia Records and released self-titled debut album Mariah Carey. The album made topped the US Billboard charts for 11 weeks in a row, and became 9-times Platinum certified in the US.
Well, the Vision of Love singer became the first and only artist to top the US Billboard Hot 100 charts with 5 singles. Till date, the singer has released 15 studio albums & 75 singles.
Apart from show business, the New York-born superstar also earns a hefty sum through her business endeavors through fragrance & jewelry lines.
Mariah Carey Holds a Net Worth of $520 Million: Income Sources, Album Sales & Tours
Mariah Carey is now more than half a billion dollars but she started small and worked her way up the stardom food chain.
Her song All I Want for Christmas Is You which is a Christmas staple all around the world, earned her $60 million.
As per Business Insider, in October 2018, Mariah Carey's net worth was estimated to be $520 million, while The Richest claims her fortune to be $535 million.
Moreover, according to Celebrity Net Worth, in the early 2010s, the Touch My Body singer already accumulated $300 million.
The singer is worth more than most singers and with a whopping net worth of $520 million as of September 2019, an alleged range of $520-$550 million.
Below is the timeline of Carey’s net worth through the years.
- Year: 1990
Net Worth: N/A
Notable Events: Signed to Columbia Records
Earnings: More Than $15 million
- Year: 2001
Net Worth: N/A
Notable Events: Signed to Virgin Records on a $100 million, 5 album deal annulled after 1 album
Earnings: Earned $28 million for her album Glitter.
- Year: 2012
Net Worth: N/A
Notable Events: Appointed Judge On American Idol
Earnings: $18 million from American Idol alone
- Year: 2013
Net Worth: N/A
Notable Events: Reached number 10 in Forbes’ list of highest earning women in music
Earnings: $29 million
- Year: 2015
Net Worth: $570 million (combined with former husband Nick Canon)
Notable Events: Played a coveted gig in Las Vegas
Earnings: $27 million
- Year: 2016
Net Worth: $6.04 billion (combined with her fiance James Packer)
Notable Events: Got a $10 million engagement ring from then fiancée James Packer
- Year: 2018
Net Worth: $520 million
Notable Events: All I Want for Christmas Is You reached its peak position in the charts coming in at 3.
Album Sales & Earnings
Since her career debut in 1989, Mariah Carey has released 15 albums and 75 singles, that garnered her 5 Grammy Awards alongside massive fortune.
Well, Carey has 2 Diamond certified albums: Music Box (August 31, 1993) and Daydream (September 28, 1995).
Check-out her album sales & earnings:
|Mariah Carey (June 12, 1990)||9-time Platinum||$15 million|
|Emotions (September 13, 1991)||4-time Platinum||$8 million|
|Music Box (August 31, 1993)||Diamond Certification||$32 million|
|Merry Christmas (October 28, 1994)||5-time Platinum||-|
|Daydream (September 28, 1995)||Diamond Certification||$25 million|
|Butterfly (September 16, 1997)||5-time Platinum||$15.5 million|
|Rainbow (October 27, 1999)||3-time Platinum||$10 million|
|Glitter (August 18, 2001)||Platinum certified||$2.4 million|
|Charmbracelet (November 20, 2002)||Platinum in US||$5 million|
|The Emancipation of Mimi (March 30, 2005)||6-time Platinum||-|
|E=MC² (April 14, 2008)||Platinum in US||$2.5 million|
|Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel (September 22, 2009)||Gold certification||-|
|Merry Christmas II You (November 2, 2010)||587,000 copies sold||$523,000|
|Me. I Am Mariah... The Elusive Chanteuse (May 6, 2014)||127,000 copies||-|
|Caution (November 6, 2018)||43,000 copies sold||-|
Some of her most famous songs include Vision of Love, Emotions, Dreamlover, Fantasy, One Sweet Day, Heartbreaker, and many others.
Salary From American Idol
The Grammy winning singer earned the salary of around $18 million from American Idol.
For a fact, she got in feud with Nicki Minaj in the show.
Endorsements, Business Ventures & Instagram Earnings
Apart from her album sales, Mariah's frequent appearances on both the small and big screens, advertisements, and endorsements deals, earns her a hefty sum.
Reportedly, she made more than $10 million via her endorsement with Pepsi.
Also, she owns a fragrance line with Elizabeth Arden and a nail polish line with OPI.
The American singer & entrepreneur is an avid user of Instagram and Twitter with over 8.4 million and 21.1 million followers respectively.
Online sources cite that Carey's Instagram can earn her $16,713 - $27,855 per sponsored post.
Lifestyle, Assets, House, Cars And Expenses
She dropped more than $125 million for a lavish mansion in Beverly Hills named Fleur de Lys which is a 45,000 square foot estate.
Adding to this, she also owns a New York triplex Central Perk costing $5.5 million for the first and second floors and another $3.5 million for the top level.
Not stopping there she also spent $4.9 million for a property in the Bahamas, $7 million for a home in Bel-Air and more than $4 million for her estate in the Hamptons.
She also has a huge shoe collection. Back in 2015, she had around 24 shelves, 95 pairs.
Her hotel bill is also huge at $12,615 a night normal for her stays in hotels like the London Corinthia. When you are worth $520 million you can spend lavishly on things we would consider irrelevant, she spends around $45,000 on spa treatments for her pets.
She also spent nearly $200,000 for a luxury vacation for her pets, the private jet chartered to fly them to their destinations alone cost $175,000.
You would think her life couldn’t get more lavish right? Wrong, she rents out a yacht for around $340,000 a week. Similarly, she also books hotel suites for her luggage.
Carey doesn’t hold back while spending for her kids too as she bought a $20,000 crib and a $5000 stroller, well if their mom lives the lavish Hollywood style why shouldn’t they?
Spending on not only herself but also giving a lot of money to charities and has donated more than $1 million to the Fresh Air Fund. She is also the ambassador for the UN World Food Program and raised more than $20 million.
When you are as rich as Carey you tend to forget certain aspects of the average life and she didn’t realize that you had to pay for electricity.
Did you know? In 2001, during the shooting of Glitter, she insured her body for $10 million. Well, her legs are reportedly insured for $1 billion.
Mariah Legs and Vocal Cord Insurance
American singer-songwriter Mariah recently insured her vocal chord for $70 million.
Likewise, in 2006, shortly after becoming the face of Gillette's Legs Of A Goddess campaign, her legs were insured for $500 million each, that is 1 billion in total.
Mariah Carey’s Age, Height, Parents, Husband, Kids, Dating & Boyfriend
Mariah Carey was born on March 27, 1970 in Huntington, Long Island, New York, the USA. She holds American nationality and is of mixed ethnicity; her father Alfred Roy Carey was of American-African descent while mother Patricia is an Irish American.
Well, the 1987 graduate of Harborfields High School in Greenlawn, has 2 siblings: Morgan (brother) and Allison (sister).
How Old Is Mariah Carey Now?
As of September 2019, Carey is 50 years old.
Height & Weight
Mariah Carey has a height of 5 ft. 7 inches (171 cm) and weighs 65 Kg (143 lbs).
Married Life Failure: Husband, Divorce & Children
The America Music Award winner Mariah Carey has been married twice in her life, but divorced with both.
First, she was in martial relationship with Tommy Mottola, the duo married on June 5, 1993 and divorced after 5 years, on March 5, 1998.
Thereafter, Mariah Carey exchanged vows with second husband Nick Cannon on April 30, 2008. Together, they welcomed 2 children, fraternal twins: daughter Monroe Cannon and son Moroccan Cannon, born on April 30, 2011.
However, her married life remained for 8 years, as Cannon and Carey divorced on November 2, 2016.
Moreover, the American has been in numerous relationships in the past. She was engaged to James Packer (2016) and even received a $10 million ring, however, called-off engagement later.
Besides this, she was in relationships with Derek Jeter (1997 - 1998), Marcus Schenkenberg (1998 - 1999), Luis Miguel (1999 - 2001),Eric Benét (2000 - 2003), Mark Sudack (2003 - 2005) and Christian Monzon (2005 - 2006).
Is Mariah Carey Dating Currently? Who Is Her Boyfriend?
Yes, Mariah Carey is dating at the moment, and enjoys blissful relationship with her boyfriend Bryan Tanaka, an American dancer.
For a fact, Carey is 14 years senior to her current boyfriend. The duo began dating since November 2016.
Often, the couple makes adorable PDAs, with late night dinner-out date and day-out together.
For a fact, they are yet to announce their engagement or wedding plans.
Controversial Tours Centering Mariah and Eminem Feud
Personal conflict between Mariah and Eminem was a thing in the past and as expected, the feud, in no time, turned into a subject for media. And sadly time still carries on the baggage of their controversial clash.
Well, it all started in 2002 when Eminem shot it at Mariah in his third album Superman with his hard hitting lyrics. In his lyrics where he accused her of desperately trying to hit at him reads as follows,
What you trying be? My new wife? / What, you Mariah? Fly through twice." (Eminem - "Superman")
In response to Eminem's lyrics, the singer attacked him fending off all the claims. She said:
I hung out with him, I spoke to him on the phone. I think I was probably with him a total of four times. And I don’t consider that dating somebody
However, things didn't stopped at that and turned nastier in 2003 when Mariah chose her way to strike the Lose Yourself singer during one of her tours, specifically during her Marionette Show.
Creative in a way, the show showcased Eminem's puppets and also the lyrics of her song Clown was a direct finger at Eminem.
You should've never intimated we were lovers/ When you know very well we never even touched each other
Well, their grudge for each other found platforms for several years in different tours until 2009 when Eminem went on to unleash his aggression with a series of insults at her and her then husband Nick Cannon in his album Relapse. This is what the lyrics reads:
Nick Cannon, I wish you luck with the f- cking whore" (Eminem - "Bagpipes from Baghdad")
This was followed by Mariah's reply in her single Obsessed, which was a series of questions for Eminem.
Why are you so obsessed with me? Lying that you're sexing me?
The never ending clash was again addressed by Eminem in his diss track titled The Warning which was in a way "the warning" for the 49 years old singer. Check out "the warning" here.
We don't endorse silly feuds like this one, but there are no words to describe how lethal "The Warning" is: "Shut the f-ck up before I put up all the phone calls you made to my house when you were "Wild N' Out" before Nick, when you was on my d--k and give you something to smile about.