Salma Hayek is a popular Mexican cum American actress and model who has an estimated net worth of over $100 million. The 51-year actress started her career in Mexican television followed by Mexican film ‘Miracle Alley’.
She is one of the richest actresses in the world thanks to her long acting career, and she has also directed and produced a few movies whose gain added to her net worth immensely.
Biography & Wiki
Salma Hayek was born on 2nd September 1966 in Veracruz, Mexico. Her full name is Salma Hayek Jimenez and daughter of Diana Jimenez Medina and Sami Hayek Dominguez. Her father is of Lebanese descent while her mother is of Spanish descent even though both are Mexican. During her school days, she suffered from dyslexia. She has her education in the US as Academy of the Sacred Heart.
Apart from being an actress, she has directed and produced a few movies. She has always been a model and walked the ramp all over the world. She has done promotional work for various brands and organization. She has her own movie production company and brand for beauty products.
In March 2007, she got engaged with French billionaire François-Henri Pinault and gave birth to Valentina Paloma Pinault in September 2007. The couple got married in Venice on Valentine ’s Day in 2009. She has done various charitable works and campaigned for women’s rights and women empowerment in Afghanistan.
Salma Hayek got the leading role in the successful Mexican telenovela Teresa at the age of 23 and became a star in Mexico for her acting skills. She debuted in Mexican movie Miracle Alley in 1994, and the movie won a record-breaking number of awards.
The following year, she landed herself a leading role in the popular Hollywood movie Desperado which established her as an actress in the US. Some of her popular movies are ‘From Dusk till Dawn’, ‘Wild Wild West’, ‘Dogma’, ‘Frida’ and ‘Grown Ups’. Some of her recent movies are Tale of Tales(2015), How To Be A Latin Lover(2017), The Hitman’s Bodyguard(2017).
She has co-produced the arguably the best movie in her career ‘Frida’. She directed the movie ‘The Maldonado Miracle’ which won her Outstanding Directing Award. She has also directed several TV shows and music videos.
Awards & Achievement
For her debut movie Miracle Alley, Salma was nominated for an Ariel Award. For the movie ‘Frida’, she got the nomination in the Best Actress category for Academy Award, BAFTA Award, and Golden Globe Award. She won Daytime Emmy Award for directing the movie ‘The Maldonado Miracle’. For her guest actress role in comedy show ‘Ugly Betty’, she won Outstanding Guest Actress Award.
Salma is also the recipient of the Women in Film Lucy Award for her creative works. She also received Woman of the Year Award in 2001 from Glamour Magazine. She has featured in Time Magazine and ranked in 25 Most Influential Hispanics in 2005.
Net Worth of Salma Hayek
Salma Hayek has an estimated net worth of more than $100 million as of 2017-2018. She has a long span of a career as an actress, model, producer, and director. Salma also has her own movie production company and brands for her beauty products. Naturally, she has become one of the wealthiest actresses in the world.
Furthermore, she is married to French billionaire, and together, with her husband, she has entered into various business ventures which will further expand her net worth in coming years.
Salma Hayek is considered to be one of the sexiest Mexican cum American actresses whose popularity has not yet faded. She is truly a creative person gifted with multiple talents. She has been very successful in her professional life starting from modeling, acting to directing and starting from own brand of products. Her personal life is rather clean and free of unnecessary controversies associated with an actress. Her upcoming movie ‘Drunk Parents’ will be released next year.