Caroline Scheufele

Caroline Scheufele
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Actress, entertainer, music artist, film and television producer, fashion designer, entrepreneur, and humanitarian Jennifer Lopez has been called one of the most powerful and celebrated celebrities in entertainment.

Forbes magazine named her the Most Powerful Celebrity in the World in 2012. With an unmatched global appeal, Lopez has racked up more than $2.1 billion in worldwide box office receipts. She is an award-winning TV personality through her participation on American Idol, the top U.S. television series of 2010–2012. The Jennifer Lopez brand has achieved historic and record-breaking proportions, and her fragrances have become the most successful celebrity line in the world.

Lopez has sold more than 75 million records and starred in multiple box-office hits. She is the first woman in history to have the number one movie and album in the same week. The first single from her album LOVE?, “On The Floor,” became a worldwide phenomenon. The song shot to number one in 18 countries and became the most downloaded song of her career, and the music video has become the most watched music video by any female artist in the history of YouTube, logging more than 665 million views. Lopez is releasing her 10th album this fall. The first single, “Live It Up,” is becoming the 2013 summer anthem around the world.

Her film credits include An Unfinished Life with Robert Redford and Morgan Freeman; Oliver Stone’s U-Turn; Maid In Manhattan; Francis Ford Coppola’s Jack with Robin Williams; Out of Sight with George Clooney; Michael Apted’s Enough; and What to Expect When You’re Expecting.

Her passion for making this world a better place is highlighted by her work with The Lopez Family Foundation, a not-for-profit she started with her sister, Lynda. The Lopez Family Foundation is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of women and children, and raising the level of medical care available to them. The organization is currently working with Children’s Hospital Los Angeles on a telemedicine program that will help underserved communities around the world. The organization opened its first telemedicine center in Puerto Rico in 2010 and seven new centers in Panama last year.