Mariah Carey Bio: Age, Wiki, Family, Husband, Net Worth, Facts

Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress of the millennium. She received international fame and recognition after the release of “Vision of Love” from her eponymous debut album. It has been three decades since she entered the music world, and obviously, Carey (vocal virtuoso) has become the household name of Americans.

She has the ability to hit notes at the five-octave vocal range and even push beyond the 7th octave shattering the glasses. Over the years, she has sold more than 200 million records worldwide, making her the third best female recording artist in the US, and apparently, one of the most successful music artists of all time. As of 2024, Mariah Carey has a net worth of $320 million dollars.

Biography and Age

Mariah Carey was born on the 27th of March 1969, in Long Island, Huntington, New York, U.S. She is currently 53 years old.

Birth NameMariah Angela Carey
NicknameMimi, Mary Poppins, MC, Mermaid, Mirage, Songbird, The Voice
Date of BirthMarch 27, 1969
Place of BirthHuntington, New York, U.S.
Age53 years old
Sun SignAries
ProfessionSinger, Songwriter, Record Producer, Actress
EthnicityAfrican-American, Venezuelan and Irish
ReligionAnglican / Episcopalian

Family and Education

Mariah Carey is the daughter of Alfred Roy Carey and Patricia (née Hickey). Her father was an aeronautical engineer of African American and Afro-Venezuelan descent while her mother was a singer of Irish descent.

Her mother was disowned by her maternal family as she married a black man. Her parents divorced when Carey was three years old and she moved in with her father while her siblings, Allison, and Morgan Carey were raised by her mother.

Mariah graduated from Harborfields High School in Greenlawn, New York and graduated in 1987. She also attended Florida Atlantic University.

Mariah Carey Husband

Tommy Mottola (1992 – 1998) – Carey dated record producer and head of Columbia Records, Tommy Mottola in 1992. The couple became engaged on December 25, 1992, and eventually married on June 5, 1993. They ended their marriage on May 5, 1998.

Eddie Griffin (1996 – 1997) – Mariah began dating American actor Eddie Griffin in July 1996, when she wrote a song for him titled “Fourth of July” which is the date when they first met. The couple broke up in 1997.

Derek Jeter (1997 – 1998) – Mariah Carey and American baseball player Derek Jeter had a brief relationship from December 1997 to November 1988.

Jamie Theakston (1998) – She had a fling with television presenter Jamie Theakston in 1998.

Marcus Schenkenberg (1998) – Dual citizenship holder, a Swedish model, Marcus had a brief relationship with singer Mariah in 1998. This happened when they first met at P. Diddy’s birthday bash.

Luis Miguel (1999-2001) – Carey dated Mexican singer Luis Miguel for a year between 1999 and 2001.

Eminem (2001 – 2006) – Mariah Carey and Marshall Bruce, popularly known as Eminem dated from 2001 until 2006. They had an On-and-Off kind of relationship.

Mark Sudack (2003 – 2005) – She dated American singer Mark Sudack between 2003 and 2005 when she broke up with Eminem.

Christian Monzon (2005-2006) – She also dated American model Christian Monzon around the time when she broke out with Eminem.

Nick Cannon (2008-2015) – Carey began dating American rapper and actor, Nick Cannon in February 2008 and got married on April 30 of that year. They together have two children named Moroccan and Monroe Cannon. They got separated in August 2014. Their divorce finalised in April 2015.

James Packer (2015 – 2016) – Mariah began dating Australian billionaire James Packer in June 2015 and she subsequently announced their engagement on January 21, 2016. However, they called off their engagement in October of the same year.

Bryan Tanaka (2016 – Present) – She is currently dating Choreographer Bryan Tanaka.

Physical Statistics

HeightFeet – 5 feet 9 inches
Centimeters – 175 cm
Meters – 1.75 m
WeightKilograms – 71 kg
Pounds – 156 lbs
Body BuildVoluptuous
Body Measurements38-27-36
Bra Size34D
Eye ColorDark Brown
Hair ColorLight Brown
Shoe Size9.5 (US) / 40 (EU) / 7.5 (UK)
Dress Size8 (US) / 40 (EU) / 12 (UK)

Professional Statistics

Singing Debut

In June 1990, she produced her first album titled Mariah Carey alongside Columbia Records. The album charted several top music countdowns in the US, sold more than 15 million copies in the world with a status of 9x platinum in the USA.

GenreR&B, pop, hip-hop, soul, dance
InstrumentsVocals, piano
LabelsColumbia, Virgin, MonarC, Island, Def Jam, Epic Records
Associated ActsBrenda K. Starr, Jermaine Dupri, Da Brat, The-Dream

Debut Film

Carey made her debut in acting with the 1999 romantic comedy film The Bachelor.

Television Debut

She had featured in four episodes of the late-night television show, Saturday Night Live from 1990 to 2008.

Brand Endorsements

During her career spanning over 25 years, she signed lucrative endorsement deals with Chanel, Elizabeth Arden, Forever, Lollipop Bling, Luscious Pink, Jenny Craig, Pepsi amongst others.

Mariah Carey Net Worth

Being the most successful pop star of the 21st century, Mariah has accumulated an insane amount of wealth throughout her career. She has an estimated net worth of $320 million. Her world of music is created and designed by all her alone, reserving her a spot in the top wealthiest female singers list.

Her journey from a normal adolescent to one of the best selling female artists in the world is prodigious, awe-inspiring and her life is being inspired by the rising singers. Speaking about her wealth, she has insured her legs for a whopping $1 billion US dollars. Her mountain of fortune comes from singing, international tours, endorsements, investments, and not to mention television and movie appearances.

Mariah Carey Lifestyle

The goddess of charismatic Mariah owns several exquisite mansions and estates in the US. She owns an uber-luxurious Triplex apartment located at 90, Franklin Street, New York, U.S. Designed by interior designer Mario Buatta, the home has the Art Deco influence that comes from the architecture of the building erected during that time.

Mariah owns an ultra-exclusive holiday gateway overlooking the beach with pink sand on the Windermere Island in the Bahamas. The house features fours detached building boasting 4 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms with all the features required for the songstress to have a perfect holiday.

The Fleur De Lys, Mariah and her ex-husband Nick Cannon’s regal and titanic estate sits on 5 acre land of Beverly Hills, which is dedicated to luxury and style. The 41,000 square feet mansion features a  huge library, 50-seater screening room, a ballroom, a private jogging track, a spa and a pool with pavilion, a championship sized tennis court and a garage space for nine cars. It also includes a 3,000 square foot manager’s house along with staff quarter for 10 people.

Mariah also owns a sprawling 9/951 square feet mansion that sits on the hills above Bel Air, California. The house features 5 luxury bedrooms and 8 full bathrooms, including seven fireplaces, dining, formal living rooms, family room, library, media room, study and an eat in kitchen.

Carey boasts large collections of expensive and exotic cars like Rolls Royce Drophead Coupe, Maybach 62S, Porsche Cayenne SUV, Rolls Royce Phantom, and Mercedes-Benz SLK.

Favorite Things

  • Actor – James Dean
  • Actress – Marilyn Monore
  • TV series – Game of Thrones
  • Movies – All comedy and horror movies
  • Color – Pink
  • Food – Pizza
  • Perfume – M by Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey Facts

She was named after the song “They Call the Wind Maria”, originally from the 1951 Broadway musical Paint Your Wagon.

Carey supplemented herself in her early career by doing odd jobs like hat/coat-checker, hostess, hair sweeper in hair salons, and waitress.

She developed an interest for songwriting at a young age and produced her first song “Here We Go Round Again” when she was in her senior high school.

Carey’s rise to a star in the music world began in 1990 when she collaborated with record producer, Tommy Mottola, released her first album titled “Marish Carey”, which charted the top of the Billboard 200.

She is the only female artist to have eighteen number-one songs on the US Billboard Hot 100 charts.

Her single “One Sweet Day” holds the record for the single staying most weeks at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, which topped the chart for a record 16 weeks.

In 2002, she was placed at #36 on the Sexiest Girls list by the American edition of FHM magazine.

Carey has worked with the likes of musicians such as Brian McKnight, Whitney Houston, Boyz II Men, Jay Z, Snoop Dogg, Cam’ron, Carole King, Céline Dion, Michael Jackson, 98 Degrees, Joe, Da Brat, Missy Elliott, Aretha Franklin, Shania Twain and many more.

Carey suffered a decline in her career in the early 2000s due to which she had an emotional breakdown and was hospitalised fro exhaustion. She bounced back with the release of The Emancipation of Mimi in 2005, which reached the top of several music charts, becoming the best-selling album in the US and the second-best-seller worldwide that year.

Mariah Carey failed her driver’s license test three times.

She has insured her legs for $1 billion.

On August 5, 2015, Carey was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 6270 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.

Mariah is good friends with Lee Daniels, Da Brat, Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs, Snoop Dogg, Raymond Usher, Beyoncé, Will Smith, Jay Z, and Alicia Keys.

Mariah Carey has featured in various lists like sexiest women, best dressed women, beautiful women, hottest women, richest singers and so on by several publications.

Her fans are referred to as “Lambily”.

In a career spanning over 20 years, Carey has sold over 200 million records worldwide, making her one of the biggest-selling artists in music history.