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Shakira Wiki, Height, Weight, Age, Boyfriend, Family, Biography & More

Shakira

Biography / Wiki

It’s difficult to stop your body from moving and grooving on the songs of Shakira. Parties are incomplete without the beats of “Hips don’t lie”, “Whenever Whenever” and “Waka Waka”. The real name of this popular Columbian pop-singer is Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll. She was born on February 2, 1977, in Barranquilla, Columbia. Along with her singing, her belly-dancing is also widely popular. She has won multiple awards including Grammy, Latin Americans, and MTV music awards.

Height / Weight / Age

Shakira is 157 cm tall and in feet inches, her height is 5’2”. Approximately, 65kg in Kilograms or 183 lbs in Pounds is her weight. The measurement of her body is 34-24-37 cm. In February 2019, she turned 42 years old. Her eye color is dark brown and her hair color is brown.

Her physique is well maintained and perfect for “Belly dancing”.

Net Worth

As of 2019, Shakira has an estimated net worth of $300 million.

Education / Family

She went to La Ensenanza School, Barranquilla for schooling. Since her school days, she started practicing for the passion for singing and songwriting. She got fascinated by belly dancing when her father took her to a restaurant where the dancer was doing Belly-dance on the Arabic drum beat. Since then she started belly dancing and learned it from her grandmother.

To write her songs and poem, she asked her father for a typewriter as a Christmas gift. She attended the University of California but didn’t complete her graduation because she wanted to concentrate on music. She has many stepbrothers and stepsisters but no real ones. She also has a son Milan Pique Mebarak from her current boyfriend, Gerard Pique.

Name

Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll

Nickname Shaki
Birth Place Barranquilla, Atlantico, Colombia
Date Of Birth February 2, 1977
Age 44 years
Height In centimeters – 157 cm

In feet inches – 5’2”

Weight In kilograms – 65 kg

In pounds – 183 lbs

Eye Color Dark brown
Hair Color Brown (Dyed blonde)
Profession Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer, Dancer, Philanthropist, Entrepreneur
Zodiac sign Aquarius
School La Ensenanza School, Barranquilla
College University of California, Los Angeles
Religion Roman Catholic
Nationality Columbian
Home Town Barranquilla
Debut Latin- American Album: Magia (1991)

English Album: Laundry Service

Film – El Oasis (1996)

Fathers Name William Mebarak Chadid
Mothers Name Nidia del Carmen Ripoll Torrado

shaki parents
shaki parents
Brothers Stepbrothers- Tonino Mebarak,  Edward Mebarak, Antonio Mebarak, Alberto Mebarak, Robin Mebarak, Moises Mabarak
Sister Stepsisters- Lucy Mebarak, Ana Mebarak, Patricia Mebarak

Career / Fashion And Style

From her childhood itself, she started writing songs and poems. At the age of 13, she made her debut from the album,”Magia” in 1990. After her two flop albums, in 1996 her album “Pies Descalzos” sold more than a million copies. This album was a blend of Arabic, Latin, and rock musical styles.

She did her English debut from the album “Laundry Service”. “Whenever Whenever” and “Underneath your clothes” were the biggest hits from this album. These songs were translated and released in the Spanish language as well. For this song, she won the “International viewer’s choice award” at MTV music video awards.

In 1997, she founded the “Pies Descalzos Foundation” for the poor children of Columbia. Through this, she provided education, health, and nutrition to the underprivileged children. She got a golden opportunity to sing the official song of the 2010 FIFA world cup, “Waka Waka”.

In 2010, she was honored with the medal by the UN “International Labour Organization”. She is one of the global representatives at UNICEF.

She is the owner of three properties which are as follows: Barcelona Spain, La Colorado Farmhouse and The Star Island Home. Porsche Carrera, BMW X6, Audi A7, Rangerover etc., are some of the cards included in her car collection.

 Boyfriends, Affairs, Husband and More

Boyfriends Antonio De La Rua (2000-2011)

Antonio De La Rúa with Shakira
Antonio De La Rúa with Shakira

Gerard Pique (2011-present)

Gerard Pique and Shakira
Gerard Pique and Shakira
Marital Status Unmarried
Children Milan Pique Mebarak

 

Shakira with her son
Shakira with her son

 Favourite Things

Here we are providing you the list of her favourite things.

Favourite Actors Hugh Gran
Favourite TV shows Scrubs, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Favourite Animal Horse
Favourite Perfume Issey Miyake Perfumes
Favourite Book The Prophet (Khalil Gibran)
Favourite Food Pancakes with Jam
Favourite Colour Black
Favourite Song With or Without You

Shakira

 

Some Interesting Facts About Shakira

  • She can speak fluent Spanish, English, and Portuguese.
  • She has three dogs – Coquito, Chan, and Gordita.
  • Her ethnicity is Italian, Lebanese and Spanish.
  • “Waka Waka” the official song of 2010 FIFA world cup was sung by Shakira. It crossed a billion views and is one of the most viewed videos.
  • She wrote her first poem at the age of 4.
  • Forbes included her name in the list of “Highest earning female artist” in 2008.
  • Her grandmother taught her “Belly-dancing”.
  • Her hobbies are playing golf, tennis, and basketball, watching horror movies, learning history and languages.
  • She runs an organization “Pies Descalzos Foundation” for helping poor children of Columbia.
  • John Lennon and Gloria Estefan are inspirational artists for Gloria.
  • Shakira’s ex-boyfriend Antonio De La Rua, was the son of one of the former Presidents of Argentina.
  • In 55 countries, her song “Hips don’t lie” was the number one single.
  • She is currently in a relationship with Gerard Pique.
Gerard Pique and Shakira
Gerard Pique and Shakira
  • Gloria Estefan helped Shakira in learning English.
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