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.
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. Hes a very charismatic person who is revolutionizing the Catholic Church and inspiring all faiths in the world.
2. This month, Forbes magazine ranked Mexican business tycoon, investor, and philanthropist Carlos Slim as the worlds second richest man ($72 Billion) in between Bill Gates and Amancio Ortega (Spain). Slims 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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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.
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 shes committed to what is happening in her country and is aware that she has international influence through her title.