Celebrity riches: Shakira net worth

Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll also known as “Shakira” is one of the world's most powerful female celebrities alongside industry giants like Beyonce and Madonna, according to Forbes’ list of The World’s Most Powerful Women. Not surprisingly, Shakira is well-repected in the entertainment industry. It is no secret that she is super rich too. But, how rich is she really? What is Shakira ‘s net worth?

Shakira – humble beginnings

Before we get into Shakira ‘s net worth, it is worth mentioning that she started from humble beginning just like most other world renowned celebrities. Born 2nd February, 1977 in Colombia, the singer, songwriter, actress, producer and dancer began her music career while still studying at school. Her start was not exceptional, save of course for her belly dancing abilities.

She began rising into international stardom in 1990s after gaining considerable fame in her native Columbia and Latin America. The singer who is of Spanish and Italian descent had success with her first two albums in Columbia, but she did not gain much international attention. It was not until she decided to make her own music brand that she became successful internationally.

Shakira net worth – USD 220 Million

A number of online media outlets and magazines estimate Shakira's net worth is $140 million, other sources claim she’s worth somewhere around $230 million. Our own estimation based on the most recent information about her career and earnings, however, puts Shakira’s net worth at an estimated $220 million.

Some of Shakira's achievements include taking the honours as highest-selling Colombian artist of all time, having sold between 50 and 60 million albums, according to Sony. She also ranked as the third most viewed artist of all time on YouTube with a staggering social media fun base surpassing one billion.

Shakira's hit song “Hips Don’t Lie” was the most played pop songs in a single week in America’s radio history, playing more than 9300 times in a week. Her most recent single with Rihanna “Can’t Remember To Forget You” that is censored in several countries like Turkey already has more than 350 million views on YouTube.

Shakira – show me the money

In 2008, Shakira singned a 10 year deal with concert company Live Nation worth $300 million dollars. Two years later, she ranked number 5 on the “Online Video’s Most Viral Artists of 2010” with around 404,118,392 views, bringing in an estimated annual income of $38,000,000; monthly income of $3,166,667 or weekly income f $791,667.

In 2011, she and football star Gerard Pique confirmed their relationship and in 2013 announced the birth of their first child, Milan Pique Mebarak. If you were to go deeper than Shakira ‘s own net worth and look into the couple’s combined wealth, you would be blown away. Forbes Magazine actually named them the eight most powerful couple in the world in 2012.

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