We are more than excited to reveal our 2018 list of the Most Influential Latinos in the country. In this edition and similar to the 2017 list, we have divided the list into eight categories: Culture, Voices, Business, Sports, Community, Government, Science, and Finances. We have newcomers like Cristina Jimenez, Co-founder of United We Dream, the largest organization for DREAMers, Eduardo Diaz, Director of the Smithsonian Latino Center. We also include all CEOs of the F500 companies like Antonio Neri, Pedro Pizarro, Geisha Williams, among many others. We have also included those that each year continuously advocate for Latinos. Leaders like Maria Teresa Kumar, Sol Trujillo, Congressman Luis Gutierrez, and Dr. Q from Mayo Clinic. In the following pages you will discover how each leader has changed the narrative for Latinos. These leaders have turned a belief into an action, a skill into a gift, and a position into impact. Their actions have resonated through communities, companies, and societies. This is the future of America.


--Culture: 6

5 Male

1 Female

--Voices: 14

8 Male

6 Female

Business: 34

28 Male

6 Female

Sports: 4

3 Male

1 Female

Community: 17

10 Male

7 Female

Government: 18

12 Male

6 Female

Science: 4

2 Male

2 Female

Finance: 4

4 Male


72 Male

29 Female

(N) New in 2018: 33

(R) Repeated from 2017: 68

THE 101 MOST INFLUENTIAL LATINOS 2018 Personal Info CULTURE 001 LALO ALCARAZ * Mexican-American * Born: 1964 in San Diego, CA 87% from San Diego State University, Master's degree in Architecture ARTIST, from University of California, CARTOONIST, Berkeley. WRITER * Married (R) @laloalcaraz 002 AGUSTIN ARTEAGA * Mexican * Born: February 14, 1958 in Veracruz, 0.95 Mexico * B.A in Architecture from EUGENE Universidad Metropolitana de MCDERMOTT Mexico, M.A. and Ph.D from DIRECTRO OF Universidad Nacional Autonoma DALLAS MUSEUM de Mexico OF ART * Married (R) @DallasMuseumArt 003 EDUARDO DIAZ * Bachelor's in Latin American Studies from San Diego State University, 0.9 Law degree from the University of California at Davis DIRECTOR OF THE SMITHSONIAN @SLC_Latino LATINO CENTER (N) 004 GUSTAVO ADOLFO * Venezuelan DUDAMEL * Born: January 26, 1981 in Barquisimeto, Lara, Venezuela 0.8 * Latin American Academy of Violin. * Divorced MUSIC DIRECTOR AT SIMON @gustavodudamel BOLIVAR SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF VENEZUELA/MUSIC AND ARTISTIC DIRECTOR AT LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC (R) 005 ISABEL ALLENDE * Chilean-American * Born: August 2, 1942 in Lima, Peru 0.75 * Secondary studies * Divorced AUTHOR (R) @isabelallende 006 MOCTESOMA * Mexican-American ESPARZA * Born: March 12, 1949 in Los Angeles, CA 0.87 * B.A. of Theatre Arts-Motion Pictures, Television, M.F.A. PRODUCER, of Theatre Arts-Motion Pictures, ACTIVIST TV from the University California (R) Los Angeles * Married @MoctesumaE VOICE 007 ENRIQUE ACEVEDO * Mexican * Born: March 6, 1978 in Mexico City 0.92 * Master's in Journalism from Columbia University Graduate JOURNALIST, School of Journalism CORRESPONDENT * Married AT UNIVISION (R) @Enrique_Acevedo 008 JAMIE CAMIL * Mexican * Born: July 22, 1973 in Mexico City 0.89 * Bachelor's in Business Administration from ACTOR Universidad Anahuac (N) * Married @jaimecamil 009 ROSARIO DAWSON * Puerto Rican-Cuban * Born: May 9, 1979 in New York, NY 90% * Lee Strasberg Institute * Single ACTRESS (R) @rosariodawson 010 AMERICA * Honduran-American GEORGINE * Born: April 18, 1984 FERRERA in Los Angeles, CA * Major in International Relations 82% from University of Southern California ACTRESS * Married (R) @americaferrera 011 MARIA HINOJOSA * Mexican-American * Born: July 2, 1961 in Mexico, City 0.9 * B.A. from Barnard College * Married JOURNALIST AND HOST OF @Maria_Hinojosa LATINO USA (R) 012 LEJUAN JAMES * Puerto Rican-Dominican * Born: February 19, 1990 0.9 in Puerto Rico * Single INFLUENCER (N) @LeJuan_James 013 EVA LONGORIA- * Mexican-American BASTON * Born: March 15, 1975 in Corpus Christie, TX 0.95 * Bachelor's of Science in Kinesiology from Texas A&M ACTRESS, University-Kingsville, Master's ACTIVIST, in Chicano Studies from California PHILANTHROPIST State University, Northride (R) * Married @EvaLongoria 014 JENNIFER LOPEZ * Puerto Rican * Born: July 24, 1969 0.92 in Castle Hill, NY * Divorced SINGER, ACTRESS (R) @Jlo 015 STEVEN M. LOPEZ . Spanish-Italian * Born: 1953 in Pittsburg, CA 0.76 * San Jose State University JOURNALIST AT @LATstevelopez LOS ANGELES TIME (R) 016 LIN-MANUEL * Puerto Rican-American MIRANDA * Born: January 16, 1980 in New York, New York 0.95 * Theater Studies at Wesleyan University * Married COMPOSER, PLAYWRIGHT, @Lin_Manuel ACTOR, SINGER (R) 017 JOSE ALVARO * Colombian OSORIO BALVIN * Born:May, 1985 in Medellin, "J BALVIN" Colombia * Single 0.85 @JBALVIN SINGER (N) 018 JORGE RAMOS * Mexican * Born: March 16, 1958 in Mexico City 0.95 * Communications from Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City, JOURNALIST AT Master's in International Studies UNIVISION from the University of Miami (R) * Divorced @jorgeramosnews 019 GINA RODRIGUEZ * Puerto Rican-American * Born: July 30, 1984 in Chicago, 91% Illinois * Tisch School of the Arts ACTRESS * Single (R) @HereIsGina 020 CARLOS SANTANA * Mexican-American * Born: July 20, 1947 in Autlande 85% Navarro, Jalisco, Mexico * Secondary studies MUSICIAN * Married (R) @SantanaCarlos BUSINESS 021 JOSE ALMEIDA * B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Instituto Maua deTecnologia 89% CHAIRMAN, PRESIDENT AND CEO OF BAXTER (N) 022 THADDEUS ARROYO * American * Born: 1964 in San Francisco 0.93 * B.S. in Mathematics and Computer Science from University of Texas CEO OF AT&T at Arlington, MBA from Southern BUSINESS Methodist University (R) * Married 023 HENRY CISNEROS * Mexican-American * Born: June 11, 1947 in San Antonio, 94% Texas * B.A. and M.A. in Urban and Regional CHAIRMAN OF Planning, from Texas A&M University, CITYVIEW AND Master's in Public Administration PRINCIPAL OF from the John F. Kennedy School of SEIBERT Government at Harvard University, DPA CISNEROS SHANK from George Washington University (R) * Married 024 MARCELO CLAURE * Bolivian * Born: December 9, 1970 in La Paz, 94% Bolivia * B.S. in Economic and Finance from COO OF SOFTBANK Bentley University GROUP CORP., * Married CEO OF SOFTBANK INTERNATIONAL @marcelodaure (R) 025 NANETTE COCERO * B.S. in Chemistry from Cornell University, M.B.A. and Ph.D. in 65% Pharmacology from University of Pennsylvania The Wharton School REGIONAL PRESIDENT OF @pfizer EMERGING MARKETS PFIZER INNOVATIVE HEALTH (R) 026 CESAR CONDE * Peruvian-Cuban * Born: December 8, 1973 in New York 95% City, NY * B.A from Harvard University and CONDE CHAIRMAN M.B.A from the Wharton School at NBC UNIVERSAL the University of Pennsylvania INTERNATIONAL * Married GROUP AND TELEMUNDO @cesarconde_ INTERPRISES (R) 027 CASTULO * Mexican-American DE LA ROCHA * Born: 1948 * B.A. in Political Science from 88% University of California in Santa Barbara, J.D. from Boalt Hall School PRESIDENT AND of Law at the University of CEO OF ALTAMED California in Berkeley HEALTH SERVICES CORPORATION (R) 028 EDUARDO DIAZ * Mexican * Bachelor's and MBA from Universidad 00% Anahuac Mexico Norte FOUNDER AND @EDiazBalogh PRESIDENT OF EYM GROUP 029 ANDRES GLUSKI * Venezuelan * Born: Venezuela 90% * Wake Forest University, MA and PhD in Economic from the University of PRESIDENT AND Virginia CEO OF THE AES CORPORATION @AndresGluski (N) 030 RICHARD GONZALEZ 88% CHAIRMAN AND CEO OF ABBVIE (N) 031 JUAN * Mexican GONZALEZ MORENO * Born: August 23, 1957 in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico 92% * B.B.A. from Universidad Regiomontana, M.B.A. from CHAIRMAN University of San Diego AND CEO OF * Married GRUMAANDGIMSA (R) @GrumaGlobal 032 MAURICIO * Mexican GUTIEREZ * B.Sc. In Industrial Engineering from Universidad Panamericana, M.Sc. 95% In Mineral Economics from Colorado School of Mines, M.Sc. In Petroleum PRESIDENT AND Economics from IFP School CEO OF NRG (N) @NRGMauricio 033 BERNARDO HESS * Bachelor's degree in Economics from Catholic University in Rio de Janeiro, 90% MBA from the University of Warwick in England, OPM degree from Harvard CEO OF THE Business School KRAFT HEINZ COMPANY @KraftHeizCo (N) 034 DAVID HERNANDEZ * Cuban * B.S. in Accounting from Palm Beach 95% Atlantic University, M.B.A. from New York University Leonard N. Stern CEO AND School of Business CO-FOUNDER OF LIBERTY POWER @libertypower (R) 035 CYNTHIA HUDSON * Cuban-American * Born: 1964 in Los Angeles, CA 89% * Master's degree in Communications from the University of Miami SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT AND @cynthiacnn GENERAL MANAGER OF CNN EN ESPANOL AND HISPANIC STRATEGY FOR CNN/U.S (R) 036 ANDRES LOPEZ 90% (N) 037 MONICA LOZANO * Mexican-American * Born: July 21, 1956 in Los Angeles, 92% California * Sociology and Political Science PRESIDENT AND at the University of Oregon CEO OF COLLEGE * Married FUTURES FOUNDATION @monica0650 (R) 038 DANIEL LUBETZKY * Mexican * Born: 1968 in Mexico City x 90% * B.A. in Economics and International Relations from Trinity University, FOUNDER & CEO Juris Doctor from Stanford Law School OF KIND SNACKS * Married (N) @DanielLubetzky 039 JUAN LUCIANO * Argentinean * Born: 1962 in Argentina 90% * Industrial Engineer from Buenos Aires Institute of Technology CHAIRMAN, PRESIDENT AND CEO OF ARCHER DANIELS MIDLAND COMPANY (N) 040 MONICA MARTINEZ * Mexican-American * Detroit, Michigan 0.92 * Bachelor's in International Business and Master's in SENIOR VICE Interdisciplinary Technology PRESIDENT OF from Eastern Michigan University EXTERNAL AFFAIRS FOR COMERICA BANK (R) 041 JOSE R. MAS 91% (N) 042 OSCAR MUNOZ * Mexican-American * Born: January 1959 in California 90% * B.S. in Business from the University of Southern California, MBA from PRESIDENT AND Pepperdine University CEO OF UNITED * Married AIRLINES (N) 043 ANTONIO NERI * Argentinean * Escuela Nacional de EducacionTecnica 97% en Argentina, Universidad Tecnologica Nacional PRESIDENT AND CEO OF HEWLETT...

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