It may not come as much of a surprise that the singer is worth her weight in gold.
With a career spanning 30 years and with hit songs like “All I Want For Christmas Is You,” “We Belong Together,” and “When You Believe,” American singer Mariah Carey has had a wonderful career with many chartbusters. With her style of mixing R&B with pop, Carey is a renowned name worldwide with her incredible vocal range and her signature whistle style.
So, here comes the question: How much would such an idol be worth after so many accomplishments? Read on.
Without further ado, let’s dive into it.
Thanks to her continued record sales and her perfume business, among other branding endorsements, Carey is worth somewhere between $300 million and $520 million. Let’s see how she got here.
Carey started her singing career in 1989, and her debut album came out in 1990. Since that, she had gone on to release 15 studio albums, seven compilation albums, and a remix album as well. But what earns her more revenue is that she is the writer and producer of her own songs, which means more return in royalties.
The single song that skyrocketed her career was 1994’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You.” The song became an instant hit, and the download sales started coming in every year during the Christmas season. Since it’s release, the song has earned $60 million in royalties and has sold over 100 million copies.
Her overall sales have crossed 200 million, which made her one of the biggest selling artists of all time.
Aside from this, she earns a good deal from her tours, some even going up to $30.3 million. Then her stint in movies and as a judge in American Idol has contributed. And let’s not forget her fragrance deal with Elizabeth Arden.