Mariah Carey is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur and actress, and is one among the 15 best-selling musical artists in history who has sold more than 200 million albums around the world.
She ranks at the number two spot in the best-selling female artists, the first one being Madonna. However, Carey owns more #1 songs than any other female singer/songwriter or producer. Currently, she owns five Grammys, 10 AMAs, and 15 Billboard Music Awards.
As for her net worth, Carey is worth $320 million which can only increase in the future.
Mariah was born on March 27, 1970 in Huntington, New York. Her heritage is African American, Afro-Venezuelan, and Irish. Her grandfather adopted the name “Carey” upon immigrating to New York, which was Nunez before.
From Childhood, she was passionate about arts and music, and started writing poems and songs while in high school. She graduated in 1987, and later befriended Gavin Christopher and Ben Margulies, whom she met at Harborfields. Together, they started composing songs with lyrics and music.
Her first self-titled album was release on June 12, 1990 and Columbia Records, whom she had associated with, spent $1 million promoting it. It went to become 9X platinum in the US and soon sold over 15 million copies worldwide. It became number one of the Billboard charts and she won her first Grammy for Best New Artist and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.
Afterwards, she never had to look back and produced hits after hits and one among them is the song “All I Want for Christmas Is You” which sold over 16 million copies and is still counting. She is currently an entrepreneur as well, after starting her line of perfumes.