Everyone knows about Shakira, the famous singer of Columbia, but do you know anything about her father? If the answer is no, then let me tell you, her father’s name is William Mebarak Chadid, and he is a businessman. 


In this article, we’ll talk about Shakira’s father, William Mebarak Chadid, and learn about his bio, age, height, weight, career, family, and net worth.

William Mebarak’s Bio/Wiki

William Mebarak Chadid is well-known as the father of a celebrity, Shakira. He is a national of America, born in New York City but also holds the nationality of Columbian American. His ancestors belong to Lebanese and migrated to the USA.

He is a businessman along with the owner of several other professions. He is a multi-talented guy, with extreme experience in a number of fields including teaching, journalism, etc. 


After her daughter, Shakira rose to fame, people got to know about him and his family but before that, they were unknown to the media industry. 

William Mebarak’s Age, Height, Weight

William Mebarak Chadid is an aged man with an age of 91 years. He was born on 6 September 1931 in the USA. 

He has an estimated height of 167 cm/ 1.67 m/ 5 feet 6 inches and his weight is not known to us. 

William Mebarak’s Early Life and Education

William was born in the USA in a prosperous and happy family of Alberto Mebarak Spath and Isabel Chadid Baizer. There is no information present regarding his siblings. 


He was a bright guy since his childhood and loves to study but the details regarding his schooling and education were not specified by any of the members of the family. So, we can’t comment on his qualifications.

William Mebarak’s Career

William Mebarak Chadid is a successful businessman and also famous as a prosperous author. He is the author of the biography of his own loving daughter, Shakira. 

But if we talk about his early working days, they were full of struggles and complications. William has done a number of jobs before becoming successful including journalism, health care, teaching, etc and now his struggles turned out give him a luxurious lifestyle and also the status of a wealthy businessman. 

William Mebarak’s Wife

William Mebarak Chadid has married two times in his life. His first wife was Lucila Mebarak with whom he has a total of 9 children. 

Lucila died in an accident and left her 9 children behind.


Later, sometime after her death, William married Nidia Del Carmen Ripoll Torrado, who is the mother of Shakira. William and Nidia only have 1 child together. 

Willam is the father of 10 children. 

William Mebarak’s Net Worth

The net worth of Willam is not known, however, her daughter, Shakira has a net worth of $300 million.

William Mebarak’s Social Media 

William is not active on any social media platform.


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