Mariah Carey: Biography, Career, Childhood, Net Worth


Mariah Angela Carey popularly known as Mariah Carey was born on 27th March 1970 in Huntington, New York, the United States of America. She belongs to the Aries Zodiac sign. Being brought up in a multicultural family, she had to face a lot of criticisms in her early days. Mariah Carey is an established singer and also a good songwriter too.

Family Life

Mariah’s mother Patricia Hickey was an Irish-American. Her father Alfred Roy Carey was an African. He belonged to American and Venezuelan ethnicity. Mariah Carey was bought up in a family with diversified ethnicity and nationality. Her mother Patricia worked as an opera singer in a mezzo-soprano, New York, United States and also a freelance vocal coach. Alfred, Mariah’s father, was an aeronautical engineer.

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She belonged to a multicultural family. So, she had to face racial discrimination. Not only racial discrimination, but she had to face troubles given by her family too. Her mother Patricia was left out by her family as she married Alfred. Also, she was a victim of various violence and hostility. Things came to burning her cars, along with their lawn, her dog died because of poison, and she had to face gunfire while her family was having dinner at the kitchen.


Mariah Carey had a hard childhood life. She had terrible experiences as her neighbors, as well as their relatives, hated her family. Her parents, along with her, had to move from place to place in search of better neighbors who would not insult them. Within the family, this incident caused a lot of troubles itself. So, her father Alfred and mother Patricia divorced in 1972. Mariah was only there by then, so she stayed with her mother after her parents got separated.

Being brought up in a fatherless home, she had to believe her mother to be both of her parents even if she missed her father sometimes. Also, her mother left nothing behind and raised her in the right way. Patricia faced a lot of difficulties and changed her jobs frequently in the process of making more money. Nonetheless, they had to change their house too. Despite all these, her mother was able to give a homely environment to Mariah.


Mariah is the youngest daughter of her family. She has one brother and one sister who are elder than her.

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Mariah Carey; Career

When Mariah Carey was 16 years old, she was not only interested in singing, but she started to write her songs too. She always had a big dream of becoming a well-known singer, and she began to work passionately for it. While she was at her high school, she started taking classes to learn music and vocals from the professionals. This incident made people give her different names like “Mirage” as she was highly interested in music and attended only a few classes. Her mother had raised her with great difficulties, so she started doing a part-time job as a waitress to make her dream come true as a singer.

Also, she worked as a sweeper in salon, waitress, and as a coat check girl to make her dream come true. Her elder brother supported her a lot at paid her fees in the music school. She then made a good friend in the school, and they started working as songwriting partners. After that, at the birthday party of Brenda, she gave her tape to Tommy Mottola. He found her voice charming, and he called her a deal with CBS Columbia. Then, she started her career in music as a debut singer with well-known artists.

This incident was a massive turnover for her career, and then she started gaining name and fame. Also, she began recording her single songs and playlist which could achieve a great victory.

 Net Worth

One of the millionaires, Mariah Carey, is expected to have a net worth of $529 million. She has made a tremendous amount of money through her music career. Her album sales have contributed a lot to maintain her net worth in a high amount. According to the RIAA, Mariah Carey’s album has set the third best selling records of female artists after Madonna and Barbara. She has earned 64 million of her albums sold.

“All I want for Christmas Is you is her favorite song which has contributed 60 million dollars to her earnings. Also, she could make a massive amount of 100 million dollars in 2001 as she signed the contract with Virgin. Virgin paid her a considerable amount of money for making their play a successful one. Also, she makes a lot of money through live performances. She has a vast number of fans, and she performs concerts and live performances from time to time, which invites cash in her life. She has earned about 30 million dollars in a single year by live performances. Popular Forbes has recorded her to be one of the women who has made a tremendous amount of money through Music. She belongs to number 9 in the most earning musicians.

Nonetheless, she was a judge of American Idol, which has contributed a lot to raise her income.

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Rumors and Controversies

Being a well-known singer, she felt terrible about participating in the New Year Eve concert of Muammar Gaddafi in 2008. In 2013, he accepted dictator cash, and she got humiliation and criticisms. While she performed in Saudi Arabia in January 2019, she got a gay fan base. Also, she was under pressure to cancel her concert. Also, Mariah Carey has a lousy reputation as she changes her relationship frequently.
Social Media Reach

As she is a well-known singer, who has won the hearts of many, she has a large number of fan following. Mariah has about 8 million followers on Instagram. Her Facebook account has over 20 million followers. She is jaw-droppingly gorgeous and has left a remarkable print in the hearts of many. Also, she is active on Twitter and other possible social media too.

Relationship Status

Mariah Carey had a lot of relationships. She believes that every new relationship is another unique chance for her and makes a go. Even if she had to face a lot of struggles, she never gave up and always tried to find someone new who could make her happy.

On June 2, 1993, Carey got married to Tommy Mottola. At that time she was busy in record Music Box her new album. They got married, but Mariah Carey was more focused on her personal life, which led their relation to move down. Her husband, Tommy, was more dominating and would interfere in her own life. This beautiful couple then separated on 30th May 1997. Tommy then re-married another woman after five years.

After that, Mariah was in a healthy relationship with Luis Miguel, who is an American singer for three years from 1998 to 2001. Then after she broke up, she married an actor and a comedian Nick Cannon on an island. She then got pregnant with his child and gave birth to two children, Moroccan and Monroe. But this relationship could not last for longer too. Then, on 12th of December 2014, Cannon filed a case for divorce, and they divorced in 2016. Soon after the divorce, she started dating James Packer, who is an Australian Billionaire. They got engaged too, but they had to end it.

Body Measurements

Mariah Carey is gorgeous and stunning. She is elegant, standing 5 feet and 9 inches in height, which is approximately 175 centimeters. Her body is beautiful, and she has a sexy and curvy figure of 38 inches chest, 26 inches waist and 35 inches hip. Weighing about 66 kilograms ( 145 lbs) maintains her body with a heavy workout. She is super fit and is on a heavy diet. Her eyes are gorgeous with a round face and blonde hair.


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