Facts of Shakira
|Birth Name||Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll|
|Father Name||William Mebarak Chadid|
|Mother Name||Nidia del Carmen Ripoll Torrado|
|Relation With||Gerard Piqué|
|No Of Children||2|
|Date of Birth||February 2,1977|
Shakira is a world-renowned singer, songwriter, and dancer, she has released hit songs like "Hips Don't Lie", "She Wolf", "Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)" among others. She is equally popular for releasing songs in Latin as she is popular for releasing songs in the English language.
She is one of the best-selling artists in the world and has sold over 50 million records. In addition to this, she has also worked as an actress appearing in multiple animated and live-action films in cameo roles.
How Much Is Shakira’s Net Worth?
Highest-selling Colombian artist of all time, Shakira has a net worth of $300 Million in March 2020. Some other sources have claimed that her net worth is even higher at $400 million.
Most of her earnings come from her time as a musician. She started her career in 1990 and has since acquired worldwide fame for her numerous hits.
Shakira’s primary income source is her record sales but she has also earned huge amounts from various other ventures. In fact, she earned a $12 million salary for her work as a judge on The Voice and her total income in 2006 was a staggering $38,000,000.
Regarding her record sales, a report from Standard claims that she earned at least $2 million from each of her major album releases. The following table lists her earnings from record sales.
|1998||$7,500,000||Dónde Están los Ladrones?|
|Fijación Oral||Fijación Oral|
|2010||$2,060,000||Sale el Sol|
Tours And Gigs
Artists also earn from touring and gigging, Shakira has also earned a lot of money from touring. As a matter of fact, she signed a whopping $300,000,000 after she signed a Ten-year deal with Live Nation.
Similarly, she earned $53,300,000 from the ticket sales The Sun Comes Out World Tour in 2011 and in 2003, she took home $72,000,000 from her Tour of the Mongoose.
As a multimillionaire superstar, Shakira owns a lot of expensive properties all over the world. She and her husband own a $5.5 million house in Barcelona, Spain where her husband plays soccer. Another superstar Neymar is one of their neighbors in the area.
Then the pair also bought a house in Miami for $3.38 million in 2001 later listing the property for $12 million in 2018. The house with six bedrooms, a home gym, and even a hookah lounge has not been sold yet.
The cherry on top of their real-estate collection is the island bought by the pair together with Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters and Spanish musician Alejandro Sanz. The island, Bonds Cay, cost them $15 million in 2011.
S by Shakira
Shakira released her perfume, S by Shakira on September 4, 2010. The star’s perfume is based on fragrances like sambac jasmine, sandalwood, and vanilla. The perfume was also nominated for an award in 2011.
As per various online reports, the first year of her perfume sales brought in roughly $35 to $45 million.
Charities And Philanthropy
The Colombian singer is a passionate supporter of various charities all over the world. She even has her own foundation, The Barefoot Foundation. The foundation has a goal to help every underprivileged Colombian child to receive proper education and basic needs.
Through the foundation, she has built more than 5 schools in Colombia and has helped more than 4,000 children get proper food supplies.
She has also worked with UNICEF and her husband to help marginalized children. In fact, she is a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and is one of their global representatives. She has also been recognized for her charity work by the UN International Labour Organization.
Tax Evasion Scandal
Shakira had to appear in Spanish court in June 2019 on accusations of tax evasion. Prosecutors claimed that the pop star failed to pay $16.3 million in taxes.
Spanish authorities made her appear in court for the debacle but later investigations revealed that she had paid all her taxes owed to the tax department in Spain. Her lawyers even argued that she did not live in Spain during the period and was up to date on her taxes.
The popstar has a lot of expensive cars, including the BMW X6 which costs around $63,550. She also has several Mercedes cars in her collection.
She has a Mercedes-Benz MAYBACH S600 which costs around ($388,740 to $446,820), Mercedes-Benz SL 550 costing $114,700, 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLK costing $22,500 to $33,900 and a Mercedes-Benz SLK250 $45,000.
Another car she owns is the Audi A7 Sportback whose price is around $68,000.
Shakira was born Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll on 2 February 1977 in Barranquilla, Colombia to Nidia del Carmen Ripoll Torrado and William Mebarak Chadid. She has Spanish and Italian heritage and her grandparents were originally from Lebanon.
As for her relationships, she is in a relationship with star footballer Gerard Piqué. She has 2 kids with the FC Barcelona star. They started dating from 2011 but met in 2010 when Shakira was shooting the video for Waka Waka.
Before this, she was in a long-term relationship with lawyer Antonio de la Rúa. They started dating in 200 and were together until August 2010 during which he worked for Shakira. He once filed a $100 million lawsuit against her claiming that she had unlawfully terminated him.