Mariah Carey Net Worth: Age, Parents, Mother, Career & Recent Thanksgiving Parade

Mariah Carey is considered as one of the most successful artists and holds quite some amazing records in her name. Best-selling female pop-artist of the millennium, one of the best-selling music artists of all time, eight Guinness World Records and multiple Grammy Awards, World Music Awards and American Music Awards are only a few milestones to describe the thriving career of Carey. Other than records, awards and fame, Mariah’s career has also earned her a sizable net worth of $350 million. For more details like Mariah Carey net worth 2024, early life, breakthrough, top songs, etc, keep reading the post.

Mariah Carey Net Worth 2024

NameMariah Carey
ProfessionSinger, songwriter
Net Worth$350 million
Annual salary$30 million
Monthly salary$3 million

Mariah Carey Biography

Mariah Carey was born on March 27, 1969 in Huntington, New York to Patricia and Alfred Roy Carey. Her mother is a former opera singer and vocal coach while her father was an aeronautical engineer of African-American and black Venezuelan-American lineage. Carey’s mother was disowned by her family for marrying a black man. Mariah was named after the song “They Call the Wind Maria” from 1951. She has two elder siblings, Alison and Morgan.

Carey married Tommy Mottola, whom she met while recording her album Mariah Carey, in 1993 in what was a half-million dollar ceremony. However, they ultimately got separated in 1997 due to their creative differences. Mariah met actor and comedian Nick Cannon while shooting music video for “Bye Bye”and they both got married 2008 in the Bahamas. Together the couple has twins, a boy and a girl. Carey and Cannon filed for divorce in 2014 that was finalized in 2016.

Full nameMariah Carey
ProfessionSinger, songwriter, actress and record producer
GenresR&B, soul, hip hop and pop
Years active1988 – present
Mariah Carey Age54 years
Date of birthMarch 27, 1969
Marital statusDivorced
HusbandTommy Mottola (1993 – 1998)​ Nick Cannon (2008 – 2016)
Height1.73 m
ParentsMariah Carey Mother- Patricia Carey
Mariah Carey Father- Alfred Roy Carey

Mariah Carey- Discovery & Rise to Fame

Carey worked as a background singer for Brenda K. Starr. On an event while she was accompanying Starr, she met Tommy Mottola, the head of Columbia Records and gave him a demo tape of hers. After listening to the tape while riding home, Mottola immediately turned around to pursue Carey who has already left the event. He finally found her after two weeks and instantly signed her for Columbia, turning her whole life and career upside down.

Carey later released her debut album Mariah Carey bolstered with hit songs including”Vision of Love,””Love Takes Time,””Someday” and “I Don’t Wanna Cry.” She won the Best New Artist and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance at the Grammy Awards for her work and never looked back. In her name, Carey has five Grammy Awards, 19 World Music Awards, 21 Billboard Music Awards and multiple Guinness World Record.

Mariah Carey- Thanksgiving Day Performance

At the famous Macy’s Thanksgiving parade 2022, many top artists gave memorable performances but it were Mariah Carey’s twins who stole the show. Mariah performed her probably the most popular song “All I Want for Christmas Is You” on the show. Just as it began, Carey’s twins Moroccan and Monroe made surprise cameos alongside their mother appearing on either side of her in opened green present boxes.

On the other hand, many people criticized Mariah for her ‘lazy’ performance.  dressed in a huge pink dress and an umbrella, Carey presented her famous Christmas song in which her twins gave an absolutely sweet performance. Carey however barely moved during her performance let alone perform a dance. People even questioned her commitment and her lack of energy on the stage.

Interesting facts about Mariah Carey

Here are some lesser-known interesting facts about Carey that you might not know:

  1. a major fan of Marilyn Monroe, Carey acquired her white lacquered baby grand piano at auction in October 1999 for $600,000 plus commission.
  2. Mariah holds the world record for most US No.1 singles by a female artist.
  3. Before she became a singer, Mariah has studied over 500 hours of beauty school and hair salon.
  4. Mariah has her legs insured for $1 billion.

She is the only artist to have had a number one single in the United States every year of the 1990s.


How much is Mariah Carey worth?

$350 million

Why is Mariah Carey so rich?

Mariah made her wealth from her successful career in the music industry. She  has reportedly sold over 200 million albums worldwide to date.

Is Mariah Carey the richest female artist?

No, actually Rihanna is the richest female artist but she owes most of her wealth to her successful business career.

What is the age of Mariah Carey?

Mariah Carey age is 54 years

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