Mariah Carey

Mariah is a incredibly successful, influential and driven singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress not to mention devoted mother. She released her self titled debuted album back in 1990 the album saw an incredible amount of success as it went multiplatinum. And the album produced 4 consecutive number one singles on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.

She first worled with Columbia Records, and was managed by Tommy Mottola who she later went onto marry. She had an incredible amount o commercial sucess in her albums following her debut. Emotions, Music Box, and merry Christmas all set record after record for Columbia, and started earning Carey an incredible amount of fame and money.

Carey is one of the wealthiest singers in the world with an estimated net worth of just under $600 million. Most of this has been earned through album sales, tours, and various other endorsement deals. When Carey decided to leave Columbia back in 2000 there was absolutely no shortage of suitors, she eventually signed with Virgin Records for $100 million dollars.

Carey is the third best selling solo artist of all time amongst women, and is very decorated with 5 Grammy Awards, 11 American Music Awards, 14 Billboard Music Awards, and 19 World Music awards.

Up to recently Carey was married to Nick Cannon, they have children together. And after they filed the divorce paperwork she has been spotted publicly dating Australian Billionarie.

Carey has not always seen successful, for people looking in for the outside they can think that Carey was a success in everything she has done. This actually was not always the case, when she left Columbia and signed with Virgin records. Her first album flopped, and while filming the movie Glitter, she collaspsed due to exhaustion and over work. She would eventually have a following out with Virgin who would later buy Mariah out of her $100 million dollar contract for .50 cents on the dollar.

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