Hispanic Heritage Month: Latino Go-Getters
Amidst the month of recognizing Hispanic heritage, some of the best and brightest big-shots are Latinos.
With 53 million Latinos in the U.S., the culture now constitutes for 17 percent of the population-- making Hispanics the country's largest ethnic minority.
From the Latina artists like Christina Aguilera to religious leaders like Pope Francis and politicians such as Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto, the list is long and ever-growing.
Pope Francis, born Jorge Mario Bergoglio in Buenos Aires, Argentina, was the first Bishop of Rome with Hispanic heritage.
Christina Aguilera is a pop singer and songwriter with an outrageous voice and talent. She is of Ecuadorian descent.
Enrique Peña Nieto, president of Mexico, is an exemplary, progressive leader. "He combines Reagan's charisma with Obama's intellect and Clinton's political skills. This is a leader to watch," said former New Mexico governor Bill Richardson.
Other namely Latinos include singer, songwriter and producer Miguel, governor of New Mexico, Susana Martinez, and of course, star songstress and actress Jennifer Lopez.
Who is your favorite Latino big-shot?