What is Shakira’s Net Worth? $300 Million
How did Shakira earn her wealth and money?
Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll was born on 2nd February 1977 in Barranquilla, Colombia. She started writing poems when she was only four years old, and eventually, these poems turned into songs. She went on to performing in school, manifesting Latin American, Arabic, and rock and roll effects and belly dancing skills. Shakira released her debut studio album, Magia, with Sony Colombia on 24th June 1991. This album consisted of pop ballads written by Shakira herself; and even though it brought her some attention in the music industry, especially in Columbia, it failed to sell more than 1,200 copies globally. She was called back by the record producers at Sony Colombia for a second album, Peligro, which was released on 25th March 1993. Unfortunately, this album didn’t fare well, either.
When her third album, Pies Descalzos, hit the market in 1995, Shakira rose to significant fame; she had had a breakthrough and garnered much-deserved acclaim in Latin America. Third time’s the charm proved right for Shakira Mebarak, and her album bagged the 34th position on the Billboard Hot Heatseekers Album. Moreover, it also scored position numbers 3 and 5 on the Latin Pop Albums and Latin Albums charts, respectively. Donde Estan Los Ladrones – her fourth album – garnered her a Grammy nomination for Best Latin Rock Album while establishing itself as a massive hit what with 300,000 copies being sold on the day of its release. At the end of the initial month of its release, it had sold 1,000,000 copies and more. The album topped many charts, and it is estimated that Shakira yielded $7.5 million from it.
Soon, Shakira was breaking into the English-speaking market with her fifth album called Laundry Service. With its primary single, “Wherever, Whenever” proving to be one of the most hit singles of that time (2002), and having sold 3.5 million copies as of yet, this album is deemed to be Shakira’s best-selling album in the USA to date. Laundry Services alone has yielded Shakira $4 million. Her sixth album was Spanish and seventh was an English continuation to the former. Both Fijación Oral, Volumen Uno and Oral Fixation, Volume Two (2005) were successful. Volume Two gave the 21st century one of its best-selling singles ever – “Hips Don’t Lie”; sold over 13 million copies. These two albums earned Shakira $4.2 million and $8.7 million, respectively.
Her eighth and ninth albums, She Wolf and Sale el Sol, released in 2009 and 2010 respectively were critically acclaimed and is said to have yielded her $2 million. Then in 2010, Shakira gave the world “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)” – the official song for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, and the biggest-selling World Cup song of all time what with 10 million downloads and 1.6 billion views on YouTube. Four of Shakira’s songs are included in the top 20 hits of the decade (2000-2009); this is an achievement in itself because it’s more than any other artist. She has served as a coach in the fourth and sixth seasons of The Voice (USA), for which she was paid a salary of $12 million allegedly.
Her tenth album is named Shakira and was released in 2014 – includes the single “Can’t Remember to Forget You” featuring Rihanna. And her eleventh album, El Dorado was released in 2017. Both albums have reached the music charts. Shakira has earned millions of dollars from her record sales alone. However, she also yields significant amounts of money from singing in concerts all around the world. She has appeared on several television shows, and her songs have been featured in several different movies and shows. In 2010, Shakira ventured into the business world by launching her own range of cosmetics called S by Shakira. Along with her earnings from S, she also gets money from her YouTube and Vevo channels. By 2014, Shakira Mebarak’s earnings had risen to $191 million, and as of now, her estimated wealth has reached the $220 million landmark.
What are Shakira’s highest selling songs?
1. “Hips Don’t Lie” (feat. Wyclef Jean): 3,553,000
2. “She Wolf”: 1,812,000
3. “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)” (feat. Freshlyground): 1,763,000
4. “Beautiful Liar” (Beyonce & Shakira): 1,419,000
5. “La Tortura” (feat. Alejandro Sanz): 973,000
1. “Laundry Service”: 3,526,000
2. “Oral Fixation, Vol. 2”: 1,745,000
3. “Fijacion Oral: Vol. 1”: 1,012,000
4. “Donde Estan Los Ladrones?”: 912,000
5. “Pies Descalzos”: 596,000
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