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5 December 2023, 16:20 | Updated: 7 December 2023, 16:13
Mariah Carey rakes in a whopping amount of royalty money every year thanks to her iconic festive hit 'All I Want For Christmas Is You'.
Mariah Carey's 'All I Want For Christmas Is You' makes the singer a lot of money every year. That's a fact.
As one of the most popular hits for December, which climbs the charts year after year, it is indeed the festive tune we all associate with Christmas.
So just how much money is Mariah adding to her bank account each year thanks to the 1994 yuletide classic? I'm sure you won't be surprised to hear it's in the millions meaning she has quite the net worth thanks to this classic.
Here's exactly how much money Mariah makes from 'All I Want For Christmas Is You' every year and in total:
A song written in just 15 minutes (apparently) earns the pop star an incredible amount of money every year, an average of around $3 million (£2.4million) to be exact.
And that's just the minimum, the figure often shoots up when she schedules special Christmas performances and appearances too. She's also the chosen face for many companies during the festive because of her association with Christmas meaning she makes even more money off the back of the song.
As you can imagine, Mariah has become quite rich off the back of her tune. According to The Economist, the song made Carey $60million (£47.3) between 1994 and 2016, averaging $2.6 million (£2million) per year.
Again, this is from song royalties alone and not all the extra tours, concerts, special performance, merchandise and everything else that comes along with being the singer of a song so big.
Mariah Carey - All I Want for Christmas Is You (Make My Wish Come True Edition)
Not just famous for being the voice of Christmas with her top hit, Mariah has had a whole carer of top hits which has resulted in her having a huge net worth.
In total, the mum of two is rumoured to be worth a staggering $350million (£277million).