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Shakira Net Worth, Career Highlights, Biography, Personal Life And More

Shakira is an international pop star who was born in Columbia. Shakira is famous as an entertainment artist and is a singer, songwriter, and producer. The world-famous star is famous for being an exceptional belly dancer. The singer is also very kind and is known for being a philanthropist as well. She has sold over 125 million albums and singles worldwide. Shakira has millions of fans and is one of the most successful female singers worldwide.

Net Worth

Shakira has a net worth of $300 million dollars. She has sold millions of copies worldwide and has earned worldwide fame. She is a successful songwriter and a singer and has acquired her net worth by performing in various sold-out concert tours.

Early Life

Shakira’s full name is Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll and she was born on February 2, 1977, in Barranquilla, Colombia.  Shakira is an Arabic name and it means grateful. She doesn’t have any other sibling and is the only child of her parents William Mebarak Chadid and Nidia Ripoll Torrado. Her grandparents emigrated from Lebanon and moved to New York City. Shakira’s father was born in New York but immigrated to Colombia when he was 5. Shakira is Spanish and Italian and was raised in a Roman Catholic household. She doesn’t have any real siblings but has eight older half-siblings. Shakira was inspired by her father and started writing poetry in her childhood.

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Shakira made a debut with her album, “Magia,” and it was released in June 1999. She was only 13 years old when she released the song “Magia” and three other singles. The collection of songs made her popular at the age of eight years. The album made a mark on the Colombian radio and made young Shakira famous. The album was not a success commercially and sold only 1,200 copies worldwide. She released her second album in, 1993 which was titled “Peligro. This album was also not that successful.

Success came to her in 1995 when she released the album “Pies Descalzos“. Her album became a big success in the Spanish-speaking countries. Shakira entered the English-language market and released her fifth album “Laundry Service” (2001). She sold over 20 million copies and released the international number-one singles “Whenever, Wherever” and “Underneath Your Clothes.”

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Personal Life

Shakira was involved in an 11-year relationship with an Argentinian attorney Antonio de la Rua. She remained in a relationship with him from 2000 to 2011. In a 2009 interview, she revealed that their relationship was similar to a married couple and they don’t need to legalize the relationship. They broke up because Shakira wanted to focus on her career. He sued Shakira for $100 million and charged him for breaking their business partnership with him in October 2011.

Shakira was dating the Spanish football player Gerard Piqué and started dating him in 2011. He played for FC Barcelona and the team Spanish national team. He was 10 years younger than Shakira. The couple was very much in love with each other and met in the spring of 2010. He appeared in the music video of her song “Waka Waka.  Shakira and Gerard have two sons, Milan, born January 22, 2013, and Sasha, born January 29, 2015. The couple is currently living in Barcelona.

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