A 2018 report from Business Insider estimates that Carey has earned a total of more than $60 million from the track. According to Celebrity Net Worth, the song earns anywhere between $600,000 and $1m in royalties every single year.
“All I Want For Christmas Is You” is Carey’s biggest international hit, having topped the charts in twenty-six countries. In 2019, the song topped the Billboard Hot 100 for the very first time, 25 years after its initial release, breaking the World Record for longest trip to number one. In 2020, the song reached number one in the United Kingdom for the first time, having spent a record 69 weeks in the top 40.
It’s the best-selling Christmas single by a female artist, and one of the best-selling singles in music history, with an overall estimated sale of over 16 million copies.
Carey has earned a total of $520 million over the course of her 33-year career.