KEY POINTS

  • Eva Longoria earned $375,000 per episode of "Desperate Housewives"
  • She has an estimated net worth of $80 million
  • Longoria used to work at Wendy's when she was younger

Eva Longoria’s net worth is around $80 million. She built her career appearing in TV series and movies that went on to become hits worldwide.

Longoria is best known for her “Desperate Housewives” role as Gabrielle Solis. The show started in 2004 and had eight seasons. The success of the show enabled Longoria to become one of the highest paid actresses in 2011. Forbes reported that the 45-year-old received a $375,000 salary per episode. Each season typically had around 23 episodes, so it’s safe to say Longoria earned decently from “Desperate Housewives.” She even earned nominations at the Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Awards for her acting.

Born Eva Jacqueline Longoria, the Corpus Christi, Texas native was raised in an American-Mexican household. “Beverly Hills 90210” and “General Hospital” jump-started her career in 1999. To date, her list of highest grossing films includes “The Sentinel,” “The Heartbreak Kid,” “Dora and the Lost City of Gold” and “Overboard.” 

Actors Reese Witherspoon, Eva Longoria, Salma Hayek, and Ashley Judd attend The 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California Actors Reese Witherspoon, Eva Longoria, Salma Hayek, and Ashley Judd attend The 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California Photo: GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Frazer Harrison

Aside from acting, Longoria busies herself as a producer. She worked on “Ready For Love,” “Harvest,” “Devious Maids" and “Food Chains.” She has also collaborated with brands such as Pepsi, Magnum ice cream, Heineken, Microsoft, L'Oreal Paris and Mars Petcare, among others. 

The Texas A&M University graduate also opened two restaurants in Hollywood and Las Vegas. Unfortunately, the business failed, forcing her to file for bankruptcy. After her restaurant business, Longoria shifted her focus on real estate investments. 

On the personal side, Longoria was formerly married to Tyler Christopher from 2002 to 2004 before meeting Tony Parker. She and the San Antonio Spurs star tied the knot in 2007 only to divorce after three years. The American-Mexican is currently married to mass media company Televisa president José Antonio "Pepe" Bastón Patiño. The couple has a son together. 

She owns a property in Beverly Hills that carries a price tag of $13.5 million. The mansion features tennis courts, six fireplaces and a Baja pool. Moreover, Longoria also maintains a 1,500-square-foot residence in Zuma Beach, Malibu. 

The popular TV actress is a vocal critic of President Donald Trump. She served as the host of the Democratic National Convention, which was conducted virtually. John Kadich, Bernie Sanders and MIchelle Obama were featured as speakers at the event. According to Kare 11, Joe Biden is expected to become the official Democrat presidential nominee in the next few days. 

It can be said that Longoria has come a long way from working at Wendy’s at a young age to being named one of the highest paid actresses on TV in her heyday.