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December, 21

How much does Mariah Carey earn at Christmas? Inside her huge fortune

Whether you lover it or loathe it, this time of year wouldn’t be the same without Mariah Carey’s All I Want For Christmas Is You blaring out the speakers.

In most households, it’s become as much of a tradition as turkey with all the trimmings.

The song, first released in 1994, is steeped in festive fame, making its singer the undisputed Queen of Christmas.

Mariah wrote 1994’s All I Want For Christmas Is You on a cheap Casio keyboard aged 22, adding it to her Christmas album released the same year.

All I Want For Christmas Is You finally topped the US and UK charts in 2019 and 2020 respectively, two-and-half decades after its original release. It's also certified Diamond in the States, denoting 10million copies sold.

So how much money does Mariah make every Christmas? Let’s take a look...

Last year, the song hit Number One in the UK charts for the first time, 16 years after its first release.

The song is widely played and downloaded around the world which equals a huge sleigh load of royalties into Mariah’s bank account every year.

According to Business Insider, the song manages to gross around £45 million from sales across the globe each year.

The profit is then added to the song maker’s estimated net worth of around £234 million.

Speaking about her decision to curate a Christmas album, Mariah has explained she was initially reluctant to get started.

Speaking to NME, she previously said: “It means that someone smarter than myself suggested I do a Christmas album as a young, young girl and I was like: ‘Hmmm – doesn’t that happen later in life?’”

Mariah ended up releasing two Christmas albums, 1994’s Merry Christmas and 2010’s Merry Christmas II You.

Meanwhile, every year, the star visits her own winter wonderland in Aspen.

Speaking about her plans, she previously said: “My kids go to Aspen – it’s their bag and that’s my bag, and I would have been miserable if we didn’t go, right? That sounds terrible but it’s true!"

Photo: Instagram / Mariah Carey
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