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23 Latino Athletes Ranked By Their Net Worth

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The sports industry has produced an abundance of influential personalities throughout the years. With the unlimited amount of money that comes with being an athlete, lots of people across the world have aspired to make a difference in sports. The community of competitive sports has always been a fascinating one and Latino athletes are always a big part of it. From extraordinary football players like Lionel Messi to outstanding boxers like Oscar De La Hoya, the Latinos are regarded as one of the greatest and richest athletes in the industry. Here is a list of the 23 Latino athletes ranked from bottom to top in terms of their overall net worth.

23. Reggie Jackson – $20M Net Worth

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The ever charismatic Oakland Athletics right fielder won five World Series Championships. Reggie Jackson was a flamboyant superstar, who was named Most Valuable Player of the American League in 1973. His Latino roots come from his father, a half Puerto-Rican.

22. Jeff Garcia – $25M Net Worth

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Originally undrafted during the 1994 NFL Draft, Jeff Garcia would then carve a path to become one of the greatest quarterbacks in NFL history. Garcia was not just a winner in sports as he also married Carmella DeCesare, a 2004 Playboy Playmate of the Year. Garcia is of Mexican and Irish heritage.

21. Dan Haren – $26M Net Worth

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A three-time MLB All-Star, Dan Haren was a journeyman pitcher in the league. He played for a total of eight different teams in the span of his 12-year career. Now 38 and retired, Haren serves as a pitching strategist for the Arizona Diamondbacks. Like Garcia, Haren is of the Mexican and Irish heritage.

20. James Rodriguez – $30M Net Worth

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A Colombian football player who turned pro at the young age of 15, James Rodriguez now plays for Real Madrid (Spain) and Bayern Munich (Germany). Arguably one of the top midfielders in the game right now, the 27-year old Rodriguez is already one of the most expensive players in Real Madrid history.

19. Luis Scola – $30M Net Worth

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One of the greatest Argentinians to play the game of basketball, Luis Scola had a productive career in the NBA. He enjoyed a long stint with the Houston Rockets, an NBA team known for acquiring and developing international talents. The sweet-shooting power forward also anchored Argentina to a gold medal finish during the 2004 Athens Olympics. Scola now plays for the Shanghai Sharks in the CBA.

18. Adam LaRoche – $35M Net Worth

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Adam LaRoche comes from a family with oozing baseball talent. His father, Dave, was a pitcher and his brother, Andy, was a third baseman. LaRoche won the Gold Glove award in 2012 and the Silver Slugger award in the same year. LaRoche is of Mexican descent.

17. Nene – $45M Net Worth

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Selected in the first round of the 2002 NBA Draft, Nene helped put the name of Brazil across the basketball world. At the height of his prime, Nene was regarded as one of the best centers in the NBA because of his versatility and toughness on both ends of the court. In 2008, Nene was diagnosed with a testicular tumor, which was since removed and cured.

16. Manu Ginobili – $45M Net Worth

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Manu Ginobili is the most successful basketball player on this list. The Argentinian daredevil won four NBA championships with the San Antonio Spurs and was named the Sixth Man of the Year in 2008. The two-time All-Star teamed up with Scola in Argentina’s unforgettable Olympic gold medal run in 2004. After a productive 16-year stint with the Spurs, Ginobili finally decided to retire this year.

15. Anderson Varejao – $48M Net Worth

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Anderson Varejao has enjoyed a long, productive NBA career where he mostly played as LeBron James’ sidekick for the Cleveland Cavaliers. The 6-foot-11 big man also played for the Golden State Warriors at the latter part of his NBA career. Known as a fan favorite because of his hustle and energy, the Brazilian big man is now playing pro ball for Flamengo in Brazil.

14. David Ortiz – $55M Net Worth

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Known for his nickname ‘Big Papi’, David Ortiz endeared himself to Boston Red Sox fans in his 14 years in the MLB. Arguably one of the best hitters the league has seen, the Dominican-American Ortiz won three World Series championships for the city of Boston.

13. Andre Ethier – $58M Net Worth

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Another MLB player in the name of Andre Ethier makes this list. Ethier played as an outfielder for the Los Angeles Dodgers where he led the team with much success. The two-time All-Star, Gold Glove awardee, and Silver Slugger awardee is of Mexican-American descent.

12. Al Horford – $60M Net Worth

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The 32-year old Al Horford is a five-time All-Star in the NBA. Having played for the Atlanta Hawks in the first nine years of his career, Horford now chases the elusive championship with the Boston Celtics. Horford, a Dominican, also plays for his country’s national team.

11. Tony Romo – $70M Net Worth

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Tony Romo is a former football player who spent his professional career with the Dallas Cowboys of the NFL. Now retired at 38 years old, Romo serves as an analyst for CBS Sports. Known for dating famous American celebrity Jessica Simpson in the past, Romo married Candice Crawford in 2011 and has three sons with her. Romo’s parents are of Mexican descent.

10. Radamel Falcao – $70M Net Worth

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Radamel Falcao started his professional football career at the very young age of 13. Now 32 years old, Falcao plays for Monaco, a football club in a French league. The great Colombian striker also previously played for Chelsea and Manchester United.

9. Mariano Rivera – $90M Net Worth

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Mariano Rivera is one of the greatest pitchers in the rich history of the New York Yankees. The 13-time All-Star out of Panama was the team’s undisputable closer throughout his 19-year career. Rivera led the Yankees to five championships and was named MVP of the 1999 World Series.

8. Pele – $100M Net Worth

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Pele, whose birth name is Edson Arantes do Nascimento, could be thought of as the best football player in history. Pele is the only player to win three FIFA World Cup titles. The Brazilian phenomenon is regarded as a hero in his country for his great influence on sports, philanthropy, and society.

7. Carmelo Anthony – $120M Net Worth

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Carmelo Anthony is a 10-time NBA All-Star now playing for the Houston Rockets. Anthony is also a three-time Olympic gold medalist, having led Team USA in scoring all-time. The 34-year old small forward was also hailed as the USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year thrice. A very successful player on the international stage, Carmelo still chases his first championship in the NBA. Anthony’s father, Carmelo Iriarte, was born to Puerto Rican parents.

6. Albert Pujols – $170M Net Worth

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One of the most decorated players in MLB history, Los Angeles Angels superstar Albert Pujols now has two World Series championships on his belt. The Dominican-American first baseman is also a six-time Silver Slugger awardee. Pujols played his first 11 seasons with the St. Louis Cardinals where he won his two championships.

5. Rafael Nadal – $180M Net Worth

Dubbed as the ‘King of Clay’ for his success in French Open tournaments, Rafael Nadal is now the 2nd-ranked active tennis player in the world. The Spanish great has recorded 17 Grand Slam titles, having won his first championship at the young age of 24. His rivalry with another tennis great, Roger Federer, is well-documented across the tennis world.

4. Neymar – $185M Net Worth

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Neymar comes from a long line of great football players from Brazil. The young, flashy 26-year old forward now plays for Paris Saint-Germain, a French team. Known for his great flair and natural feel for the game, Neymar was ranked by ESPN as 4th in the 2016 list of Most Famous Athletes.

3. Oscar De La Hoya – $200M Net Worth

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Nicknamed the ‘Golden Boy’ because of his good looks and flashy charisma, Oscar De La Hoya was a successful professional and Olympic boxer. The 1995 Fighter of the Year had a 39-6 win-loss record and hung up the gloves after a 2008 defeat at the hands of Manny Pacquiao. De La Hoya, a Mexican native, now has a successful promoting career with the Golden Boy Promotions.

2. Alex Rodriguez – $350M Net Worth

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A long-time New York Yankee, Alex Rodriguez is one of baseball’s most popular players. The shortstop out of Dominican Republic won his first and only World Series championship with the Yankees in 2009. However, the 14-time All-Star endured controversies on using performance-enhancing drugs in his career. Now retired, Rodriguez is dating famous personality, Jennifer Lopez.

1. Lionel Messi – $400M Net Worth

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At the top of the list is the Argentine football legend, Lionel Messi. Looked up to as one of the best football players in history, Messi won his first FIFA World Cup Player of the Year award at the age of 22. His unmatched dribbling techniques and excellent agility are his greatest assets as he currently plays for FC Barcelona.

We Ranked Maluma's Insta Photos From Best To Bestest

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We Ranked Maluma’s Insta Photos From Best To Bestest

Maluma is a Colombian artist who performed at the 2018 Latin AMAs with his amazing remix of the song Mala Mia. At just the age of 24, he has already had many singles make it within the Top 10 on Billboard Hot Latin Songs. Maluma began his musical career in 2010 and since then has quickly risen to fame and it’s obvious why. Not only is he greatly talented, but he is gorgeous and seems to keep it real with his fans. His Instagram is proof of that with his fans taking up about half of his page with himself scattered between them. Here are 21 moments on Instagram where Maluma is both living his best life and sharing his best self:

1. Before His VMA Performance

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Maluma is possibly one of the only people who can look so attractive while brushing his teeth, as well as put on a great performance literally 10 minutes after brushing his teeth.

2. Practicing Mindfulness

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With the caption “Balance” under this photo, it’s easy to understand how Maluma has stayed so fit despite the busy schedule of a musician. It is also easy to understand how he’s managed to remain sane within the music industry. The answer is “balance”.

3. Looking Out

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Is he drinking coffee, tea, or some other beverage? Does it matter? He seems to be enjoying whatever it is while gazing out of the plane window over the Dominican Republic. And over 900,000 people enjoyed this picture. “Republica Dominicana ya te veo” he writes under this post. They seem to be looking right back at him.

4. A Hug She’ll Never Forget

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This is possibly one of the cutest photos from Maluma’s instagram and he captions it “Yo soy de ustedes <3” which magnifies the already heart warming quality of this post tenfold. This girl will most definitely never forget this moment and now shoulders both the love and jealousy of Maluma fans everywhere.

5. The Misleading Maluma

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Upon first glance, this may seem like a photo of Maluma inviting viewers of this image to breakfast with him, but upon reading the caption, this dream is crushed with the words: “Stop taking pictures, give me my phone”. It’s okay though. You can definitely pretend you didn’t read that.

6. He Makes Being Tired and Sweaty Look Good

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This sweaty, tired, hair-down look doesn’t work on everyone, but it definitely works on Maluma. It isn’t too hard to imagine the collective swoon from the sea of fans watching him in this moment.

7. Maluma Living His Best Life

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This is a clear example of someone living their best life. With those shades, the suit, that smile, and look to the side, it’s a surprise Maluma doesn’t double as a model. Put the bottle of wine on the table and it will sell out as quickly as his shows.

8. Being Humble

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With the hashtag “SOLDOUT” under this post, it’s easy to grasp why Maluma is being so thankful in this image. To acknowledge, hug, and thank your fans on stage is one of the humblest things one can do as part of the music industry.

9. Taking A Swim in Italy

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The caption Maluma places under this photo is “Sicilia MI MANCHERAI TANTO <3” , which translates from Italian to: “Sicily, I will miss you so much”. Any viewer of this insta knows that Sicily will miss Maluma just as much.

10. Staying Fit

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Maluma not only stays fit, but stays hydrated in this image. With the caption “BUENOS DÍAS VALENCIA,” it can be said that this was a morning Valencia would most certainly not forget.

11. Maluma Makes a Girl Cry

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This is one of those heart wrenching insta photos by Maluma, not only because of the fact he just made this girl’s life, but that he seems equally moved in this picture as he continues to sing. That selfie she takes will definitely be a keeper.

12. Maluma is Sexy and He Knows It

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This insta is great because not only does Maluma look amazing in this golden accented black tuxedo, but he seems to simply exude confidence. It’s just reverberating off of him.

13. His Cheeky Smile

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Maluma has got the sort of smile that can physically make a person melt, whoever you are. This black and white photo is just a reminder of how beautiful humans can be.

14. Maluma in Orange

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Maluma looking to the side in this gorgeous orange suit is one of those moments where the inside of a person truly reflects on the outside. It is only fitting that a man so full of positive energy would be wearing an equally bright suit.

15. Capitán Maluma

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Whether Maluma was actually captaining or simply on board, seemingly at least 1,000,000 people want to be on it with him, based on the likes. He’ll make them fit.

16. An Appreciation of Nature

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This image of Maluma in casual wear sitting over this beautiful landscape with a look of pure joy on his face is truly angelic.

17. Facing The Sunset

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From the sun setting on the horizon casting its orange light onto the water, to the flexed muscles of Maluma’s well-defined back, it’s hard to keep your eyes off of this one.

18. The Horse Statue

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It can be understood why Maluma just had to stop and take a picture with this horse statue. They just match each other way too well to pass it and it made for a beautiful photo.

19. Staying Grateful

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This is one of the sincerest smiles possibly ever witnessed both on stage and on instagram. This look of pure gratitude and joy cannot be easily repeated.

19. A Fashion Icon

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Maluma’s fashion sense is on point with from the wine colored turtle neck to the floral patterened pants and the actual glass of wine in his hand. You also can’t miss the accessories such as the rings on his hands and the watch on his right wrist. He’s a man who can do it all.

20. Being in Love

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This is another misleading image that Maluma posts as he states “si… ESTOY ENAMORADO, de mi familia, mi novia, mi carrera, mi música y todas las cosas que Dios me da, me quita y me multiplica.” He sure is a tricky one, but also a gracious one as the things he is in love with are all heartwarming.

21. Maluma Goes Blonde

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Maluma’s dark brown hair is iconic, but he manages to also pull off this blonde hair. The words he puts under this post: “R E N A C E R / R E B O R N” sums it up. He surely looks different, but also looks just as fabulous as ever.

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