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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.
He currently holds a professorship at Pepperdine University, London College of Creative Media, Point Blank Music School and is the Dean of the Black Music Industry Certification Program, at the distinguished
National Museum of African American Music.
Knowles’ passion simply said, is to educate and motivate in the areas of Health & Wellness, Entrepreneurship and Music Business.
As a pioneer for Black 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, LeAndrea Johnson, Beyonce’ and Solange, just to name a few, and has worked with legends such as Chaka Khan, O’Jays, Earth, Wind & Fire, and many others.
Film & TV Executive • Legendary Music Mogul
• Speaker • Author • Entrepreneur
Mathew Knowles is the author of five books with more on the way.
Each book is a testament to different aspects of Knowles's life. From his monumental success as a music executive, to his principles for achievement as an entrepreneur and a professional, to his experiences and insights into racism—Knowles gives readers a "look behind the curtains" to his unique perspective that both enriches and educates.
Each book purchased will be personally signed by Mathew Knowles
Mathew Knowles taps into every area of his expertise to deliver engaging, educational, and motivating keynotes, lectures, and courses.
On top of his legendary contributions in the music industry, Knowles shares a distinguished 20-year career in sales and marketing with Fortune 500 companies such as Xerox, Phillips and Johnson & Johnson and holds a MBA in Strategic Planning and Organizational Culture as well as a Ph.D in Business Administration.
Through his strategic approach and unmatched work ethic, he became the worldwide number one salesman at Xerox Medical Systems for multiple years. He is listed under Wikipedia's top American salespeople category along with legendary figures like Zig Ziglar, Mark Cuban, Ray Kroc and more.
Additionally, he served as the Chief Marketing Officer for House of Deréon which sold in 2008 for over $75 million.
Knowles is involved in education and academia, teaching at multiple universities across the world, as well as serving on multiple boards. He is passionate about motivating and inspiring people of all creeds, nationalities and backgrounds and is a vocal advocate for health and wellness.
In 2022, he became the head of the newly formed Music World Films & TV.
He is available to speak at your corporate events, conferences, and higher education lectures for audiences of all sizes.
Nancy Brown, CEO
The American Heart Institute
Thank you, Mathew Knowles, for lending your powerful voice and vision to the American Heart Institution's EmPOWERED to Serve™ Community Transformation Roundtable.
As an educator and social influencer, your insights are invaluable as we work to ensure all people have equitable access to health and well-being.
A. Shuanise Washington, President
National Association for
Multi-ethnicity in Communications
On behalf of the National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC), thank you Mathew Knowles for serving as a speaker at our 35th annual conference. Subject matter experts like you, with practical knowledge, hands-on experience and inspiring stories help attendees understand the value of collaboration, networking and diversity to build a stronger workforce within the cable, media and entertainment industry.
Marla Frederick, Professor
Harvard University (2003-2019)
Thank you so much for sharing with us the breadth of your experience in business as we wrestled with the symposium topic, “The Future of Black Institutions” at Harvard. Mathew Knowles' transparency and insight about his history in business – along with that of his colleagues in education and ministry – created a space for rich, compelling and energetic dialogue and debate.
Mathew Knowles helped ignite a conversation that must continue.