This week Lee Unkrich, director of the Disney-Pixar film “Coco” which debuted in the U.S. a little over a week ago, shared a fan letter on Twitter. A woman, whose name wasn’t shared, wrote in to Pixar’s email on a whim. She explained how much she appreciated the film, but more importantly what the film meant to her and her mother who hadn’t stepped inside of a movie theater in 30 years, until “Coco,” of course. She didn’t think anyone would read it, but she was wrong. Now thousands of people have read it and so many of them are relating to her story. And crying, too.
“Coco” director Lee Unkrich shared a letter from a fan explaining how much of an impact the film has had on her and her mother.
In the letter the fan explains that her parents are both Mexican immigrants who aren’t fluent in English. Since the film is being screened in the U.S. in Spanish at several locations, her mother was able to finally, after 30 years, comfortably watch a film at the movie theaters. She said that her mom “Forgot she was not from here. She felt at home.”
*I’m already crying*
After Unkrich shared the letter, people started chiming in about how much the film meant to them, too.
I’m Mexican and you don’t really know what Coco means for Mexico now more than ever so muchas gracias por representarnos. 🇲🇽 💕
This fan thanked Unkrich and the “Coco” filmmakers for bringing representation, especially at this time.
This Twitter user explained how one aspect of the film expanded his family traditions.
This movie is a beautiful piece of art. My mexican family celebrates el dia de los muertos by just paying a regular visit to the cemetery but after watching #Coco we’re definitely embracing the full altar tradition & I’ll encourage my loved ones to do it. Thank you #PixarCoco
Twitter user @hectorisfunny wrote “?????.” Is there anything more than needs to be said about an immigrant mother feeling like she belongs after 30 years besides a waterfall of tears?
This Twitter user’s GIF game was on point.
I am from Mexico and 3 years ago I got married with an American citizen! Although I love living in the USA! I’m here without my family!Thank you so much for bringing Home and a little piece of my beloved Mexico close to me. What you guys did it’s beyond words 💕 pic.twitter.com/fab1ZozaWt
Have you ever wonder what is the net worth of some of your favorite Latino celebrities? We’ve compiled some of our favorites for you! One of them even made it into the all-time richest celebrities list!
30. Pedro Pascal
Source: Pedro Pascal. Digital Image. Indian Express. September 1, 2017.
Narcos superstar is the Latino everyone is talking about. Pedro Pascal, born in Chile, rose to fame thanks to his amazing performances as an actor on the hit series Narcos and Game of Thrones. His net worth is around $2 million. Not bad, considering Narcos came out just a couple years ago!
29. Lele Pons
Source: Lele Pons. Digital Image. Trending All Day. April 27, 2017.
Lele Pons was born in Caracas, Venezuela and is just 21 years old! She is one of the biggest social media personalities in the world today and is worth $3 million! Girl also can sing, make sure you check her IG posts for proof!
28. Cardi B
Source: Cardi B. Digital Image. Celebrity Net Worth.
The Dominican descent rapper, who’s been nominated for two BET Awards in the past, is worth around $4 million. Her song “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)” reached the highest position on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2017.
27. Bella Thorne
Source: Bella Thorne. Digital Image. Celebrity Net Worth.
The 20-year-old actress and singer is worth $5 million. She is Cuban on her father’s side and was born in Florida. If she looks familiar, that’s probably because you remember her as CeCe Jones on Shake it Up.
26. Lupita Nyong’o
Source: Lupita Nyong’o. Digital Image. The Jewellery Editor.
Mexican born actress Lupita Nyong’o is worth around $5 million. She is best known for her role in 12 Years a Slave, a role which led her to win an Academy Award as Best Supporting Actress.
25. Dascha Polanco
Source: Dascha Polanco. Digital Image. FrostShow. December 19, 2016.
Afro-Latina actress Dascha Polanco is best known for her role as Dayanara Diaz on Orange Is the New Black. Born in the Dominican Republic, Dascha’s net worth is around $5 million. Check other 25 inspiring Afro Latinos!
24. J. Balvin
Source: J-Balvin. Digital Image. CMTV.
J. Balvin, has worked with some of the biggest names in the music industry like Pharrell Williams, Pitbull and recently Beyonce, who remixed his hit “Mi Gente” to support the victims of Puerto Rico. He also collaborated with Justin Bieber on a remix of “Sorry.” His net worth is around $6 million.
23. Camila Cabello
Source: Camila Cabello. Digital Image. Rolling Stone. September 29, 2017.
The former member of Fifth Harmony, Camila Cabello is worth around $6 million. Born in Cuba, she used to live in both Cuba and Mexico City before the age of 5. In 2016, she decided to leave the popular group Fifth Harmony to pursue a solo career. Since then, she has worked with Pitbull, J-Balvin and Major Lazer. Her latest single, Havana is currently #2 in the US. Check out the boldest looks from this beautiful Cuban!
22. Diane Guerrero
Source: Diane Guerrero. Digital Image. News UNT.
Born in New Jersey to Colombian parents, Diane Guerrero is best known for her roles as Maritza on OINTB and Lina on Jane The Virgin. She became an advocate for immigration rights after her parents were deported to Colombia at the young age of 14. She is worth around $7 million.
21. Wagner Moura
Source: Wagner Moura. Digital Image. TV Over Mind. July 21, 2017.
Talking about Narcos, Wagner Moura is known for his portrayal of the famous drug lord Pablo Escobar. Not being a native Spanish speaker (he was born and raised in Brazil), Moura had to go back to college to learn Spanish for his role as Escobar. After his outstanding role in Narcos his career took a huge leap. He is now worth $10 million.
20. Lin-Manuel Miranda
Source: Lin-Manuel Miranda. Digital Image. Ruling Planets.
Lin-Manuel Miranda was born in NewYork City. He has strong Puerto Rican roots and is a fluent Spanish speaker. He is best known for his starring role on the Broadway hit Hamilton and is worth around $10 million.
Source: Maluma . Digital Image. Fuse. April 4, 2017.
Born in Colombia, Maluma (also known as the Pretty Boy), is one of the hottest reggaeton artists in the world right now. He has worked with other Latino artists throughout his career like Ricky Martin, Shakira and Thalia. At only 23 years old, Maluma’s net worth is around $12 million! Isn’t he a total hottie?? Check out this thirst posts we loved!
18. Wilmer Valderrama
Source: Wilmer Valderrama. Digital Image. El 19 Digital. May 16, 2016.
Venezuelan and Colombian hottie Wilmer Valderrama, known for his starring role in That 70’s Show is worth around $18 million. He is also known for being in a 6-year relationship with star Demi Lovato.
17. Zoe Saldana
Source: Zoe Saldana. Digital Image. Samaa. March 4, 2016.
Born in New Jersey, with Dominican and Puerto Rican roots, Zoe Saldana’s has had important roles in many of today’s box office sensation movies like Avatar, Star Trek and Guardians of the Galaxy. Her net worth is around $20 million.
16. John Leguizamo
Source: John Leguizamo. Digital Image. Variety. October 28, 2013.
Born in Bogota, Colombia, John Leguizamo is known for his appearances in several popular TV shows and Broadway! You might remember his voice from his voiceover work as Sid on Ice Age! His net worth is around $25 million. Way to go, John!
15. Demi Lovato
Source: Demi Lovato. Digital Image. Life and Style Mag. March 31, 2017.
Demi Lovato was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1992. She is of Mexican descent on her father’s side and is known for her singing, songwriting and acting skills. Dami has also won multiple awards throughout her career. Her net worth is around $33 million. Not too bad for being only 25 years old!
14. Selena Gomez
Source: Selena Gomez. Digital Image. Celebrity Net Worth.
Selena Gomez was born in Texas, she is best known for her singing and acting career. Oh, and of course, for being in an on-again, off-again relationship with Justin Bieber. Selena’s net worth is $60 million – $200 million less than her boyfriend Justin.
Source: Pitbull. Digital Image. Celebrity Net Worth.
Mr. Worldwide is still one of the coolest artists out there. His fame and status led him to perform on one of the biggest stages in the world, opening for the soccer world cup in Brazil! Throughout his career, he’s worked with the biggest celebrities in the industry including Jennifer Lopez, Shakira, and Christina Aguilera. His net worth is $65 million.
12. Adriana Lima
Source: Adriana Lima. Digital Image. Haute Living. September 28, 2017.
Brazilian and proud of her afro-latino heritage, Adriana Lima, is one of the only two Latinas to make it to the Forbes top 10 list of highest paid models. A Victoria Secret Angel since 1999, Adriana Lima’s net worth is around $75 million. Adri is for sure one of the most famous Latina supermodels ever, if you love her you will probably love our 20 Greatest Latina Supermodels list.
11. Bruno Mars
Source: Bruno Mars. Digital Image. Celebrity Net Worth.
Bruno Mars is a singer-songwriter and producer known for some of his most popular songs, Uptown Funk and Just The Way You Are. He comes from a diverse Hawaiian, Puerto Rican and Filipino background. At only 32 years old, his net worth is around $110 million!
10. Neymar Jr.
Source: Neymar. Digital Image. Football 365. October 11, 2016.
Former FC Barcelona player, who now plays in the PSG, is worth around $140 million! This celebrity became a member of the millionaires club at the tender age of 17, earning around $1.7 million a year, while part of the Brazilian League! Now 25, with his transfer to Paris Saint-Germain, he is expected to earn $53 million a year, and this does not even account for his sponsorships. How do you say “Marry Me” in Portuguese? Wanna learn more about other latino athletes?
9. Sofia Vergara
Source: Sofia Vergara. Digital Image. Sizzling Superstars.
Sofia Vergara was born in Barranquilla, Colombia. This Colombian bombshell is one of the highest paid actresses on TV! She is best known for her role as Gloria in Modern Family. Making $190,000 per episode, Sofia is worth around $140 million! Get to know her better with these 20 facts!
8. Christina Aguilera
Source: Christina Aguilera. Digital Image. The Sun. August 16, 2017.
Christina Aguilera was born in Staten Island, New York but she has Ecuadorian roots. She also is one of the most popular pop artists of all times! You might also remember her as one of the judges on The Voice. Her many talents, especially her out-of-this-world voice, have made her a net worth of around $160 million. If you are a Xtina fan you’ve got to check her top 25 Music Videos!
Source: Shakira. Digital Image. Celebrity Net Worth.
Colombian pop star, Shakira, is one of the highest paid Latina artists in the world. She’s also the highest selling Colombian artist of all time! With a net worth of over $300 million, Shaki is also known for her philanthropic work: she has a foundation named Pies Descalzos which provides aid to impoverished children in Colombia. Isn’t she amazing?
6. Lionel Messi
Source: Lionel Messi. Digital Image. Ghana Crusader. November 16, 2017.
FC Barcelona superstar, Lionel Messi, has a net worth of around $340 million! Born in Argentina, he is not only one of the highest paid Latino celebrities ever, but one of the top paid soccer players in the world earning around $44 million a YEAR! Messi is also the founder of the Leo Messi Foundation, which focuses on education and health care causes affecting children. He is also a UNICEF ambassador. Go Lio!
5. Gisele Bundchen
Source: Gisele Bundchen. Digital Image. Forbes.
The Brazilian supermodel known for being a Victoria’s Secret Angel is worth around $360 million. This makes her the second highest paid model in the world (she was recently dethroned by Kendall Jenner after remaining in first place for over 15 years)!
Source: JLo. Digital Image. Celebrity Net Worth.
The 48-year-old rose to fame after her portrayal as the queen of Tejano Selena. She is not only a talented actress but has made a career out of singing and dancing. She has worked with some of the biggest names in the music industry as evidenced by a big net worth of around $380 million! Don’t get it twisted though, she is still Jenny from the Block. Wanna see her most iconic red carpet looks?
3. Mariah Carey
Source: Mariah Carey. Digital Image. Celebrity Net Worth.
Mariah Carey, who is Venezuelan descent, is in the top 25 list across all celebrities (men or women and Latino / non-Latino) with the highest net worth! She is known for being a successful singer and producer. She is worth around $520 million. Woah *tries to do the Mariah Carey whistle and fails.*
2. Salma Hayek Pinault
Source: Salma Hayek Pinault. Digital Image. Celebrity Net Worth.
The “Frida“ Oscar-nominee star and co-producer may not be the best paid Latina actress in Holywood, earning herself $85 million… but she is certainly the richest actress in Hollywood after marrying her husband of almost a decade François-Henri Pinalut who‘s net worth is about $23.9 billion. Not only is she super rich, but she probably gets the best stuff from Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent and Alexander McQueen for FREE!… Check out her boldest looks! Also, where can I get a husband like that?
1. Carlos Slim
Source: Carlos Slim. Digital Image. Independent UK. August 5, 2016.
Alright, he is not technically a celebrity, but businessman Carlos Slim was the richest person in the world from 2010 to 2013. He is still on the top list of the richest people in the world, with a fortune of around $48.1 billion! We just had to include him.
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