Shakira: Age, Height, Weight, Career, Net Worth, Bio-Wiki

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The name Shakira is mighty, and she is a trendy Colombian singer cum dancer. She has her real name as Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll. She lives in Barcelona, Spain right now and she had her boyfriend named Gerard Pique who plays for the Barcelona club.

Shakira had faced various problems in the starting of her career because her first two albums did not do well for her. But when she released her fourth album, it gets her going in Latin America and rapidly across the whole world. She has also received Hollywood Walk of fame and kept the record for selling more than 125 million records globally.

Most of her fans wanted to know more about her, so; this article will help them. This article provides the detail about her age, height, weight, career, profession, net worth, personal life and many more.  

Quick Facts

Full NameShakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll
Stage NameShakira
Date of Birth2 February 1977
Age43 Years old
Birth PlaceBarranquilla, Colombia
Height1.57 m
Weight54 Kg
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusIn relationship
ChildrenSasha, Milan
ProfessionSinger, Songwriter, Dancer, Businesswomen and Philanthropist
Net Worth$400 million

Early Life

Shakira birth date is 2nd February 1977 and in Barranquilla. She is a single child of her parents, so, her childhood gone in a lovely environment. When she seven years old, her father had gifted her typewriter; maybe that the reason she started to write poems. And now, she is also recognized as a poet. She had a unique vibrato since her young age, and yes, she used to be bullied for the same.     

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She is not limited as a poet and singer because she knows dancing too, especially belly dancing. Her childhood was gone by performing in local events and theatres. She was an average person until she met Sony’s Colombia executive and he was impressed with her audition. Then, he signed her to record three albums and her professional life boost.  

Personal Life

Talking about her personal life, she was in a relationship with Antonio de la Rua from 2000, and this relationship continues for long 11 years. But after 11 years they broke up in mutual understanding. After this breakup, she got connected with FC Barcelona defender, Gerard Pique. She was connected her boyfriend for the first time at her music video shoot for FIFA World Cup 2010. Their love succeeds and got two babies, but they are not married officially yet.    

Age, Height and Weight

Now in 2020, she became 43 years old as she was born in 1977. She is 1.57 tall and 54 kg heavy.


Shakira was at her worst situation at the beginning of her job because her first two albums got flopped. And after releasing her third and fourth album, she was recognized by millions of people. It made sales not only in Latin America but also all over the world and get her first Grammy Award. After that, she transferred to Florida in the process of learning English for her singing and writing career.

Moreover, Laundry Service is her fifth album that was in English and reach the peak. The reason behind its success is clear, it due to the presence of beautiful songs inside it like “Whenever, Wherever”. She started to release more albums in various languages, and she chooses the Spanish language for her next album. She received her second Grammy Awards because he had released Best Latin Rock Album. A song like “Hip Don’t Lie” that was from Oral fixation album made the best sales in the 20th century.

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In 2009, she released another album “She Wolf” that made a significant hit and got a chance to sing an official song “Waka Waka” for FIFA World Cup 2010. This song made her noticeable and sensitive overnight. Her video was seen more and more times on YouTube that made a record.  After that, she became the highest-selling singer of Colombia.

Moreover, she worked as a judge in the popular and most visited show “The Voice”. And in 2016, she released the song “Chantaje” that is seen the most on YouTube.

Net Worth and Salary

In 2020, her estimated net worth is more than $400 million. Various factors like her album, record sale, dance, business, and many more contributed a lot in her earning.  She had sold more than 125 million records globally. Her ranking on YouTube search results is also on the top because she has done various top projects, and Waka Waka is one of them. She had her own YouTube channel too. S By Shakira is her beauty line and consists of her brand of perfumes and fragrances. She has visited most of the countries, and yes tour is also another factor that contributed a lot on her high Net worth.

Shakira is also an activist who always intended to help poor people. She has also established a Colombian Charity for needy children and has received various praises in doing philanthropic works. Still, she is known as one of the best and sensational female artists in the world.    


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