26 Facts About Mathew Knowles


Mathew Knowles was born on January 9,1952 and is an American record executive, businessman and university lecturer.

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Mathew Knowles is best known for being the manager of Destiny's Child.

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Mathew Knowles once managed the solo careers of his daughters Beyonce and Solange Knowles.

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Mathew Knowles is an active and longtime voting member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences and serves on its Grammy Board Committee.

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Mathew Knowles is a 1974 graduate of Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee, where he earned both a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.

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Mathew Knowles has an MBA in Strategic Planning and Organizational Culture from Cornerstone Christian Bible College.

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Mathew Knowles began his business career in sales of office and medical equipment.

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Mathew Knowles moved to Houston in 1976 and worked for the Xerox Corporation for 10 years, primarily in the medical-systems sales division.

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In 1992, Mathew Knowles left this career to devote himself to his music company, Music World Entertainment, which he founded that year.

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Mathew Knowles became manager of the vocal group Destiny's Child, working as either a producer or an executive producer on many of the group's projects.

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Mathew Knowles managed the solo careers of Destiny's Child members Michelle Williams and Kelly Rowland.

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In 2002, Mathew Knowles founded Spirit Rising Music, which became Music World Gospel.

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In 2016, through Music World Music, Mathew Knowles acquired the country music catalog Compadre, which includes James McMurty, Johnny Cash, Billy Joe Shaver, Trent Willmon, and Kate Campbell.

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Mathew Knowles is executive producer of, and is featured in, two reality series: The UK's Chancers, and MTV International's Breaking From Above.

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In October 2015, Mathew Knowles released his first book, "The DNA Of Achievers: 10 Traits of Highly Successful Professionals".

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In March 2018, Mathew Knowles joined the advisory board of Tunedly, an online recording studio for songwriters.

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In July 2019, Mathew Knowles joined the cannabis and real-estate firm Bangi as its chief marketing officer.

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On October 25,2019, Mathew Knowles announced via an Instagram video that he would release an album featuring then-unreleased music from Destiny's Child's childhood days as Girls Tyme.

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In March 2022, Mathew Knowles sold Music World Entertainment Group to APX Capital Group.

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Mathew Knowles is a visiting professor at Texas Southern University, where he teaches courses on the entertainment industry in the School of Communications.

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Mathew Knowles joined the teaching staff at London College of Creative Media as a visiting professor.

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Mathew Knowles is the recipient of the Century Award of Excellence from the Omega Psi Phi fraternity.

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Mathew Knowles received the 2011 Living Legends Foundation Award and was named the "2007 International Executive of the Year" by the Greater Houston Partnership.

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Mathew Knowles is an active and longtime voting member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences and serves on its GRAMMY Board Committee.

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Mathew Knowles filed for divorce in 2009, dropped the matter in 2010, then refiled in August 2011, stating "discord or conflict of personalities" that prevented them from "reasonable expectation of reconciliation" as the reason.

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In October 2019, Mathew Knowles announced he had been diagnosed with male breast cancer.

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