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#BossLatinas: Meet Some Of The Richest Latinas In The World

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These Latinas have built themselves strong careers and made names for themselves in their industries. Like all successful people, the more the worked, the more they were worth becoming some of the richest Latinas in the world. They are running billion-dollar conglomerate groups and taking names in the world of entertainment. Meet the women who have amassed fortunes across Latin America and the U.S.

Iris Fontbona

We start off this list with one of the richest women in the world. Chilean businesswoman Iris Fontbona gained her fortune, which currently sits at $18B, by inheriting Antofagasta PLC, a Santiago-based mining company, after her husband’s death.

María Asunción Aramburuzabala

This Mexican business woman has a current net worth with *a lot* of commas. $6 billion to be exact. Via her father, she inherited a stake in the Grupo Modelo beer company, which was sold to AB InBev for $20 billion in 2013.

Eva Gonda de Rivera

Right under Aramburuzabala sits Mexican businesswoman and heiress Eva Gonda de Rivera. She owns a majority stake in FEMSA, which has convenience stores and bottling plants in Mexico and Latin America. Her net worth is $5.6 billion.

Maria Helena Moraes Scripilliti

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Listed as one of the wealthiest Brazilians, Maria Helena Moraes Scripilliti currently has a net worth of $2.1B according to Forbes. Her father founded the conglomerate group Grupo Votorantim, which has operations in more than 20 countries.

Sofia Vergara

She might not be in the top 20 list of richest women in America according to Forbes, but Sofia Vergara is one of the wealthiest Latino celebrities in the U.S. The “Modern Family” actress has current earnings of $42.5M, boosted by her acting roles and endorsements with products such as Head and Shoulders, Pepsi and CoverGirl.

Jennifer Lopez

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Jenny from the Block is living it up in a block that has a nice zipcode. Also listed as one of the wealthiest Latino celebs, Jennifer Lopez took in earnings of $37M back in 2014. With the songs and television appearances since then, we’re sure she is padding her bank account with even more money.

Maria Contreras-Sweet

Former administrator of the Small Business Administration, Maria Contreras-Sweet has been able to wear many hats that have helped her amass a fortune. She has started a marketing and research firm, as well as a bank aiming to help small Latino-owned businesses. Last year, CNBC included her on its list of 5 self-made Hispanic immigrant millionaires.


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These Latinas Are Dominating The Male-Centric World Of Media

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These Latinas Are Dominating The Male-Centric World Of Media

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Women, and especially Latinas, are on the rise leaving their mark on every industry. This is very noticeable in the world of media. From executive producers to journalists, these Latinas are leveling the playing field. Here are the Latinas that are changing the face of media.

1. Maria Hinojosa

Call her the great dame of public radio. Journalist Maria Hinojosa has been the host of NPR’s Latino USA for twenty years and is also the CEO of The Futuro Media Group, which produces the show and is fostering the work of other Latino journalists. Born in Mexico City, Hinojosa moved to Chicago as a child and has racked up several awards for her journalism work, including the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award for Reporting on the Disadvantaged and four Emmy awards.

2. Salma Hayek

Salma Hayek broke both through the glass ceiling and box she was put in during her early Hollywood days. After a few roles in lackluster movies following her move to Los Angeles, Hayek ventured off on her own and started her own production company, which ultimately allowed her to call her own shots. She executive produced and starred in “Frida,” which gave her  an Academy Award nomination for best actress. Her other production successes include “Ugly Betty.”

3. Danielle Sanchez-Witzel

Danielle Sanchez-Witzel has been making a name for herself across multiple TV networks, including most recently at 20th Century Fox Television. She signed an overall deal. Her past credits include consulting producer on “From LA to Vegas,” showrunner and executive producer for “The Carmichael Show,” and co-executive producer of “New Girl.”

4. Soledad O’Brien

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Apart from her stellar anchoring gigs, Soledad O’Brien can also add chairwoman and founder to her list of titles. The Hearst TV and former CNN anchor founded Starfish Media Group in 2013, which is a production and distribution company.

5. Victoria Alonso

A native of Buenos Aires, Victoria Alonso has had a hand in many of Marvel’s recent blockbuster hits. She has executive produced “Black Panther,” “The Guardians of the Galaxy” franchise, “Ant-Man,” as well as upcoming projects including “Captain Marvel.”

6. Jacqueline Hernández

Jacqueline Hernández is tapping into the way Latinos access MMA and sports entertainment as the current president of Combate Americas. Before joining Combate last month, Hernández was the CMO at NBCUniversal Hispanic Enterprises.

7. Rebecca Aguilar

Encouraging women and Latinos in journalism is Rebecca Aguilar’s specialty. She founded the Facebook group ‘Latinas in Journalism’ last November and the 2,000 current members have used it as a forum to find job postings, share news, advice and encourage each other. Aguilar is a current member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists and a former television reporter.

8. Gloria Calderon Kellett

It’s hard filling the shoes of a legendary television producer and writer Norman Lear, but Gloria Calderon Kellett is stepping into those shoes just fine as the co-showrunner of Netflix’s “One Day at a Time.” The Cuban-American producer and writer has been keen on showcasing issues Latino families have to tackle with on a daily basis into her show.

9. Tanya Saracho

Originally a seasoned playwright from Chicago, Tanya Saracho is bringing an authentic voice to the Starz show, Vida, as its executive producer. Her other television credits including working as a writer for Devious Maids, How to Get Away with Murder, Looking, and Girls.


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