6 Latino Stars Worth A Million Bucks

The Wrap.com broke the news today that Jennifer Lopez will be returning as a judge on season 11 of FOX's hit show, American Idol. The website reports that the savvy businesswoman has secured a $20+ million dollar deal with Idol producers to return. That got us thinking about other Latin celebs who have raked in the big bucks over the years. Here are six Latino celebs who are worth a million bucks...literally!

1. Earners: Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez, 42

When Jennifer Lopez gets a raise, it's always a big raise! Lopez, who got paid $12 million dollars to judge the 10th season of FOX's hit show, American Idol, is reportedly getting an $8 million dollar raise to judge the show's 11th season. According to TheWrap.com, the Puerto Rican singer will get paid $20 million dollars to return to the show next season. 

2. Earners: Charlie Sheen

Charlie Sheen, 45

In 2010, Charlie Sheen was TV's highest paid actor, earning a whopping $1.2 million per episode of CBS' hit comedy, Two & A Half Men. By comparison, his co-star Jon Cryer was making $550,000 per episode. 

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3. Earners: Cameron Diaz

Cameron Diaz, 38

The Cuban actress, who is currently one of Hollywood’s 10 highest paid actresses according to Forbes, earned $18 million between May 2010 and May 2011.  In 2003, Diaz became one of only a handful of actresses to earn $20 million for a role, receiving that amount for the action comedy, Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle! 

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4. Earners: Alex Rodriguez

Alex Rodriguez, 36

Rodriguez has signed a contract with the Yankees for a 10-year, $275 million dollar contract—the richest contract in baseball history. Rodriguez will reportedly make $27.5 million per year. 

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5. Earners: Eva Longoria

Eva Longoria, 36

Along with her costars Marcia Cross, Felicity Huffman and Teri Hatcher, Eva Longoria makes a whopping $400,000 for each episode of her hit ABC show, Desperate Housewives. In 2010, Eva was  the second highest paid Latin actor on television, bested only by Charlie Sheen who made a whopping 1.25 million dollars per episode of his hit CBS sitcom, Two & A Half Men. 

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6. Earners: Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi, 24

Argentinean soccer player Lionel Messi earns more money than David Beckham! According to France Football magazine, Messi earns $44.6 million a year. 

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