Salma Hayek Net Worth 2019, Early Life, Career and Personal Life
Salma Hayek Net Worth – Salma Hayek is one of the most prominent Latinos in Hollywood having been named in 2005 by Time magazine among the 25 Most Influential Hispanics. She has achieved huge success in all her endeavors as an actress, producer, model, activist, and humanitarian.
The Mexican-born American beauty, who was named the 2001 Glamour magazine Woman of the Year Award recipient, is best known for starring in blockbuster films like Desperado (1995), From Dusk till Dawn (1996), Grown Ups (2010), and The Hitman’s Bodyguard (2017). She began her acting career in Mexico starring in the telenovela Teresa (1989) before moving to the United States.
Salma Hayek Jimenez was born on September 2, 1966, in Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, Mexico. She was born from her mother Diana Jimenez Medina, an opera singer and father Sami Hayek Dominguez
She was born to a rich Roman Catholic family. Her ethnicity is mixed as she is of Spanish, Lebanese and Mexican descent. This hot actress’s star sign is Virgo. Her nationality is Mexican. She follows Roman Catholic as her religion. She has a younger brother, Sami, who is a furniture designer.
She attended Academy of the Sacred Heart in Grand Coteau, United States. She studied International Relations at the Universidad Iberoamericana from the university in Mexico.
Hayek began her acting career at the age of 23 when she landed the role that propelled her to stardom in Teresa (1989). Following the critical acclaim she received for her performance, the young actress moved to Los Angeles in 1991 to further hone her craft under the tutelage of Stella Adler.
She then went on to star in another Mexican film in 1994, El Callejón de Los Milagros (Miracle Alley) which went on to win the highest number of awards ever won by a single movie in Mexican cinema history.
Salma Hayek’s first Hollywood effort was opposite Antonio Banderas in Desperado (1995) which got her a nomination for Best Supporting Actress at the Saturn Awards as well as Best Kiss at the MTV Movie Awards. She went on to appear in From Dusk till Dawn (1996) as a vampire queen, the romantic comedy Fools Rush In (1997), and the action comedy Wild Wild West (1999) which all showed Hayek’s acting depth.
Around the turn of the millennium, Hayek established a movie production company called Ventanarosa before going on to star as the title character in Frida (2002) which she co-produced. The role is noted to be her breakthrough as she got nominated for an Academy Award, BAFTA Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, and Golden Globe Award among many others, in the Best Actress category.
Salma Hayek still continues to act till this day but also spends a good amount of her timing running her different businesses and doing humanitarian work.
Salma Hayek is married to billionaire French businessman François-Henri Pinault who is the chairman and CEO of the international luxury group Kering which owns brands like Balenciaga, Gucci, and Yves Saint Laurent.
The pair announced their engagement on March 9, 2007, the same day that Hayek confirmed that she was pregnant with his child. A few months later, sometime in September of that year, she gave birth to a baby girl named Valentina Paloma Pinault at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California.
Hayek and Pinault later exchanged vows on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2009, in Paris, France. For some other reason not known to us, the couple had a second ceremony on April 25, 2009, this time in Venice, Italy.
Pinault, who as of March 2018 had an estimated net worth of $26 billion, was previously married to Dorothee Lepere. During their 8-year-long marriage which lasted from 1996 to 2004, the couple was blessed with two children; a son François and a daughter Mathilde. Pinault has another child, a son Augustin James Evangelista with supermodel Linda Evangelista whom he dated from September 2005 to January 2006.
Being married to a billionaire didn’t slow Salma Hayek down in her movie career. Her billionaire husband is worth a lot of money but Hayek has also amassed some fortune on her own.
Her net worth estimated to be around $85 million. The highest grossing project that Hayek has been a part of is 2010 comedy Grown Ups, which raked in $165 million.