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Shakira Net Worth 2023: Music Career, Awards

Shakira net worth

What is Shakira net worth 2023?

Net worth$300 million
Source of wealthProfessional musician
Date of birthFebruary 2, 1977

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Shakira net worth 2022$300 million
Shakira net worth 2021$280 million
Shakira net worth 2020$270 million
Shakira net worth 2019$260 million

Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll known by her stage name Shakira is a Colombian singer and songwriter. Shakira net worth 2023 is $300 million. She is often considered the queen of Latin music. The star is known for her versatility in music. This time for Africa remains her top most hit song

With a catalog of 145 songs, Shakira has sold over 80 million records which have made her the best-selling female Latin artist of all time and one of the best selling world musical arts.


Early life

Shakira was born on 2 February 1977 in Barranquilla, Colombia, she is the only child of William Mebarak Chadid and Nidia Ripoll Torrado. Her father William was born in New York City to a family from Lebanon. At the age of 5 his family moved to Colombia.


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The name Shakira  is Arabic for “grateful”. Shakira spent much of her youth in Barranquilla, a city located on the northern Caribbean coast of Colombia, and wrote her first poem, titled “La Rosa De Cristal/The Crystal Rose”, when she was only four years old.

 As she was growing up, she was fascinated watching her father writing stories on a typewriter and asked for one as a Christmas gift. She got that typewriter at the age of seven, and has continued writing poetry since then.


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These poems eventually evolved into songs. When Shakira was two years old, an older half-brother was killed in a motorcycle accident; six years later, at the age of eight, Shakira wrote her first song, titled “Tus gafas oscuras/Your dark glasses”, which was inspired by her father, who for years wore dark glasses to hide his grief.


Between the ages of 10 and 13, Shakira was invited to various events in Barranquilla and gained some recognition in the area.

It was at this approximate time that she met local theater producer Monica Ariza, who was impressed with her and as a result tried to help her career. During a flight from Barranquilla to Bogotá, Ariza convinced Sony Colombia executive Ciro Vargas to hold an audition for Shakira in a hotel lobby.

Vargas held Shakira in high regard and, returning to the Sony office, gave the cassette to a song and artist director. However, the director was not overly excited and thought Shakira was something of “a lost cause”.

Undaunted and still convinced that Shakira had talent, Vargas set up an audition in Bogotá. He arranged for Sony Colombia executives to arrive at the audition, with the idea of surprising them with Shakira’s performance. She performed three songs for the executives and impressed them enough for her to be signed to record three albums.


Shakira’s debut album, Magia, was recorded with Sony Music Colombia in 1990 when she was only 13 years old. The songs are a collection made by her since she was eight, mixed pop-rock ballads and disco uptempo songs with electronic accompaniment.

The album was released in June 1991 and featured “Magia” and three other singles. Though it fared well on Colombian radio and gave the young Shakira much exposure, the album did not fare well commercially, as only 1,200 copies were sold worldwide


Musical Success

Shakira originally recorded the song “” (later released on her album Pies Descalzos) for the compilation album Nuestro Rock in 1994, released exclusively in Colombia. The song was an instant success on radio stations in Colombia and Sony decided to finance her third record, by giving her the last chance due to previous commercial failures.

Her success was further solidified with the Spanish albums Fijación Oral, Vol. 1 (2005), Sale el Sol (2010), and El Dorado (2017), all of which topped the Billboard Top Latin Albums chart and were certified diamante by the Recording Industry Association of America. Meanwhile, her English albums Oral Fixation, Vol. 2 (2005), She Wolf (2009) and Shakira (2014) were all certified gold, platinum, or multi-platinum in various countries worldwide.

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Some of her songs have charted at number one in multiple countries, including “La Tortura”, “Hips Don’t Lie”, “Beautiful Liar”, “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)”, “Loca”, and “Chantaje”. Shakira served as a coach on two seasons of the American singing competition television series The Voice (2013–2014).

Shakira has even received the admiration of intellectuals and writers such as Nobel Prize winner Gabriel García Márquez who has said “No one of any age can sing or dance with the innocent sensuality Shakira seems to have invented”. Márquez wrote an essay exalting Shakira’s “phenomenal musical talent”, and “extraordinary maturity”

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 Shakira remains one of the world’s best-selling music artists Forbes reported in 2018 that, Shakira has become the female Latin artist who has sold the most albums in history. Shakira has received numerous awards, including 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.

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She was named the Top Female Latin Artist of the Decade by Billboard twice (2000s and 2010s) For her philanthropic work with her Barefoot Foundation and her contributions to music she received the Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year and Harvard Foundation Artist of the Year awards in 2011. She was appointed to the President’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics in the US in 2011, and Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French government in 2012.


Shakira net worth 2023 is estimated at $300 million making her one of the richest musicians in the world. Shakira is also one of the most successful music stars in the world. She was named the Top Female Latin Artist of the Decade by Billboard twice For her philanthropic work with her Barefoot Foundation and her contributions to the music she received the Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year and Harvard Foundation Artist of the Year awards

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