The singer and dancer Shakira was born on February 2, 1977 in Barranquilla, Colombia. Her father is Lebanese and her mother is Colombian. She wrote her first song when she was 8 years old and signed her first recording contract at age 13. Her first English language album was released in 2001. Shakira is multilingual. She speaks fluent Spanish, English and Portuguese and some Italian, French, Catalan and Arabic. She is a Roman Catholic. She is currently in a relationship with Spanish soccer player Gerard PiquÌ©. Their son was born on January 22, 2013 in Spain where the couple lives. His name is Milan PiquÌ© Mebarak.
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Shakira is a high achiever. She has won 2 Grammy Awards, 7 Latin Grammy Awards and 12 Billboard Latin Music Awards. She is the highest selling Colombian artist of all time. Her music is an infusion of many elements including Folk, Latin, Pop and Rock. Her top selling single Hips Don’t Lie was the most-played pop song in a single week in United States radio history. Shakira has become extremely popular on YouTube as well by surpassing 1 billion views on the website.
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Shakira is a wealthy woman with a net worth of $220 million. Her album sales in the United States reached 10 million in 2012. She recently renewed her contract as a singing coach on the television show The Voice. They will pay her $12 million for her services in 2013. She will continue to record records and spend time with her family.
How much is Shakira’s Net Worth? $220 Million!
Video Transcript:International pop superstar Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoli was born February 2, 1977, in Barranquilla, Colombia. In January 2013, Shakira and her partner, Spanish soccer star Gerard Pique, became the parents of baby Milan. The family lives in Barcelona, Spain.Shakira is a singer-songwriter, record producer, belly dancer and choreographer. Since beginning her music career at the age of 13, she has sold more than 125 million albums worldwide, with 55 million being sold in the United States. She is the biggest selling Colombian singer in history. Shakira is also known as a great philanthropist. She is a member of President Obama’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics, a UNICEF ambassador and the founder of the Barefoot Foundation.Shakira reportedly has a net worth of $220 million. Besides her ridiculously lucrative music career, “The Voice” judge also enjoys an endorsement deal with CoverGirl cosmetics and owns substantial property holdings, several burger restaurants, a soccer team in Bogota, Colombia, and her own brand of vodka, called Pure Wondershakira – Colombia. Her income between August 2013 and August 2014 is said to be approximately $46 million.Video Credit: AlphaLife.me on YouTubehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Qdj5SZtXtQ