Who is Tina Knowles?
Tina Knowles (Lawson) is an American philanthropist, businesswoman, and an established fashion designer who founded the “House of Deréon” and “Miss Tina by Tina Knowles” labels.
Specifically, she is well-recognized as the mother of her widely popular daghters Beyoncé and Solange. Accordingly, her eldest daughter Beyoncé aka ‘Queen Bey’ is a massive music icon.
Profile of Tina Knowles
|Full Name||Célestine Ann Beyoncé|
|Popular As||Tina Knowles Lawson|
|Birthdate||4th January, 1954|
|Place of Birth||Galveston, Texas, USA|
|Profession||Producer, Writer, Fashion Designer & Businesswoman|
|Race / Ethnicity||African-American|
|Age||68 Years Old|
|Height||5’7” (171 cm)|
|Parents||Lumis Albert Beyincé (Father) & Agnes Deréon (Mother)|
|Spouse||Richard Lawson (m. 2015) & Mathew Knowles (m. 1980–2011)|
|Children||2 (Beyoncé Giselle Knowles & Solange Piaget Knowles)|
|Net Worth||$25 Million USD|
Early-life, Education & Family Background
Tina Knowles-Lawson was born Célestine Ann Beyoncé on 4th January, 1954 in Galveston, Texas, United States. Lumis Albert Beyincé, a longshoreman, is her father, and Agnes Deréon, whose occupation is unknown, is her mother. Apparently, she is the youngest of a family of seven children. Accordingly, Knowles an African-American with Louisiana Creole origin and grew up as a devout Catholic.
In terms of her academics, she is a high school graduate. The details of her educational institution, although, are undocumented. As per some sources, Knowles was a member of a singing group named the ‘Veltones’ when in high school.
Tina Knowles’s Professional Career
Tina launched her professional career when she was just 19 years old. She started as a makeup artist in California. Then, she worked as a dance choreographer in Alabama, and eventually owned a hair salon in her home state. Meanwhile, Tina designed Destiny’s Child’s costumes before her daughter Beyoncé launched her solo career.
Subsequently, Tina and Beyoncé co-founded the clothing business “House of Deréon” in 2004, which was named after her mother Agnes Deréon. Besides, Knowles was also featured on ‘The View’ with Beyoncé on November 22, 2010, to promote her apparel business “Miss Tina by Tina Knowles”.
Her notable designed work includes Dreamgirls, Pink Panther, Austin Powers in Goldmember, Obsessed, and Cadillac Records films. Apart from these, Knowles has been featured in numerous magazines such as Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Harper’s Bazaar, L’official, InStyle, and Sports Illustrated as a fashion designer.
In parallel to her clothing line, Tina has also published a written book called ‘Destiny’s Style: Bootylicious Fashion, Beauty, and Lifestyle Secrets From Destiny’s Child’ (2012). Furthermore, she is also a critically acclaimed writer as well as producer. She has worked on some highly notable projects including the Pink Panther (2006), Wrath: A Seven Deadly Sins Story, and Black Is King (2020).
Moreover, in August 2021, it was revealed that Knowles will be producing and hosting a forthcoming show for Discovery, Inc. and the Oprah Winfrey Network, intended at emphasizing and honoring the achievements and successes of everyday life for Black males at present time.
Furthermore, Knowles’s talk-show “”Talks with Mama Tina” premiered on 22nd December, 2021 while show’s theme song was performed by Beyoncé and her children in the very first episode. Primarily, her show features conversations with superstars such as Ciara, Zendaya and many others.
Tina Knowles has been associated with numerous philanthropic causes. Tina, Beyoncé, and Kelly Rowland founded the ‘Knowles-Rowland Center for Youth’ in Downtown Houston in 2002.
Similarly, upon witnessing the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, Knowles, together with Mathew Knowles, Beyoncé, Solange, and Rowland, co-founded the ‘Survivor Foundation’. Meanwhile, their organization provides transitional housing for hurricane victims and storm evacuees.
Likewise, Knowles and Beyoncé are the founding members of ‘Beyoncé Cosmetology Center’ in 2010, that delivers a seven-month cosmetology training course at the Phoenix House a non-profit drug and alcohol rehabilitation center located in Brooklyn.
Additionally, Knowles and her husband Richard have also established the ‘Where Art Can Occur’ (WACO) Theater Center in Los Angeles in 2017. It is a non-profit “dedicated to the empowerment of artists and people in general”. Accordingly, the WACO Theater Center’s Advisory Board includes Beyoncé, Kelly, and Solange.
Knowles’s Personal-life & Relationships
Tina Knowles is currently married to Richard Lawson, a well-known Hollywood actor, since April 12, 2015. Reportedly, Richard, her second husband, and she had been friends for more than three decades before they decided to tie the knot. In addition, she has two stepchildren: stepdaughter Bianca Lawson (born on 20th March, 1979) who is a famous Hollywood actress and stepson Richard Lee “Ricky” Lawson Jr. (born on August 1992).
Previously, Tina was married to Mathew Knowles. The couple had tied the knot on 5th January, 1980 and officially separated after three decades of marriage on 11th November, 2011. Nonetheless, she shares two famous daughters namely Beyoncé Giselle Knowles aka Beyoncé (born on 4th September, 1981) and Solange Piaget Knowles (born on 24th June, 1986) with her former husband Mathew.
Meanwhile, her ex-husband is an American record executive, talent manager as well as a businessman. Apparently, both Mathew and Tina played a major role in their daughters’ successful music career with Mathew managing them from the very start.
Besides, Tina is the mother-in-law of famous media personalities Jay-Z and Alan Ferguson. Further, she is blessed with 4 grandchildren: Julez Smith (born on 18th October, 2004), via Solange and Daniel, and two granddaughters and a grandson, Blue Ivy Carter (born on 7th January, 2012) and Rumi Carter & Sir Carter (born on 13th June, 2017), via Beyoncé and Jay.
Social Media Handles of Tina Knowles
Tina Knowles is a popular personality on several social media platforms. Moreover, she has garnered a considerable of fan-following on her personal social media handles. Accordingly, her Instagram account has almost 3.3 million followers. Similarly, she has over 89 thousand Facebook fans.
Net Worth of Tina Knowles
As of 2022, Queen Bey’s mother Tina Knowles is projected to have a net worth of $25 million. Particularly, her personal fortune has been built through her commercial enterprises and as a fashion designer.