|Real Name/Full Name||Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll|
|Nick Name/Celebrated Name:||Shakira|
|Birth Place:||Barranquilla, Colombia|
|Date Of Birth/Birthday:||2 February 1977|
|Age/How Old:||44 years old|
|Height/How Tall:||In Centimetres – 157 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5’2”
|Weight:||In Kilograms – 54 Kg
In Pounds – 119.05 lbs
|Parents Name:||Father – William Mebarak Chadid
Mother – Nidia Ripoll Torrado
|Siblings:||Tonino Mebarak, Lucy Mebarak, Patricia Mebarak, Ana Mebarak, Antonio Mebarak, Moises Mebara|
|College:||University of california|
|Marital Status:||In a relationship|
|Kids/Children Name:||Yes (Sasha, Milan)|
|Profession:||Singer, Songwriter, Dancer, Businesswoman, and Philanthropist|
|Net Worth:||$350 million|
|Last Updated:||May 2021|
Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll, a.k.a Shakira, is a Colombian singer and a successful songwriter who was born and raised in Barranquilla. Shakira is considered the Queen of Latin Music and is noted for her all-aroundness in music, which has also earned her a huge fan base worldwide.
Well, how well do you know about Shakira? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Shakira’s net worth in 2021, her age, height, weight, boyfriend, husband, kids, biography and complete details about her life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Shakira to date.
Biography and Early Life
Shakira was born on February 2, 1977, in Barranquilla, Colombia, to father William Mebarak Chadid and mother, Nidia Ripoll Torrado. She is of Lebanese descent from her father’s side. Her father, William, was born to a family from Lebanon who later migrated to New York City. His family moved to Colombia when he was around five years old. She was raised as a Catholic. She even attended Catholic schools.
She got eight half-siblings from her father’s previous marriage who are older than her. She was always excited to watch her father write stories on a typewriter. She had asked her father to gift her typewriter as a Christmas gift. She got the typewriter from her father at the age of seven, and she started writing poetry since then. These poems evolved into songs with time.
Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement
So, how old is Shakira in 2021 and what is her height and weight? Well, Shakira’s age is 44 years old as of today’s date 17th May 2021 having been born on 2 February 1977. Though, she is 5’2” in feet and inches and 157 cm in Centimetres tall, she weighs about 119.05 lbs in Pound and 54 kg in Kilograms. Her eye color is Brown and hair color is Blonde.
She went to Catholic School. She loved and enjoyed singing for her friends and teachers at her school. She was even rejected for the school choir because of her vibrant voice. Her music teacher insulted her, saying she sounded like a goat. Often, she was sent out of the class because of her hyperactivity during her school days.
She was called the “thebelly dancer girl” in school. That’s how she discovered her passion and love for live performances, and she never stopped after that. We recently discovered that she did attend college and graduated from the University of California.
Personal Life: Dating, Boyfriends, Husband, Kids
Shakira was in a relationship with Antonia de la Rua for nearly 11 years. They broke up with mutual consent after Antonio filed a lawsuit against her. The talks about her relationship with FC Barcelona’s defender Gerard Pique also came out the following year after they both met at her music video shoot during FIFA World Cup 2010. The couple are not yet officially married, but they have two babies together.
Is Shakira Lesbian?
No, Shakira is not lesbian. She is straight and is currently in a relationship with FC Barcelona defender Gerard Pique with whom she has two toddlers.
Shakira made her debut in recording under Sony Music Colombia when she was 13 years old. She gave two consecutive commercial failures. Following the failure of her first two albums, Magia and Peligro, she rose to the limelight with her subsequent albums, Pies Descalzos and Dónde Están Los Ladrones? These two albums were released in 1995 and 1998, respectively. The album called Laundry Service in the year 2001 marked Shakira’s entrance into the English language market. It sold over 13 million copies worldwide. The singles, including “Whenever, Wherever” and “Underneath Your Clothes”, increased her reputation as a leading crossover artist.
Her success was further sharpened with various other albums, including the Spanish albums Fijación Ora, which came in 2005, Sale el Sol in 2010 and El Dorado in 2017. All of these music albums topped the Billboard Top Latin Albums chart. These also got certified diamante by the Recording Industry Association of America, and all this could be possible because of Shakira’s hardwork and zeal.
All this while she was getting more fame worldwide as her English albums Shakira (2014), Oral Fixation, which was released in 2005, She Wolf (2009) were all certified gold, platinum, or multi-platinum in various countries. Many of her albums, including ‘La Tortura,’ ‘Waka Waka,’ ‘Hips don’t lie,’ etc., got number one position in many countries. She was also designated the coach’s position on two seasons of The Voice, an American singing competition television series.
She has sold around 80 million records and has sung a good number of songs, Nearly 500, which made her the best-selling female Latin artist of all time. Shakira was and remained one of the world’s best-selling music artists. She has become the female Latin artist who has sold the most albums in history, according to Forbes report of 2018.
Shakira has received a lot of awards to date. She received three Grammy Awards, twelve Latin Grammy Awards, four MTV Video Music Awards, seven Billboard Music Awards, thirty-nine Billboard Latin Music Awards, six Guinness World Records and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Twice in the 2000s and 2010s, she was announced to be the Top Female Latin Artist of the Decade by Billboard.
She worked with various NGOs, including Barefoot Foundation. Her contributions towards music very vast, and she received various acclaims too. She won the Harvard Foundation Artist of the Year and Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year awards in 2011 for her contributions.
Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Shakira in 2021
As of 2021, Shakira has an estimated net worth of around $350. Most of her earnings come from her recorded videos and music, and he is continuously creating her niche in the field. Her estimated worth stands firm with the number of fans following all around the world.
Some Interesting Facts You Need to Know
Shakira is one of the most popular singers and liver performers the world has today. She grew to fame all on her own without having a godfather and is striving towards more success every day.