Public Speaker, Entrepreneur, and Author in Houston, Texas
Mathew Knowles is a gifted speaker, entrepreneur, author and creator who first rose to prominence in the American music industry as the manager of the musical group, Destiny’s Child.
Mathew Knowles demonstrated at an early age the talents, ambition and drive that would take him from his small Alabama town to the world stage. Knowles began his rise as a sales professional, selling CT/MRI diagnostic imaging equipment. After a decade of sales experience working for the Xerox Corporation, he founded his first music company in 1992, Music World Entertainment.
Soon he was also working as the manager, producer and executive producer for Destiny’s Child, the group that won many awards in the 90s, including a Grammy Award, an American Music Award and several BET Awards.
Under his stewardship, Destiny’s Child recorded on the Columbia Records label, and was featured on the soundtrack for the movie, Men in Black. Mathew Knowles worked with other top producers, such as Wyclef Jean, Jermaine Dupri and Master P, to expand the group’s musical range and its appeal to a wider fan base.
Mathew Knowles is also well-known as founder of Spirit Rising Music, later named Music World Gospel, and as the father of his daughters Beyoncé and Solange. He was also executive producer for Obsessed, the 2009 movie starring Beyoncé.
Beyond this work in the music industry, Mathew Knowles has starred in two reality television shows and is the author of several books, including The DNA Of Achievers: 10 Traits of Highly Successful Professionals.A popular speaker and educator, he speaks on the areas of leadership, sales, marketing, entrepreneurship, diversity and also teaches courses on the music industry at prestigious institutions like Pepperdine University.
He has also taught courses at the University of Houston, Prairie View A&M University, and the Art Institute and the London College of Creative Media, where a scholarship was created in his name.
Mathew Knowles is also the founder of Music World Entertainment, Music, Film & TV. One of his upcoming projects is The Mathew Knowles Story, a biopic about Knowles’ life.