Mariah Carey, an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress has been recognized by Guinness World Records as the “Songbird Supreme”. She is renowned for her impressive vocal range of five octaves, unique melismatic singing style, exceptional improvisation skills, and the use of the whistle register in her performances and songwriting.
Carey’s 1994 hit track “All I Want for Christmas Is You” has earned her the title of “Queen of Christmas”. She holds the distinction of being the first artist to achieve the feat of having her first five singles, including “Vision of Love” and “Emotions”, reach the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100.
Fans and curious onlookers are quite wondering about her current net worth as well as her age. So, let’s take a closer look at how Carey has built her fortune, and what makes her one of the most influential figures in the entertainment world.
How Old Is Mariah Carey Now?
Mariah Carey was born on March 27, 1969, which means she is currently 53 years old as now.
Regarding her family background, Mariah’s mother, Patricia Hickey, was an opera singer and vocal coach who began training Mariah in opera singing when she was just three years old. Meanwhile, Mariah’s father, Alfred Roy Carey, worked as an aeronautical engineer.
What Is Mariah Carey’s Net Worth?
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Mariah Carey has a net worth of $340 million. She is considered one of the top 15 best-selling music artists in history, having sold over 200 million albums worldwide. Mariah holds the second position among the best-selling female artists of all time, following Madonna.
Moreover, she has the distinction of having more number-one songs than any other female writer/producer in US chart history. Mariah has received several accolades throughout her career, including five Grammys, 10 AMAs, and 15 Billboard Music Awards as of the time of this writing.
Mariah signed a $100 million, five-album contract with Virgin Music in April 2001, which would be equivalent to $150 million today after accounting for inflation. Her first album with Virgin, titled “Glitter,” was a soundtrack to a movie of the same name. Unfortunately, the film, which was loosely based on Mariah’s life, was released on September 21, 2001, just 10 days after the 9/11 terror attacks, and was heavily criticized by both audiences and critics. The movie became one of the biggest box-office failures in history.
A Look Into Mariah Carey’s Relationships
Mariah was married to music manager and producer Tommy Mottola from 1993 until 1998. She later married actor Nick Cannon in 2008 and they had twins, a boy, and a girl, in April 2011. The couple divorced in 2016. In 2016, Mariah was briefly engaged to Australian billionaire James Packer, and she previously had a romantic relationship with singer Luis Miguel between 1998 and 2001.