Born Feb 2, 1977
Age 38
Hometown Atlántico Department
Net Worth $140 Million
Religion Roman Catholic
Genres Latin music + Roc...
Record Label Roc Nation
Height 5' 1" (155 cm)

Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll, known mononymously as Shakira, is a Colombian singer-songwriter, dancer, record producer, choreographer and model who emerged in the music scene of Colombia and Latin America in the early 1990s. Shakira is of Lebanese heritage, her family "Mebarak" is from the neighborhood of "Al Mouallaqa" in the Lebanese city of Zahle.… Read More

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Age 38


  • William Mebarak
    William Mebarak
  • Nidia del Carmen Ripoll Torrado
    Nidia del Carmen Ripoll Torrado


  • Lucy Mebarak
    Lucy Mebarak
  • Robin Mebarak
    Robin Mebarak
  • Patricia Mebarak
    Patricia Mebarak
  • Tonino Mebarak
    Tonino Mebarak
  • Alberto Mebarak
    Alberto Mebarak
  • Moises Mebarak
    Moises Mebarak
  • Edward Mebarak
    Edward Mebarak


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    Shakira Shares Adorable Baby Photos Of Gerard Piqué And Sasha, Proving 'Like Father... Like Son!'
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1977 Birth Shakira was born on February 2, 1977 in Barranquilla, Colombia. … Read More


1990 13 Years Old Shakira's debut album, Magia, was recorded with Sony Music Colombia in 1990 when she was only thirteen years old. … Read More
1993 16 Years Old Although little known outside of her native Colombia, Shakira was invited to perform at Chile's Viña del Mar International Song Festival in February 1993. … Read More
Shakira originally recorded the song "¿Dónde Estás Corazón? " (later released on her album Pies Descalzos) for the compilation album Nuestro Rock in 1995, released exclusively in Colombia. “Pies Descalzos” album brought her great popularity in Latin America by the hit singles "Estoy Aquí," "Pies Descalzos, Sueños Blancos" and "Dónde Estás Corazón." … Read More
1996 19 Years Old In March 1996, Shakira went on to her first international tour named simply the Tour Pies Descalzos. … Read More


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In November 2002, Shakira embarked on the Tour of the Mongoose with 61 shows occurring by May 2003. … Read More
2003 26 Years Old After promotion for Shakira's third studio album ended in 2003, Shakira chose to step out of the spotlight to record new music.
Many possible release dates for her fourth studio album were announced but later delayed until early 2005 when Shakira announced the title of her fourth record and that Rick Rubin would be the executive producer of the album. … Read More
On February 8, 2006, Shakira won her second Grammy Award with the win of Best Latin Rock/Alternative Album for Fijación Oral Vol. 1.


In February 2007, Shakira performed for the first time at the 49th Grammy Awards and earned the nomination for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals for "Hips Don’t Lie" with Wyclef Jean, though she did not win the award.
During an online chat with her fans in El Heraldo in February 2008, Shakira revealed that work on her sixth studio album was about to begin. … Read More
…  In the fall of 2009, Shakira released her sixth studio album She Wolf worldwide gaining a lot of critical praise for her eccentricity and writing skills. … Read More
…  She was also invited to the Oval Office by President Barack Obama in February 2010 to discuss early childhood development.
On January 10, 2011, Shakira announced on her website that after 11 years together, she and de la Rúa had separated in August 2010 after making "a mutual decision to take time apart from our romantic relationship." … Read More
In 2012, Shakira received the honor of Chevalier De L’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. … Read More
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