- Date of Birth:
- January 9, 1952
- 6' 4"
Mathew Knowles (born January 9, 1952 in Gadsden, Alabama) is an American talent manager and businessman. Mathew grew up in the south, graduating from Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee in 1974 with Bachelor degrees in Economics and Business Administration. In 1976, he moved to Houston, Texas, working for the Xerox Corporation for 10 years, primarily in the medical-systems sales division. In 1992, Mathew left his sales career behind to dedicate all his time to his music company, Music World Entertainment. One of his company’s star acts was Destiny Child, featuring Mathew’s daughter, Beyonce Knowles. Destiny’s Child became one of the biggest acts in the world, wining many awards and selling millions of albums. The group formally disbanded in 2006, with Mathew managing the careers of Michelle Williams and Kelly Rowland. In addition to Music World Entertainment, Mathew founded Spirit Rising Music (which became Music World Gospel) which featured gospel acts like Vanessa Bell Armstrong and L’Andria Johnson. In 2016, Mathew acquired the catalog of country music label, Compadre, which includes records from Johnny Cash, Billy Joe Shaver and more. In 2009, he was the executive producer of the 2009 movie, Obsessed, which stars Beyonce. In 2015, he released his first book, The DNA of Achievers: 10 Traits of Highly Successful Professionals.
Best Known For:
Mathew Knowles is best known as a manager and for being the father of Beyonce.
Mathew is a visiting professor at Texas Southern University, where he teaches courses in the entertainment industry. He was married to Tina Knowles from 1980 to 2011. In addition to Beyonce, the couple has another daughter together – Solange Knowles. In 2013, Mathew married Gena Avery.