Anthony Behar, USA Today

This is How Much Money Mariah Carey Has Made off of "All I Want for Christmas is You" So Far

Hint: It's more than you probably ever imagined. 

December 26, 2017

If you think you love Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Chrsitmas is You," you probably don't love it as much as Mariah Carey's wallet probably does. 

The pop super star has earned more than $60 million in royalties for that song since its release 23 years ago (in November 1994), according to a new report from The Economist

Carey co-wrote the song with Walter Afanasieff in the summer of 1994. It was recorded for her Merry Christmas album. 

The song, of course, is iconic. It is hands down the most successful holiday song of the modern era.

Of course, the song's popularity is only continuing to grow each passing year. In fact, for the first time in its 23 year history, the track landed in the top 10 of Billboard's Hot 100 last week. 
 

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