Beyoncé’s father Mathew Knowles Biography: Children, Age, Wife, Net Worth, Books, Instagram, Height

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Mathew Knowles is an African-American record executive, businessman, and university lecturer.

He rose to prominence as the manager of the popular group Destiny’s Child and also managed the successful solo careers of his daughters, Beyoncé and Solange Knowles.

He is the founder of Music World Entertainment, a company that encompasses various genres of music, including country, gospel, and children’s music.


  • Full Name: Mathew Knowles
  • Date of Birth: January 9, 1952
  • Age: 71 years old
  • Gender: Male
  • Place of Birth: Gadsden, Alabama, U.S.
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Record executive, businessman, university lecturer
  • Height: 1.94 m
  • Parents: Lou Helen Knowles (mother), Matthew Q. Knowles (father)
  • Siblings: N/A
  • Spouse: Tina Knowles (1980-2011), Gena C. Avery (2013-present)
  • Children: Solange Knowles, Beyoncé
  • Relationship Status: Married
  • Net Worth: $6 million
  • Grandchild: Daniel Julez J. Smith Jr.

Early Life & Education

Mathew Knowles, currently 71, was born on January 9, 1952, in Gadsden, Alabama.

He was born to Lou Helen Knowles and Matthew Q. Knowles. Knowles grew up in Gadsden and had a passion for music from a young age.

He completed his education at Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee, where he graduated in 1974. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.

Knowles pursued higher education and obtained an MBA in Strategic Planning and Organizational Culture from Cornerstone Christian Bible College.

Personal Life

Mathew Knowles was married to Tina Knowles in 1980. The couple filed for divorce in 2009, but the matter was dropped in 2010.

They later refiled for divorce in August 2011, and the divorce was finalized in November of the same year. In June 2013, Knowles married former model Gena Avery.

The couple has been together ever since. Mathew gave birth to four children, including Beyoncé, Solange Knowles, and two others.


Knowles began his career in sales, specializing in office and medical equipment. In 1976, he moved to Houston and worked for the Xerox Corporation for ten years.

During his time there, he primarily worked in the medical systems sales division, selling CT/MRI diagnostic imaging equipment to hospitals and health facilities.

However, Knowles’ true passion lay in music, leading him to establish his music company, Music World Entertainment, in 1992.

Under Music World Entertainment, Knowles founded several recording imprints, including Music World Gospel, Music World Kids, and Music World Country/Compadre.

He also formed joint ventures with major music labels such as Sony Music, Interscope/Geffen/A&M, and Fontana/Universal.

Knowles became the manager of Destiny’s Child, a vocal group that achieved great success. He brought renowned producers and helped the group secure a label deal with Columbia Records.

Destiny’s Child went on to win numerous awards, including Grammy Awards, American Music Awards, and BET Awards.

In addition to managing Destiny’s Child, Knowles guided the solo careers of group members Michelle Williams and Kelly Rowland.

He expanded his music empire by founding Spirit Rising Music, which later became Music World Gospel.

Knowles acquired the country music catalogue Compadre through Music World Music and launched the family-oriented music imprint Music World Kids.

He has also been an executive producer in the film industry and has appeared in reality T.V. shows.

Net Worth

Mathew Knowles has an estimated net worth of $6 million. His wealth comes from his successful career as a record executive, businessman, and music manager.

Social Media

  • Instagram: @mrmathewknowles
  • Twitter: @MathewKnowles


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