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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
Age92 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.

His daughter's friends told her that she sang like a Goat

In the current scenario, Shakira is recognized as one of the most successful women. 

When asked if, while attending her middle school, people around her stated that she sang like a goat, to which she said her friends used to say like that. 

However, in her view, it sounds like a form of passive harassment. Nevertheless, the artist got over all that, leading her friendship to persist. 

Also, she continued her friendship and also had an understanding that as a person, she didn't have to change for anybody just because they made a comparison with her vibrato to a goat's bleats. 

Till the end, she kept that vibrato in her, which later became her own signature. She confronted that while being a teenager or as a kid, she wasn't so confident. 

However, to cope with it, she credited her parents as they were the ones who helped her to assert herself and validated her. 

She thanked them for all that help that led her to move forward in life. She claimed that being an artist, the most hateful thing she has to go through is those clothes fittings that she cannot stand at all. 

The artist said that if she had the right to choose, she would always do her artistic activities in uniform. Further, she mentioned that with that clothes on, she feels like it is a necessary evil. 

Moreover, many of you might not know that she also does her own choreography. 

She explained it's not that nobody is better than she is but that there are numerous dancers and also choreographers who are great than her. 

Nevertheless, the lady likes to make her own dances because she literally feels her music best in her own body. 

And also claims that the dance moves instantly develop naturally by listening to them, then it is easier for her to remember the steps. 

Lastly, she also confronts that she feels a bit difficult to learn the dance moves from other choreographers, but in the future definitely, she will collaborate with others.

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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