There are certain songs that, if played, will provoke a specific response from people — “Say My Name” is one of those songs. And while Destiny’s Child is behind that classic hit, during their formative years, Mathew Knowles was the man behind the girl group.
Knowles is a record producer and music talent manager, mainly known for his work with Destiny’s Child. However, his career spans beyond his work with the chart-topping girl group.
According to his website, Knowles has worked as the executive producer for over 100 award-winning albums. His work can be found with other big names like Chaka Khan, Solange, The O’Jays, and Earth, Wind & Fire.
Knowles also created Music World Films & TV in 2022, managing a $275 million fund for new television and film incentives. As previously reported by AfroTech, Knowles began his work with the music fund after he sold his music company to APX Capital Group.
Outside of the media business, Knowles holds an MBA and Ph.D. from Cornerstone Christian Bible College. His academic pursuits led him to hold professor positions at Prairie View A&M University, Texas Southern University, the University of Houston, and Rice University. He is currently teaching a “Fundamentals of the Music Industry in a Digital Age” class at Point Blank Music School.
In 2007, the Greater Houston Partnership named Knowles, the International Executive of the Year. He was also honored by the City of Houston with a day named in his honor.
Knowles’ diverse work led him to obtain a net worth of $1 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
Although it has been years since Mathew Knowles managed Destiny’s Child, the music executive has remained busy in the industry.
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He’s built expertise, so it’s only fitting Knowles takes on public speaking roles. Some topics he has listed as his key subject matter are “Entrepreneurship 101,” “How to Develop Your Branding & Endorsement Identity,” and “The Sustainable Road to Health & Wellness.”
The Small And Big Screen
While the founding of his television and film company is relatively new, Knowles has experienced some success in the industry. The father of Beyoncé is credited as the executive producer of the movie “Obsessed,” earning $73.8 million worldwide.
Knowles was also part of European reality shows “Breaking From Above” and “Chancers.”
A Man With A Pen
Beyond his work in television, film, and music, Mathew Knowles is the author of several books: “The DNA of Achievers,” “Destiny’s Child: The Untold Story,” “Racism Through The Eyes of a Child,” “The Emancipation of Slaves Through Music,” and “Public Relations and Media Workbook.”
Editorial note: The net worth listed in this piece is a speculative estimate drawn from a variety of online sources.