Mariah Carey net worth: Mariah Carey is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress who has a net worth of $520 million. Mariah Carey is the best-selling female artist in the history of the Billboard charts. Mariah Carey has sold over 200 million albums worldwide to date. In 2000, Mariah Carey was given a $100 million recording contract with Virgin. It was the biggest contract in the history of music at the time. Carey was raised on Long Island and worked a variety of part-time jobs to supplement her singing career before meeting Columbia Records producer Tommy Mottola, who signed her to the label and whom she married in 1993. Carey's debut album, Mariah Carey, reached number one on the Billboard charts and earned her a Grammy for Best New Artist and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. She continued to release successful albums on Columbia, including Music Box, which spent 128 weeks on the charts, and Daydream, which included several number-one singles and was the most successful album on American radio in 1996.
In 1997, Carey split from Mottola and from Columbia and experienced a string of personal troubles, including fallings-out with several labels and the unanimous panning of her semi-autobiographical film Glitter. In 2005, Carey released The Emancipation of Mimi, which returned her to critical prominence and became the best-selling album of the year; in 2008, her album E=MC2 had the best-selling first week of her career and made her the artist with the second most number-one singles in the history of pop music, above Elvis Presley and second to the Beatles. Carey married actor/comedian/musician Nick Cannon in 2008, and continues to release albums.