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Mariah Carey

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Mariah Carey net worth:
$520 Million
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Mariah Carey is a singer, and part-time actress, whose last net worth was $520 million. She was born on March 27, 1970, in Huntington, located on Long Island, which is a part of New York State. She is one of the three children of Patricia (Hickey was her maiden family name), a former Irish opera singer and singing teacher; and Alfred Roy Carey an African American Venezuelan aeronautical engineer.

Her parents divorced when she was three years old. The family had to endure many racist attacks while living in Huntington, Carey said that they poisoned her dog, and burned down the family car. After her parents’ divorce, Carey had little contact with her father and her mother worked in various places to financially support the family.


Mariah Carey graduated from Harborfields High School, located in Greenlawn, New York. She used to be absent from school for her work as a singer in local recording studios, consequently her peers nicknamed her “Mirage.”

Musical career.

Her work on the Long Island music scene gave her the opportunity to collaborate with musicians such as Gavin Christopher and Ben Margulies, the latter helped her to compose music for her record model. After moving to New York, Carey worked in several places to pay the rent, and completed five hundred hours of studies in a beauty school. Later, she worked as a vocal backing singer for Puerto Rican singer Brenda K. Starr.

In 1988 Carey accompanied Starr to a party where Tommy Mottola, president of the company Columbia Records was; Starr handed Carey’s musical model to Mottola, he heard it after leaving the party, and he was impressed, he immediately returned to the party to find Carey, but she was already gone. Mottola later offered her a recording contract with his company. Years later the magazine Vibe compared the Carey’s story with the Cinderella.


In the middle of 1990, Carey published her debut album, titled Mariah Carey, for which she wrote most of the songs contained on it. During the recording, she expressed her dissatisfaction with the collaborations of the producers Ric Wake and Rhett Lawrence, whose Columbia Records’ executives had designated to make the album more commercially viable. Backed by a high promotion budget, the album arrived at the top position of the American List Billboard 200, where it stayed during several weeks. The Recording Industry Association of America certified her with nine multi-platinum albums, denoting sales of approximately nine million units sold in the United States alone.

In late 1991, Carey released Emotions, her second studio album, with a sound closer to the musical Motown and Soul genres. The first single called “Emotions” as well as the album, produced by herself, arrived at number one on the Billboard Hot 100, being the fifth single of the singer to achieve that position in that list of successes.

Established international popularity.

She is the female singer who has sold more albums in the 90’s “beating The Beatles and Michael Jackson.

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Mariah Carey

Date of Birth
Apr 27, 1970(53 years old)
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