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Since Mariah Carey’s renowned holiday hit “All I Want for Christmas Is You” was released in 1994, there have been 28 cheery years filled with the season. She is the reigning queen of all things Christmas, as seen by the song’s rapid ascent on the Billboard Hot 100 each year.
In case you’re wondering, Mariah has accepted her ability to exert control over everyone around the holidays.
“It’s so exciting because it’s at Christmas, which is my favorite, but it’s also like, what a validating thing to have happen [to] my first Christmas song that I ever wrote,” she told Billboard. “How did I know that that was going to become a thing every year? I couldn’t have known it. And I’ve grown to love it more…it makes me happy every year.”
Mariah has been cashing in on Christmas for decades. Her current net worth is a joyful $340 million, according to CelebrityNetWorth.com, which is a testament to how much she has achieved.
The pop diva created all that cookie dough for Christmas using the following method:
Her well-known holiday hit has brought Mariah millions of dollars.
Mariah is the all-time best-selling female album artist, according to the Recording Industry Association of America. She has sold 72 million records overall, so after paying back her advance against royalties, she probably receives a few bucks from each CD sold.
According to a 2017 The Economist article, Mariah received $60 million in royalties for the song “All I Want for Christmas Is You.” But according to Forbes, she earned an extra $12.5 million last year, bringing her total earnings to $72 million, not adding what she will earn this year.
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Additionally, she is earning money through book deals.
The children’s book All I Want for Christmas Is You, written by Mariah, was published in 2015 by Doubleday Books for Young Readers at Penguin Random House. Giving the song fresh meaning, it is about “a young girl whose biggest Christmas dream is for a new puppy.”
In 2020, she and Michaela Angela Davis co-wrote a book that was published, according to Variety. According to Billboard, her book was the number one nonfiction best seller that autumn.
Wow. Stunned, humbled & grateful. Writing this memoir nearly consumed my life for the last three years,” she wrote in a tweet.
Mariah published The Christmas Princess, her first children’s book, in November 2022, enhancing her reputation as an author. She aptly summarized the novel as, “fairytale for holiday lovers of all ages” made for “all children, especially those who feel like outsiders or ‘others,’ striving to believe in themselves,” according to Vibe.
Mariah has made a fortune from her numerous TV appearances.
A documentary on “All I Want for Christmas Is You’s” origin and enormous popularity was published by Amazon in 2019. Fun fact: Mariah claims that she decorated the studio for Christmas even though it wasn’t the season.
And do you still recall when she agreed to judge American Idol in 2013? According to People, she had a $18 million one-year contract with a potential extension. According to Variety, she also had an eight-episode reality series with E! called Mariah’s World from 2016 to 2017.
She’ll also probably earn a respectable sum of money during the 2022 holiday season by finishing the New York City Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Sharing the news on Instagram, she captioned the post: “My childhood dream is coming to life! I’m going to be opening for the one and only, SANTA CLAUS 🎅🏼, at this year’s @macys Thanksgiving day parade!” she wrote on Instagram.
For her Christmas performances, she also sold a ton of tickets.
Mariah’s 2019 holiday tour, which was sponsored by the Hallmark Channel, visited six cities and featured a five-show residency at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas. According to Billboard, she has been touring around the holidays since 2014 and has made around $16.5 million to far. That sum might surpass $26.4 million this year. She has previously held residencies in Las Vegas. Mariah agreed to a two-year, $30 million residency at Caesar’s Palace in 2015.
What is Mariah Carey’s estimated net worth for 2022?
She currently has a big fortune in her net worth. According to CelebrityNetWorth.com, I’m talking about $340 million.