Shakira is a singer, belly dancer, songwriter, producer. Also, she is a philanthropist. She was called the Queen of Latin music for her versatility in music. Now, you may want to know how much Shakira’s net worth is. If you want to know that information, you have to keep reading this entire article as here we are going to reveal it and also other information related to her.
Shakira’s net worth
As an international pop star, Shakira has a net worth of $300 million dollars. As of this writing, Shakira has sold more than 125 million albums and singles worldwide. Of course, it makes her one of the most successful female singers of all time.
For your information, in 2008, Shakira signed a 10 year, $300 million deal with Live Nation. Later, in 2013, it was reported that Shakira earned $12 million for “The Voice.”
Shakira’s Early Life
Based on the research, on February 2, 1977, Shakira was born in Barranquilla, Colombia. She is the child of William Mebarak and Nidia Ripoll. Need to know that Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll is her birth name. Shakira means grateful in Arabic (the feminine form of the name Shakir). When she was four years old, she started to write her first poem. When she continued to write, finally the poems developed into the songs. When she was four years old, her father took her to a local Middle Eastern restaurant, found belly dancing, and then realized that she wanted to be a performer.
In June 1991, Shakira’s debut album: Magia was released, when she was just 13 years old. It featured “Magia” and three other singles. The songs are a collection created by her since she was eight years old. This album got success on Colombian radio and then gave Shakira much exposure, however it did not fare well commercially, because only 1,200 copies were sold worldwide. In 1993, Shakira released her second album: Peligro. Also, it was not successful.
Her success did start to roll in with Pies Descalzos in 1995, and Donde Estan los Ladrones in 1998, which were both hits in the countries of Spanish-speaking. In 2001, she entered the English-language market with her fifth album: Laundry Service. It sold over 20 million copies and reached as the international number-one single.
Here are her Spanish albums that all topped the Billboard Top Latin Albums charts and also were certified diamond by the Recording Industry Association of America.
- “Fijacion Oral, Vol. 1” (2005)
- “Sale el Sol” (2010)
- “El Dorado” (2017)
Here are her English albums that were all certified gold, platinum, and multi-platinum in various countries worldwide:
- “Oral Fixation Vol. 2” (2005)
- “She Wolf” (2009)
- “Shakira” (2014)
Here are some of her songs that have hit number one on the charts in many countries:
- “La Tortura”
- “Hips Don’t Lie”
- “Beautiful Liar”
- “Waka Waka”
From 2013 to 2014, Shakira served as a coach on 2 seasons of the American singing competition television series “The Voice.”
As we explained in the previous paragraph, Shakira has sold more than 125 million albums worldwide. In fact, she is the second most successful Latina singer of all time after Gloria Estefan. She is the highest-selling Colombian singer of all time. She has won many awards for her work. Well, in the text below, we are going to share information related to her achievements.
Shakira has got many awards. Here are her achievements:
- Grammy Awards (3)
- Latin Grammy Awards (13)
- MTV Music Video Awards (4)
- Billboard Music Awards (7)
- Billboard Latin Award Music (39)
- Guinness World Records
- Hollywood Walk of Fame
Aside from that, in the year of 2009, she also was listed as The Top Female Latin Artist of the Decade on Billboard.
Shakira is one of the best-selling music artists in the world. She is ranked as the most-streamed Latin artist on Spotify and also became one of three female artists to have two YouTube videos exceeding two billion views.
Shakira’s Personal Life
From 2000 to 2011, Shakira was in an 11-year relationship with Antonio de la Rua. In an interview in 2009, Shakira said that their relationship was like a married couple, even though they do not need papers for that. When they split, Antonio de la Rua continued to oversee business and career interests of Shakira. In the fall of 2012, Antonio sued Shakira for $100 million that he believed he was owed after she terminated her business partnership in October 2011 with him. In August 2013, his lawsuit was dismissed by a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge.
In the year of 2011, Shakira and Gerard Pique (Spanish football player) began dating. Gerard Pique plays for FC Barcelona and the Spanish national team. In fact, he is 10 years younger than Shakira. In 2010, they met, when Gerard Pique appeared in the music video for her song “Waka Waka” which was the official song of the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Finally, Shakira and Gerard Pique have two sons, Milan who was born on January 22, 2013, and Sasha who was born on January 29, 2015. They live in Barcelona.
When Shakira was a child, her father took her to a local park to see orphans who lived there as a method of instilling gratitude in her. The images stay with her. She said to herself that one day she is going to help these kids when she becomes a popular artist. Now, Shakira is the founder of the Pies Descalzos Foundation, that raises money for poor children in Colombia.
Shakira’s Real Estate
Shakira listed her minimalist Miami mansion for $11.6 million in 2018. The property on Miami’s North Bay Road overlooks the water. It has more than 100 feet of access to Biscayne Bay. The house has 6 bedrooms and seven and a half bathrooms. Her neighbors include Ricky Martin, Jennifer Lopez, Matt Damon, Alex Rodriguez, and Michael Bay.