The 10 most influential Latinos around the world

Latin America has provided the world with individuals who did not go unnoticed. Revolutionaries, writers, actors, politicians, economists; all notable personalities that the world admires…
The 10 most influential Latinos around the world

Latin America has provided the world with individuals who did not go unnoticed. Revolutionaries, writers, actors, politicians, economists; all notable personalities that the world admires and respects in the present day. Here is a list of a few of our favorite influential Latinos from across the globe.

Pope Francis

Pope Francis is the first Pope in history to appear on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine. (Photo Rolling Stone)

1. Pope Francis will celebrate his first year in the pontificate on March 13 in a spiritual retreat. Argentine Cardinal Jorge Maria Bergoglio became the highest ecclesiastical authority of the Catholic world a year ago this month. He’s a very charismatic person who is revolutionizing the Catholic Church and inspiring all faiths in the world.

Carlos Slim

Carlos Slim

Mexican telecoms czar Carlos Slim is one of the richest people on the planet. (AFP PHOTO/Yuri CORTEZ)

2. This month, Forbes magazine ranked Mexican business tycoon, investor, and philanthropist Carlos Slim as the world’s second richest man ($72 Billion) in between Bill Gates and Amancio Ortega (Spain). Slim’s portfolio includes extensive holdings in several Mexican companies through Grupo Carso. Also, this Mexican billionaire is presently the chairman and chief executive officer of telecommunications companies Telmex and America Movil.

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Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi led Barcelona in their Champions League match up.

Barcelona’s Lionel Messi celebrates after he scores the first goal of the game from a penalty during the Champions League first knock out round soccer match between Barcelona and Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester, England, Tuesday Feb. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

3. Lionel Andres Messi. The Barcelona FC player is one of the best players at the moment according to experts on the subject. He is another Argentine, by the way. It seems that in this case the saying of, “nobody is prophet in his own land,” is fulfilled as his soccer alliance is with his team in Barcelona.

Gabriel Isler

Gabriela Isler practices what she preaches and has gotten tested for HIV.

Miss Universe 2013, Gabriela Isler, has been working to promote HIV/AIDS awareness and encourages girls and women to get tested. (AP Photo)

4. To start speaking about what Latina women mean around the world, we chose to highlight the most beautiful woman in the world, the Venezuelan Gabriela Isler, Miss Universe 2013. This beauty queen is not limited to showing off her physical attributes as she’s committed to what is happening in her country and is aware that she has international influence through her title.