Who is Mariah Carey and what is her net worth? Mariah Carey is a pop diva, singer, songwriter, record producer, actor and all the sweetness that can be squeezed into an individual. Mariah Carey has been unstoppable since the release of “Vision of Love” from her smash hit debut album. She has sold over 200 million records worldwide, is the third best female artist in the US and owns the highest #1 singles in the United States with the figure standing at 18.
On March 27, 1969, in Huntington, New York, Carey was born to Alfred Roy Carey, of African-American and African-Venezuelan descent, and Patricia Hickey of Irish descent. Carey’s first name was derived from the song “They call the wind Maria”, from hit Broadway musical Paint Your Waggon.
While recording Music Box, Carey had started dating and eventually married Tommy Mottola in 1993. Unfortunately, that didn’t work out and the couple announced separation in 1997, with the divorce being finalised three years later. In 2008 she married actor and comedian, Nick Cannon, but after eight years and two twins, Moroccan and Monroe the couple got a finalised divorce in 2016. Carey got engaged to Australian billionaire James Packer the same year and ended it by late 2016.
Education: During elementary school, Carey excelled in subjects that peaked her interest, such as music, art and literature. While attending Harbor fields High School at Green Lawn, New York, Carey had already started writing songs and adding melody to them, thus identifying her skills as a singer-songwriter.
Mariah Carey Net Worth
Being one of the top singers in the industry with a track record of being the best-selling female singers in billboard chart history it is not a mountain of a task to determine that she is sitting on a similar metaphorical mountain of fortune. Carey has a net worth of around $600 million, grabbing her a spot as one of the wealthiest female singers of the global music industry.
Carey is one of the best-selling female singers on the billboard top 100 songs charts, but she is no Madonna. Neither does she have hit concerts, which leads to one conclusion; behind that sweet voice lies a shrewd businesswoman. Carey writes most of her songs, thus makes a lot of side change from royalties every time it is streamed or radio or any media broadcast outlet. Negotiating writing credits is a skill the new age artists are learning now, but Carey has been a master craftsman since way back. She also earned around $18 million from her American Idol gig and has bagged a handsome sum of over $150 million from Elizabeth Arden fragrances since 2007.
Mariah and fiancé James Packer are reportedly renting out an adequately spacious 18000 square feet property for $250,000 at the ultra-exclusive gated community, The Oaks in Calabasas, Los Angeles. Among other luxury amenities, the house comes with a spacious kitchen with double ovens and a large island table, eight bedrooms, an elevator and a dry sauna. Mariah’s other properties include:
• An uber-luxurious New York triplex home at Franklin Street
• A luxurious holiday getaway destination at the Bahamas; a gated 3-acre compound which is leased for $24,000 a week during peak holiday season
Carey even has a hobby and taste for the most exclusive shoes and handbags that have a price. She has rooms the size of small homes and wardrobes the size of mansions to house these collections.
Among her wheels Mariah has:
• A Rolls Royce Drophead Coupe, with each unit being unique since it is hand built to order
• A luxurious Maybach 62S which manages to merge perfect portions of oomph, style and elegance just like its owner
• A pink Porsche Cayenne SUV, which was a gift from former husband Nick Cannon
• A Mercedes-Benz SLK, another gift from Cannon
Mariah Carey is probably one of the most famous names in the world of pop music and has a huge number of fans following across the globe. The 46-year-old pop star who has just completed her three decades in the industry is nowhere near stopping and is still now competing with the younger generation of the pop star with the same energy that she had when she started out. The thing that has kept her going over the years is her unblemished love and passion for the work she does and her flawless dedication to entertain the world through her music as well as her classy moves.
Even though she is a superstar and is loved by the people all across the globe but the pop artist has always preferred to live a secluded life in her Beverly Hills estate. But for the past year, she has been followed by the cameras and crew members around the clock to record her daily life on the panorama of the shutterbugs. Actually, it is a sweet gesture from the E! Cable TV News for a documentary on one of the humblest celebrities of all times.
Well, people deserve to know about the life of Mariah Carey, the star that has produced a series of hits and has made the world dance with her crazy moves. We wish her all the best for her future and hope she continues to entertain us even more.