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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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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 >

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 >

- 63 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 >

- 94 days ago
Beyonce's Dad -- I'm NOT A Deadbeat Dad!

Beyonce's Dad
I'm NOT A Deadbeat Dad

Beyonce's father is hitting back against accusations he's a deadbeat dad ... he claims he paid what he owes in child support ... it's just a paperwork screw up.TMZ broke the story ... Mathew… READ MORE >

- 129 days ago
Note to Beyonce's Dad -- If You Knock Her Up ... Ya Gotta Pay Up

Note to Beyonce's Dad
If Your GF Gets Knocked Up ... Ya Gotta Pay Up

Beyonce's dad Mathew Knowles' is either a deadbeat dad or a poor sap who's dealing with a greedy baby mana ... but either way ... that's what he gets for cheating on his wife and not using a… READ MORE >

- 136 days ago
Beyonce's Dad -- You're a Deadbeat ... Baby Mama Alleges

Beyonce's Dad
You're a Deadbeat ... Baby Mama Alleges

Beyonce's father is a DEADBEAT DAD ... at least according to the mother of his 3-year-old son who claims Mathew Knowles has stiffed her out of $24k in child support, TMZ has learned. According to… READ MORE >

- 137 days ago
Mathew Knowles -- Beyonce and Solange NO SHOWS for Wedding

Mathew Knowles
Beyonce and Solange NO SHOWS for Dad's Wedding

Mathew Knowles got hitched last Sunday, but TMZ has learned neither of his daughters ... Beyonce nor Solange ... was in attendance for the big day.Knowles tied the knot to Gena Avery in… READ MORE >

- 287 days ago
Beyonce's Dad Mathew Knowles -- Slapped With $1.2 Million Tax Bill, Bill, Bill

Beyonce's Dad
Slapped w/ $1.2 MILLION Tax Bill, Bill, Bill

The Good News: Beyonce's dad, Mathew Knowles, raked in BOATLOADS of cash during the years he managed B's career ... we're talkin' millions. The Bad News: The IRS says he still owes all sorts of… READ MORE >

- 342 days ago
Mathew Knowles' Baby Mama -- HE THREATENED ME ... And Now He'll Pay

Mathew Knowles' Baby Mama
HE THREATENED ME ... And Now He'll Pay

Beyonce's dad Mathew Knowles emailed an ominous threat to the mother of his 2-year-old son -- or so the woman claims, and now she's gunning for him in court ... TMZ has learned.Knowles' baby mama… READ MORE >

- 454 days ago
Beyonce's Mom & Dad -- Finally Divorced ... for Real This Time

Beyonce's Parents
Finally DIVORCED ... for Real This Time

Mathew and Tina Knowles' on again-off again divorce dragged on for two years, but it's now legally kaput, done, over ... final.The final decree of divorce was issued last month in a Texas court,… READ MORE >

- 853 days ago

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