Lionel Messi: The World’s Highest Paid Latino Athlete

Lionel Messi is breaking the bank…

The 32-year-old Argentine soccer star is the highest-paid Latino on Forbes’ list of this year’s The World’s Highest-Paid Athletes.

Lionel Messi

Messi comes in at No. 3 on the list, behind Roger Federer and Cristiano Ronaldo, with earning reported at $104 million.

The Futbol Club Barcelona star’s earnings includes his $72 million salary with his team, as well as  $32 million in endorsements, including his lifelong deal with Adidas.

Nipping on Messi’s heels… Neymar.

The 28-year-old Brazilian footballer, on a five-year contract with Paris Saint-Germain through June 2022 worth $350 million, comes in at No. 4 with combined earnings of $95.5 million. 

Nike‘s Jordan Brand signed Neymar as its first soccer ambassador in 2016. In March 2020, its film unit released a movie about his life.

Messi and Ronaldo had previously held the No. 1 spot in three of the past four years.

Rafael Nadal comes in at No. 27 on the list.

The 33-year-old tennis star has combined earnings of $40 million. The greatest clay court player of his generation captured two of Grand Slam titles in 2019, his 12th French Open title and fourth U.S. Open.

Here’s a look at the Latino athletes making this year’s top earners list.

No. 3:  Lionel Messi, Soccer, Argentine, $104 million
No. 4:  Neymar, Soccer, Brazil, $95.5 million
No. 27:  Rafael Nadal, Tennis, Spain, $40 million
No. 30:  Canelo Alvarez, Boxing, Mexico, $37 million
No. 46:  Andres Iniesta, Soccer, Spain, $29.6 million
No. 56: Oscar, Soccer, Brazil, $27.5 million
No. 67: David de Gea, Soccer, Spain,  $25.7 million
No. 69: Alexis Sanchez, Soccer, Chile, $25.6 million
No. 79: Al Horford, Basketball, Dominican Republic, $24.4 million
No. 100: Sergio Ramos, Soccer, Spain, $21.8 million

Jennifer Lopez: The Highest Paid Latina in Music

Jennifer Lopez is bringing in the dinero

Forbes magazine has unveiled its Highest-Paid Women in Music list for 2018, with the 49-year-old Puerto Rican superstar claiming a spot in the Top 10.

Jennifer Lopez

Lopez, the only Latina to make the list, comes in at No. 7 with earnings of $47 million between June 2017 and June 2018.

J.Lo released her new single “Dinero” with DJ Khaled and Cardi B in May, an appropriate title given that her earnings increased 24% year-over-year. She added to her total with a lucrative Las Vegas residency, a bevy of endorsements and television shows including World of Dance.

Here’s the complete list:

1. Katy Perry ($83 million)
2. Taylor Swift ($80 million)
3. Beyoncé ($60 million)
4. Pink ($52 million)
5. Lady Gaga ($50 million)
6. Jennifer Lopez ($47 million)
7. Rihanna ($37.5 million)
8. Helene Fischer ($32 million)
9. Celine Dion ($31 million)
10. Britney Spears ($30 million)

Garbiñe Muguruza: The Highest Paid Latina Athlete in the World

Garbiñe Muguruza is the highest-paid Latina athlete…

Forbes has released its list of the 10 Highest-Paid Female Athletes, with the 24-year-old Spanish-Venezuelan professional tennis player and former world No. 1 making the cut.

Garbiñe Muguruza 

Muguruza comes in at No. 4 on the list, behind Serena Williams, Caroline Wozniacki and Sloane Stephens.

Muguruza, who won her second Grand Slam at Wimbledon last year, earned 11 million during the tracking period.

Muguruza’s title at the All England Club meant a big bonus from sponsor Adidas and also helped her land a deal with Rolex. Evian signed Muguruza this year for a multiyear, global marketing campaign. Other sponsors include BabolatBeats by Dre, Maui Jim sunglasses and Caser Seguros insurance.

In all, the 10 highest-paid female athletes banked $105 million from prize money, appearances, royalties and endorsements in the 12 months ending June 1, 2018. The tally is down 4% from last year and 28% from five years ago. Blame the retirements of popular endorsement stars like Li Na, Danica Patrick and Ana Ivanovic. Another dent: The off-court income of Maria Sharapova, who was the top-earning female athlete for 11 straight years, is still down more than 50% after the fallout from her 16-month suspension for taking a banned substance. Sharapova ranks fifth this year at $10.5 million.

Here’s the complete list:

1, Serena Williams — Total earnings: $18.1 million
2. Caroline Wozniacki — Total earnings: $13 million
3. Sloane Stephens — Total earnings: $11.2 million
4. Garbine Muguruza — Total earnings: $11 million
5. Maria Sharapova — Total earnings: $10.5 million
6. Venus Williams — Total earnings: $10.2 million
7. P.V. Sindhu — Total earnings: $8.5 million
8. Simona Halep — Total earnings: $7.7 million
9. Danica Patrick — Total earnings: $7.5 million
10. Angelique Kerber — Total earnings: $7 million

Cardi B Named to Forbes’ Hip-Hop’s Future Moguls List

The (hip-hop) future looks bright for Cardi B

The 25-year-old half-Dominican American rapper, who has a monstrous 2017 fueled by her Billboard Hot 100-topping single “Bodak Yellow,” has been named to Forbes magazine’s Hip-Hop’s Future Moguls list.

Cardi B

The list represents hip-hop’s new class of moneymakers, with Cardi B joining Post Malone, Lil Pump and 21 Savage as some of this year’s honorees.

Formerly known as Hip-Hop Cash Princes, Forbes renamed the original male-centered roundup o Hip-Hop Future Moguls as a push towards inclusivity and diversity, broadening this year’s criteria to include “age, ethnicity and gender,” making way for artists like Cardi B and Lizzo to appear on the list.

Cardi B enters the Hip-Hop Future Moguls list thanks to the success of breakout hit “Bodak Yellow,” which sat atop the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 1 for three consecutive weeks and made the Bronx rapper the first female rapper to top the chart solo.

With her gargantuan hit “Bodak Yellow,” which clocked more than 400 million on-demand streams—the fifth highest total for any song this year—she’s now grossing $150,000 or so per city on the road.

Detroit rapper Lizzo and producer Wondagurl are also featured on the list.

Vic MensaPlayboi Carti and Lil Pump also make Forbes‘ list.

Click here to see the complete list.

Jennifer Lopez Named the New Face of Guess

It looks like your guess may not be as good as Jennifer Lopez’s…

The 48-year-old Puerto Rican superstar has been tapped as the new face of Guess.

Jennifer Lopez

Lopez, one of the busiest women in Hollywood, has previously made her mark in the fashion world by collaborating with brands like Giuseppe Zanotti.

J.Lo., currently enjoying the success of her All I Have residency in Las Vegas, will team with brand co-founder Paul Marciano, and will star in the brand’s upcoming Spring 2018 marketing campaign.

“When I got the call from Paul Marciano asking me to become the new Guess Girl, I was thrilled and excited to be a part of such an iconic brand that I have loved since I was a teenager,” she said in a statement. When I look back at early Guess campaigns through the years, you see all of these beautiful models and iconic images that Paul has created. It is a tremendous compliment to have been selected for Guess’ spring 2018 campaign.”

Lopez joins current Guess campaign stars including singer Camila Cabello and rapper A$AP Rocky.

Her campaign was shot in an elegant villa by fashion photographer Tatiana Gerusova and draws inspiration from her life as a performer and actress.

“Jennifer Lopez is a Guess Girl’s dream! She is an accomplished artist, she is iconic, and sensual,” added Marciano.

“Jennifer’s impact and influence continues to grow and this campaign celebrates the notion that women get more beautiful and talented as they gain life experience. Her beauty and class shine through this campaign and I am so excited Jennifer accepted to be our new Guess Girl and at the same time ‘Femme Fatale‘ of Marciano.”

By working with the label, Lopez, who was recently named one of the highest paid women in the music business by Forbes, follows in the footsteps of Claudia Schiffer, Drew Barrymore, Adriana Lima and Kate Upton.

Gisele Bündchen: Forbes’ Highest-Paid Latina Model

She may not top the list, but Gisele Bündchen is still on top…

After 15-years as the world’s highest-paid model, the 37-year-old Brazilian supermodel drops to No. 2 on Forbes’ yearly list of the highest-paid models, behind Kendall Jenner.

But Bündchen is still standing tall, as the high-ranking Latina on the list, with earnings totaling $17.5 million.

Despite retiring from the runway in 2015, she still makes millions from contracts, including a lucrative fragrance deal with Carolina Herrera, as well as campaigns for Arezzo shoes and Vivara jewelry in her native country.

Bündchen has appeared on more than 1,200 magazine covers in her two-decade career, and she earned more money than any other model between 2002 – 2016.

The only other Latina in the Top 10, Bündchen’s compatriot Adriana Lima.

The 36-year-old Brazilian supermodel, the longest-running Angel in Victoria’s Secret history, comes in at No. 4 with earnings of $10.5 million.

Lima first strutted her stuff for Victoria’s Secret in 2000. Her seniority earns her a supersized deal with the lingerie maker.

She’s also the face of Sportmax and Marc Jacobs fragrances, and she hosts the hair and makeup competition show American Beauty Star on Lifetime.

Iglesias Lands on Forbes’ Highest Paid Comedians List

Gabriel Iglesias is causing laughs all the way to the bank…

The 40-year-old Mexican American comedian/actor has been named to ForbesHighest Paid Comedians list, coming in at No. 8.

Gabriel Iglesias

Iglesias, comically known as Fluffy, is the only Latino to make the list, with earning of $9.5 million

More than 100 shows in a 12-month period, Iglesias earns the majority of his money from live shows. Additionally, he stars on the reality show Fluffy Breaks Even, among other projects.

The magazine compiled the estimated income from June 2015 to June 2016.

Check out the list at Forbes.com.

Pitbull: The Only Latino Artist on Forbes’ Hip Hop Cash Kings 2016 List

Pitbull is a cash king

The 35-year-old Cuban American rap superstar ranks at No. 7 on Forbes magazine’s Hip Hop Cash Kings 2016 list with earnings of $20 million. He’s the only Latino to make the Top 10.

Pitbull

Pitbull, who came in at No. 13 on the list last year, saw his earnings increase by $8 million compared to the last reporting period.

In order to be featured, artists’ “pretax income from touring, record sales, streaming, publishing, merchandise sales, endorsements and other business ventures” are reviewed and the list is then compiled.

Pitbull’s earning including lucrative endorsement deals with brands like Playboy and Norwegian Cruise Lines. Forbes reports that Mr. Worldwide endorses more brands than any other Cash King, except Snoop Dogg.

Meanwhile, Diddy holds down the No. 1 spot for the second year in a row.

Take a look at the entire top 10 Hip Hop Cash Kings at Forbes.com.

Bündchen Retains World’s Highest-Paid Supermodel Status

Gisele Bündchen is still the queen…

The 36-year-old Brazilian bombshell maintains her status as the world’s highest-paid supermodel, according to Forbes magazine.

Gisele Bündchen

Bündchen, who announced her retirement from the runway in 2014, continued to reign over Forbes’s annual earnings list, banking $30.5 million in the year from June 2015 to May 2016, due in large part to lucrative fashion deals with brands like Chanel and Carolina Herrera, as well as sales from her own lingerie and skincare line.

Bündchen easily trumped her nearest competitor, Adriana Lima, her fellow countrywoman.

The 35-year-old Brazilian supermodel came in a distant second with $10.5 million in earnings.

Kim Kardashian‘s half-sister Kendall Jenner is tied with Karlie Kloss for third place with $10 million, while another social media favorite, Gigi Hadid, made her debut on the countdown, at No. 5, sharing the spot with Rosie Huntington-Whiteley with $9 million.

Others featured in the top 20 include Kate Moss, Cara Delevingne, and Lily Aldridge, and together they boast 200 million followers on Instagram.

The 20 models earned a combined $150 million between June 1, 2015 and June 1, 2016. The results included income from cosmetics, fragrance and other contracts and were based on interviews with managers, agents and brand executives.

Here’s a look at the Top 10 (in descending order):

10. Lara Stone (Dutch supermodel, net worth 5.5 million dollars)
9, Miranda Kerr (Australian supermodel, net worth 6 million dollars)
8. Liu Wen (China’s first supermodel, net worth 7 million)
7. Cara Delevingne (American model-turned-actor, net wort 8.5 million)
6. Gigi Hadid (Net worth, 9 million dollars)
5. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley (net worth 9 million dollars)
4. Kendall Jenner (American model & reality TV star, net worth 10 million)
3. Karlie Kloss (Net worth, 10 million dollars)
2. Adriana Lima (Brazilian model, net worth 10.5 million dollars)
1. Gisele Bundchen (Brazilian supermodel, net worth 30.5 million dollars)

Vergara Ties the Knot with Joe Manganiello in Dream Wedding

Sofia Vergara is officially Mrs. Manganiello.

The Colombian actress married actor Joe Manganiello at a Florida tourist resort on Sunday night, while surrounded by friends and family.

Sofia Vergara & Joe Manganiello Wedding

The wedding ceremony started at 7:00 p.m. and was attended by celebrities, including Reese Witherspoon, Channing Tatum, Roselyn Sanchez, Arnold Schwarzenegger and producer Harvey Weinstein, according to CBS News. Vergara walked down the aisle, dressed in a white long-trail gown and donning Lorraine Schwartz jewelry, hand in hand with son Manolo, while Manganiello wore a John Varvatos tuxedo for his big day. Vergara, the best paid U.S. television actress according to Forbes magazine, shared photos from the event on Instagram, which showed the décor by celebrity floral artist and artistic director of the Four Seasons George V Hotel, Jeff Leatham.

We have all heard that it is bad luck for the groom to see bride in her wedding dress before the ceremony. The truth is that a longer standing tradition says that it is bad luck for the bride to wear the complete wedding outfit before the day that she takes her wedding vows. That is why you almost never see a bride trying on a wedding dress with her wedding shoes, veil and so on. A female college friend of mine knew a young girl who decided to ignore that tradition and display her complete wedding outfit to her bridal party for the purpose of having “some photos taken with her friends” the night before her wedding. So she said, most of those present think she was just showing off. The dress seemed unusually tight to some who saw the bride all decked out that night and soon gossiping tongues spread the news quickly. The next day the groom decided not to show up for the ceremony after my college friend said that she called and told him that his bride looked “fat or pregnant” when she saw the bride in her outfit the night before. My friend was not being mean, but she felt sorry for the groom who had gone out of his way to keep his bride pure (she had claimed to be a virgin) by abstaining from sex with her. He had never seen her in the wedding dress, but even his sister said that she noticed an unusually rapid weight gain in the bride who was not one known to fluctuate in her weight or overeat. There could have been a lot more to the story than that, but I have no doubt that the catalyst for the groom’s cancellation was that phone call from my friend and the call would never had been made if the bride had not been showing off and scoffing at a long-standing tradition. Smoky Mountains wedding locations At the Enchanted Valley Barn, not a day goes by where we are not reminded of our heritage.

Leatham created a dream aisle for the actor with white roses and yellow candles at The Breakers, on Palm Beach, the venue of the ceremony that was attended by 400 guests.

Sofia Vergara & Joe Manganiello Wedding

To safeguard privacy, organizers requested guests to leave their personal cameras and cell phones in a secure area at the venue entrance. The wedding was the culmination of celebrations over the weekend, which included a pool party at the hotel and a “rehearsal dinner” at Cafe Bouluden in The Brazilian Court Hotel. Post-dinner, the bride, the groom and the guests returned to The Breakers for a party, which went on until two in the morning where Manganiello sang Guns ‘N Roses’ “Sweet Child O’ Mine,” much to the surprise of the new bride, according to People magazine.

The marriage is Manganiello’s first, and Vergara’s second. She was previously married to Jose Luis Gonzalez from whom she has a son, 23-year-old Manolo.

Vergara and Manganiello officially began dating in July 2014 and got engaged in Hawaii six months later in December.