Selena Gomez was born on 22 July 1992 in Grand Prairie, Texas where she was also raised. She is a a singer, songwriter and actress currently with a net worth of $20 million.
Selena Gomez Net Worth: How It All Began
Selena Gomez is one of those celebrities who had it rough while growing up, her mom had her at 16 and had to work three jobs to cater for the family. Gomez developed interest in the entertainment industry while watching her mom prepare for stage productions. She began to audition for different roles and at 7, she got picked to star in children’s series ‘Barney & Friends’. She starred in 14 episodes between 2002 and 2004 and received $3,000 per episode.
While acting in Barney, she got cameo roles in two movies- “Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over” and “Walker, Texas Ranger: Trial By Fire”. As she grew, she became too old for Barney and had to leave. She made guest appearances in Disney series “The Suite Life of Jack and Cody” and “Hannah Montana”.
Selena Gomez Net Worth: The Breakthrough
Selena’s breakthrough role came with Disney Channel series “Wizards of Waverly Place” in which she got to play the lead role of Alex Russo. The series quickly became a hit, gaining Selena more prominence. It had 106 episodes and lasted from 2007 to 2012. It is reported that the star made $30,000 per episode.
Selena made almost $3 million from her TV series roles. Her popularity landed her more movie roles. She has starred in movies such as “Another Cinderella Story” which won the Writers Guild of America Award in 2010, others include “Ramona and Beezus”, “Spring Breakers”, “Getaway” and Rudderless. She is currently filming 2016 movies ‘The Fundamentals of Caring’ and ‘Dubious Battle’.
Selena Gomez Net Worth: Music Career
Selena also created soundtracks for some of the TV series she starred. She signed a contract with Hollywood Records in 2008 and formed the band Selena Gomez & the Scene, with them she released three studio albums which sold 3 million copies worldwide.
Her 2013 debut solo album ‘Stars Dance’ debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200. ‘Come & Get It’, a single from the album featured on the Billboard Hot 100 top-ten single. The Stars Dance tour grossed over $20 million at the box office. After her compilation album For You (2014) which featured top-ten Hot 100 single ‘The Heart Wants What It Wants’, she left Hollywood Records and signed with Interscope Records with which she released Revival (2015) her second solo album. Revival debuted at number one on the US, two singles ‘Good For You’ and ‘Same Old Love’ featured in top-five singles while “Hands To Myself” featured in top-ten singles.
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Selena Gomez Net Worth: Business Ventures
Selena has her own productions company July Moon Productions and a clothing line ‘Dream Out Loud’ which she launched in 2010. She is also the face of Pantene a hair-care brand.
Selena is actively involved in philanthropy, in 2009, she became the youngest UNICEF ambassador, she was the spokesperson for Trick-or-treat for UNICEF campaign which encouraged kids to raise money during Halloween to help poor kids all over the world.
Selena is often described as down-to-earth, and this can be seen in her choice of cars, the actress/songbird owns a BMW X5 and a Ford Escape, which are cars with moderate price tags. She has been in an on-and-off controversial relationship with fellow musician Justin Bieber.