Mariah Carey Net Worth $600 million
Mariah Carey salary $80,000,000
Mariah Carey Net Worth: How rich is Mariah Carey? & How much money is Mariah Carey worth? Time to find out!
Mariah Carey is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress and her current net worth is $600 million.
Born in Huntington, New York, to her father Alfred Roy Carey, an aeronautical engineer and her mother Patricia, an opera singer and vocal coach, she grew up to become one of the most famous singers.
Growing up, she felt a notion of neglect from her maternal family, because her mother parents did not agree with her parents’ marriage.
At the age of three, her parents divorced and she ended up living with her mother and her brother Morgan, while her sister Alison moved with her father.
Since the age of four she showed signed that she might be into music. She even used to sneak the radio under her covers at night and sing with it.
While in elementary school she showed signs of improvements in subjects she liked like music, art and literature but did not excelled in others.
During her time at Harborfields High School in Greenlawn, New York she began writing poems and adding melodies to them.
She graduated in 1987 and since then she started as a singer-songwriter.
Mariah excelled in music and often proved the use of the whistle register, but managed it to master it after some lessons with her mother.
Her mother introduced her to the classical opera, but did not pressure her to pursue a career in it and she never showed any interest in it.
She started collaborating with Gavin Christopher while in high school, writing songs together in the basement of his father’s store.
Upon composing their first song, Here We Go ‘Round Again, they kept writing songs for a full-length demo.
During this time she lived in a one-bedroom apartment in Manhattan and worked as a waitress for several restaurants.
Shortly thereafter, she met rising pop singer Brenda K. Starr.
Her friendship with the pop singer began to grow as well as Starr’s interest in helping Carey breakthrough in the industry.
She went with Starr to a record executives’ party where she passed her demo tape to the head of Columbia Records, Tommy Mottola.
He listened to the taps, and after the first two songs his interests in her sparked and immediately signed her.
Her first album got Columbia spending more than $1 million promoting it. At first it had a weak start but eventually reached the top of Billboard 200.
She remained at the top of the charts for 11 consecutive weeks. She won the Best New Artist as well as the Best Female Pop Vocal Performance awards for her single Vision of Love.
Mariah Carey finished as the best-selling album in the United States in 1991, with total sales of over 15 million copies.
From that, everything is legend. She is now one of the richest singers in the world as well as one of the best. Mariah married Nick Cannon in 2008 and divorced him in 2016. Together they have two children.