Hispanic Heritage Month: Latino impact by the numbers
Latinos are growing in power and influence. Census numbers show Latinos are the nation’s largest minority population, moving front and center in U.S. political discourse, innovation, and pop culture.
Hispanics have become a potent force in virtually every dimension of U.S. life.
At 52 million, they now comprise more than 16 percent of the nation’s total population, making them the largest ethnic or race minority in the United States. They account for a large percentage of new small business owners, generating roughly $351 billion in receipts annually. This year, Latinos had unprecedented prominence in both the Republican and Democratic national conventions.
A Latina topped the Forbes Celebrity 100 list, a ranking of the most powerful people in entertainment. Jennifer Lopez, who came in at No. 50 last year, soared to the top of the heap, with her estimated income of $52 million. The magazine said she was “the nation’s hottest and most sought after celebrity” — the result of “smart positioning and whole lot of hustle.”
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