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Shakira And Ronaldo Top +3's 2012 Latino Social Media Ranking

May 03, 2012 (04:05 PM EDT)
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Musicians and athletes dominate @Plus_Three's semiannual analysis of leading Latinos in social media

#2012LatinoRanking

WASHINGTON, May 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- @Plus_Three, the leading online marketing firm for Hispanic causes and organizations, today released its 2012 Latino Social Media Ranking (#2012LatinoRanking) analysis.  The list was dominated by singers and soccer stars with singer Shakira, who boasts over 49 million Facebook likes and 15 million Twitter followers, leading the way.  Real Madrid soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo, singer Selena Gomez, FC Barcelona soccer player Lionel Messi, and singer Enrique Iglesias rounded out the top five Latino celebrities, totaling over 223 million followers and likes.

The international list of 40 influential Latinos spans nine countries.  Half of the social media icons were born in the United States, including six Puerto Ricans, while seven were born in Spain and six in Brazil. 

"The list showcases the extraordinary reach of Latino celebrities who, together, have over 600 million followers on Facebook and Twitter," said Plus Three President and Co-Founder, Juan Proano. "That is a fanbase larger than the populations of the United States, Spain, and Brazil combined. With the celebrities adding at least ten thousand new followers each day, the power of Latinos in social media is vast and expanding."

Plus Three's 2012 Latino Social Media Ranking

Rank

Name

Likes

 Follows

Total

1

Shakira

49,625,034

15,799,014

65,424,048

2

Cristiano Ronaldo

43,304,330

9,243,571

52,547,901

3

Selena Gomez

29,715,261

11,493,252

41,208,513

4

Lionel Messi

33,777,955

268,838

34,046,793

5

Enrique Iglesias

28,100,724

1,989,419

30,090,143

6

Bruno Mars

22,676,969

8,848,139

31,525,108

7

Ricardo Kaka

16,194,399

10,215,421

26,409,820

8

Pitbull

19,248,556

4,691,710

23,940,266

9

Demi Lovato

12,881,940

6,738,858

19,620,798

10

Jennifer Lopez

12,018,588

6,388,156

18,406,744

11

Daddy Yankee

11,690,226

2,790,294

14,480,520

12

Mariah Carey

7,773,544

6,652,384

14,425,928

13

Wisin & Yandel

11,900,800

852,864

12,753,664

14

Andres Iniesta

9,596,634

3,102,100

12,698,734

15

Rafael Nadal

10,445,345

2,030,560

12,475,905

16

Paulo Coelho

8,249,259

4,074,194

12,323,453

17

Luciano Huck

6,437,443

5,042,611

11,480,054

18

Don Omar

10,409,599

850,000

11,259,599

19

Charlie Sheen

2,558,502

7,209,805

9,768,307

20

Fernando Torres

9,272,710

276,297

9,549,007

21

Kid Cudi

8,649,403

490,747

9,140,150

22

Ricky Martin

3,227,620

5,909,468

9,137,088

23

Ricardo Arjona

7,354,192

1,598,722

8,952,914

24

Luis Fonsi

6,064,983

2,858,370

8,923,353

25

Juanes

3,918,731

4,945,510

8,864,241

26

George Lopez

6,947,527

1,391,171

8,338,698

27

Christina Aguilera

6,767,820

1,356,441

8,124,261

28

Taio Cruz

7,215,665

859,047

8,074,712

29

Ivete Sangalo

1,806,329

6,176,243

7,982,572

30

Alejandro Sanz

1,900,313

5,652,963

7,553,276

31

Gerard Pique

4,036,412

2,730,864

6,767,276

32

Claudia Leitte

657,710

5,085,893

5,743,603

33

Tony Dize

5,327,128

352,556

5,679,684

34

Iker Casillas

5,566,298

51,555

5,617,853

35

Anahi

1,272,211

4,138,673

5,410,884

36

Victoria Justice

3,144,226

2,026,846

5,171,072

37

Rey Mysterio

4,721,917

403,219

5,125,136

38

Camila

4,055,527

1,025,832

5,081,359

39

Michel Telo

3,393,175

1,570,498

4,963,673

40

Chayanne

2,734,292

2,031,621

4,765,913

The 2012 Latino Social Media Ranking is one example of Plus Three's expertise in navigating the latest in technology, identifying trends and opportunities, and building movements to help clients achieve their goals.

To learn more, visit Plus Three's website at http://www.plusthree.com, or contact Alice Lincoln at (866) 945-4889 ext. 707.

Founded in 2002, Plus Three is a state-of-the-art web-design and technology company that helps nonprofit, membership, and political organizations promote social change in America. Plus Three's demonstrated commitment to developing innovative and effective online fundraising and advocacy tools has helped its clients raise over $250 million and engage over 12 million people – educating them and moving them to act in support of the causes and candidates they care about. To learn more, please visit: www.plusthree.com

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