This feisty Latina and aggressive belly dancer have a unique voice which might even grant lifeless zombies with electrifying life force. The“She Wolf”, Shakira has a mesmerizing voice which might make anyone’s “Hips Don’t Lie”.
On 2nd February 1977 Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll was born in Barranquilla, Colombia to Nidia Ripoll Torrado. She has a command over several languages including Spanish and Italian and is currently in a relationship with Spanish footballer, Gerard Pique along with two sons, Milan Pique Mebarak and Sasha Pique Mebarak.
Since she tasted her first commercial success with Pies Descalzos in 1996, Shakira has never looked back. She went on to become one of the most successful singers in the music industry with over 1.3 billion views on YouTube and has bagged several awards including the two Grammys. In 2014 Forbes listed her as the 58th most powerful woman in the world. Her dominance in the music industry cannot be easily washed off.
Shakira Net Worth in year 2017 is approximately $245 Million US Dollars
With an age independent fan following and significant contribution to the music industry, it’s no wonder that this Latina is sitting on a huge fortune. Shakira has an estimated net worth of $245 million US dollars as of 2017. Well, that is expected as she is an international fame.
Here is the sum of her for earnings from various projects throughout the years. It is listed below:
• $5.2 million from 5 million sold copies of her album Pies Descalzos in 1995
• $ 7.5 million from 7 million old copies of album Fonde EstanIos Ladrones in 1998
• $ 4.1 million from 4 million sold copies of album Laundry Service in 2001
• $ 72 million from heart Tour of the Mongoose in 2003
• $ 12 million from sales of her album Oral Fixation volume 1 and 2 in 2005
• $ 100 million from her Oral Fixation tour in 2007
• An estimated contract of $300 million for a 10 year deal with live Nation in 2008
• An annual salary of $12 million from The Voice in 2013
She has also endorsed a lot of brands including:
• Sony Ericsson
• America Movil
• Crest 3D White
Among her luxurious real estate properties, Shakira along with Roger Waters owns a huge 700 acre island at Berry Island which costs a whopping $16 million. The island boasts five major beaches, three salt pond lakes and Shakira plans to turn it into a luxurious tourism hub.
She owns a gargantuan farm called “La Colorada” in Punta del Este, Uruguay and a 6,500 square feet Star Island Home which she bought for $3.4 million in 2001. The Star Island home is located in an exclusive area of Miami Beach, Florida and features Mediterranean style architecture. Recently with her boyfriend, Gerard Pique she bought a Barcelona home.
Shakira likes to drive in style and owns the following cars:
• A Mercedes Benz S600
• A Mercedes Benz SL550 with a 5.5 L V8 engine which can max out at around 155mph
• A Mercedes Benz GLK
• A Mercedes Benz SLK 250 which was a gift from boyfriend Gerard Pique
• A BMW X6 with a Bi Turbo 4.4L V8 engine
A successful empire and its queen always need to be kept occupied; and “She Wolf” has done so with her own line of perfumes and beauty products entitled “S by Shakira” in 2010 with parent company Puig. “S by Shakira” and “S by Shakira Eau Florale” also includes various lotions and body sprays among its diverse array of products.
Shakira has been famous since her blockbuster release, Hips Don’t Lie. She has released a lot of albums through the years, some of which are listed below:
• Pies Descalzos(1995)
• Laundry Service(2001)
• She Wolf(2009)
• Sala el Sol(2010)
Her fame is not only limited to albums but she has expanded her career as well. She has also been cast in several films and television series including:
• Ugly Betty(2009)
• Wizards of Waverly Place(2010)
• The Voice(2013-14)
If you are waiting for Shakira’s new video then hold your breath, as Shakira is currently polishing the sexy Bachata moves along with the great Prince Royce for her upcoming video. It is not a rumour as Shakira herself posted the video on her Instagram account. The ladylove of many has been partying all night after the historic win of Barcelona over Paris Saint-German. Aren’t they adorable?
Shakira is constantly breaking her own bench marks and getting more popular with every passing day. The audiences just adore this beauty.