Shakira Net Worth, Money & More

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NET WORTH: $220 MILLION

CAREER/ PROFESSION: SINGER/ SONGWRITER/ DANCER/ RECORD PRODUCER/ CHOREOGRAPHER/ MODEL

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Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll also known as “Shakira” and to some “the belly dancing sensation”, was born on 2nd February, 1977 in Colombia. She is of Spanish and Italian descent. The international pop star has sold over 125 Million albums worldwide and is considered to be the most successful Latina singer after Gloria Estefan. She is considered the highest selling Colombian singer of all time. She started her musical journey in the early 1990s in Colombia and Latin America. She wrote her first song, “Tus gafas oscuras” at the age of eight years and signed her first recording contract at the age of 13. The dancing sensation realised that she wanted to be a performer at the age of 4 when she heard the doumbek. She was known as “the belly dancer girl” in school and that’s how she discovered her passion for live performance. Her first album was released in 1990 called “Magia”. The songs comprised of a collection of songs she wrote since she was 8. The album sold only 1200 copies worldwide, giving her the required exposure but not revenue. Sony gave Shakira $100,000 to produce her next album, Pies Descalzos, assuming that this album would not sell past 100,000 copies. By 1996, her name was known all over the world. She had begun producing her own music and was also practicing creative control over her music. Her album had sold over 5 million copies. In 2001, Shakira decided to test the waters for an English album. She worked on it for over a year and her single “Whenever and wherever” was a hit. After that there was no going back for her. She has made a prominent name for herself in the music industry. She has been known to adapt herself to all kinds of genre. Her fluency in various languages is just an added bonus.

NET WORTH

At present Shakira’s net worth is said to be $220 Million. She is the third most viewed artist of all time on YouTube and her fan follow surpasses 1 billion. According to Sony, Shakira is the highest-selling Colombian artist of all time, having sold between 50 to 60 million albums. Her song “Hips Don’t Lie” was the most played pop songs in a single week in the American radio history. The estimated number of the song being played was 9367 times in a week. In 2008, Shakira was called the fourth highest earning women after Madonna, Barbra Streisand and Celine Dion. In the same year she also signed a 10 year, $300 million deal with concert company Live Nation.  In 2010, she managed to snag the 5th rank on the “Online Video’s Most Viral Artists of 2010” with around 404,118,392 views.

Annual Income: $38,000,000

Monthly Income: $3,166,667

Weekly Income: $791,667

This lady, by 2011, had been awarded with Latin Grammys and Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year. She also earned herself a star of the Hollywood Walk of Fame (No shocker there!). Her album sales in the United States reached 10 million in 2012.

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PRIVATE ISLAND

Who doesn’t want to own a private island in Bahamas? However, only few are that lucky and Shakira is one of them. She, along with Pink Floyd frontman, Roger Waters, have bought a sprawling 700 acre island, which they plan on developing and making it the most popular destination for the famous. Amenities at the island include boutique hotels, private beaches, luxury condominiums, private galleries and a golf course, among others. The location is in popular holiday zone of the Bahamas. This land costed her $140 Million.

shakira island

STAR ISLAND HOME

Shakira’s house is situated in Star Island in the posh area of Miami Beach. The house is built in Mediterranean style, the house is spread over 6500 square foot and has 5 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms, an amazing swimming pool and a personal dock. She purchased this house in 2001 for $3.4 million. This house costs around $5.9 million today in the market.

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LA COLORADO FARM

The singer owns a mammoth farm in Uruguay where she often spend her vacations. The farm is said to be huge and a place for a lot of parties have been hosted their.

shakira farm

CARS

Mercedes Benz S600

This car is known for its luxury, style and status symbol. It comes with a 5.8 liter 36 valve V-12 engine. This car provides incredible performance. It reaches from 0-60mph in 5.4 seconds. Its basically a comfortable long lasting car.

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Mercedes Benz SL550

Shakira has managed to have a collection of Mercedes. She owns a Mercedes Benz SL550, which has a 5.5 liter V-8 engine. The car has a top speed of 155mph. The car has adjustable heated seats and has Harman/Kardon sound system with 10 speakers.

shakira is Mercedes Benz SL550

 

TROUBLE IN PARADISE

Shakira was recently sued by her ex-boyfriend for a $100 Million. Antonio de la Rúa, the pop superstar’s ex boyfriend, sued Shakira for a shocking $100 million accusing her of breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty for failing to pay her his previously agreed-upon cut for his contributions to her career during the time they were together. However, the claims were rejected by the Supreme Court judge.

.. AND AGAIN WE TRY

Shakira and Gerard Pique met when she was filming the official song of the 2010 FIFA World Cup. They finally confirmed their relationship in 2011. Shakira in 2013 gave birth to their first child.

shakira and gerard

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