Mariah Carey: How much is the Queen of Christmas worth?

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Mariah Carey has established herself as one of the most successful singers of all time, earning the nickname the Queen of Christmas. As Christmas is coming to town, let's take a look at how much she is worth.

Mariah Carey is referred to as the Queen of Christmas since her famous winter-themed songs are played nonstop during the holiday season. Every year around the holidays, the singer sets sales and streaming records. Who hasn't listened to the tunes of All I Want For Christmas Is You at least once in their life?

Mariah Carey's glittering career

The American musician has worked as a composer, record producer, actor, and businessperson for many years. She has sold more than 200 million records worldwide, making her one of the top 15 best-selling musicians in music history.

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Just behind Madonna, Mariah is the female artist with the second-highest lifetime sales. She does, however, own the most #1 singles in American chart history of any female writer or producer. Carey has garnered 15 Billboard Music Awards, 10 AMAs, and 5 Grammys.

What is Mariah Carey's net worth?

Mariah Carey is incredibly wealthy, with a total net worth of $340 million, as reported by Celebrity Net Worth.

Throughout her career, she has made hundreds of millions of dollars via record contracts and royalties. She has earned tens of millions of dollars via media appearances, Las Vegas mansions, and private concerts.

Mariah's Christmas album is arguably most known for including the song All I Want for Christmas Is You, which went on to become one of the greatest-selling and most successful songs of all time, selling over 16 million copies worldwide, according to Wealthy Guerilla. The song, which reportedly took barely 15 minutes to create, earns Mariah and producer Walter Afanasieff an estimated $600,000 in royalties every year. The song has earned over $60 million in revenue gross royalties to date.

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Mariah departed Columbia Records in April 2001 and signed a record-breaking $100 million five-album contract with Virgin Music. After adjusting for inflation, that equates to $150 million. It was the largest deal in music history at the time.

Several other endeavors

In 2015 she received a $30 million contract to conduct a two-year Las Vegas residency at Caesars Palace. With $27 million in total earnings, she became one of the highest-earning women in music for the year, reports Marca.

Carey, additionally, has made millions from her branding. According to Billboard, Carey began promoting items in 2006, beginning with Intel Centrino PCs and the Glamorized accessories collection for Claire's and The Icing. She has her own perfume line with Elizabeth Arden and has sponsored the opulent Angel Champagne.

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According to Parade, Carey has also promoted Pepsi, Motorola, Gillette Venus, Jenny Craig, McDonald's, Milk Bar, and HSN, and released her own Mariah Carey's Cookies line from Robert Earl, as well as her own brand of Irish cream liqueur, Black Irish, inspired by her Black, Venezuelan, and Irish ancestors.

Her annual income overall is estimated to average about $3 million annually minimum from her Christmas catalogue alone.

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