Net Worth $550 million
American singer, songwriter, and producer. She is 5’9″ and weighs 160 pounds. One of four children of an opera singer mother, Mariah was born on March 27, 1970 in Long Island, New York. By the time she was two years old, Mariah was successfully imitating her mother’s operatic singing and began professional vocal lessons at age four. With hopes of landing a record contract, the teen moved to Manhattan after graduating high school, working as a waitress and coat check girl while she sent out demo tapes to several record labels.
In 1990, Mariah earned her big career break when she landed a record deal with Columbia Records and released her self-titled debut album Mariah Carey, which sold a jaw-dropping 15 million copies and garnered four No. 1 singles including “Vision of Love” and Love Takes Time.” The album’s success launched Mariah into overnight stardom and earned the songstress numerous accolades including two Grammy Awards. A number of several successful albums followed over the next two decades including Music Box (1993), Daydream (1995), Butterfly (1997), and 2005’s best-selling album The Emancipation of Mimi, which earned the songstress a whopping ten Grammy Award nominations. Selling over 200 million albums worldwide and garnering a number of honors including five Grammys, Mariah has established herself as one of music’s most successful and best-selling artists of all time.
In 1993, Mariah married music mogul Tommy Mottola in a lavish star-studded wedding in NYC. The couple later divorced in 1998. After romances with singer Luis Miguel and MLB superstar Derek Jeter, Mariah married actor/comedian Nick Cannon in an impromptu ceremony 2008 ceremony. Three years later in 2011, the couple welcomed fraternal twins, son Moroccan and daughter Monroe, nicknamed “Roc and Roe.” As well as an accomplished music career, Mariah also wears the hat of businesswoman with a successful HSN line of fragrances, shoes, and jewelry. The songstress currently acts as judge on hit FOX reality singing show American Idol, alongside Keith Urban, Randy Jackson and Nicki Minaj.