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William Mebarak Chadid


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Full NameWilliam Mebarak Chadid
First NameWilliam
Middle NameMebarak
Last NameChadid
ProfessionCelebrity Father
NationalityColombian American
Birth CityBarranquilla
Birth CountryColombia
Gender IdentityMale
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseNidia Ripoll
No Of Children9
Date of BirthSeptember 6,1931
Age90 years

William Mebarak Chadid is the father of a popular Colombian singer and songwriter Shakira

The artist was born in Barranquilla and is recognized as the Queen of Latin Music.

Shakira and her father, William, are more like Best friends

William Mebarak Chadid with his daughter Shakira.
William Mebarak Chadid with his daughter Shakira. Source: Instagram

William Mebarak Chadid belongs to Lebanon but immigrated to the USA when he was in his childhood period. 

He used to run the business and was very successful in building his brands by himself. 

Despite being successful, he left behind all of his business to be with his daughter. 

Like her father, she is now considered one of the most talented artists in the industry who built her career gracefully. 

Her father had released many books, including his daughter's biography, who is more like her friend than just a father. 

Currently, he is an author by profession.

Before Shakira's mother, who did William married to?

William was a successful and talented businessman. But Nidia del Carmen Ripoll Torrado wasn't his first choice. 

Mr. Chadid got married to Lucila Mebarak. The pair had nine kids altogether. 

But one of them got killed in a car crash. Nothing more had been known about his previous relationships. Then, he got together with Nidia Ripoll

Mrs. Chadid was a housewife but was an amateur painter then.

William Mebarak Chadid with his daughter Shakira and wife Nidia Ripoll.
William Mebarak Chadid with his daughter Shakira and wife Nidia Ripoll. Source: Facebook

William Mebarak is a father of ten children

Mr. Chadid had ten children. Though one of his children was killed in a car crash, it still makes nine. 

They all have a good bond with each other, but Shakira especially shares more with Tonino Mebarak and is often seen with him. 

Tonino is a road manager for her and has been with her on all of her tours. 

He is the one who had been with her since the beginning of her career. 

Counting on others, Alberto Mebarak a lawyer, Edward Mebarak, an engineer, Antonio Mebarak, an entrepreneur, Robin Mebarak, Moises Mebarak worked in FC Barcelona, Patricia Mebarak works in the educational area, Lucy Mebarak, a surgeon. 

William Mebarak second wife, Nidia Del Carmen Ripoll Torrado

William Mebarak Chadid with his wife Nidia Ripoll in an event.
William Mebarak Chadid with his wife Nidia Ripoll in an event. Source: Pinterest

After he divorced his first wife, he later got together with Nidia. The lady loved to draw when she was even younger. 

Being a mother, she thought that her daughter would also be a part of the art she was into. 

She encouraged her, but Shakira already knew her passion. 

Nidia is a housewife because her husband William was a wealthy person who surely did not have financial problems.

Was Shakira's first job in music?

Well, she is a well-known, established artist today. She has worldwide fans. 

But, the artist's first job wasn't the music. At the young age of thirteen, she traveled to Bogota, Colombia's capital, from Barranquilla

The main reason to travel was because of the modeling work. Since the path of modeling didn't materialize. 

Therefore, her passion was music, so instead, she signed her first-ever contract with Sony Music Colombia

Later on, her first album was released, and now she is a successful woman.

Net worth

Since William Mebarak Chadid's financial information is unknown. 

The outstanding daughter and an artist by profession have a net worth of 300 million dollars

Along with a singer, the lady is a songwriter, producer, belly dancer, and philanthropist.

Net worth300 million dollars
Income SourcePerforming concerts, tours


  1. He is 89 years old.

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Updated On Sun Jun 06 2021 Published On Sat Jan 23 2021 By shaumya

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