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Mariah Carey Net Worth, Music Career, Early Life, Personal Life And More

Mariah Carey is an American singer and songwriter. After success in her musical career, she also became a record producer and an entrepreneur. She has also tried acting and has a net worth of $320 million. Mariah Carey is one of the top musical artists and has sold over 200 million albums worldwide. She is one of the second most famous female artists after Madonna. She is also a writer/producer and has achieved success in US chart history.

Early Life

Mariah Carey was born on March 27, 1970, in Huntington, New York. Mariah is of African American, Afro-Venezuelan, and Irish descent. Her family name is “Carey” and her senior family members chose this family name when they moved to New York. Her mother was a singer and a vocal coach and she was inspired by her mother and was inclined towards music. Her parents separated when Mariah was just three years old.

She was interested in arts and music and started writing poems. She went to Harborfields High School in Greenlawn, New York, and graduated from high school in 1987. Mariah became friends with Gavin Christopher and Ben Margulies and started composing full songs that included lyrics and music. She graduated from New York City Mariah and started pursuing her musical career.

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Mariah released her self-titled debut album and released it on June 12, 1990. Columbia spent $1 million and promoted the record. Her sales were slow at first but the album became a success. Her album was certified 9X platinum and sold over 15 million copies worldwide. The album hit number one on the Billboard charts and she earned a Grammy for Best New Artist and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.

Mariah released her next album and achieved enormous success. Her third album 1993’s “Music Box” made her famous. Music Box spent 128 weeks and became a success on the Billboard chart as well.

Her success continued and her career kick-started. She released her next album “Merry Christmas” and sold over 15 million copies worldwide. Her new millions sold over 20 million, 10 million, and 8 million copies worldwide.

Personal Life

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In 1993 Mariah got married to Tommy Motalla and they got divorced in 1998. She again got married to actor Nick Cannon in 2008 and got divorced in 2016. The couple has two children together. They have twin boys and they were born in April 2011. She was also engaged to Australian billionaire James Packer and dated singer Luis Miguel in 2001.

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Mariah Carey Current Net Worth

Many sites have reported that Mariah Carey’s net worth is not $520 million. She proceeded with her divorce and at that time she had an estimated net worth of $150 million. Her husband had a net worth of $500,000 at that time.

Mariah earned $6.3 million in 2014 and earned $2.7 million. They made an eventual settlement, and it was undisclosed.  Nick paid $5,000 per month to the trust that was made in the name of their twins. Mariah’s estimated net worth was $150 million in 2008, and she has an estimated worth of $520 million today. Her gross earnings are of $1 billion.

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