How much does Mariah Carey make every Christmas? | The Sun
FOR many, Mariah Carey is the undisputed "Queen of Christmas" thanks to her infectious 90's hit 'All I want for Christmas for you'.
But how much does Mariah make from the single every year?
How much does Mariah make every Christmas?
After more than 20 years, the hit track has been established as a modern classic and is many people's favourite Christmas song.
In 2021, it climbed to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 for the third straight year.
While it also obtained a UK number one in the UK's official charts in 2020 following a campaign by fans.
According to according to the New York Post, Mariah rakes in $3million per year.
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A study by the Economist found the song, which was written in the span of 15 minutes and recorded in 1994, has provided Mariah with $60million between its inception and 2016.
And following Christmas in 2021, Carey has likely raked in another $12.5 million taking her earnings on the song to over $72 million.
Mariah has earned millions of dollars during her career from record contracts and royalties.
What is Mariah's yearly income?
According to Celebrity Net Worth, the singer and songwriter's net worth is $320million.
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She is one of the most successful female musicians in history.
Her impressive net worth is not based only on her music catalog but, her work as an entrepreneur and acting roles.
The song generates an estimated $600million per year in royalties for Mariah and producer Walter Afanasieff.
Mariah Carey is signed to Def Jams and has sold millions of albums worldwide.
While her appearances on shows like American Idol has earned her $18million.
She signed a $30million contract in 2015 to undertake a two-year Las Vegas residency at Caesars Palace.
And since turning 50 in 2020, she has signed lucrative deal with McDonald's, with the singer having her own Christmas menu known as the 'Mariah Menu'.
Who is Mariah Carey?
Mariah Carey was born on 27 March 1969,
Mariah is the daughter of Patricia Hickey, an opera singer and vocal coach, who trained her daughter in opera singing from the tender age of three.
Her father, Alfred Roy Carey, was an aeronautical engineer.
At just 17, Mariah moved to New York City to pursue a singing career.
After working part-time jobs to pay rent for her one-bedroom apartment in Manhattan – which she shared with four other girls – Mariah released her debut single Vision of Love at the age of 20.
The song is still widely viewed as one of her most accomplished works.
The release was a hit, and the young popstar won two Grammy Awards for best new artist and best female pop vocalist.
The world-famous All I Want for Christmas Is You was released in 1994.
The album remains one of the best-selling holiday albums in America – and returned to number one in the UK in December 2020 after 26 years.
By 2001, she was the world's highest-paid recording artist.
But in the same year, Mariah suffered a mental breakdown, and was hospitalized for "extreme exhaustion". The star later revealed she suffers from bipolar disorder.
But the singer has continued to wow fans worldwide with her famous five-octave voice.
With sales of over 200 million records worldwide, she is one of the best-selling music artists of all time.
Does Mariah Carey have children?
Mariah was married to actor Nick Cannon from 2008 to 2016.
They have two children together.
The two are now divorced.
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Thereafter, Mariah was engaged to Australian billionaire James Packer in 2016.
At the time of writing, her romantic life has been private.
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