Salma Hayek Net Worth 2023 – Update

Salma Hayek Net Worth 2023: Salma Hayek, in full Salma Valgarma Hayek Jiménez, married name Salma Hayek Pinault, (born September 2, 1966, Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, Mexico), is a Mexican American actress, director, and producer.

 Salma Hayek Net Worth 2023

She began her career in Mexico starring in the 1989 telenovela Teresa, as well as the 1995 film El Callejón de Los Milagros (Miracle Alley), for which she received an Ariel Award nomination. She rose to prominence with appearances in films such as Desperado (1995), From Dusk till Dawn (1996), Wild Wild West, and Dogma (both 1999). At the end of the 20th century, Salma Hayek broke barriers as one of the first Latina actresses to establish a successful film career in the United States.

Early Life

Salma Hayek Jiménez was born in Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, Mexico. Her father, Sami Hayek Domínguez, is a Lebanese Mexican, with his ancestors hailing from the city of Baabdat, Lebanon, a city Salma and her father visited in 2015 to promote her movie Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet.

He owns an industrial-equipment firm and is an oil company executive in Mexico, who once ran for mayor of Coatzacoalcos. Her mother, Diana Jiménez Medina, is an opera singer and talent scout and is a Mexican of Spanish descent. Her younger brother, Sami (born in 1972), is a furniture designer.

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Hayek was raised in a wealthy, devout Catholic family. Hayek grew up in Mexico but attended Catholic school in New Orleans before enrolling at the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City where she studied International Relations. In the capital, she was noticed by television producers who cast her in the Mexican daytime television drama Teresa (1989).

In 1991 Hayek moved to Los Angeles to pursue a film career. In an interview in 2015 with Un Nuevo Día, while visiting Madrid, Hayek described herself as fifty-percent Lebanese and fifty-percent Spanish, stating that her grandmother/maternal great-grandparents were from Spain.

Salma Hayek Career

After taking a small part in Mi Vida Loca (1993; My Crazy Life), she was noticed by director Robert Rodriguez, who cast her in Desperado (1995), alongside Antonio Banderas. Exposure in the action film catapulted the young actress into stardom. Her next major role was in another Rodriguez film, From Dusk Till Dawn (1996), a gory vampire movie that also starred George Clooney and Quentin Tarantino.

In 1997 she appeared opposite Matthew Perry in the romantic comedy Fools Rush In and two years later portrayed an exotic dancer and muse in the religious satire Dogma (1999). In 2000, Hayek had an uncredited role opposite Benicio del Toro in Traffic. The following year, she appeared in the 2001 feature film In the Time of the Butterflies, based on the Julia Álvarez book of the same name which covers the lives of the Mirabal sisters. In the film, Hayek plays one of the sisters, Minerva, and Edward James Olmos plays the Dominican dictator Rafael Leónidas Trujillo, whom the sisters opposed.

In 2002 Hayek both produced and starred in Frida, a biopic about the Mexican painter Frida Kahlo. The film was nominated for six Academy Awards, including the best actress nod for Hayek. She also earned critical praise for her directorial debut, the television movie The Maldonado Miracle (2003). The inspirational drama, set in a struggling small town that becomes the site of an alleged miracle, earned Hayek an Emmy Award for outstanding direction.

In 2005, she served as a member of the 2005 Cannes Film Festival jury and co-hosted the annual Nobel Peace Prize Concert with Julianne Moore in Oslo, Norway. That same year, she directed a music video for Prince, titled “Te Amo Corazon” (“I love you, sweetheart”) that featured Mía Maestro. Hayek later became executive producer of the hit television series Ugly Betty (2006–10), a comedy set at a fashion magazine.

In 2007, Hayek finalized negotiations with MGM to become the CEO of her own Latin-themed film production company, Ventanarosa. The following month, she signed a two-year deal with ABC for Ventanarosa to develop projects for the network. She also had recurring roles on that show, in 2006–07, and on the sitcom 30 Rock, in 2009. Meanwhile, she continued to act in such films as Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003), with Banderas and Johnny Depp; After the Sunset (2004); Ask the Dust (2006), based on the novel by John Fante; and Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant (2009).

In 2010, Hayek played the wife of Adam Sandler’s character in the buddy comedy Grown Ups, which also co-starred Chris Rock and Kevin James. She reprised her role in the sequel Grown Ups 2, which was released in July 2013. In 2011, Hayek co-starred with Antonio Banderas in the Shrek spin-off film Puss in Boots as the voice of the character Kitty Softpaws, who serves as Puss in Boots’s female counterpart and love interest.

In 2012, Hayek directed Jada Pinkett Smith in the music video “Nada Se Compara.” Hayek portrayed a ruthless drug kingpin in Oliver Stone’s Savages (2012) and the love interest for an aspiring mixed martial artist in the comedy Here Comes the Boom (2012). Hayek then controversially played a woman who must use violence to extract herself from sexual enslavement in the sanguinary action film Everly (2014).

In Il racconto dei racconti (2015; Tale of Tales), an adaptation of a book of fairy tales by 17th-century author Giambattista Basile, she depicted a queen who impregnates herself by way of a magical ritual that requires her to eat the heart of a sea monster. In 2016, Hayek voiced the role of Teresa del Taco in the adult animated film Sausage Party.

At the 2019 San Diego Comic-Con, it was announced that Hayek will star as Ajak in the upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe film Eternals, directed by Chloé Zhao and which was released in the United States on November 5, 2021. In 2020, it was reported that her production company Ventarosa was signed with HBO Max. She later appeared in a series of comedies that included How to Be a Latin Lover (2017), Beatriz at Dinner (2017), Drunk Parents (2018), and The Hummingbird Project (2018).

In the action comedies The Hitman’s Bodyguard (2017) and The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard (2021), Hayek played a woman married to an assassin. Her credits from 2020 included the comedy Like a Boss, in which she portrayed a ruthless cosmetics titan, and The Roads Not Taken, about a man (played by Javier Bardem) imagining alternate lives. In the sci-fi dramedy Bliss (2021), Hayek was cast as a woman who believes the world is a computer simulation.

Also in 2021, she starred as the immortal Ajak in Eternals, an action film that was part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In addition, Hayek lent her voice to several animated films, including Puss in Boots (2011), which featured Banderas in the title role, and The Pirates! Band of Misfits (2012).

Salma Hayek’s Personal Life

Hayek is a naturalized United States citizen. She studied at Ramtha’s School of Enlightenment and practices yoga. Hayek, who was raised Catholic, stated in a 2007 interview that she was no longer devout, and did not believe in the Church, in part because she disagreed with practices such as its campaign against condoms in Africa, where she said AIDS and overpopulation were rampant, though she clarified that she still believed in Jesus Christ and God.

On March 9, 2007, Hayek confirmed her engagement to French billionaire and Kering CEO François-Henri Pinault as well as her pregnancy. She gave birth to their daughter Valentina Paloma Pinault Hayek on September 21, 2007, at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California. They were married on Valentine’s Day 2009 in Paris. On April 25, 2009, they renewed their vows in Venice, Italy.

Salma Hayek Net Worth

Hayek is one of the highest-paid and wealthiest actors in Hollywood. Her net worth is estimated to be somewhere in the vicinity of $200 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth, and that sum only tells part of the story when it comes to how she lives. Since 2009, Hayek has been married to Francois Henri Pinault, the CEO of Kering, which owns brands like Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, Puma, Volcom, and Brioni. Pinault is worth $7 billion, which brings the couple’s total to at least $7.2 billion. Pinault’s father is worth many more billions (nearly $50 billion, according to Forbes), so at some point, the family may inherit even additional wealth.

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