Oct 05 2007

Mariah Makes Billboard's Top Women of the Year List

< > BillboardÂ’s 2nd annual Women In Music issue on newsstands now includes a list of the top 5 female artists, who were selected for their prowess as business women. Billboard recognized Mariah as not only one of the top female performers but also an artist who has managed her business interests with exceptional skill.

Mariah Carey used her name-brand cachet during the first decade of her career, assisting a host of philanthropic organizations. She co-founded Camp Mariah, Career Awareness Camp aiding the Fresh Air Fund in the early 90Â’s, exposing inner-city youths to specific career fields and to teach young people about the wide range of career possibilities available to them. Mariah has worked with countless other charitable organizations including the Make-A-Wish Foundation, VH1 Save The Music, New YorkÂ’s Police Athletic League, Presbyterian Hospital and the Administration for ChildrenÂ’s Services.

Among MariahÂ’s business enterprises outside the music world include her endorsement for Intel Centrino PCs, and launched Glamorized, a jewelry and accessory line for teens through ClaireÂ’s. Carey also has leveraged her success by recording and promoting a series of ringtones in partnership with Pepsi and Motorola. This past spring, she developed her first fragrance, M, from Elizabeth Arden which is in stores now. Forbes magazine estimates that Carey is the sixth wealthiest woman in entertainment.
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