Hayek denies fortune
13:30 25 July 2006
Salma Hayek has denied she has a $100 million fortune.
The Oscar-nominated actress was ranked as the second-richest Latin American in Hollywood, behind Jennifer Lopez, by Fortune magazine.
However, Hayek, 39, has branded the poll a "lie", claiming she would have donated more to charity if she was that rich.
She said: "It's a huge lie. It's very, very far from reality. I don't have that amount of money. Somebody sent me this list of 'Latino Millionaires' and I laughed. It's a bit like a joke. Obviously I have never earned $100 million and I wouldn't even want to."
"With things as they are in Mexico, it bothers me that they put me in a group of millionaires with $100 million I don't have when there are so many people dying of hunger. If I had $100 million I would have retired and would be doing more things on an altruistic level than I can now."
A Fortune spokesman insists he was not aware the magazine had even published such a list.
He said: "It's certainly not a list we've done. It seems somebody got their facts mixed up."
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