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How rich is Mariah Carey?

Name: Mariah Carey
Born: March 27, 1970
Occupation: Singer, Songwriter, Music Producer, Actress, Model

Mariah Carey. Photo: M Connors/USArmy.
Mariah Carey during red carpet interviews at the 82nd Academy Awards. Photo: M Connors/USArmy.

Mariah Carey had a little help to break into the music industry. She met and befriended a pop singer named Brenda K. Starr, who was instrumental in introducing Carey to the right people in the business. Starr invited Carey to a gala for recording executives in 1987. Carey handed one of her demo tapes to the head of Capitol Records, Tommy Mottola. He listened to the first couple of songs after leaving the party and turned around, in hope of finding Carey still at the event. She wasn’t there so he searched for her to no avail. Finally, he contacted Starr’s people who put him in touch with Carey. He immediately signed her with Columbia Records and her career took off like wildfire.

Carey released more than a dozen albums over the course of her career. These include Mariah Carey, Emotions, Music Box, Daydream, Butterfly, Charm Bracelet, Rainbow, Glitter and Memories of an Imperfect Angel. All of which were highly received by both the public and those involved in the music industry. She broke into acting and had roles in the movies The Bachelor, Glitter, State Property 2, Tennessee and Precious. She is currently filming The Butler. Carey was a judge on American Idol for season 12 together with Nicki Minaj and Simon Cowell. Mariah Carey has a net worth of about 500 Million Dollars!

So, how much is 500 Million Dollars really?

Mariah Carey has a tremendous amount of wealth. She could sell off all of her assets and empty out her bank accounts and actually offer a kind gesture to every single person in the United States. Dairy Queen offers a medium ice cream cone for $1.59. Carey could afford to buy the necessary 313,847,465 ice cream cones to distribute to the US population.

If Carey wanted to have a bigger impact on fewer people, she could always help them with their transportation needs. The price of a 2012 Nissan Versa is $10,990. Carey could afford to buy 45,496 of these economy cars and distribute them to all of the residents of Garden City, Pennsylvania. Of course, the parents would need to put their children’s’ vehicles in storage until they were old enough to drive but that would avoid the problem of buying a car when they are teenagers!

See also: MadonnaNicki Minaj, Simon Cowell.



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