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Mathew Knowles

Mathew Knowles (born January 9, 1951) is a Bahamian-American music executive and manager. He is the father of Beyoncé Knowles and Solange Knowles and former manager of Beyoncé, Kelly Rowland, Michelle Williams and Destiny's Child. Before Knowles became a star maker in the music business, he had distinguished himself by a career in sales of office and medical equipment. Knowles moved to Houston in 1976 and began working for the Xerox Corporation, with whom he enjoyed a successful 10-year tenure, primarily as part of an specialist unit in the medical systems sales division. Knowles was the number-one medical systems sales rep for three of the four years he worked in that division. When Xerox closed its medical systems division Knowles was working as a CT/MRI sales specialist, selling diagnostic imaging equipment to hospitals and health facilities—and for two other major medical equipment companies, as well. He also worked in the area of neurosurgical sales, representing a wide range of devices and solutions for the diagnosis and treatment of neurological disorders. In 1992 Knowles left his career in corporate and medical sales to devote full-time attention to his growing music

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Mathew Knowles -- Hawking Old Beyonce Stuff for Top Dollar ... Deep Discounts on Solange

Mathew Knowles
Hawking Beyonce Stuff for Top $$$ Deep Discounts on Solange

Beyonce's dad is trying to make ends meet by unloading tons of her souvenirs from her career in a massive garage sale -- which also features Solange stuff ... in the bargain bin. As… READ MORE >

Destiny's Child -- Beyonce's Dad Hawking Biopic ... Sony Hack Reveals

Destiny's Child
Beyonce's Dad Hawking Biopic ... Sony Hack Reveals

Beyonce's dad tried to cash in on his famous daughter's name last year with a Destiny's Child biopic ... according to the latest batch of leaked Sony emails released by hackers.Mathew Knowles… READ MORE >

- 12 days ago
Beyonce's Dad -- DNA TEST ... YOU'RE THE DADDY!

Beyonce's Dad
DNA Test Shows ... YOU'RE THE DADDY!

Beyonce's dad, Mathew Knowles, doesn't need Maury Povich to tell him he's a daddy again ... a DNA lab in TX just did it for him.  TMZ obtained a copy of a paternity test -- ordered by a judge… READ MORE >

- 99 days ago
Beyonce's Dad -- Jay Z Divorce Rumors Are Just a 'Jedi Mind Trick'

Beyonce's Dad
Jay Z Divorce Rumors Are Just a 'Jedi Mind Trick'

Mathew Knowles thinks the Beyonce/Jay Z divorce rumors ... and even the infamous Solange elevator fight video ... were both carefully orchestrated by the duo to drive up ticket sales.Beyonce's dad… READ MORE >

- 120 days ago
Mathew Knowles' Alleged Baby Mama is FRIENDS With Solange ... But She Didn't Know

Mathew Knowles
Alleged Baby Mama Buds with Solange But She Didn't Know

7:00 PM PT -- Solange claims she does not know TaQoya, and her rep says the pic is a "random fan photo."Mathew Knowles' alleged baby mama was tight with Solange Knowles ... but Solange had no… READ MORE >

- 170 days ago
Beyonce's Dad Mathew Knowles Hit with ANOTHER Paternity Suit

Beyonce's Dad
Hit with ANOTHER Paternity Suit

Beyonce's dad, Mathew Knowles, has been sued by a second woman who claims he fathered her kid ... and she's looking for a payday.TMZ has confirmed ... TaQoya Branscomb filed legal docs in Texas,… READ MORE >

- 172 days ago
Beyonce's Dad's Child Support Payments -- He's Off The Hook ... For Now

Beyonce's Dad
Off The Hook For Now On Child Support

Beyonce's dad -- the onetime millionaire manager of Destiny's Child -- just got a pass from a judge on his child support obligation ... because he grossly overpaid in the past.As we've reported… READ MORE >

- 246 days ago
Beyonce's Dad -- I'm Pretty Poor Now, So Lower My Child Support

Beyonce's Dad
I'm Poor Now So Lower My Child Support

Mathew Knowles -- who once made millions of dollars a year as Beyonce's manager -- just got his child support slashed because his income has plummeted in radical fashion.Knowles asked a judge to… READ MORE >

- 297 days ago
Beyonce -- Half-Brother Needs Food Stamps To Eat -- Dad's The Bad Guy

Beyonce
Half-Brother Needs Food Stamps to Eat Dad's the Bad Guy

Beyonce's dad is so far behind on child support payments for his illegitimate kid ... his baby mama is destitute and has to use food stamps to survive.We're told Alexsandra Wright hasn't seen any… READ MORE >

- 314 days ago
Beyonce's Dad -- 'Mo Money Problems ... Sued For $60k

Beyonce's Dad
'Mo Money Problems ... Sued For $60k

Beyonce's dad is rolling in money problems -- on the heels of accusations he's a deadbeat dad ... TMZ has learned he's being sued, ironically, by a company that used to handle his cash.According… READ MORE >

- 344 days ago

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