Mariah Carey Wiki: Net worth, Singer, Songwriter & Facts To Know

Mariah Carey is a famous singer whose song “All I Want For Christmas Is You” tops the charts during Christmas. Here is her information and net worth details.

Mariah Carey: One of the Greatest Singers

Whoever doesn’t know Mariah Carey is living in a cave. When asked about the greatest singers you know, probably Mariah Carey should be part of the list alongside Michael Jackson, Marvin Gay and her exact match, Whitney Houston. Just like any other celebrity, Carey never stays away from the headlines, mostly for bad reasons like her relationships hitting the rocks. The tabloids are always finding the juiciest stories, and the sweetest ones in the celebrity world are mostly about their misfortunes. Mariah Carey was born either in 1969 or 1970 and she is a world-renown singer, songwriter, actress and record producer. The singer was born in Huntington, New York; her father, Alfred Roy, was African American while her mother, Patricia, was Irish. Carey’s mom worked as an occasional opera singer and vocal coach before meeting Carey’s dad who was an aeronautical engineer. Their marriage had issues, with Patricia’s family disowning her for loving a black man, which affected the young Carey very much. They divorced later. Mariah Carey was excellent in music, art and literature, and she even started writing poems and putting melody into them. That’s where singers and songwriters begin and so while she was in Harborfield’s High School, her talent was starting to show. After she graduated in 1987, Carey excelled in music but always kept her singer-songwriter works a secret. Mariah Carey used to get fired after two weeks from restaurants she worked in as a waitress. Her four-song demo tape didn’t even impress music labels. It was Brenda Starr who helped her land a record deal.

Mariah Carey as a Talent Show Judge

Mariah was a judge on season 12 of “American Idol” alongside Nicki Minaj, Keith Urban and Randy Jackson. In 2015, she said that being at the “American Idol” was the worst experience she had in her life. Carey stated that she wouldn’t get into details, but said that pitting two ladies against one another showed that “American Idol” didn’t have good intentions for them. She was referring to the tension she shared with Nicki while behind the scenes. Mariah Carey also mentioned that all the time she spent on the judges’ table was pretty boring and fake. When asked what she meant fake she said that she had to make up things to say about every contestant. However, she acknowledged that half the time, the contestants performed well and she would feel that they did it like they were supposed to. “American Idol’ was paying Mariah pretty well, increasing her already large net worth.

Mariah’s Songs

Vision of Love

Mariah Carey made her debut with a self-titled album. One of the hit songs on the album is “Vision of Love.” It was the lead single of the album. “Vision of Love” was redone by Narada Michael Walden and Rhett Lawrence. The song describes the past and present affair. Mariah Carey sings about the vision of love she had for her and her lover and what she is currently feeling for him. The song was performed in many award show ceremonies and TV shows, including Oprah Winfrey’s show. That’s when her net worth began growing.


Mariah Carey released “Emotions” from her 1991 album going by the same name. She wrote the song, and it was the album’s first single. “Emotions” is a disco song where she declares that someone got her feeling emotions at one point. The song was one of Mariah’s number-one hits topping the Billboard. The song didn’t do well just in the US but also in Canada, New Zealand, UK and Australia.

All I Want for Christmas is You

On November 1, 1994, Mariah Carey released her fourth album, “Merry Christmas.” The album consists of cover versions, of famous Christian tunes and her original material. One of Carey’s songs in the album is “All I Want for Christmas is You.” The song includes bell chimes, heavy back up vocals and even synthesizers. 23 years later, the smash hit is still making much money for the singer. According to the Economist, Carey has made over $60 million in royalties from “All I Want for Christmas is You.” By 30th November, the song had been streamed on Spotify almost 210 million times.

Without You

The original “Without You” was recorded by Badfinger, a British rock band in 1970. 24 years later, Mariah Carey became the next artist to do a remake of the song. Carey’s take on it became one of the best-selling versions. The singer’s “Without You” version was more like Harry Nilsson’s version and was released a week after Nillson’s death. The singer said that she grew up listening to the song, so she decided to do a cover. Her version is more popular than the others and is even the most performed song on popular talent search shows.

Touch My Body

One of Mariah Carey’s most successful tracks in the 21 century is “Touch My Body.” The song is on her eleventh studio album, E=MC². “Touch My Body” was the lead song on the album. The song has two messages. The first is about her lover having sexual fantasies with her while the second warns him not to record or release information about their romance. The song was Carey’s eighteenth song to top the charts. The song also topped other charts around the world.

The Singer’s Net Worth

Mariah Carey has a net worth of $535 million. Most of the singer’s net worth is from her album sales, performances, and tours. Mariah has also appeared in a few movies. She has bagged over 30 high valued awards.

Mariah Carey has been through a lot in her life and even has had feuds with fellow artists. The singer’s relationships also seem not to work, but she never gives up. She believes in God and trusts that He is in control. However, with all that net worth she has, she can be more than calm.