It took Mariah Carey a lot more than butterflies and glitter to get her bod in shape for her Sweet, Sweet Fantasy tour. And if anything puts her pipes or curves in jeopardy, her whole team is liable to lose some serious dough.
That's where Mimi's $70 million body part insurance comes in.
According to TMZ, Mimi recently bought insurance for her voice and legs, at $35 million apiece. She's reportedly now paying "many thousands of dollars" a month in premiums for the plans, which are designed to protect her from financial loss should her tour hit a snag related to the condition of either body part.
Though the premiums sound extravagant, the 46-year-old singer can certainly afford them. CelebrityNetWorth.com estimates she's worth about $520 million -- and that's not counting the contents of her billionaire fiance, James Packer's bank account.
The body part insurance plans aren't her first, either. Back in 2006, Mariah was rumored to have insured her legs for a mind-boggling $1 billion after signing a deal with Gillette's "Legs of a Goddess" campaign.
Celebrities have been insuring their bods for decades. David Beckham reportedly insured his legs for $70 million when he was still working as a professional soccer star. Heidi Klum's pins are said to be protected with $2.2 million policies. And Holly Madison insured her chest when she signed on to do "Peepshow."
"They're my primary moneymakers right now," she told People at the time.
"If anything happened to my boobs, I'd be out for a few months and I'd probably be out a million dollars. I thought I'd cover my assets."
Mariah, who's gearing up for a reality show and a wedding after her tour ends, is focused on her bod in other ways these days, too. She recently griped that she's suffering through a "bleak diet" that she described as "horrendous," though it seems to be working. When she appeared at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York last fall, she looked noticeably slim and trim as reports circulated suggesting she'd lost about 45 pounds.
"I used to be able to slim down just by exercising more, but that's changed, she told Shape after she welcomed her twins. "Since having the babies, I realize that 90 percent of losing weight is my diet."
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