Shakira is an extremely popular Colombian singer cum dancer. Her full name is Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll. She currently resides in Barcelona, Spain where her boyfriend Gerard Pique lives and plays for the Barcelona club. Shakira had a weak start in her career as the first two albums did not do well for her. It was eventually her fourth album that got her going in Latin America and gradually across the world. She has received Hollywood Walk Of Fame and holds the record for selling over 125 million records worldwide. Let’s find out how much is Shakira’s net worth in 2018.
Shakira Early Life
Shakira was born in Barranquilla, Colombia on 2nd February 1977. She is the only child of her parents. Her father gifted her a typewriter when she was seven, and from that age, she started to write poems. Since her childhood, she had a unique vibrato, and she was bullied for the same. Along with writing poems, songs and singing, she had a knack for dancing and especially belly dancing. She used to be part of local events and theatres. One day, she was introduced to Sony’s Colombia executive, and he was impressed with her audition and signed her for recording three albums.
As far as her personal life goes, Shakira was in a relationship with Antonio de la Rúa since 2000. After nearly 11 years of long relationship, they broke up mutually after Antonio filed a lawsuit against her. The following year, Shakira began a relationship with FC Barcelona defender Gerard Pique whom she met at her music video shoot for FIFA World Cup 2010. The couple has two babies together though they are not yet officially married.
Shakira Career, Awards & Achievement
Shakira did not have a great start to her career as the first and the second album flopped. It was the third and the fourth album that helped her rise to some prominence in Latin America, and she received her first Grammy Award. Following that, Shakira moved to Florida to learn English and write and sing in English. Her fifth album Laundry Service was in English, and it was a major success especially due to the song “Whenever, Wherever”. She continued to release albums in the Spanish language, and she also received her second Grammy for best Latin Rock Album. The song “Hips Don’t Lie” from Oral Fixation album became the bestselling single of the last decade of the 20th century.
In 2009, her album She Wolf was again a major hit, and she was roped in to sing the official song ‘Waka Waka’ for FIFA World Cup 2010. Shakira became a sensation overnight, and the music video is seen over multiple billion times on YouTube. She became the highest-selling Colombian singer. Shakira was also cast as a judge in the popular music talent search song “The Voice”. In October 2016, she released the song “Chantaje”, and it became the most viewed songs ever by Shakira on YouTube.
Shakira is the bestselling Colombian singer of all time. Shakira has to her name 5 VMAs, 2 Grammys, 7 Billboard Music Awards(BMAs), and 12 Latin Grammys and 33 Latin BMAs. She is a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame. Shakira is a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. Her song “Waka Waka” is the bestselling world-cup song of all time.
Net Worth Of Shakira
Shakira has an estimated net worth of over $220 million. The most of her earnings came from her album and record sale. She has sold over 125 million records worldwide. She also has a YouTube channel which is among 50th most subscribed YouTube channel in the world. “S By Shakira” is her beauty line and she also has her own brand of fragrances and perfumes. Shakira has been part of several high grossing movies. Her world tours are a major source of her income.
Shakira is an activist and has founded a Colombian charity for poor children. She has received several accolades for her philanthropic works. She is still one of the most popular and sensational female singers in the world. Her recent album El Daroda is doing great, and she has planned for world tours for her music album in the current year.