All I Want For Christmas singer Mariah Carey has become very prosperous since her debut album in 1990 was released and has since gone on sell 200 million records worldwide, and has even launched her own perfume collaboration with Elizabeth Arden. But is this enough to make Mariah a billionaire?
Mariah Carey isn’t one of the 2,095 billionaires in the world, although she does have an estimated net worth of between $300-520 million. Her perfume endorsements with Elizabeth Arden have netted Mariah an impressive $150 million.
Read on to learn more about some of Mariah’s greatest albums to date and find out about some of the world’s wealthiest people.
Mariah has released 15 studio albums since the ‘90s when she rose to fame, beginning with her first self-titled album, followed by ‘91 album Emotions, Music Box, Merry Christmas, Daydream, Butterfly, Rainbow, Glitter, Charmbracelet, The Emancipation of Mimi, E=MC², Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel, Merry Christmas II You, Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse and her most recent album, Caution.
Let’s take a look at her most successful albums: Music Box, Daydream, and Merry Christmas.
Music Box (1993)
The album consists of pop ballads, and is comprised of ten tracks: Dreamlover, Hero, Anytime You Need a Friend, Music Box, Now That I Know, Never Forget You, Without You, Just To Hold You Once Again, I’ve Been Thinking About You and All I’ve Ever Wanted. Since its release, 28 million copies of Music Box have been sold worldwide.
Daydream is an album that consists of R&B and pop tracks, comprised of 12 tracks: Fantasy, Underneath The Stars, One Sweet Day, Open Arms, Always Be My Baby, I Am Free, When I Saw You, Long Ago, Melt Away, Forever, Daydream Interlude and Looking In. 20 million copies of the album have been sold worldwide since its release.
Merry Christmas (1994)
Merry Christmas is an album that’s comprised of covers of popular Christmas songs, Mariah worked with Walter Afanasieff on this album, and she also worked with him on the original tracks. The album has sold 15 million copies worldwide since its release. Three singles were released in the album, with All I Want For Christmas becoming a best-selling hit.
The World’s Billionaires
Becoming a billionaire is a rarity than many of us will never experience in our lifetimes, but it’s pretty interesting to find out who some of these rare billionaires are, don’t you agree? Let’s dive in!
Jeff Bezos – Net Worth: $116.9 Billion
Jeff’s the founder of Amazon. You might be surprised that Amazon, one of the world’s leading online retailers for all kinds of stuff, started out selling books. Of course, Jeff was stricken by the fabulous idea of turning it into an online retailer, then voila, Amazon became an extremely profitable business.
Bill Gates – Net Worth: $99.9 Billion
Bill Gates – the co-founder of Microsoft, is obviously going to be amongst the world’s wealthiest people. And, you don’t even need college to become a billionaire because Bill dropped out of college before he’d co-founded Microsoft!
Bernard Arnault Family – Net Worth: $91.6 Billion
Guess who Bernard is? He’s only the owner of LVMH – one of the biggest luxury goods companies about! His company owns some pretty big brands. Ever heard of Louis Vuitton or Sephora? Yeah, Bernard owns those.
Larry Ellison – Net Worth: $62.4 Billion
Larry co-founded the software database Oracle, although he stepped down from his position in 2014, he is still the CTO and chairman of the board.
What Makes A Billionaire?
Well, there’s no simple answer to that one except that you must either do a hell of a lot of investing or maybe become a technological genius or become an extremely successful entrepreneur with a lot of connections. Then you’re halfway there!