Shakira Net Worth – How Rich Is The Pop Latin Singer?

Shakira Net Worth Estimate:

Shakira net worth is currently estimated as being approximately $300 million. The majority of Shakira net worth has come from her longstanding career in the pop Latin music industry.

Who is Shakira?


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Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoli is a singer who’s been dubbed the Queen of Latin Music. Shakira made her debut when she was only thirteen years old, rising to prominence throughout the nineties with Spanish language albums until transitioning to English with her 5th album release, Laundry Service, selling thirteen million albums globally.

Shakira went on to reach huge success both in her Spanish and concurrent English releases. As far as the former: Fijación Oral Vol 1, Sale el Sol, El Dorado. As far as the latter: Orval Fixation Vol 2, She Wolf, and the self-titled Shakira.

Shakira has had #1 hits in many countries: “Hips Don’t Lie”, “La Tortura”, “Beautiful Liar”, “Chantaje”, “Loca”, “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)”. Shakira has also been a coach for two seasons on the reality competition show The Voice.

Shakira has recorded over one hundred and forty five songs, and sold more than eighty million albums, which makes her amongst the top selling artists ever. Meanwhile, she’s the best selling female Latin singer ever.

Shakira has won 3 Grammys, 12 Latin Grammys, 7 Billboard Music Awards, 39 Billboard Latin Music Awards, 4 MTV Video Music Awards, has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and broke 6 Guinness World Records.

Shakira’s Career

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Shakira reordered her first album, Magia, when she was a mere thirteen years old. The collection of songs were written by her between the ages of eight and thirteen. Although it did well on the radio in Colombia, it didn’t sell well, selling only twelve hundred copies globally.

Her second album, Peligro, got better reviews than Magia but Shakira, who was displeased with it, refused to promote it, meaning it didn’t do well, leading her to take a break from music. In the meantime, she starred in a TV show in Colombia called The Oasis.

In 1994, Shakira recorded her song “¿Dónde Estás Corazón?” for a compilation called Nuestro Rock. It later appeared on an album of hers called Pies Descalzos as well. The song was a big hit and inspired Sony to invest in her third album.

Shakira slightly reinvented herself for this album and her next two, using broader musical influences and under a persona reminiscent of Alanis Morissette. The recording became Pies Descalzos, which came out in late 1995 and early 1996 in Latin America and then the United States, respectively.

Unlike her first two releases, this album instantly did very well. It got to fifth place on Billboard Top Latin Albums in the United States and had 6 hit singles: “Estoy Aqui”, “¿Dónde Estás Corazón?”, “Pies Descalzos, Sueños Blancos”, “Un Poco de Amor”, “Antologia”, and “Se quiere, Se Mata”.

In March of 1996 through 1997, Shakira toured internationally for the first time. Shakira also got 3 Billboard Latin Music Awards. It sold more than five million copies and even inspired a Remixes album.

Dónde Están los Ladrones?, Shakira’s 4th album, came out in late 1998, and was even bigger than the previous one, selling seven million copies globally. Singles included “Ojos Así”, “Octavo día”, “Inevitable”, “No Creo”, “Moscas En La Casa”, “Ciega, Sordomuda”, and “Tú”.

Shakira got a Grammy nom the next year, and her MTV Unplugged album was recorded in August of 1999. In March of 2000, she did a tour of the United States and Latin America. 5 months later, Shakira won the MTV Video Music Award for People’s Choice. She also got 5 Latin Grammy nominations.

Famous Cuban American singer Gloria Estefan then helped teach Shakira English so she could put out her first English language album, which was called Laundry Service and came out at the end of 2001. The album was a massive hit, debuting in 3rd place on the Billboard 200 and getting triple platinum certification.

The album’s singles were “Whenever, Wherever”, “Underneath Your Clothes”, “The One”, “Objection (Tango)”, “Poem to a Horse”, “Que Me Quedes Tú”, “Te Dejo Madrid”, and “Te Aviso, Te Anuncio (Tango)”.

Despite some critics taking swipe at the lyrics, the album sold better than any other in 2002. It sold over thirteen million copies globally, and made her the biggest Latin female artist in the world.

In 2002, Shakira appeared in VH1’s Divas Live Las Vegas special with such luminaries as Whitney Houston, Cher, Celine Dion, the Dixie Chicks, Anastacia, and Mary J Blige.

She also won another MTV Video Music Award, a Latin Grammy, and 5 Latin American MTV Video Music Awards, launched her first global tour, and put out both a Spanish greatest hits album and a CD/DVD combo called Live & Off the Record.

In 2005, Shakira’s 6th album dropped. It was called Fijación Oral, Volumen Uno and had the hit single “La Tortura”. It got fantastic reviews and sold extremely well, going platinum a whopping eleven times. It was the largest debut in the United States for a Spanish album ever. Shakira won another Grammy for it, as well as 4 Latin Grammys.

Later that year, its English language follow up, Oral Fixation, Vol 2, came out. Its first single, “Don’t Bother” failed to chart, but the album overall did very well and its next two singles were some of the biggest and most famous of her career: “Hips Don’t Lie” (her first #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100), and “Illegal” with Carlos Santana.

Shakira then toured for the album, going to 6 different continents in the process. At the start of 2007, she had her first Grammys performance and got another nomination that year.

Shakira had a duet with Beyoncé called “Beautiful Liar” that showed up on Beyoncé’s album called B’Day.

Over the course of April of that year, the song jumped from ninety forth spot on Billboard’s Hot 100 to third, breaking the record for largest upward movement for a song on any music chart in history. The song got the two of them a Grammy nom.

Shakira also dueted with Annie Lennox and Wyclef Jean, respectively, and wrote two songs for the film Love in the Time of Cholera, based on the classic novel by Gabriel García Márquez, who himself asked her to compose them. One was nominated for a Golden Globe.

October 2009 saw the release of Shakira’s album She Wolf, which got hugely glowing reviews, and reached the top of many international charts. Oddly, it didn’t sell nearly as well as many of her other albums at the time but is considered a classic by her fans.

In May of that year, Shakira had collaborated with Freshlyground, a South African musical group, to make “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)”, the official song for 2010’s FIFA World Cup, based on a traditional song from Cameroon. It went on to be the best selling World Cup song ever.

While Shakira’s music is generally classified as Latin, she is known for drawing on and fusing a variety of different styles and backgrounds. These include Arabic, Indian, South American, Argentinian, Asian, rock, folk, pop, rap, electro pop, African, Middle Eastern, and more.

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Shakira: Early Life


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In 1977, Shakira was born on the second of February in Barranquilla, Colombia. Shakira is of mixed heritage, her parents being Lebanese (her dad, William Mebarak Chadid) and Colombian (her mom, Nidia Ripoli Torrado), respectively. Her dad was born in NYC to a Lebanese family who immigrated to Colombia.

Shakira’s name means “grateful” in Arabic. Her parents raised her Catholic. Her dad was previously married to another woman with whom he had 8 children, giving Shakira many half siblings. Most of Shakira’s childhood was spent in Barranquilla.

At a mere 4 years old, Shakira wrote a poem called “La rosa de cristal”. Shakira had always been fascinated with her dad’s typewriter and wanted one for herself for Christmas, which she finally got when she was 7, and has been writing poetry on it since that point. Eventually, the poetry grew into writing songs.

At the age of two, one of Shakira’s half brothers died in an accident with his motorcycle. When she was 8, she wrote “Tus gafas oscuras”, her first song, which was about the dark glasses her dad would wear to hide his sadness over his son’s death.

At the age of 4, Shakira was introduced to a traditional Middle Eastern drum called the doumbek, that often accompanies belly dancing. She climbed on to the table and began to dance, which is what gave her the performing bug. She wanted to join the school choir but they rejected her due to her strong vibrato.

When she was a pre-teen, Shakira would perform in various Barranquilla events, where a local producer named Monica Ariza discovered her and got a Sony executive named Ciro Vargas to allow her to audition for him.

The audition didn’t convince him, but Ariza was still sure she was a star, so set up another Sony executive audition, and those executives were so blown away, they signed her up for a 3 record deal.

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Shakira’s Personal Life and Family

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In 2000, Shakira and Antonio de la Rúa, a lawyer, began a romantic relationship. They were together until mid-2010.

In 2011, Shakira began dating Gerard Piqué, a football player for the Spanish national team and FC Barcelona, who had been in her music video for “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)”, the FIFA World Cup’s 2010 official song. They had a son, Milan, in 2013, and a second one, Sasha, in 2015.

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Shakira’s Social Media Influence

Shakira has a huge social media presence, which helps her connect with her fans on multiple levels, both by spreading various political advocacy and charities she’s involved with, as well as to plug her latest career updates. This helps contribute to Shakira net worth.


Shakira has an official public verified Facebook page under the account handle @shakira. On this popular social media platform, Shakira currently has 114 million followers. Shakira uses her Facebook to plug her career updates as well as to connect with her fans, which helps Shakira net worth.

At the same time, she also uses her platform to advocate for people in need as well as to speak about issues such as gun control and other political causes of importance to her.


Shakira has an official public verified Twitter account under the handle @shakira. On this popular social media platform, Shakira currently has 52.8 million followers. Shakira uses her Twitter to share her thoughts and observations, plug her career updates as well as to connect with her fans, which helps Shakira net worth.

At the same time, she also uses her platform to advocate for people in need as well as to speak about issues such as gun control and other political causes of importance to her.


Shakira has an official public verified Instagram account under the handle @shakira. On this popular social media platform, Shakira currently has 72.4 million followers. Shakira uses her Instagram to post photos of herself and plug her career updates as well as to connect with her fans, which helps Shakira net worth.

At the same time, she also uses her platform to advocate for people in need as well as to speak about issues such as gun control and other political causes of importance to her.


Shakira does not have a LinkedIn account. Should she sign up for one at any point in the future, we will be sure to update this page to reflect that information. Our goal is to keep our readers informed of all the latest news about Shakira net worth, career, and life.


Shakira has an official public verified TikTok account under the handle @shakira. On this popular social media platform, Shakira currently has 20.4 million followers and 97.2 million likes. Shakira uses her TikTok to plug her music as well as to connect with her fans, which helps Shakira net worth.

Shakira’s Net Worth & Bio Summary

Real NameShakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoli
Place of BirthBarranquilla, Colombia
OccupationSinger, Songwriter
Net Worth Estimate$300 Million