Mathew Knowles
Mathew Knowles
Real Name/Full Name Mathew Knowles
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Mathew Knowles
Birth Place: Gadsden, Alabama, United States
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 9 January 1952
Age/How Old: 72 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 193 cm
In Feet and Inches – 6′ 4″
Weight: In Kilograms – 93 Kg
In Pounds – 205 lbs
Eye Color: Dark brown
Hair Color: Black
Parents Name: Father – Matthew Q. Knowles
Mother – Lou Helen Knowles
Siblings: Unknown
School: Unknown
College: Fisk University
Religion: Unknown
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Tina Knowles (m. 1980, div. 2011), Gena C. Avery (m. 2013)
Kids/Children Name: Beyoncé and Solange Knowles
Profession: College professor, author, businessman, music manager, record executive, and producer
Net Worth: $2 million
Last Updated: June 2024

Mathew Knowles is a popular American businessman, record executive, and talent manager. He is much known for being the manager of Destiny’s Child, which is a girls’ group. Earlier, he had been the manager of the solo careers of his daughter Beyoncé and Solange Knowles.

Well, how well do you know about Mathew Knowles? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Mathew Knowles’s net worth in 2024, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Mathew Knowles to date.

Biography and Early Life

Mathew Knowles was born on 9 January 1952 in Gadsden, Alabama, where he was also raised from. His parents were Matthew Q. Knowles, who died in 1996, and his mother is Lou Helen Knowles. He seems to be the only child of his parents as he has not talked about any in his biography.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Mathew Knowles in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Mathew Knowles’s age is 72 years old as of today’s date 14th June 2024 having been born on 9 January 1952. Though, he is 6′ 4″ in feet and inches and 193 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 205lbs in Pound and 93kg in Kilograms.


Knowles has not shared any information concerning his early educational background. After graduating from high school. He got enrolled at Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee. He earned two degrees, a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Knowles is a family man and has been through two marriages in his entire life. His first wife was Tina Knowles, who he married in 1980. They stayed together until 2009, when Tina filed for a divorce. The matter was dropped in 2010 but refiled again in August 2011. She said that discord and conflict of personalities prevented them from a reasonable reconciliation. Their divorce was finalized in November 2011. He married his second wife, Gena Avery, who is a former model, on 30 June 2013.

Knowles has four children, including Beyoncé and Solange Knowles. He was diagnosed with male breast cancer, which he announced in October 2019.

Is Mathew Knowles Gay?

No. Knowles is straight as far as sexual orientation is concerned. He is neither gay nor bisexual and has never had such rumors. He has been married twice and has had several other relationships with various women. He is currently married to Gene Avery and is living together without any form of marital problems.

Professional Career

Knowles began his business career as a salesperson in office and medical equipment. After moving to Houston in 1976, he worked for Xerox Corporation for ten years in the medical-system sales department. He also worked as a salesperson for CT/MRI diagnostic imaging equipment to various health facilities. He has also worked as a salesperson of neurosurgical. He decided to leave his business career in 1992 and focus on music, and founded his own music company, “Music World Entertainment.”

With his company, he established several recording imprints such as Music World Gospel, Music World Country Kids. He then established a joint venture with Sony Music. He founded Spirit Rising Music in 2002 and became Music World Gospel. Some of the artists in it include Brian Courtney Wilson, Vanessa Bell Armstrong, Andrea Helms, Amber, Bullock, and Elder Goldwire.

Through Music World Gospel, Knowles acquired country music catalog compadre such as Johnny Cash, James McMurty, Kate Campbell, and Billy Joe Shaver. He launched a family-oriented imprint called Music World Kids. He used this label to release various youth projects such as Baby Jamz, Kid’s Rap Radio, the Music World Kids CD 5-pack, and Krazy Kuzins. This label has also released music from the Nickelodeon cartoon series, “Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!”

He started working as the manager of Destiny’s Child as either a producer or executive producer in most of their projects. He is one of the executive prod “Obsessed,” a movie produced in 2009 starring Beyoncé. Was the executive producer and also featured in “Chancers” and “Breaking from Above.”

His first book, “The DNA of Achievers,” was released in October 2015. He is a visiting professor at Texas Southern University and teaches in the School of Communications in entertainment courses. Mathew Knowles Institute was established by the University in 2018 in his honor.


Knowles is a recipient of a variety of awards and other accolades. The Omega Psi Phi honored him with the Century Award of Excellence (1911-2011). The Greater Houston Partnership named him the 2007 International Executive of the Year. He received Living Legends Foundation Award in 2011.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Mathew Knowles in 2024

Mathew Knowles Net Worth
Mathew Knowles Net Worth

As of 2024, Knowles has an estimated net worth of $2 million. He has earned his wealth from his business and executive producer career. He has also earned from his book, The DNA of Achievers. He also works part-time as a professor at Texas Southern University.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • For a couple of years, he worked in the sales department of office and medical equipment before establishing his music company.
  • He is a member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.
  • He joined the cannabis and real-estate firm Bangi as the chief marketing officer in July 2019.

Mathew Knowles is a great record producer and businessman who has worked with many firms, including Sony. He has also worked with the advisory board of Tunedly, an online recording platform for songwriters. Apart from business and music, he is also an author and released his first book in 2019.


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