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Mathew Knowles              

Breast Cancer Survivor; Founder & CEO of Music World Entertainment; Former Executive Producer for Destiny's Child & Beyoncé

Author, professor, lecturer, motivational speaker, music executive, artist manager, entrepreneur, fighter and cancer survivor would be the words used to sum up the life and career of Mathew Knowles.

Dr. Knowles possesses an MBA in Strategic Planning and Organizational Culture, Ph.D in Business Administration and recently attended Harvard's Professional Development course in Ethical Leadership. He currently holds a professorship at University of Houston, Prairie View A&M University and The Art Institute.

As a pioneer for African American success in the corporate world, Knowles corporate career includes sales and marketing at Xerox Medical Systems, Phillips Medical System and Johnson & Johnson. In music having sold over 450 million records worldwide, he has architected the careers of Destiny’s Child, Beyonce and Solange, just to name a few, and have worked with legends such as Chaka Kahn, O’Jays, Earth, Wind & Fire, and many others.

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I Spent A Day With Beyoncé’s Dad — Here’s What I Learned

I’ll be the first to admit it: when I signed up for Mathew Knowles’ seminar, “The Entertainment Industry: How Do I Get In?” it was more out of car-crash curiosity. I’ve been writing about the industry for a decade, so I didn’t expect to actually learn something about it.

Beyoncé's dad, Mathew Knowles, speaks out about breast cancer diagnosis

Mathew Knowles is opening up about his private battle with breast cancer. The 67-year-old music manager father of Beyoncé and Solange went public with his diagnosis on Wednesday’s Good Morning America. “I also am a survivor of breast cancer,” he said at the top of the interview, timed with Breast Cancer Awareness month. Knowles, who guided Destiny’s Child to superstardom, revealed that he was diagnosed with stage IA breast cancer in July 2019.

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