Mariah Carey Net Worth – One of the Richest Musicians Around

Full name: Maria Angela Carey
Net worth: $520 Million
Occupation: Singer, Actress, Film Producer, Model, Record Producer
Nationality: American
Marital status: Divorced from Nick Cannon

Mariah Carey net worth 2015

Earnly Life Of Mariah Carey

Mariah was born on March 27, 1970 in Huntington, New York. She has a bit of African American, and Venezuelan descent from her father’s side, and Irish on her mothers. Her parents faced many problems of ethnical nature, were fighting a lot, and got divorced when Mariah was only three years old. She started living with her mother, gradually becoming distant with her father, and eventually lost any contact with him.

From a young age, she demonstrated a love for art, listening to radio all the time, and singing along. Carey got married to Tommy Mottola on June 5, 1993. However, it was not all good, as Carey struggled with Mottolas need to control everything, and after many creative differences also appeared, the couple decides that it was best to move on, and divorced in 1998.

Mariah Carey and Tommy Mottola
Mariah Carey and Tommy Mottola

She met actor Nick Cannon while filming one of her videos, and the couple fell in love. They decided to get married in 2008. Carey gave birth to twins named Monroe and Moroccan on April 30, 2011. Nick Cannon announced that the couple got separated in 2014.

Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon
Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon

Professional Life Of Mariah Carey

As a singer, actress, song and film producer, Mariah Carey was able to earn $520 dollars so far. She began writing songs while still in high school, collaborating with Gavin Christopher. They worked great together, inspiring each other as authors. They made a demo tape together, with four songs on it, but Mariah was rejected where ever she tried to go.

Mariah Carey twins
Mariah Carey, Nick Cannon and their twins

Her luck began to turn when she met Brenda K. Starr, who was a rising pop singer at the time. Because of that friendship, she was able to pass on her demo to Tommy Mottola, a head of Columbia Records, back then. He enjoyed the demo throughout, and Mariah was given a chance to record her first album, entitled “Mariah Carey”, with a massive promotion from Columbia, for which they spent $1 million. The album did not start very well, but once it reacher No.1, it stayed there for eleven weeks.

Mariah became the first musician since The Jackson 5 to have 4 singles at the top of The Billboard List. The album ended up selling in 15 million copies. Her second album, “Emotions” came out in 1991. Although the critics gave it better reviews than the first one, it did not match the success of the first one, and it was sold in 8 million copies.

The third album was called “Music Box”, and it had a much stronger pop influence, trying to appeal to a wider audience. This turned out to be a good decision, selling in 32 million copies. The next one was “Daydream” a mix of pop and increasingly popular hip hop, sold in 25 million units. The next few albums called “Butterfly” and “Rainbow” were a moderate success, but the one titled “Glitter” was not so well received by the audience. She then released a few more albums, with mixed success.

Properties Of Mariah Carey

This superstar really enjoys to invest money in many properties. She owns a Triplex apartment in New York, a very luxurious, well decorated palace. When she needs to get away, there is always a huge property in the Bahamas, surrounded by 3 acres of sand and beautiful beaches that belong to her.

Mariah Carey's house
Mariah Carey’s house

The house itself is 3,500 square feet, and it is estimated at $4.9 million. It can be rented during a season for $24,000 per week. Along with former husband Nick Cannon, they owned a Beverly Hills mansion, one of the most expensive houses in the world, estimated at $125 million.

After the divorce, they got into trial over their property. A property in Bel Air is also in question, and it is a mansion of almost 10,000 square feet, estimated at $7 million. She owns one of the biggest collections of handbags and shoes in the world. When it comes to cars, she owns a Rolls Royce, Maybach 62S, Porsche Cayenne SUV and an SLK Mercedes.

Mariah Carey's car
Mariah Carey’s car- Mercedes-Benz SLK

Mariah Carey Body Statistics

Measurements: 38-26-35 inches (96.5-66-89 cm)
Bra Size: 34D
Height: 5 ft 9 in
Weight: 145.5 pounds
Dress Size: 6
Shoe Size: 9.5
Hair Color: Light Brown
Eye Color: Dark Brown

Mariah Carey was born with an amazing voice that could cover 5 octaves. She used it well, and gained a vast fortune in the music industry. Mariah Carey net worth is estimated at $520 million.

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