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Shakira Net Worth

Shakira Net Worth
Net Worth$300,000,000
NameShakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll
Date of Birth/Age2 February 1977 (age 42)
State/City of originBarranquilla, Colombia
Years active1990–present
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter, dancer, record producer

Net Worth

Shakira net worth is $300 Million dollars.The Colombian-born singer, songwriter, philanthropist, producer, and belly dancer sold over 125 million albums globally to date.

In the United States alone, 25 million of her albums were sold and her 2001 debut English-language album “Laundry Service” sold more than 20 million copies globally.

She is the top-selling Colombian singer ever and the all-time 2nd most successful Latina singer, after Gloria Estefan.The Colombian-born pop star internationally known as, “Shakira”, has built up a net worth of $300 million dollars.

The singer, songwriter, philanthropist, producer, and belly dancer has sold more than 125 million albums to date worldwide.


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She is known as one of the top internationally recognized Latin American, singers/songwriters and has managed to secure a place among the best known Latin singers of her generation.

In fact, she is the 2nd most successful Latin singer after Gloria Estefan, who is number 1 and the top-selling Colombian singer ever of all time.

And it doesn’t stop there, the highly talented Latina celebrity has also starred as a judge on the television show, “The Voice” and has founded a children’s foundation for poor kids in Colombia.

How Much Shakira Make a Year


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Shakira earns over $55 million per year and has multiple income streams in her career.

She is one of the top recognized internationally Latin American, famous singers, and has managed to secure her place among the best Latin singers of her generation.

In addition, in 2008 the famous Latina singer signed a $300 million, 10-year, deal with Live Nation (NYSE: LYV) that comes down to $30 million a year for performing concerts around the world. Just one tour takes 20 concerts.

However, before that contract, she earned more than $150 million from her earlier tours. For advertising campaigns, like for the footballer, her earnings are from $ 1,500,000 to $ 3,000,000 per year.

How does Shakira make her money?

Besides being the spokesperson for many advertising campaigns, Shakira also offers her services for private parties. Hiring Shakira for a private party will set you back almost a million dollars.


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On YouTube, Shakira is the 3rd most viewed artist ever. Also, her and 2 others are the only 3 people to get over 1 billion views.

The artist also makes a pretty penny from her perfume ads.

Throughout her career, for every album sold, Shakira has earned around one dollar, which adds over $100 million to her lifetime earnings.

Shakira has recently taken her career to television where she starred in shows like the Voice, which has earned the top celebrity an estimated $12 million.



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Shakira was the proud winner of dozens of international awards for her superior talents, including 13 Latin Grammys, 2 mainstream Grammys, 7 mainstream Billboard Awards, 4 American Music Awards, and 33 Billboard Latin Awards.

Moreover, the Latina celebrity has shown her care for the children of Colombia as she is also the founder of a foundation called, the “Pies Descalzos Foundation” that raises money for the poor children of Colombia.

Early Life

The very popular Colombian pop star and dancer, Shakira is famous for hits like ‘Hips Don’t Lie’ and ‘Whenever, Wherever’.

She was born on February 2, 1977, in Barranquilla, Colombia as Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll to a Colombian mother and Lebanese father.

Shakira honors both her Arabic and Latino heritage in her music.

When Shakira was only 8 years old, she wrote her first song, then at the age of just 13, the Latina Star signed her first record deal.


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After the failure of her first 2 albums, Shakira became more involved with the next giving it a blend of Arabic, Rock, and Latin music styles, which later became her trademark.

The album was called, “Pies Descalzos,” meaning “bare feet,” and was released in 1996; it sold over 3 million copies.

In 1998 she released, “Dónde Están Los Ladrones?” which means “Where are the thieves?” it topped the Billboard’s Latin charts and soon after, Shakira won her first Grammy Award for best Latin pop album.

With the success of her albums, Shakira became a top music superstar in Spanish-language markets, well-known for her belly dancing hip-shaking moves and her strong vocals.

Personal life

Currently in a relationship with “Gerard Piqué,” a Spanish football star who Shakira also has 2 sons with; Milan whowas born on January 22, 2013, and Sasha who was born on January 29, 2015.

The couple met during Gerard’s appearance in her music video Waka Waka (This Time For Africa) in 2010, and now share a home in Barcelona, where Shakira spends a lot of her time when she is not on the road.

Also a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, which in 2010 Shakira was honored for her philanthropic efforts by the “United Nations’ International Labor Organization”.

Before Gerard, Shakira was engaged to the former president of Argentine, Fernando de la Rua’s son “Antonio de la Rua” whom she had been in a relationship with for 11 years. He even starred in one of her videos, “Underneath Your Clothes.”


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However, dela Rua later sued the Colombian songstress for $250million claiming that he had helped to create some of her songs along with her brand.


In 1991, Shakira released “Magia” her debut studio album, then in 1993, her album “Peligro” was released, and in 1995, she released “Pies Descalzos”.

Shakira net worth is $300 Million dollars.

In 1997 the singer and her family moved to Miami,

Florida where she taught herself to write her songs in English in an attempt to build an American fan base. That is when she enlisted Gloria Estefan’s husband, Emilio Estefan of the Miami Sound Machine to be her producer and manager.


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Shakira released her first English album, in 2001, “Laundry Service,” which brought her success in America that she had been hoping for.

The album sold over 200,000 copies in the first week of its release and reached number 3 on the charts. The album included hit songs like “Underneath Your Clothes” and “Whenever, wherever”.

In June of 2005, Shakira released the Spanish album “Fijación Oral, Vol. 1,” that got her 2nd Grammy for best alternative/Latin rock album, followed by the English album “Oral Fixation, Vol. 2” in November.

With estimated album sales of over 70 million sold worldwide, Shakira is the highest-selling top Colombian artist of all time.

Interesting Facts

  • Shakira is a practicing Roman Catholic.
  • Spanish is her first language, but she is also fluent in Portuguese, Italian, and English.
  • ‘Shakira’ means ‘grateful ‘in Arabic.
  • SHAKIRA supposedly has a 140 IQ.
  • SHE has a big family that includes 8 older half-siblings from her Italian father’s first marriage.
  • Shakira performs barefoot at most of her concerts.
  • She learned how to belly dance from her Lebanese grandmother.
  • She was just 13 years old when she recorded Magia her first album in 1990.
  • Shakira’s song, Waka Waka (This Time For Africa) was the official 2010 FIFA World Cup song.


  • Shakira’s album “Donde Estan Los Ladrones?” released in 1998, reached #1 on the US Latin charts.
  • Her album Laundry Service, released in 2001, reached #1 in Spain and #2 in the US.
  • In 2005, her very successful albums, “Oral Fixation, Vol. 2” and “Fijacion Oral, Vol. 1” were released.
  • Other widely popular album Shakira released were: “She Wolf” in 2009, “Sale elSol” in 2010, “Shakira” in 2014, and “El Dorado” in 2017.

Favorite Quotes from Shakira

“You feel that there is an avalanche coming when you meet the right person” -Shakira

“I just don’t find marriage a necessary step in a couple’s life.” –Shakira

“I always ask myself, what was the real purpose to my life? I always knew it was not to shake it endlessly, you know what I mean?” -Shakira

“I’m grateful that I know where I come from.” -Shakira

“In the full light of day I don’t want to think about the sunset.” -Shakira

“A good fragrance should have a certain personality that makes people identify the scent with you.” -Shakira

Tips for success from Shakira

1.“You can’t achieve anything in life without a small amount of sacrifice.” -Shakira

2.“Sensual is everything that refers to the delight of the senses. And that’s what artists do, is stimulate the senses in any possible way.” -Shakira


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