Shakira is known for having hips that don’t lie, but she also has a wallet that will (probably) never run out, too. Yup. The singer has been a pop icon for a very long time—and her bank account is all the proof you need to know just how successful she’s been.

This week, the “Waka Waka” singer will perform at the Video Music Awards and receive the prestigious Vanguard Award (past winners include J.Lo, Rihanna, and P!nk). It will be her first VMAs performance in over 17 years, according to Billboard, so you certainly won’t want to miss it.

And, considering this is such a big year for her, and she’s been a household name since the 1990s, you already know Shakira’s career has been iconic—in fame and fortune. So, what is Shakira’s net worth in 2023? 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.

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.)

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She’s made bank off of music.

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.

And Shakira has continued to make a lot of money from her music. In 2012, Forbes named her one of the top-earning female artists, taking home around $20 million. In 2019, she made the list again, and went on to earn around $35 million, per Forbes.

She made even more off of touring.

Yup. Music fanatics will know that the real money for artists is, unfortunately or not, from touring. Shakira’s tours have earned her the 16th top grossing Latin American artist of all time, taking in around $108.1 million, per Billboard.

In 2011, Shakira earned over $2.8 million in just two stops on her The Sun Comes Out World Tour in Puerto Rico, per Billboard. On her latest El Dorado tour in 2018, the singer raked in around $76 million, per Touring Data.

She’s got some side hustles.

Like all celebs, Shakira has put her name on plenty of brands. In 2019, she headlined the Super Bowl halftime show with J.Lo, sponsored by Pepsi. While performers usually don’t get paid for that event (no, seriously), it’s likely Shakira walked away with plenty of cash from the sponsorship.

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