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Shakira's Net Worth Is $220 Million More Than Her Soccer Star Ex's

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Shakira is expected to go to court in Spain in the near future, where prosecutors have accused her of committing tax fraud.

The “Hips Don’t Lie” singer has refuted the charges and plans to go to trial to defend herself, according to Reuters. A publicist for Shakira told E! News that the singer is “confident that her innocence will be proven by the end of the judicial process.”

Shakira “has always cooperated and abided by the law, demonstrating impeccable conduct as an individual and a taxpayer, and faithfully following the counsel of PriceWaterhouse Coopers, a prestigious and globally recognized tax firm,” the rep said, before throwing some shade at Spanish authorities. The Spanish Tax Office "continues to violate her rights," the rep said, before calling the case "baseless."

Prosecutors claim that Shakira failed to pay the Spanish government about $15 million in taxes between 2012 and 2014, per Reuters. With an (possible) tax bill that high, it means she made much more than that.

So, what is Shakira’s net worth in 2022? Here’s a look at how she’s made her money.

How is Shakira so rich?

Shakira has been a big name in music since the mid-90s and early 2000s. She’s cranked out plenty of hits (“Whenever, Wherever,” “Hips Don’t Lie,” “Underneath Your Clothes”), done a ton of tours, and served as a coach on The Voice.

Her career skyrocketed, with album sales raking in the cash.

Shakira signed with Sony Music when she was 13 and her first few albums were released in her native Columbia, according to her website. She broke into the English-language market in the early 2000s with her album, Laundry Service, and “Hips Don’t Lie” became a mega-hit in 2005.

She created the song “Waka Waka” for the World Cup in 2010, which is the biggest-selling World Cup song of all time, according to Variety. Oh! And she’s won three Grammys, TYVM.

She’s sold more than 100 million albums worldwide, Variety says, and her El Dorado World Tour in 2018 made $75 million, per EW.

She scored a huge Live Nation deal.

In 2012, Shakira inked a $30 million deal with Live Nation and Sony to release her next three albums, according to The Hollywood Reporter. (The companies divvy up the sales proceeds.)

She sold her music catalog in 2021.

Shakira sold her music publishing rights to Hipgnosis Songs Fund Limited in 2021. People points out that the catalog's selling price has not been revealed, but you can bet it was in the mega-millions.

Shakira commanded a hefty salary on The Voice.

Shakira was a coach on seasons four and six of The Voice. She made a cool $12 million per season, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Photo credit: NBC - Getty Images
Photo credit: NBC - Getty Images

She owns real estate all over the world.

Shakira plenty of homes, including a nearly 21,000-foot mansion in Miami that was listed for sale last year.

She also owns properties in Barcelona, Uruguay, and a private island in the Bahamas, according to LoveProperty.com.

Who is worth more—Shakira or her ex Pique?

Shakira’s former partner, soccer star Gerard Pique, is worth $80 million, according to The Evening Standard. (She’s worth more, BTW.)

How does their separation affect her net worth?

It’s unclear. Both Shakira and Pique are doing OK on the money front, so it’s unlikely they would try to get funds from each other. They also were never married, so their individual wealth should just stay with each of them.

What is Shakira’s net worth in 2022?

Shakira is worth $300 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.

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