With albums, tour ticket sales and endorsements for products, being a pop star seems to be a surefire way to get rich. But can you stay on top? Today, people like Taylor Swift and Katy Perry continually rake in the dough. What about the music artists who were on top of their game in the 90s? We investigated to see how much 8 of your favorite 90s stars are worth. (Note: our list only includes the artists who are still with us, though it’s impossible to deny the ’90s power of Whitney Houston and Michael Jackson).
8. Mariah Carey
Net worth: $510 million. Mariah Carey was absolutely huge in the 1990s, with hit songs such as “Vision of Love,” “One Sweet Day,” “Love Takes Time,” “Fantasy,” “Emotions,” “Dreamlover,” “Someday,” “Always Be My Baby” and “Hero.” Seriously, she was on fire! “One Sweet Day” actually still holds the record for holding the number one spot on the chart longer than any other song. With all the money she’s made from selling albums and touring (she has sold more than 200 million albums worldwide), Mariah is one of the best-selling music artists of all time and one of the richest people in music. She continued making hits throughout the 2000s, and has also pulled in money from her Las Vegas residency, her stint on American Idol, her signature fragrances and her beauty product endorsements. Her net worth is many times higher than other music artists (even ones who seem really successful).