06. Maite Perroni – $36m
Maite Perroni Beorlegui (born March 9, 1983) is a Mexican actress, singer, songwriter and model, who is best known for starring in the Mexican telenovelas Rebelde (2004), Cuidado con el ángel (2008), Mi Pecado (2009) Triunfo del Amor (2010), Cachito de cielo (2012), La Gata (2014), Antes muerta que Lichita (2015) and Papá a toda madre (2017).
She further gained international fame as a member of the Latin Grammy nominated Latin pop group RBD. In 2016 she won the Premios TVyNovelas of Best Actress of the Year for her work in Antes muerta que Lichita. In 2009, Perroni was named “The New Queen of The Telenovelas” by Univision.
In 2012, she signed a contract with Warner Music Group and the following year Perroni released her first solo album Eclipse de Luna (2013), which debuted in the third position at Amprofon Top 20, the main table of Mexican albums, and got to ninth position on the Billboard Latin Albums and second in Latin Pop Albums.
Perroni made her acting debut in Rebelde, a remake of the acclaimed Argentine novela Rebelde Way. She portrayed Guadalupe “Lupita” Fernández, a teenage girl from a lower-class family who gets the opportunity to study at the fictitious Elite Way School. Rebelde ran from 2004 to 2006, filming 440 episodes.
In 2008, she starred as the lead character in Cuidado con el ángel, opposite William Levy. The show had great success around the world. She starred in her second leading role in Mi Pecado opposite Eugenio Siller. She was part of the third season of Mujeres Asesinas in the sixth episode called Las Blanco, Viudas along with Diana Bracho, Luz Maria Aguilar, and Mark Tacher.
In 2012, Perroni was confirmed to star with Pedro Fernandez in Cachito de Cielo, her fifth lead role.
In 2014, it was confirmed that Perroni was to star in her sixth lead role in a telenovela called La Gata along with Daniel Arenas, Erika Buenfil, and Laura Zapata. It aired on May 5, 2014.
In 2015, Perroni landed her seventh lead role next to Arath De La Torre, called “Antes muerta que Lichita”. It became a hit right away in Mexico and the U.S., where she was invited to promote it, as she has a huge fanbase in North America.