Shakira – Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, Net Worth, Social Media Accounts, Family, Husband, Career, Awards, Interesting Facts, and More

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Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll is a fantastic Columbian-Lebanese actress, singer, songwriter, dancer, producer, and UNICEF Goodwill ambassador. She is a coach of a famous TV show, The Voice. Isabel is one of the biggest blockbuster Latin Artists. The famous pop star icon is popular for her record-breaking albums Hips Don’t Lie, Wherever, and Whenever. After the success of her hit albums, she won many Grammy accolades, made world records, and earned a large fanbase in music history.


Shakira was born on February 2, 1977, in Barranquilla, Columbia. She introduced Latin and Arabic heritage in her albums because of her Latina-Arabic parents. The famous star is of Spanish and Italian descent. Isabel started her singing career when she was 12 years old. Then, Shaki spread the precious words of her song when she was Eight years old and recorded it at 13.

 The famous pop icon sang her first English album Laundry Service, which brought her on the map of the music industry and got fame. Likely, Shaki is famous as the Queen of Latin songs and renowned for her unique dancing and fabulous voice. Here we would like to share some adorable parts of her life.

After acquiring English from Gloria Estefan, Shakira launched her first album Laundry Service in 2001 and Whenever, wherever, which is featured on the number 1 charts in different countries. Then she released hits like Hips Don’t Lie, Waka‌, and La Tortora. Shaki is one of the best-selling Latin female singers. She is also limelight of the 2020 Super Bowl Halftime show with her friend Jennifer Lopez having 103 million viewers.


Social Media Accounts

Shaki is the most growing personality in the Social World. Many people love her personality, outfits, her way of singing and acting. Mostly English and Spanish people follow her on different social platforms. She got more fame from her profiles and she is highly active on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

Facebook124 Million Followers
Twitter53.7 Million Followers
Instagram90.4 Million Followers
TikTok38.3 Million Followers
Youtube45.4 Million Followers


Shakira was a well-defined pop icon of the entertainment of the musical industry in the 2000s. She came to the world on February 2, 1977, to a Lebanese-American father, Mebarak Chadid, and a Columbian mother, Nidia Ripoll Torrado. She is the only child of her parents and a gifted child because of her artistic qualities. Shaki is always passionate about writing and singing.

Then Isabel contracted her first album at age 13, when Monica Arize, who was a famous producer, took her first audition with Sony Columbia executives. Isabel’s first and second albums had not gotten fame publicly and became flopped. After that, she launched another debut album in 1994. Donde Eston Corazon, which hit differently in Columbia and made the record. The album got more popularity and became one of the top 5 on Latin US America Billboard.


Full NameShakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll
Nick NameShaki
Date of BirthFebruary 2, 1977
Age46 Years Old
Zodiac SignAquarius 
Birth Place Barranquilla Columbia 
Home TownBarranquilla Columbia
Current ResidenceMiami Manson Barcelona
SchoolLa Ensenanza School, Barranquilla 
UniversityThe University of Pennsylvania
The University of California in Los Angeles
EducationDegree in Philosophy western Civilization History
Degree in Philosophy
OccupationMusic Video Director, Singer-Songwriter, Composer, Actor, Dancer, Model, Composer, Businessperson, Choreographer, Entrepreneur, Producer
Net Income$300 Million
EthnicitySpanish and Lebanese descent
Marital StatusDivorced, Now in a Relationship
HobbiesPlaying Golf, Tennis, Basket Ball, Playing with Clay
PetMax- adopted in October 2020
Toby- adopted in 2021
Teddy- Miniature Poodle, adopted in 2021

Zodiac Sign

The famous producer Shakira’s zodiac sign is Aquarius sun and has a cancer moon sign. According to her astrological nature, Isabel is a very passionate and hardworking person, representing earth and fire elements. She has the caliber to make her goals into reality and achieve them. Similarly, other celebrities like Rose Williams, Katie Goodland, Cristiano Ronaldo, Burak Deniz, and Naseem Shah have similar astrological qualities.


Physical Appearance

Shaki has an attractive physical appearance with beautiful gestures. She has charming, small, brown eyes and a small nose. The lovely singer has long black hair in the original. After some time, she changed her look and dyed her color blonde, which perfectly suited her appearance. Although she is thin and has an alluring personality. She is 5.2 in height.

Body Measurements34-25-35 Inches
Height5 Feet 2 Inches
Hair ColorBrown (Dyed Blonde)
Eye ColorBrown

Iconic Singer’s Ancestry

Shaki is the only child of her parents. She is the daughter of William Mebarak Chadid and his spouse, Nidia Ripoll Torrado, who has Columbian and Italian roots. Father of a fabulous singer done several jobs as a journalist, radio announcer, jeweler, and insurance agent in the US. In addition, he was also a literature professor and devoted his services to US universities. Isabel has almost 9 step-siblings from her father’s several marriages. Here are details of her parents and siblings. Just have a look.

FatherWilliam Mebarak Chadid 
Mother Nidia Del Carmen Ripoll Torrado
Step BrothersEdward Mebarak, Robin Mebarak,
Tonino Mebarak, Alberto Mebarak,
Antonio Mebarak, Moises Mebarak
Step SistersLucy Mebarak, Ana Mebarak, Patricia Mebarak

Early Life and Education 

Isabel Ripoll was born in Barranquilla, Columbia, and spent her childhood in Barranquilla. Under her grandmother’s teachings, she acquired a knowledge of Arabic and Spanish. She has a firm belief in Catholicism. She would like to go to church. Further, she was very fond of singing and writing when she was a child, so she started singing at an early age. Then She wrote her first song when she was 8 and sang the song when she was 13. 

The Father and mother of the legendary singer supported her in every field of life and stood with her in every hard time. In addition, Shaki was also a good choreographer when she was a kid and had dance practices with her friends in Barranquilla.

She got her early education in Barranquilla. She has a high school diploma from La Ensenanza School, Columbia. After that, she went to Pennsylvania for higher studies. She is Double-graduated from two universities and dropped out. She graduated in philosophy from The University of Pennsylvania. Then she earned a degree in Western Civilization History from the University of Los Angeles, California.


Marital Status and Children

The fantastic songwriter committed to a relationship with Argentine Lawyer Antonio de la Rúa in 2000. She told in her exclusive interview with the media that we are a married couple and we didn’t need any type of marriage certifications in 2009.

She got separated after 10 years of having a romantic relationship with him in 2010. After some time, she had a relationship with Spanish football Player Gerard Piqué in 2011. However, Pique was younger than Isabel when she met him in the spring of 2010. After that, he became the limelight of her song, Waka. Then she was expecting and gave birth to her first son, Milan, on 22 January 2013. 

After two years, she was again expecting a child and gave birth to her second son Sasha on 29 January 2015. US media listed the partners as the World’s Most Powerful Couples. Finally, every relationship has a good or bad ending, so they got separated after 11 years.

HusbandAntonio de la Rúa (2000-2010)Gerard Piqué (2011-2022)  
SonMilan, Sasha 
Daughter N/A
Step ChildrenN/A

Everlasting Career

The elegant singer started her debut with Sony Music Columbia when Shaki was 13 years old. After the flopping of their first two albums, Magia (1999) and Peligro (1993), she introduced herself in Hispanic albums, Pies Descalzos (1995) and Donde Eston los Ladrones(1998).

Then she made her third album, Laundry Service (2001) in the English US musical industry. This album sold 13 million copies in the first week of release. After the legendary international success of her lead singles, she released another album whenever, wherever, and Underneath Your Clothes. The album recorded massive success on the US Billboard 200 as a blockbuster hit.

 She did several Spanish albums after her English success. After her English success, she released several Spanish albums including her first album Fijacion Oral Vol.1 (2005), her second album Sale El Sol (2010), and her third album El Dorado (2017), all of which were certified as top Latin albums on the Latin Billboard 200 charts.

After the massive success of Vol.1 of Oral Fixation, she made Vol.2 public and English albums like She Wolf 2009, and Shakira 2014 also hit people in the US differently and sold out worldwide.

Most of her famous songs listed as number one in several countries like Whenever, Wherever, La Tortora, Hips Don’t Lie, Beautiful Liar, Waka‌, This Time for Africa, Loca, Rabiosa, Can’t Remember to Forget You, Chantaje, Me Gusta, Copa Vacia, etc.

1996Pies Descalzos
1998Donde Eston Los Ladrones
2001Laundry Service
2005Oral Fixation Vol.1
2005Oral Fixation Vol.2
2010The Sun Rises In
2017El Dorado

Albums Compilations

The successful career of songwriters not only ended on lead singles albums. But, she also did many concerts and many worldwide tour recordings with different contractors and producers.

Here are some listed below:

1997The Remixes
2000Sale of the Sun World Tour
2002-2003Laundry Service (washed and dried), Mongoose Tour, The Pepsi Ep
2004Live and Off the Record/Live and Private
2006Oral Fixations Live albums vol.1 and vol.2
2007Oral Fixation Tour, Love in the Time of Cholera
1996-1997Pies Descalzos Tour
2010-2011Sale of the Sun World Tour
2018El Dorado World Tour


People estimate that the celebrity also acted in various films. She did different roles in these films and groomed herself in the film industry.

Following are the films given below:

1986Vivan Los Pinos
1994The Oasis 
2001-2009Saturday Night Live
2005Seven Lives 
2009Ugly Betty
2010Wizards of Waverly Place
2011Dora The Explorer
2013The Voice (United States)
2016Zoo Topia-Gazelle (Voice)
Shakira Filmography


Isabel is the first artist who opened the doors for a Latin singer in the US musical industry. Because of her passionate singing, she won the hearts of the people of her homeland and made records worldwide. Meanwhile, she won many Grammy awards, MTV laurels, Latin Awards, Billboard Latin Music Awards, Hollywood Walk of Fame, and Guinness World Records.

ACP Awards

Shakira-Interpreter of the Year, Estoy Equi- Video of the Year, Donde Este Corazón-Song of the Year (1996)

The Alma Awards (The American Latino Media Arts Awards)

1997Pies Descalzos-Best Album A Little Love- Best Video Shakira-Best New Artist
2000La Bicicleta- Song of the Year, El Dorado- Best Contemporary Top Vocal Album
2001MTV unplugged-Best Latin Pop Album, Shakira- Best Female Pop Artist
2002Luck-Best Video
2006, 2010, 2012, 2017Shakira- Spirit of the Hope, Shakira-Artist of the Year, Oral Setting Vol.1- Album of the Year in Spanish, Bambi Prizes, Hips Don’t Lie- Pop Single of the Year, La Tortora- Pop Latin Airplay Song of the Year
2008Shakira-Humanitarian Award
2009-2010Shakira-Best International Pop Artist
2011Waka‌ (This Time For Africa) Re-cognation For Sales- Music Award, Gypsy- top Latin Song of the Year, Sale El Sol- Best Female Pop Vocal Album
2016-2017La Bicicleta- Song of the Year, El Dorado- Best Contemporary Top Vocal Album

Net Worth 

The Net worth of the Shaki is increasing steadily and her earnings are running into a question of today’s media. Observers have noted that she earns almost $300 million in a year.

Source of Income

Shakira earns from her singing talent. Similarly, she does modeling and ramp walks for different designers in the top limelight. Further, she takes contracts with makeup brands and gives dance classes to her students. Isabel is also the supreme judge of singing shows in the US like The Voice and others from which she charged a heavy amount.


The Beautiful Icon is a successful lead single. She has many things in her life from which she would like to cheer up. Some favorite things become her first choice and she uses these things at different times of the day.

TV ShowsScrubs(2001-2010), It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2005) 
ActorHugh Gran
Writer Oriana Fallaci’s
SongWith or Without You (U2)
BookThe Prophet (Khalil Jibran)
PerfumeIssey Miyake Perfumes
FoodPancakes with Jam
BandU2, The Police
CarsMercedes CLS, Porsche Carrera, BMW X6, Audi A7, Range rover, BMW X5
Shakira favorites

Interesting Facts

There are the following known facts about Isabel Ripoll:

  • In 2014, she was the first who perform three times in the FIFA World Cup
  • The elegant figure is on the famous Latin Artist
  • The teacher usually sent her out of the class at school because she was hyperactive.
  • She would like to perform barefooted to overcome her shyness
  • She is of Lebanese and Spanish Descent
  • Shaki is best known for her unique and mesmerizing voice.
  • Reporters say that she is the no. 1 selling Latin artist.


“I am a person who has many dreams. But as soon as I accomplish one, I move on to the next”.

“The worst mistake of a woman is to go to the kitchen because she never gets out of there”.

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

Who was Shakira's husband?

Her husband was Gerard Pique, and they got separated on June 4, 2022

Does Shakira have kids?

Yes, she has two kids, Milan and Sasha.

What is Shakira's first language?

Shakira has a native Spanish language.

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