How Much Is Eva Longoria Worth?

Known for playing Gabrielle Solis on the hit TV comedy-drama Desperate HousewivesEva Longoria has added businesswoman, producer, director, and philanthropist to her resume. The actor is not only beautiful and talented on screen, but she also has the brains to back it all up. Longoria is one of the few stars in Hollywood to have earned a Master's degree, graduating from Cal State Northridge in 2013 with a Masters in Chicano Studies, The Hollywood Reporter noted.

Longoria's ambition has even extended to activism, advocating for Latinos. She even took the stage at the National Democratic Convention in August 2020, according to The Los Angeles Times. Although Longoria continues to act, she isn't interested in being just known for her roles and has instead invested in her own future with different business ventures and brand deals. In doing so, she has made herself a fortune while helping make the world a more equitable place for Latino women.

Now that Longoria is set to take part in Joe Biden's inauguration TV special, "Celebrating America," on Jan. 20, 2021, fans are curious than ever to know how much she has in the bank. So without further ado, here is the truth about the actor's net worth.

Eva Longoria was once the highest-paid TV actor

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Eva Longoria is worth $80 million. Her net worth started to expand when she was on Desperate Housewives, becoming the highest-paid television actor in 2011 alongside Tina Fey. Both Longoria and Fey earned over $13 million a year from their respective TV shows, according to ABC News. Her yearly salary also included endorsement contracts with makeup brand L'Oreal (for which she has been an ambassador since 2005) and electronics brand LG.

In addition to money earned from her acting roles, Longoria has taken on the role of producer. Her producing credits include the TV series Devious Maids and the movie John Wicks, per IMDb. The Dora and the Lost City of Gold actor also dabbled in the restaurant business, opening restaurants in Los Angeles and Las Vegas. Unfortunately, both these establishments have since closed. Despite these bumps in the road, Longoria never wavered from putting her mark on the food world. She released a cookbook, Eva's Kitchen: Cooking with Love for Family and Friends, in 2011.

With numerous projects on the horizon, it's safe to say that Longoria's net worth will continue to rise in the future.