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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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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 >

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 >

- 384 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 >

- 534 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 >

- 589 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 >

- 701 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 >

- 1100 days ago
Beyonce's Dad:  I Didn't Steal from My Daughter!

Beyonce's Dad: I Didn't Steal from My Daughter!

Beyonce's dad has filed legal papers which now explain why the singer fired him as her manager -- he claims she's under the impression he stole lots of money from her, and say it's a bad rap.In… READ MORE >

- 1261 days ago
Beyonce's Mom & Dad -- Divorce Off

Beyonce's Mom & Dad -- Divorce Off

TMZ has learned Beyonce's parents -- Mathew Knowles and Tina Knowles -- are no longer getting divorced ... at least for now.A trial was supposed to take place yesterday in Harris County, Texas,… READ MORE >

- 1498 days ago
Beyonce's Dad -- You ARE the Father

Beyonce's Dad
You ARE the Father

Beyonce Knowles is officially a big sister again. A DNA test has confirmed that Mathew Knowles is the father of Alexsandra Wright's brand new baby boy ... sources tell TMZ.With the DNA test a… READ MORE >

- 1735 days ago
Beyonce's Dad Ordered to Pay Child Support

Beyonce's Dad
Ordered to Pay Child Support

Beyonce's father, Mathew Knowles, has just been ordered to support baby Nixon, at least temporarily ... TMZ has learned.An L.A. judge just ordered Knowles to pay $8,200 a month in child support,… READ MORE >

- 1770 days ago

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