Several Latinos Make List of Most Powerful Celebrities

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Forbes magazine just released it's list of 100 Most Powerful Celebrities, and a handful of our Latino stars made the cut. This year we excelled in movies, music, sports, and modeling. The bad news? Even though we can boast the highest paid female actress in Hollywood (Cameron Diaz, who grosses about $50 million a year), she got snubbed off the Top 10 list, coming in at #14. In fact, the entire Top 10 was glaringly Latino-less.

Granted, some of the top pics made sense--Oprah at #1, s that really a surprise? And of course we expected Brangelina (#3 and #10), Tiger Woods (#2), and the new power-couple Jay-Z and Beyonce (#4 and #7)--but some choices left us scratching our heads. The Police at #8? Uh...we like ‘80s vintage and all, but seriously, Forbes? We can’t believe they beat all of our power-players: Jennifer Lopez came in at #54, Eva Longoria Parker at #70, and Gisele Bundchen at #66.

As for the creme-de-la-creme of the sports scene, we had an exciting record-breaker: Golfer Lorena Ochoa, at #88, broke the single-season prize money record by winning $4.4 million in 2007.

Our guys fared well, too: three-time American League MVP Alex Rodriguez is #24, Brazilian soccer star Ronaldinho ranked #38, and two-time formula one championship winner Fernando Alonso took #43.

We're proud of our estrellas taking the world by storm, but we still think Forbes left some Latin power players off their list (Salma Hayek didn't even make the cut? Que?). Tell us, who would you add to the power list?

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