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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

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

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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

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.

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.

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Exclusive: Luis Fonsi Talks Working with Rauw Alejandro, Christina Aguilera, and Demi Lovato

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Exclusive: Luis Fonsi Talks Working with Rauw Alejandro, Christina Aguilera, and Demi Lovato

Luis Fonsi is kicking off 2021 with a new single. The Puerto Rican superstar premiered the music video for “Vacío” on Feb. 18 featuring rising Boricua singer Rauw Alejandro. The guys put a new spin on the classic “A Puro Dolor” by Son By Four.

Luis Fonsi throws it back to his románticas.

“I called Omar Alfanno, the writer of ‘A Puro Dolo,’ who is a dear friend,” Fonsi tells Latido Music. “I told him what my idea was [with ‘Vacío’] and he loved it. He gave me his blessing, so I wrote a new song around a few of those lines from ‘A Puro Dolor’ to bring back that nostalgia of those old romantic tunes that have been a part of my career as well. It’s a fresh production. It sounds like today, but it has that DNA of a true, old-school ballad.”

The world got to know Fonsi through his global smash hit “Despacito” with Daddy Yankee in 2017. The remix with Canadian pop star Justin Bieber took the song to new heights. That was a big moment in Fonsi’s music career that spans over 20 years.

There’s more to Fonsi than “Despacito.”

Fonsi released his first album, the fittingly-titled Comenzaré, in 1998. While he was on the come-up, he got the opportunity of a lifetime to feature on Christina Aguilera’s debut Latin album Mi Reflejo in 2000. The two collaborated on “Si No Te Hubiera Conocido.” Fonsi scored multiple Billboard Hot Latin Songs No. 1s in the years that followed and one of the biggest hits was “No Me Doy Por Vencido” in 2008. That was his career-defining romantic ballad.

“Despacito” remains the second most-viewed music video on YouTube with over 7.2 billion views. The hits did not stop there. Later in 2017, he teamed up with Demi Lovato for “Échame La Culpa,” which sits impressively with over 2 billion views.

He’s also appearing on The Voice next month.

Not only is Fonsi working on his new album, but also he’s giving advice to music hopefuls for the new season of The Voice that’s premiering on March 1. Kelly Clarkson tapped him as her Battle Advisor. In an exclusive interview, Fonsi talked with us about “Vacío,” The Voice, and a few of his greatest hits.

What was the experience like to work with Rauw Alejandro for “Vacío”?

Rauw is cool. He’s got that fresh sound. Great artist. Very talented. Amazing onstage. He’s got that great tone and delivery. I thought he had the perfect voice to fit with my voice in this song. We had talked about working together for awhile and I thought that this was the perfect song. He really is such a star. What he’s done in the last couple of years has been amazing. I love what he brought to the table on this song.

Now I want to go through some of your greatest hits. Do you remember working with Christina Aguilera for her Spanish album?

How could you not remember working with her? She’s amazing. That was awhile back. That was like 1999 or something like that. We were both starting out and she was putting out her first Spanish album. I got to sing a beautiful ballad called “Si No Te Hubiera Conocido.” I got to work with her in the studio and see her sing in front of the mic, which was awesome. She’s great. One of the best voices out there still to this day.

What’s one of your favorite memories of “No Me Doy Por Vencido”?

“No Me Doy Por Vencido” is one of the biggest songs in my career. I think it’s tough to narrow it down just to one memory. I think in general the message of the song is what sticks with me. The song started out as a love song, but it turned into an anthem of hope. We’ve used the song for different important events and campaigns. To me, that song has such a powerful message. It’s bigger than just a love song. It’s bringing hope to people. It’s about not giving up. To be able to kind of give [people] hope through a song is a lot more powerful than I would’ve ever imagined. It’s a very special song.

I feel the message is very relevant to the COVID-19 pandemic we’re living through.

Oh yeah! I wrote that song a long time ago with Claudia Brant, and during the first or second month of the lockdown when we were all stuck at home, we did a virtual writing session and we rewrote “No Me Doy Por Vencido.” Changing the lyrics, kind of adjusting them to this situation that we’re living now. I haven’t recorded it. I’ll do something with it eventually. It’s really cool. It still talks about love. It talks about reuniting. Like the light at the end of the tunnel. It has the hope and love backbone, but it has to do a lot with what we’re going through now.

What do you think of the impact “Despacito” made on the industry?

It’s a blessing to be a part of something so big. Again, it’s just another song. We write these songs and the moment you write them, you don’t really know what’s going to happen with them. Or sometimes you run into these surprises like “Despacito” where it becomes a global phenomenon. It goes No. 1 in places where Spanish songs had never been played. I’m proud. I’m blessed. I’m grateful to have worked with amazing people like Daddy Yankee. Like Justin Bieber for the remix and everyone else involved in the song. My co-writer Erika Ender. The producers Mauricio Rengifo and Andrés Torres. It was really a team effort and it’s a song that obviously changed my career forever.

What was the experience like to work with Demi Lovato on “Echáme La Culpa”?

She’s awesome! One of the coolest recording sessions I’ve ever been a part of. She really wanted to sing in Spanish and she was so excited. We did the song in Spanish and English, but it was like she was more excited about the Spanish version. And she nailed it! She nailed it from the beginning. There was really not much for me to say to her. I probably corrected her once or twice in the pronunciation, but she came prepared and she brought it. She’s an amazing, amazing, amazing vocalist.

You’re going to be a battle advisor on The Voice. What was the experience like to work with Kelly Clarkson?

She’s awesome. What you see is what you get. She’s honest. She’s funny. She’s talented. She’s humble and she’s been very supportive of my career. She invited me to her show and it speaks a lot that she wanted me to be a part of her team as a Battle Advisor for the new season. She supports Latin music and I’m grateful for that. She’s everything you hope she would be. She’s the real deal, a true star, and just one of the coolest people on this planet.

What can we expect from you in 2021?

A lot of new music. Obviously, everything starts today with “Vacío.” This is literally the beginning of what this new album will be. I’ve done nothing but write and record during the last 10 months, so I have a bunch of songs. Great collaborations coming up. I really think the album will be out probably [in the] third or fourth quarter this year. The songs are there and I’m really eager for everybody to hear them.

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Lifestyles Of The Rich And Dangerous: Cartels Are Using TikTok To Lure Young People

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Lifestyles Of The Rich And Dangerous: Cartels Are Using TikTok To Lure Young People

If you’ve ever wondered what someone with a bulletproof vest and an AR-15 would look like flossing — the dance, not the method of dental hygiene — apparently the answer to that question can be found on TikTok.

Unfortunately, it’s not as a part of some absurdist sketch comedy or surreal video art installation. Instead, it’s part of a growing trend of drug cartels in Mexico using TikTok as a marketing tool. Nevermind the fact that Mexico broke grim records last year for the number of homicides and cartel violence, the cartels have found an audience on TikTok and that’s a serious cause for concern.

Mexican cartels are using TikTok to gain power and new recruits.

Just a couple of months ago, a TikTok video showing a legit high-speed chase between police and drug traffickers went viral. Although it looked like a scene from Netflix’s Narcos series, this was a very real chase in the drug cartel wars and it was viewed by more than a million people.

Typing #CartelTikTok in the social media search bar brings up thousands of videos, most of them from people promoting a “cartel culture” – videos with narcocorridos, and presumed members bragging about money, fancy cars and a luxury lifestyle.

Viewers no longer see bodies hanging from bridges, disembodied heads on display, or highly produced videos with messages to their enemies. At least not on TikTok. The platform is being used mainly to promote a lifestyle and to generate a picture of luxury and glamour, to show the ‘benefits’ of joining the criminal activities.

According to security officials, the promotion of these videos is to entice young men who might be interested in joining the cartel with images of endless cash, parties, military-grade weapons and exotic pets like tiger cubs.

Cartels have long used social media to shock and intimidate their enemies.

And using social media to promote themselves has long been an effective strategy. But with Mexico yet again shattering murder records, experts on organized crime say Cartel TikTok is just the latest propaganda campaign designed to mask the blood bath and use the promise of infinite wealth to attract expendable young recruits.

“It’s narco-marketing,” said Alejandra León Olvera, an anthropologist at Spain’s University of Murcia, in a statement to the New York Times. The cartels “use these kinds of platforms for publicity, but of course it’s hedonistic publicity.”

Mexico used to be ground zero for this kind of activity, where researchers created a new discipline out of studying these narco posts. Now, gangs in Brazil, Colombia, El Salvador, and the United States are also involved.

A search of the #CartelTikTok community and its related accounts shows people are responding. Public comments from users such as “Y’all hiring?” “Yall let gringos join?” “I need an application,” or “can I be a mule? My kids need Christmas presents,” are on some of the videos.

One of the accounts related to this cartel community publicly answered: “Of course, hay trabajo para todos,” “I’ll send the application ASAP.” “How much is the pound in your city?” “Follow me on Instagram to talk.” The post, showing two men with $100 bills and alcohol, had more than a hundred comments.

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