From Rags To Riches… Ranking The 30th Richest Latino Celebrities

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

19. Maluma

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

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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.

13. Pitbull

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!

7. Shakira

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)!

4. J.Lo

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.

Netflix’s ‘Gentefied’ Renewed For Season 2, Fans Overjoyed


Netflix’s ‘Gentefied’ Renewed For Season 2, Fans Overjoyed

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Any and all news is welcomed right now and Netflix came through this week. “Gentefied” is coming back for a second season and this is absolutely not a drill. Soon we will be back in Boyle Heights with Ana, Chris, Erik, and the rest of the cast we have come to love so much.

Netflix has confirmed “Gentefied” for a second season.

The show is a fan favorite for Netflix with praise and love pouring in for the groundbreaking show. “Gentefied” is set in Boyle Heights and it is all about the fight against gentrification. The show premiered this year to big fanfare and excitement from Latino Netflix users. The show, created by Marvin Lemus and Linda Yvette Chávez, was picked up for an eight-episode run of the 30-minute show.

The show is one of the most relevant portrayals of the Latino experience in the 21st century.

The show highlights the plight of gentrification on communities across the U.S. Boyle Heights in Los Angeles has been the center of growing tension as the neighborhood slowly gentrifies. Rising rents have forced some residents and businesses to close and leave because of the changing demographic in the neighborhood.

Hearts are full as everyone celebrates the news of a whole new season.

The show originally premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival as a digital series. Lemus and Chávez debuted the show and it was an instant hit with festival-goers. After three years of waiting, the show was released by Netflix and became a national hit. The show has shone a light on the cost of gentrification for more Americans than knew about it before the show aired.

Low key, it has made for perfect binge-watching during this quarantine.

There isn’t a whole lot any of us can do at the moment. Most of us are at home because of self-isolation and social distancing guidelines designed to save lives during the pandemic. Might as well us some of your time to watch and support and very important moment in our community. This kind of representation is something that Latinos have been asking for.

While excited, some fans want more, like a cross-over with Starz’s “Vida.”

Now, just to be clear, we are not concerned with what it takes to make this happen. Netflix and Starz can come up with the actual plan. We are just going to be here waiting to be heard so we can all have the kind of cross-over the world deserves. Just imagine a chance for those two shows to collide in Latino excellence.

Now we wait for an air date.

We are patient. We will be here when you are ready. All you have to do is let us know when to tune in and you know we are coming through.

READ: I Watched ‘Gentefied’ On Netflix And These Are My Brutally Honest Thoughts

Latino Bookstore In North Carolina Faces Very Uncertain Future Just 6 Months After Opening

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Latino Bookstore In North Carolina Faces Very Uncertain Future Just 6 Months After Opening

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Epilogue Books Chocolate Brews is a relatively new bookstore in Chapel Hill, North Carolina that is facing a very uncertain future. The Latino-owned bookstore opened its doors to the Chapel Hill community six months ago and now COVID-19 is putting their future at risk.

Epilogue Books Chocolate Brews is a Latino-owned bookstore in North Carolina that is fighting to survive COVID-19.

Epilogue Books Chocolate Brews came from a need that the owners saw in downtown Chapel Hill. A bookshop had recently closed in the area so Jamie and Miranda Sanchez knew that it was time for them to help fill that sudden loss.

“We felt like there was a big hole in downtown,” Jaime told The Daily Tar Heel. “A bookshop creates this whole sense of community for the town so we decided to go forward and try to open our own bookstore.”

The bookstore was serving a community that needed a place to gather and discuss ideas after a former bookstore closed its doors.

“The core of our idea began years ago as the union of Jaime’s heritage and Miranda’s passion for writing and the transportive nature of reading. Wanderers and wonderers, our idea continued to grow in the plazuelas of Mexico and the chocolaterías of Spain, in the plazas of every country where such spaces form quasi-families for both the briefest of moments and the longest stretches of time,” reads the bookstore’s website. “In these spaces, people share everything from decadent chocolate to fried street food, to myth-like tales, to the memories of our own childhood selves chasing pigeons and sucking the sticky droplets from paletas off our hands.”

While the bookstore was well received by the community, the COVID-19 pandemic had other plans.

COVID-19 has swept through the U.S. and the number of cases continues to climb. While New York might be seeing fewer cases, the rest of the U.S. is in an uptick. The virus has forced businesses across the country to close or retool to be online only. That is what Epilogue Books Chocolate Brews did to make sure they can weather the storm.

The owners of the bookstore realized they needed to retool their business strategy when students stopped coming back from Spring Break.

“We started adjusting our plans in early March to accommodate for the new lack of traffic,” Jaime told NBC News. “Students weren’t coming back from spring break, so we had originally thought the locals would come out like they did during winter break to take advantage of the lack of downtown traffic, but that obviously didn’t happen because of coronavirus, so we started getting ready to adjust and pivot online for when we’d no longer be able to sustain brick and mortar operations.”

The Sanchezes are keeping their literary dream alive through the pandemic.

“Jaime’s always wanted to open a business and bring a piece of home to it,” Miranda, who is originally from Tijuana, told NBC News. “We felt that continuing that tradition of having a bookstore in the area would be a good mesh, not just of who we are as people but how we want to engage with our community. A community that works to sustain an independent bookshop has certain values.”

Independent bookstores are one of the hardest-hit businesses since readings and events in the spaces have been canceled.

Bookshop started to help struggling independent bookstores weather the storm. COVID-19 has left millions of people without jobs and businesses are having to close permanently because of the virus. Bookshop is giving independent bookstores a chance to survive the closures and social distancing.

Bookstores serve a vital role in communities. They give people a place to gather and share ideas. The easy access to literature can change the lives of children in underprivileged communities but allowing them to see themselves reflected in new lights. They also serve as a place to explore the world around you by flipping open a book cover.

If you have time on your hands and enjoy reading, check out Bookshop and build up that 2020 reading list.

READ: Celebrities Are Reading Children’s Books To Help Parents And Children Cope With COVID-19