Shakira : Net Worth, Height, Weight, Age, Affairs, Wiki, Facts and Figures

Shakira, the Colombian sensation, has captivated audiences worldwide with her unique blend of music, dance, and charisma. From her humble beginnings in Barranquilla to her global stardom, Shakira’s journey is nothing short of remarkable.

In this blog post, we delve into the life, career, and fascinating facts about this iconic artist.

Early Life and Upbringing

Born on February 2, 1977, in Barranquilla, Colombia, Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll displayed her passion for music from an early age. Her Lebanese heritage influenced her distinctive fusion of Latin rhythms and Middle Eastern melodies. Growing up, she wrote poetry and composed songs, showcasing her innate talent.

Personal Life – Age, Zodiac Sign

Personal DetailsInformation
Full NameShakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll
Alternative Names(s) Shakira
Date of BirthFebruary 2, 1977
Age (as of 2024)47
Zodiac SignAquarius
BirthplaceBarranquilla, Colombia
HometownBarranquilla, Colombia
Current AddressN/A
Education Qualificationa degree in ancient philosophy from the University of Pennsylvania
Hobbies and Interestshorse riding, painting, reading
Languages Knownfirst language is Spanish
Social Media ProfilesFacebook, Instagram, Twitter
Wikipedia ProfileShakira – Britannica
IMDb ProfileIMDb Profile

Physical Appearance – Height, Weight, Body Measurements

Physical DetailsInformation
Body TypeAthletic
Height5 ft 2 in (157.5 cm)
Weight117 lbs (53 kg)
Chest34 inches
Waist24 inches
Hips35 inches
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourBlack
Distinctive Featuresa combination of Latin dancing with Middle Eastern belly dancing

Family and Relationships – Boyfriend/Husband, Affairs

Shakira’s family played a crucial role in shaping her artistic journey. Her father, William Mebarak Chadid, encouraged her musical pursuits, while her mother, Nidia Ripoll, instilled a strong work ethic. In 2011, Shakira began dating Spanish footballer Gerard Piqué, and the couple now shares two sons, Milan and Sasha.

Relationship DetailsInformation
Marital StatusMarried
Spouse – HusbandGerard Piqué
FatherWilliam Mebarak Chadid
MotherNidia Ripoll Torrado
Children Milan and Sasha
Siblings Robin, Moises, Tonino, Alberto, Jose, Lucila, Ana, Edward, and an older brother who passed away during her childhood
Affairs – Boyfriend(s) Osvaldo Ríos
Significant RelationshipsOsvaldo Ríos, her ten-year relationship with Antonio de la Rúa, and her 12-year relationship with Piqué

Rise to Stardom

Shakira’s breakthrough came with her 1995 album “Pies Descalzos,” featuring hits like “Estoy Aquí” and “Dónde Estás Corazón.” Her electrifying dance moves and distinctive voice set her apart. In 2001, “Whenever, Wherever” from the album “Laundry Service” catapulted her to international fame. She continued to release chart-topping albums, including “Oral Fixation” and “She Wolf.”

Shakira - Rise To Stardom
Shakira – Rise To Stardom

Shakira – Debut Album – Magia

Shakira - Magia (Audio)

Shakira – Successful Album / Blockbuster Album – Underneath Your Clothes

Shakira - Underneath Your Clothes

Career, Awards, and Achievements

Shakira’s accolades are numerous. She has won multiple Grammy Awards, Latin Grammy Awards, and Billboard Music Awards. Her FIFA World Cup anthems, such as “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa),” showcased her global appeal.

Her philanthropic efforts, including founding the Pies Descalzos Foundation, demonstrate her commitment to education and social causes.

Career DetailsInformation
Profession(s)Singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, actress, philanthropist
Debut AlbumMagia (1991)
Notable SongsWhenever, Wherever” – “Underneath Your Clothes” Hips Don’t Lie” – “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)” – “La Tortura”
Recent AlbumsEl Dorado” (2017) – “Las Mujeres Ya No Lloran” (2024)
Upcoming AlbumsLas Mujeres Ya No Lloran
Popular MoviesShakira had a voice role in the animated film Zootopia (2016)
Awards and AchievementsNumerous awards and records; credited with opening doors for other Latin artists
Endorsements/CollaborationsRolex, Casio, Ferrari, and Twingo
Philanthropy/Charity WorkInvolved in philanthropic efforts through her Barefoot Foundation
Professional AssociationsGoodwill Ambassador for UNICEF. ..
Training and EducationPop diva Shakira has graduated with a degree in ancient
Production CompanyLatin pop
Blockbuster SuccessLaundry Service” (2001) – “Fijación Oral, Vol. 1” (2005) – “Sale el Sol” (2010)
Critical Acclaim AlbumEl Dorado

Assets and Finances – Net Worth

Financial ProfileInformation
Net Worth in Dollars$300 million
Per Movie Charges in Dollarsabout 15 million dollars
Per Endorsement Charges in Dollarsover $72 million
Sponsorship DealsThe companies that Shakira endorses include Activia, Burberry, Crest 3D White and Epson EpiqVision
Business VenturesSome of the things that Shakira likes include Cycling, Dancing, Skating and Surfing.
Investmentsperfumes, lingerie, toys, real estate and a foundation
Real Estate Holdingsowned properties in the US, Uruguay, Spain, Cyprus, and the Bahamas
Luxury Items/Properties OwnedHomes
Cars CollectionAudi Q7,BMW X6

Favorite Things, Likes, and Dislikes

Favorite ThingsInformation
Favorite ActorAntonio Banderas
Favorite ActressMeryl Streep
Favorite FilmThe Godfather
Favorite Music BandsU2, The Beatles, Nirvana
Favorite SportTennis
Favorite BooksGabriel García Márquez’s works, especially One Hundred Years of Solitude
Favorite ColourRed
Favorite FoodChocolate and seafood
Things s/he likesDancing, philanthropy, and spending time with family and friends
Things s/he dislikesInjustice, dishonesty, and negativity

Top 5 Best Songs – Shakira

Song NameYear of ReleaseAlbum/Movie Name
Hips Don’t Lie2006Oral Fixation
Whenever, Wherever2001Laundry Service
Underneath Your Clothes2001Laundry Service
Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)2010FIFA World Cup Anthem
She Wolf2009She Wolf

Controversies – Shakira

  • Lip-Syncing Allegations: During her 2010 FIFA World Cup performance, rumors circulated that Shakira lip-synced. However, she later clarified that technical issues caused the discrepancy.
  • Tax Evasion Investigation: In 2018, Spanish authorities investigated Shakira for alleged tax evasion. She maintained her innocence and cooperated with the authorities.
  • Plagiarism Claims: Some accused Shakira of plagiarizing melodies in her songs. Legal battles ensued, but she defended her originality.
  • Relationship Rumors: Gossip columns often speculated about her relationship with Gerard Piqué. Shakira remained private about her personal life.
  • Animal Rights Controversy: Her collaboration with a fur company sparked outrage among animal rights activists. She later distanced herself from the brand.

Interesting Facts – Shakira

  • Shakira speaks four languages: Spanish, English, Portuguese, and Arabic.
  • She has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
  • Her hips’ fluid movements inspired a fitness trend called “Zumba.”
  • Shakira’s charity work focuses on education and early childhood development.
  • She is an avid reader and loves philosophy.

In summary, Shakira’s journey from a small Colombian town to global superstardom exemplifies resilience, creativity, and passion. Her music transcends borders, making her a true icon in the entertainment world.

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