William Mebarak Chadid: Father of the Renowned Singer Shakira

Who is William Mebarak Chadid?

William Mebarak Chadid is the father of the famous Colombian Singer-songwriter, dancer, model, composer, choregrapher, businessman, and voice actor Shakira Isabell Mebarak Ripoll.

Moreover, he is the father of ten children. Born on September 6, 1931, in New York, USA, he is 91 years old.

Today we will have a descriptive look at William Mebarak Chadid’s life. His lifestyle, education, family, siblings, affairs, net worth, etc.

Let us get into it.

William Mebarak Chadid Biography
William Mebarak Chadid Biography

Quick Facts

Full NameWilliam Mebarak Chadid
BirthdaySeptember 6, 1931
Age 91 years old
Sun SignVirgo
TraitsPositive Traits– Practical, Sensible, Loyal
Negative Traits– Stubborn, Uptight, Easily frustrated
BirthplaceNew York, United States Of America
ParentsAlberto Mebark Spath (Father)
Isabel Chadid Bazer (Mother)
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseLucia Mebark (Ex-Wife)
Nidia Del Carmen Ripoll Torrado (Wife)
ChildrenShakira Alberto Mebarak
Edward Mebarak
Antonio Mebarak
Robin Mebarak
Moises Mebarak
Patricia Mebarak
Lucy Mebarak
Tonino Mebark
ProfessionAuthor, businessman
Net WorthUSD 100k-500k
Social MediaNot Active

Early Life and Childhood

William Mebarak Chadid was born in New York on September 6, 1931. He is ninety-one years old. Based on his birthday, his zodiac sign is Virgo.

He was born to his father, Alberto Mebark Spath, and his Mother-Isabel Chadid Bazer.

William is a Lebanese Christian who moved from Lebanon and settled in the United States of America. Talking about his physical appearance William Mebarak stands 5 feet and six inches tall. He has grey hair and dark brown eyes.

William Mebarak Chadid Photo
William Mebarak Chadid Photo

William Mebarak Chadid Education

Shakira is a millionaire. Her father, William Mebarak Chadid, was also rich in his times. He has been running a successful business all by himself. First, however, we need to learn about his educational qualifications.

William Mebarak Chadid Wife

Lucia Mebarak (First Wife)

William Mebarak Chadid was married first married to Lucia Mebarak. The couple had nine children together. But unfortunately, one of them passed away in a car accident. This led to the couple being devastated.

After being married for several years, William and Lucia divorced each other. However, they have yet to mention the reason behind it. The dates of their marriage and divorce still need to be made public.

Nidia Del Carmen Ripoll Torrado (Second Wife)

William married Nidia Del Carmen Ripoll Torrado Isabel Chadid Bazer after divorcing his first wife. She is a painter by profession. The couple has one child together, making William the father of ten.

William Mebarak Chadid's with his wife, Nidia
William Mebarak Chadid with his wife, Nidia

Whereas William never spoke about the reason behind divorcing his first wife, he said he is in a happy relationship with his current wife, Nidia. Nidia is currently a housewife. She takes care of her husband and her home.


William has nine children from his previous marriage and one from his current wife. His one child died in a car accident.

Chadid loves his children very dearly. He had an excellent bond with each of his children, who also seemed to love and respect him very much. William maintained a profound relationship with his children even after the divorce.

William Mebarak Chadid Children’s Profession

William’s children are very talented and involved in different professions according to their interests. Alberto Mebarak, his eldest son, is a lawyer, While Edward Mebarak is an engineer. Antonio Mebarak is an entrepreneur.

Robin Mebarak and Moises Mebarak played for FC Barcelona. Patricia Mebarak chose to teach as her career. Lucy Mebarak is a physician.


And his daughter Shakira Isabell Mebarak Ripoll is a renowned Singer-songwriter, dancer, model, composer, choreographer, businessman, and voice actor.

Furthermore, Shakira is most close to his half-sibling Tonino, who also works as her road manager and has joined in all her trips.

William Mebarak Chadid and Shakira

William is very close to her daughter Shakira. He has provided everything he could for his beloved daughter.

William gifted his daughter a typewriter on Christmas. Shakira always wanted one, and her father fulfilled her dream. Shakira wrote her first-ever song, “Tus Gafas Oscuuras,” for her father, William. He wore dark glasses to hide the grief of his son’s sudden demise.

William Mebarak Chadid and Shakira
William Mebarak Chadid and Shakira

Her father, William, ran a very successful business and company, but he gave everything to be with his daughter. It shows how much he adored and loved her.


Willaim Mebarak’s daughter is a millionaire, and he was also no less. He had plenty of the wealth he earned during his early life. He is an author as well as a businessman.

Moreover, William is multi-talented and has done several other professions like teaching, journalism, and health care. The multi-talented William has also published a book which is a biography of his daughter Shakira.

Social Media

Willaim being, the father of Shakira, has no interest in social media. He is not fond of any social media platforms like his daughter.

William Mebarak Chadid with her grandkids
William Mebarak Chadid with her grandkids

However, his daughter, Shakira, has more than 81 million followers on Instagram.

William Mebarak Chadid’s Net Worth

William Mebarak has been involved in several professions and has run successful businesses and companies. He has served as an author too. His net worth is somewhere between USD 100k – 500k.

However, his daughter Shakira has more than USD 300 million net worth. Her income is increasing as she gets involved in different ventures. Shakira lives in a luxurious home and has several branded cars. 

William Mebarak Chadid in Hospital

William Mebarak Chadid was admitted to the Teknon- Quiron clinic in Barcelona. Shakira shared an emotional video of helping her father in a physio session.

In the hospital, Shakira’s ex, Gerard Pique, came to visit her father. In the video, Shakira is helping her father strengthen his legs using physio techniques, and she is also seen kissing his feet while their doctor is watching from the sideline. Her video captioned,

“And life is something that happens between hospital visits and Halloween costumes.”

Shakira with her parents
Shakira with her parents

Shakira’s mother confirmed that Gerard visited the hospital, saying,

“We are still family.” 


Why is William Mebarak Chadid famous?

William Mebarak Chadid is famous for being the father of Colombian Singer-songwriter, dancer, model, composer, choreographer, businessman, and voice actor Shakira.

Is William Mebarak Chadid still alive?

William Mebarak Chadid is still alive.

How many kids does William Mebarak Chadid have?

William Mebarak Chadid has ten children. Nine from his previous marriage and one from his current wife, Nidia.

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