Shakira Net worth and Biography
|Birth Name:||Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll|
|Birth Date:||February 2nd, 1977|
|Age:||43 years old|
|Birth Place:||Barranquilla, Columbia|
|Spouse (Name):||Antonio (2000 – 2010) ; Gerard Pique (2011 – Present)|
|Profession:||Professional songwriter, singer, actress, dancer, and record producer|
|Net Worth:||$300 million|
|Last Updated:||March 2020|
Shakira is a well-known singer, songwriter, actress, and record producer. She rose to limelight at a very young age and made her recording debut at age 13. Although her first and second albums were commercial failures, her third and fourth albums gave her fame in Spanish speaking countries. Since she started singing so far, Shakira net worth is approximately $300 million.
She went into the English market in 2001, when she released her fifth album titled “Laundry Service” which sold more than 13 million copies. The singles “Whenever Wherever” and “Underneath Your Clothes” were successful worldwide. Furthermore, she established herself, when she released other albums in 2005, 2010 and 2017 which all topped the chart for Top Latin Albums and became diamond certified by RIAA. In addition to that, her English albums named “Oral Fixation Vol 2”, in 2005, “She Wolf” in 2009 and Shakira in 2014 were certified as gold, platinum or multi-platinum in several countries globally. Some of her songs which were internationally successful include “La Tortura”, “Hips Don’t’ Lie”, “Waka Waka”, “Loca” and “Beautiful Liar”.
Her career as a musician has earned her lots of awards and accolades. She has won 3 Grammy awards, 4 MTV Video Music, 39 Billboard Latin Music, 7 Billboard Music, and 13 Latin Grammy. In addition to this, Shakira has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She is one of the world’s best-selling artists, having sold about 75 million records worldwide.
Shakira Mebarak Ripoll was born on the 2nd of February, 1977 in Colombia to Nidia Ripoll Torrado and William Mebarak Chadid. She is the only child of her parents and is of Spanish and Italian ancestry. Her name is Arabic and it means grateful. Her father was married before he met her mother and she has eight half-siblings from his side. As a child, she grew up seeing her father write poems on the typewriter and asked for a typewriter as a Christmas gift. She got one and started writing poetry. Her poems later evolved into lyrics for songs.
She wrote her first song, when she was eight years old titled “Tus Gafas Oscuras” translated into “Your dark glasses”. The song inspired her father who wore glasses to hide his grief over the death of one of her half-brothers who died in a motorcycle accident. At age four, she started dancing after her father took her to a restaurant where she heard the Doumbek. She sang and danced for her teachers and schoolmates at her catholic school. Shakira began to perform at local events and gained popularity, when she was 10.
The major source of Shakira net worth is her music career. While performing locally at events, she met a producer named Monica Ariza who introduced her to the executive of Sony Colombia called Ciro Vargas. She was later signed to the Sony, after impressing some of their executives. Her first album titled “Magia” was released in 1991, when she was just 13 years. The album contained songs she had written, when she was eight years. The album was well-received in Colombia but it did not really fare well internationally, as only 1,200 copies sold. The second album, “Peligro” was not successful either.
Her major success came in 1995, when she released “Pies Descalzos” and then, ”Donde Estan Los Landrones” in 1998 as they ware well-received in Spanish countries. In 2001, she released her fifth album and entered the English market, selling over 20 million copies. The lead singles from it topped charts in various countries. Since then, Shakira has been very successful in her songs and gets awards and positive reviews about them. From 2003 to 2004, she was the coach at the singing series “The Voice”.
Throughout her career, Shakira has sold more than 123 million albums worldwide making her the second most successful Latina singer. In addition to that, she is the highest-selling Colombian singer of all time. The singer was listed as the Top Female Latin Artist of the decade, in 2009.
Age, Weight, and Height
Shakira was born in 1977 on February 22, meaning that she is currently 43 years old. She is 1.57 m tall and weighs 54 kg.
Shakira Net Worth
At the moment, Shakira net worth is about $300 million. She has been earning enormous amount of money since she made her debut. She signed a 10-year contract of $300 million with Live Nation. Also, according to reports, the singer earned about $12 million as a coach of the television show, “The Voice”.
Shakira purchased a mansion worth $11.6 million, in 2018. The property is a 20,726 foot located in Miami. It has six bedrooms with seven bathrooms. Her neighbors are top celebrities such as Jennifer Lopez, Michael Bay, Ricky Martin, Alex Rodriguez and Matt Damon.
Shakira started dating a lawyer named Antonio de la Rua, in 2000. She once stated, in an interview, that they were both like married couples and did not need papers for that. However, they separated, after living together for 10 years. Despite their breakup, they still maintained a business relationship as Antonio was overseeing some of the singer’s businesses.
In 2011, she again started dating a Spanish footballer named Gerard Pique who is 10 years younger than her. They met after he appeared in the music video of Shakira’s official song for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. They welcomed their first son named Milan on the 22nd of January, 2013 in Spain where they both live. Then in 2015, they welcomed their second son named Sasha on January 29th.
Finally, this post talked about Shakira net worth, childhood, love life and journey to fame. She is one of the richest women in the entertainment industry and also among the most popular Latino singers.