Mariah Carey has the big bucks around here!
The 45-year-old singer has been in the music business for over 20 years and that's why it shouldn't come to any surprise when we tell you she is worth an estimated $520 million, according to The Richest. Carey exploded onto the music scene in 1990 with her self-titled debut album under her boss who would later become her ex husband Tommy Mottola. In 2001, she released Glitter and overall it was an epic failure. She was bought out of contract and seemed to fall off the face of the Earth for a bit until she came back with a bang. Her 2005 album, The Emancipation of Mimi, because the best selling album of that year.
Carey's net worth mostly comes from lucrative endorsement deals, the fact that she owns several restaurants, her music and her gig on American Idol helped too. The Afro-Latina reportedly secured a $18 million paycheck to be on the Fox show even though she has since dubbed it the "worst experience" of her life. From August 2014-2015, she reportedly made $96 million which we would love to have in our back pockets. One thing Mariah won't have to worry about is spending money on a house; she has moved in with her billionaire boyfriend James Packer. Most recently, Carey has been bringing home the bacon from her Las Vegas residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.
Mariah is still getting her hustle on and continues to make millions year after year.