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Latin American celebrities have worked hard to make their mark in this world. In the entertainment industry, Latinos are pioneers and trendsetters. Their success, as you might expect, translates into huge fortunes. 

As Latino representation grows in the entertainment industry, so do the numbers in their bank accounts.

However, it’s not all about the talent on stage. It’s also about knowing how to invest. Some have ventured into their own personal projects outside of the careers that have brought them so much fame. Here are some celebrities with the biggest fortunes:

Jessica Alba 

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Jessica Alba, whose real name is Jessica Marie Alba, is an actress and entrepreneur of Mexican descent. Her work as an actress has earned her worldwide fame and recognition. Currently, Alba has ventured into creating her own company and is the co-founder of The Honest Company, a brand dedicated to creating baby, beauty, and cleaning products. Jessica Alba’s fortune is around $100 million.

Bruno Mars 

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Bruno Mars, whose real name is Peter Gene Hernandez, is a singer, songwriter, producer, dancer, and choreographer of Puerto Rican descent. Mars has had a prolific musical career and has sold around 130 million records worldwide. His fortune is estimated at $175 million.

Ricky Martin

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Enrique Martin Morales, his real name, has catapulted himself into history as one of the most famous pop singers in Latin America and globally. His long career as a singer has led him to collaborate with the greatest exponents of music and has earned him multiple awards and nominations. Ricky Martin’s fortune is estimated at around $180 million.

Salma Hayek 

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The famous Latin actress, producer, director, model, and activist Salma Hayek, whose real name is Salma Valgarma Hayek Jiménez, has had a very successful career starring in major Hollywood productions and earning industry recognition with multiple nominations and awards. In addition to her work as an actress, Hayek founded her own film production company Ventanarosa. Salma Hayek’s fortune is estimated at over $200 million.


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Colombian Shakira, whose real name is Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll, is one of the most famous singers in Latin America and the world. Her great success in the music industry has made her one of the most successful singers of all time. She has sold more than 125 million albums and singles worldwide throughout her career. Shakira’s fortune is estimated at more than $300 million.

Jennifer Lopez

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Multi-talented Puerto Rican singer, actress, dancer, fashion designer, and businesswoman Jennifer Lopez, whose real name is Jennifer Lynn Lopez, is one of the most successful women in the world. Jennifer’s long career has led her to become part of Hollywood royalty after acting and starring in many movies. Lopez has also achieved success in the music industry, becoming one of the top-selling Latin singers. Lopez also has her own brand of beauty products called JLo Beauty. The fortune Jennifer Lopez has generated during her career is estimated at more than $400 million.